Public Health Physician - Western Public Health Unit

Job posted: 08/05/2024
Applications close: 29/05/2024 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Other

Organisation: Western Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Medical

Reference: 54271

Reference: 54271

Occupation: Medical

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Western Public Health Unit – Public Health Physician
Ongoing part-time role
An exciting opportunity exists for an enthusiastic Public Health Physician to join the Western Public Health Unit (WPHU) in a leadership role for communicable disease control / health protection, in an ongoing, part-time position (0.65 FTE) based at Western Health. This is a chance to join a dynamic team that addresses health inequalities and applies an integrated approach to public health, working across health protection and health promotion to serve the community of the Western region of metropolitan Melbourne.

About the role

The Unit has been established to strengthen the public health response to communicable diseases, other health protection challenges and broader public health issues. The Unit sits within the Operations Directorate of Western Health and is part of a system of three metropolitan public health units and six regional public health units providing a state-wide system of public health delivery and oversight. WPHU is responsible for local communicable disease control and other health protection issues, and wider public health policy including for health promotion / population health. Reporting to the Director WPHU, the Public Health Physician will lead a portfolio across communicable disease control, and will undertake risk assessment, risk management and risk communication activities, and apply strategic and medical leadership in the area of health protection and other public health topics.


This leadership opportunity will involve:

  • Health protection leadership for a full scope of communicable disease control functions
  • Strategic and project-based public health delivery, bringing wider public health expertise to address public health challenges and take action on health inequalities within the catchment
  • Participating in a duty and oncall roster for reactive health protection
  • Engaging in a strong learning environment, including providing education and teaching for other staff in the Unit

The successful applicant will join our supportive team that fosters a culture of excellence, research and life-long learning.

Skills & Experience OR Essential Criteria

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • Registration as a medical practitioner in Australia with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
  • Current Fellowship of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine or equivalent public health experience
  • Experience in communicable disease management, including outbreak response and incident management
  • A strong commitment to improving the health of populations and apply health equity principles to impact marginalised communities
  • An ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team, showing initiative, strong communication and a passion for sharing skills and expertise

See the Position Description for full details.

About Us

Our workforce of over 11,000 employees are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES). We value our people and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop.  Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience.

Western Health is in a period of rapid growth. Our services comprise of four acute public hospitals: Footscray Hospital, Sunshine Hospital (including Joan Kirner Women's and Children's), Williamstown Hospital and Bacchus Marsh & Melton Hospital. We also operate Sunbury Day Hospital, Hazeldean, Grant Lodge Residential Aged Care, as well as community health centres in Melton, Caroline Springs and Bacchus Marsh and a range of community-based services. We care for a diverse community of more than 1 million people with complex care needs ranging from Neonates to Geriatrics.

Our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Professional development support
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing
  • Work-life balance

Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance (including evidence of COVID 19 vaccination) and (if applicable) a Working with Children’s Check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies.No email applications will be accepted all applications must be online.

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Dr Finn Romanes - 0428459460

Public Health Physician - Western Public Health Unit