Public Health Physician/Medical Officer of Health

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Hawke's Bay District Health Board has an excellent opportunity for a specialist who is looking for a new and exciting challenge in their Public Health Medicine career. The post is a permanent 0.8 FTE role (negotiable).

You will be working in a centre of excellence for NZ Public Health practice that provides both professional challenges and a highly collegial work environment.

Your strengths will include the following:

  • An ability to think strategically being conscious of the 'big picture' both globally and locally. You will have a sound appreciation of current and future directions for Public Health and be able to apply this to the Hawke's Bay context
  • An ability to adapt quickly to new environments
  • To work effectively as both team member and leader
  • An ability to investigate and manage communicable disease outbreaks and to assess and manage environmental health incidents is essential
  • An ability to provide leadership in evaluating and developing health improvement programmes and public health services
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills, including the ability to apply them to the area of community consultation and liaison
  • An ability to build relationships and work effectively with Tangata Whenua (first nation people) and other minority communities

Hawke's Bay, on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand, is famous for its warm and sunny climate and bountiful produce. Overall Hawke's Bay offers an enviable lifestyle for you and your family.

Applications are invited from Registered Specialists in Public Health Medicine or eligible for vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. Applications also be considered from Medical Practitioners with an interest in public health and epidemiology or final year Public Health Medicine Registrars looking for experience in a supportive Public Health Unit.

If you have any questions about this position, please contact Dr Nicholas Jones (Clinical Director) at