Principal Public Health Medical Officer (SciD)

Job posted: 08/09/2021
Applications close: 22/09/2021 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time / 12 months

Organisation: Department of Health

Salary: $125,893 - $168,473

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Reference: VG/DH/PH/309557

Reference: VG/DH/PH/309557

Occupation: Health and Allied Health

Salary Range: $125,893 - $168,473

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Department of Health plays a critical role in the Victorian health system and is responsible for shaping it to meet the health needs of Victorians into the future. We also lead the Victorian Government's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Working with our partners, we oversee Victoria's health system including mental health, ageing and aged care and preventive health. We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated to provide responsive and quality services to all Victorians. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services.


The successful applicant will play a key role in relation to developing, delivering and improving investigation and control activities in Victoria's Health Protection activities. 

This position will be responsible for providing authoritative public health advice, information and direction to departmental officers, management, key stakeholders and members of the community. This job offers an excellent opportunity for those wishing to develop skills in health protection policy and planning (communicable diseases, environmental health, and food safety), preventative health and public health emergency management.

This position is required to participate in an on-call roster and provide response outside of standard business hours.

Are you?

  • A Medical Practitioner registered with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority with an interest in public health issues?
  • Skilled and experienced in developing and leading public health and health protection activities?
  • Proactive in taking the initiative with a commitment to continuous improvement?



Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note: For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

For further information please visit the Department of Health <https://www.vic.gov.au/department-health>

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

Principal Public Health Medical Officer (SciD)

Job type:

Full time / 12 months

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Dr Mihaela Ivan | Mihaela.Ivan@health.vic.gov.au

Principal Public Health Medical Officer (SciD)