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Regional Public Health (RPH) is one of the three larger public health units in New Zealand and as such often takes on a national leadership role. RPH provides public health services to the greater Wellington region, including Wairarapa (population of approximately 463,000). There are a wide range of roles in the organisation: health protection officers, public health physicians, medical officers, public health advisors, public health analysts, public health nurses, vision and hearing technicians, management, administration, communications and information systems.

Our current vacancies

Communicable Disease Public Health Nurse

Join an awesome team focused on communicable disease investigation and refugee health.

Location: Hutt Hospital

Contract: Permanent

Hours: Options between 0.8 and 1.0 FTE

About the role

Do you want to join an awesome team focused on communicable disease investigation and refugee health, within a public health environment? Previous work experience within public health and or refugee health is not essential but would be an advantage.

We are looking for a highly motivated, energetic, outgoing person who is well organised and flexible in their work. The person must be able to relate to a wide variety of people from different cultures and work within a multidisciplinary team. The position involves the provision of population and personal health services to promote health and minimise the effects of communicable disease in the greater Wellington region. This includes the follow up of tuberculosis, meningococcal disease, vaccine preventable disease and hepatitis. Health screening is also provided to quota, family reunification and asylum seeker refugees settling in the greater Wellington region.

Phlebotomy and or independent vaccinator experience is not essential but would be an advantage. This is a permanent 0.8 to 1.0 FTE (four days a week) which requires the successful candidate to participate in an on-call roster for the weekend and public holidays.

Improving the health and wellbeing of Maori, Pacific Peoples’ and children are key priorities for Regional Public Health. If you have experience working with these communities we want to hear from you.

How to apply

For further information on this role, please email our Recruitment Team and indicate the vacancy number 1114464-21 and job title in the subject line.

Apply and see a copy of the job description through our careers website: www.huttvalleydhb.org.nz

Please note: For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

Closing date: Tuesday 18 May 2021

Public Health Nurse - Child Health

Are you interested in a role in the Public Health team (Child health)?

Service: Regional Public Health - Porirua base

Contract: Permanent - part time 0.8FTE

About the role:

We have an exciting opportunity for a registered nurse to join our child health team. We seek a highly motivated, energetic person who is organised and flexible to join us in our work with children and their whanau, and school communities across a continuum of personal health and public/population health. We provide personal health, health education and health promotion within our schools.

Skills and experience

The successful applicant will be highly experienced in working with children and their whanau, have proven ability to build relationships with health, social and disability agencies, and skills in using nursing knowledge form nursing, social and public health sciences.

Ideally you will have a post-graduate tertiary qualification, with at least two years’ experience in primary care.

Benefits

We offer a supportive workplace culture with a commitment to your on-going professional development. This includes; a comprehensive orientation programme, training and study opportunities, and peer support.

Staff benefits include discounts from many companies throughout the region.

How to apply

For further information on this role, please email our Recruitment Team and indicate the vacancy number 1114210-21 and job title in the subject line.

Apply and see a copy of the job description through our careers website: www.huttvalleydhb.org.nz

Please note: For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

Closing date: Tuesday 25 May 2021

Apiha Tiaki Hauora Mātāmua | Senior Health Protection Officer

The Senior Health Protection Officer is a leadership role, with particular focus on professional development, cultural competence and technical excellence.

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 32 hours per week

About the role

As the Senior Health Protection Officer you will be focussed at a strategic level, while supporting every day health protection activities. You will currently be designated as a Health Protection Officer and ideally hold other designations e.g. under the Biosecurity Act and/or Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act. You will have at least 5 years’ experience in health protection work, with an ability to motivate and support a diverse team of Health Protection Officers by providing technical advice, professional development and ensuring continuous improvement in operating procedures and work activities. A good knowledge of environmental health legislation and regulations is essential, as is the ability to interpret legislation and regulations for others.

Skills and experience

In this role you will develop and maintain strategic and operational relationships internally with Medical Officers of Health and, externally with a wide range of Government and non-Government agencies and stakeholders. Relationship management is a key skill. Other skills essential to this role are excellent written and verbal communication, problem solving, proven cultural competence, managing conflict situations and influencing others. You will need a current New Zealand driver’s licence.

It is important that you have a good understanding of the Crown’s obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and are comfortable developing improved cultural competence within the HPO team. Addressing health inequalities for Maori and Pacific peoples through the health regulatory framework is a growing aspect of this role.

How to apply

For further information on this role, please email our Recruitment Team and indicate the vacancy number 1114506-21 and job title in the subject line.

Apply and see a copy of the job description through our careers website: www.huttvalleydhb.org.nz

Please note: For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

Closing date: Tuesday 1 June 2021

Public Health Nurse - Immunisation

Do you want to join an awesome friendly team delivering immunisations to Year 7 and 8 students throughout the Wellington region?

Service: School Based Immunisation Programme - RPH

Contract: Permanent

Hours: 0.8 FT

About the role

Do you want to join an awesome friendly team delivering immunisations to Year 7 and 8 students throughout the Wellington region? Previous work experience as an authorised vaccinator along with some knowledge of public health is not essential, but could be an advantage.

We are looking for a highly motivated, innovative, friendly and outgoing person who is well organised and flexible to join our team. The ideal candidate will be energetic and passionate about young people and their health. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to gain experience within the organisation.

This is a permanent 0.8 FTE position. As Regional Public Health (RPH) is a 24 – hour seven-day week service you may be recalled to work to provide contractual and legislative responsibilities.

Benefits

A supportive workplace culture with a commitment to your on-going professional development

  • Comprehensive orientation programme
  • Training and study opportunities
  • Fun team environment with outstanding peer support

Staff benefits include discounts from many companies throughout the region, and use of our onsite gym.

How to apply

For further information on this role, please email our Recruitment Team and indicate the vacancy number 1114533-21 and job title in the subject line.

Apply and see a copy of the job description through our careers website: www.huttvalleydhb.org.nz

Please note: For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

Closing date: Sunday 30 May 2021

Last updated 17 May 2021.