Consultant Infectious Diseases/Public Health Physician

Job posted: 09/07/2021
Applications close: 29/07/2021 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Monash Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 48501

Reference: 48501

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Acknowledging the vital role they play in providing healthcare to our community, Monash Health proudly supports the WHO 2021 International Year of Health and Care Workers.

About Monash Health

Monash Health is Victoria's largest public health service. We are proud to provide healthcare to one quarter of Melbourne's population, across the entire lifespan from newborn and children, to adults, the elderly, their families and carers. More than 18,000 employees work at over 40 care locations across south eastern Melbourne, including Monash Medical Centre, Monash Children's Hospital, Moorabbin Hospital, Dandenong Hospital, Casey Hospital, Kingston Centre, Cranbourne Centre, and an extensive network of rehabilitation, aged care, community health and mental health facilities. For more information please visit www.monashhealth.org.

About Monash Doctors

There are more than 900 Junior Medical staff positions at Monash Health in over 200 medical specialties, to help grow your career. We offer unparalleled opportunities in Victoria's largest & most clinically diverse teaching health service.

About South East Public Health Unit

The South East Public Health Unit (SEPHU) is one of three new metropolitan Public Health Units established to strengthen the public health response to COVID-19. Initially, SEPHU will be responsible for COVID-related activities (case investigation, case management, contact tracing, clinical care, and outbreak management) in close collaboration with DHHS. However, in the future, the unit will likely play a pivotal role in the broader aspects of public health.

SEPHU is based at Monash Medical Centre, Clayton Campus, and will work in partnership with Alfred Health and Peninsula Health to establish a unit responsible for approximately 1.5 million people in south east of Melbourne.

As we build an inclusive unit that embraces diversity and difference, we are looking for an experienced Public Health Physician who would add value across our operational reach.

About the Role

The Public Health Physician will be expected to support and assist the Director of SEPHU & Infectious Diseases - Monash Health in the provision of high-quality public health medical, technical and strategic advice.

The role is permanent, up to 1EFT.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide medical lead supervision of ICCOM (Intelligent Case, Contact and Outbreak Management) team

  • Provide advice and oversight to complex cases and cases/contacts in outbreak settings

  • Develop strategic connections between the metropolitan and regional PHUs, and DHHS, as well as broader stakeholder groups (relevant community health and primary care services)

  • Undertake surveillance activities and rapidly identify public health risks and appropriately prioritise a response

  • Analyse and use data to guide decisions and evaluate outcomes

  • Participate in resolving problems in contact tracing, outbreak management and preventative activities and ensure that the Unit Director is aware of the relevant issues and problems

  • Develop and maintain strong, cohesive working relationships across all levels of health services, government and the health and human services sectors, including non-government organisations

  • Undertake literature reviews, evaluate, and independently critique evidence on a range of public health issues

  • Participate in emergency management activities as required and assist in the response to public health incidents and emergencies

  • Undertake strategic and proactive health protection activities to analyse data, detect, investigate, prevent and respond to public health risks. Identify and respond to new and emerging health protection trends by designing and implementing interventions to address increased risks

  • Participate and contribute to improvement of policies, procedures and protocols and identify areas of improvement in public health practice

  • Ensure continuity of case and contact management by communicating appropriately with other practitioners including community general practitioners

  • Ensure awareness of clinical experience and proficiency of junior medical staff delegated to deliver care and provide supervision for and be accountable for the care delivered

  • Provide consistent and appropriate leadership and supervision to Junior Medical Staff

  • Undertake innovative research in public health and epidemiology, infectious diseases and infection control

  • Participate in service planning as requested by the Unit Director and Clinical Service Directors including the development and setting of targets, resource requirements and improvement priorities for the service agreement.

What you need:

  • Registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

  • Appropriate health professional tertiary qualifications

  • Fellowship of the RACS or equivalent

  • Working with Children's Certificate

  • Membership with RACS and ASOHNS

What we offer:

  • Salary packaging

  • Onsite subsidised staff parking

  • Discounted banking (BankVic)

  • Onsite Gym

  • Access to professional development courses and seminars

Monash Health recognises the value of equal employment opportunity and is committed to patient safety and promoting fairness, equity and diversity in the workplace. At Monash Health we are relentless in our pursuit of excellence and work to our six guiding principles.

Notes on How to Apply

Please note, applications will be accepted via the Monash Health online Mercury System only. Email applications will not be accepted

Offers of employment can only be made once all required probity checks have been completed. These include:

  • Reference checks.

  • A clear Police Check conducted within the last three months.

  • A current Victorian Employee Working with Children's Check (or proof of payment for same); and

  • Proof of immunisation.

The incumbent must complete the Credentialing and Scope of Practice process prior to appointment and commencement. This will be reviewed on a regular basis.

As part of our selection process, you may be invited by email to participate in an on-camera video interview.

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Prof. Rhonda Stuart - 0405317531

Consultant Infectious Diseases/Public Health Physician