Senior Public Health Physician ESR - Porirua, Wellington


Are you a senior public health physician or medical practitioner with substantial experience and interest in surveillance system operation, surveillance-based epidemiology and/or emergency response?

Do you want to join a busy team at the ESR Kenepuru site in Wellington across multiple activities in a challenging, but highly rewarding environment where every day is different?

In this role, along with your ESR colleagues and peers, you will provide expert advice to the Ministry of Health and public health units on important public health surveillance, investigation and infectious disease prevention and control activities, including in outbreak and emergency responses.

You can expect to be involved in:

  • Identifying and interpreting disease trends and emerging hazards, particularly related to communicable diseases.
  • Initiating, designing, executing and leading outbreak investigations, infectious disease surveillance system development and research projects to describe the distribution of health events and their aetiology.
  • Collaborations with other agencies such as the Ministry of Health and Ministry for Primary Industries during multi-jurisdictional outbreak responses.
  • Supporting public health units in outbreak investigation. This may involve visits with PHUs and other key stakeholders in association with Ministry of Health staff.
  • Contributing to emergency response planning and quality improvement.
  • Providing support across the discipline of public health medicine within ESR.

You will be able to demonstrate that you:

  • Hold vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand in public health medicine, or are potentially registrable.
  • Have experience in working across public health agencies and the wider public sector, preferably in New Zealand and in relation to communicable diseases.
  • Are skilled at building effective and enduring relationships.
  • Are willing to work as a member of a team and be supportive of other team members and focused on achieving team objectives.
  • Are great at juggling and prioritising several complex tasks, often under pressure of urgency.

For more information, a job description and to apply see here.

Applications close 8 August 2021.