Public Health Medical Officer (525233, 525234) *2 Vacancies

  • Tasmania Government
  • Australia, Tas
  • Sep 16, 2020
Medicine Full-time

Job Description:


Base salary of $91,442 - $129,391 pro rata per annum plus allowances and superannuation.



Period of employment / Hours:


Department of Health - Public Health Services- Hobart


The Public Health Medical Officer will lead and participate in a range of public health activities and projects as determined by the Director of Public Health in conjunction with other supervisors in the Communicable Diseases Prevention Unit, Environmental Health Unit, Epidemiology Unit, Health Improvement and Partnership Development.

Duties will include the following:

  1. For incumbents who are in specialist public health training, to gain experience against selected core public health medicine competencies and skills at a level suitable for application to enter the Fellowship of Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine.
  2. Support the diverse roles of Public Health Services in identifying, characterising and responding to issues of potential public health importance including environmental health, communicable disease control, health improvement policy and practice, and statutory public health.
  3. Development of data analysis, research and epidemiological skills.
  4. Development of communication, networking and advocacy skills.
  5. Preparation and submission of papers for publication, presentation of papers at conferences and delivery of teaching (for example at CME training sessions or to medical students) as appropriate.
  6. Actively participate in and contribute to the organisation’s Quality & Safety and Work Health & Safety processes, including the development and implementation of safety systems, improvement initiatives and related training, ensuring that quality and safety improvement processes are in place and acted upon.

Note: - Please refer to the Statement of Duties for all the selection criteria of this position to address in your application.

Essential Requirements:

The Head of the State Service has determined that the person nominated for this job is to satisfy a pre‑employment check before taking up the appointment, on promotion or transfer. The following checks are to be conducted:

Desirable Requirements:

Download the Statement of Duties and any Associated Documents

Statement of Duties (PDF): 525233 525234 Public Health Medical Officer MPR5-9 (Sep 2020) HPRNL.pdf

Statement of Duties (Word): 525233 525234 Public Health Medical Officer MPR5-9 (Sep 2020) HPRNL.docx


(image) Department of Health Applicant Guide.pdf

(image) Department of Health Applicant Guide.docx

For more information (Contact Officer)

Name: Dr Shannon Melody (FAFPHM)

Email: [email protected]

Phone: (03) 6166 0622


How to apply:

Online applications are preferred - please click the blue 'Apply Now' button.

If you apply online: - Please do not send a hard copy application as well. - You do not need to upload an Application for Employment form.

- OR -

Complete the following application form and post your application to us at:

Recruitment Services - Human Resources

Department of Health

GPO Box 125


Application for Employment (Word).docx

Application for Employment (PDF).pdf

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