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RPH provides public health services to the greater Wellington region, including Wairarapa (population of approximately 521,500).

We have 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 and communications.

RPH is one of the lead organisations responding to COVID-19 in the greater Wellington region. Our approach aims to improve public health responsiveness for Māori and Pasifika by using a values and rights based approach to COVID-19 case management and contact tracing, with a key focus on manaaki and well-being needs to help minimise the spread of COVID-19.

Regional Public Health requires ALL its employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. We are not accepting applications that do not meet this criteria.

Current opportunities

Kaitohutohu Hauora Tūmatanui | Public Health Advisor (Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Team)

Do you have a passion for public health and health inequities? Contribute to reducing harm from alcohol and other drugs

Contract: Permanent, full time

Salary: $53,335 – $80,292

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

Do you have a passion for public health and health inequities?

Understanding and addressing inequity and the social determinants of health for Māori, Pacific and children is key to this role. Regional Public Health is seeking someone who strives to make a positive difference to the health and wellbeing of communities across the Greater Wellington region. This will be achieved through working to create supportive environments that make the healthy choice the easy choice. As a Public Health Advisor you will be responsible for the efficient, effective and customer focused delivery of health promotion programmes in the wider Wellington region. You will help build community capacity to address health issues. You will also build and maintain collaborative partnerships with a range of other groups, organisations and sectors to improve health and well-being outcomes within our region.

Mō tō mātou rōpū – About our team

This Public Health Advisor position focuses on reducing harm from alcohol and other drugs. You will also contribute to integrated projects that are delivered by staff working together across Regional Public Health.

Moū – About you

  • Have a relevant public health qualification or relevant experience
  • Have an understanding of harm reduction and how tobacco, alcohol and other drugs affect public health
  • Be working at varying levels with a wide range of stakeholders including community
  • Have knowledge of training and facilitation of health promotion programmes
  • Have an understanding of the obligations of the Crown to uphold the Treaty of Waitangi
  • Have an understanding and working knowledge of the social determinants of health
  • Be a skilled communicator, comfortable engaging, facilitating and managing work programmes
  • Be able to advise and support the implementation of policies that contribute to improved health for our priority populations
  • Be a team player
  • Have a can do attitude
  • Have a high level of computer literacy
  • Confident and competent presenter
  • Social media savvy
  • Be an excellent oral and written communicator

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

For further information on this role please email Philip.Adamson@ccdhb.org.nz and indicate the job title and vacancy number (2115712-22) in the subject line.

See the position description and apply here 

Closing Date: Monday 24 January 2022 - Please note we will be reviewing applications when received and will progress through the recruitment process until advertising closes on 24 January 2022.

WellKiwis Research Nurse

This is the nursing role you have dreamed: Love working for a DHB and ready for a change? Want to work Monday to Friday?

Kōrero mō te tūranga – About the role

Regional Public Health (RPH) has an exciting fixed term 1 year opportunity within Hutt Valley DHB to participate in a clinical research team, supported by Regional Public Health and the Institute of Environmental Science and Research Limited (ESR). The WellKiwis research team are made up of experienced Public health nurses, and phlebotomists and administrative support.

RPH have successfully participated in the research studies since 2018, further information can be found at www.wellkiwis.co.nz.

This research is funded by the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID) and St. Jude Children’s Hospital USA www.stjude.org/research/initiatives/influenza-research-surveillance.html. The research programme is based at the National Centre for Biosecurity and Infectious Disease, Upper Hutt.

Skills & Experience:

  • New Zealand Registered Nurse with current practising certificate
  • Effective self-management, ability to work autonomously and take direction
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Competent with use of technology and sound computer skills
  • Comfortable working in unusual or complex environments
  • Flexible and solution focused approach to achieving research goals when faced with challenging circumstances and environments
  • Have a full drivers licence, and geographical knowledge of the greater Wellington region
  • Enjoy talking with people from a variety of backgrounds
  • Phlebotomy experience (ideally comfortable with a range of ages)
  • Experience in triaging/phone nursing, emergency department, paediatric, practice nursing an advantage.

Me pēhea te tuku tono - How to apply

For further information on this role please email Tineke.Jennings@huttvalleydhb.org.nz or (027)2604559 and indicate the job title and vacancy number (NM385-21) in the subject line.

See the position description and apply here

Closing Date: Monday 24 January 2022 - Please note we will be reviewing applications when received and will progress through the recruitment process until advertising closes on 24 January 2022.

Last updated 19 January 2022.