Public Health Technical Officer

Job posted: 22/06/2022
Applications close: 02/07/2022 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Austin Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial, Community Services, Human Resources, IT and Telecommunications, Legal, Occupational Health and Safety, Planning

Reference: 43883

Reference: 43883

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial, Community Services, Human Resources, IT and Telecommunications, Legal, Occupational Health and Safety, Planning

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Northern Metropolitan

Austin Health is the major provider of tertiary health services, health professional education and research across 3 campuses in the northeast of Melbourne and state-wide. Austin Health is world-renowned for its research and specialist work in cancer, liver transplantation, spinal cord injuries, neurology, endocrinology, mental health and rehabilitation.

An exciting opportunity currently exists for an enthusiastic and highly experienced Public Health Technical Officer to join the North Eastern Public Health Unit.

The North Eastern Public Health Unit (NEPHU) is one of nine public health units in Victoria; three in metropolitan Melbourne and six covering regional Victoria. Together these units form a coordinated network, working in partnership with the Department of Health to deliver a comprehensive public health program for Victoria.

The NEPHU is led and coordinated by Austin Health and works in partnership with Northern Health and Eastern Health in a networked operational structure with responsibility spanning approximately 1.85m people living in the northeast of metropolitan Melbourne.

While NEPHU was initially focused on end-to-end COVID-19 case identification, contact tracing, outbreak management and community engagement, we are progressively taking on broader public health functions beyond COVID-19 in 2022, strengthening relationships with community-based partners. This is an exciting opportunity to help design a fresh, new, integrated approach to effective health protection, prevention and promotion activity and team building in the North Eastern region of metropolitan Melbourne

The Public Health – Technical Officer is responsible for the day to day management and operations of NEPHU’s suite of Work Flow Applications, developed to support operational functions. In addition, the Technical Officer is responsible for the technical aspects of developing, enhancing and extending the suite of Work Flow Applications which will be required as NEPHU takes on new functions.

Essential Knowledge and skills:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in data science, science, informatics, epidemiology, analytics or similar or proven success in similar role. 

  • Possess the ability to manage competing demands with a structured approach to problem resolution. 

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with a consultative approach and a proven ability to build productive working relationships with a range of stakeholders and work as part of a team to influence outcomes. 

  • Demonstrated analytical, critical thinking and creative problem solving skills. 

  • Good organisational, time management, written and verbal skills. 

  • Sound operational knowledge of Microsoft Work Flows including Power Apps, Power Automate and Power FX. 

  • Experience with SharePoint and integration of SharePoint with Work Flows. 

  • Foundational level understanding of relational design principles to support the design and build of SharePoint data stores. 

  • Familiarity with 3rd Party Forms Providers (such as Plumsail). 

  • Ability to use discretion, maintain confidentiality, and practice ethical conduct. 

  • Knowledge of public health systems used for case contact and outbreak management. 

  • Knowledge of health-related data collections. 

Desirable but not essential:

  • Data Processing Programing Language(s) such as Python, JavaScript etc 

  • Analytics/Presentation Tools such as PowerBi. 

  • Structure Query Language (SQL). 

  • Salesforce Data Architecture.  

  • Microsoft PL-900 - Power Platform Fundamentals certification or an interest in completing this certification. 

  • Microsoft DP-900 – Azure Data Fundamentals certification or an interest in completing this certification. 

Work with us! Your reward is to work in a collaborative environment which will provide you with opportunities for ongoing training and development. Your benefits will include salary packaging, and employee assistance program.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory National Police Check conducted by Austin Health and if required, a Working With Children Check.

Austin Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

Public Health Technical Officer

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Andrew Eaton - (03) 9496 5000
Joanne Kenny - (03) 9496 5000

Public Health Technical Officer