Director Public Health

Director Public Health

Job Title: Director Public Health
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Port Macquarie, New South Wales
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: BBBH845_1600764533
Contact Name: Briaan Llorente
Contact Email:
Job Published: September 22, 2020 18:48

Job Description

About the Organisation

The Mid North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD) is a government funded health organisation that covers an area of 11,335 square kilometres extending from Port Macquarie in the south to Coffs Harbour in the north. MNCLHD provides a diverse range of services to a population of approximately 215,000 people. It has a workforce of 4,300 across seven hospital sites and 10 Community Health Centres, and a budget of approximately $700 million'

About the Opportunity

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and strategic public health leader to join the District on a six-month leave relief contract. The Director will provide leadership for the North Coast Public Health services across Mid North Coast and Northern NSW LHDs, including responsibility for Communicable Disease Surveillance & Control, Immunisation, Environmental Health, Tuberculosis Prevention and Control, Refugee Health and HIV & Related Programs.

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive of the MNCLHD, the successful appointee will collaborate with senior managers across the region, to ensure achievement of public health objectives, effective financial and performance management, and the delivery of safe, high quality services.

This is a key role with significant operational responsibility during a critical time for public health nationally. The successful appointee will have a pivotal contribution to the organisation's response to the current COVID-19 health pandemic and other key public health programs and services in the region.

About you

An accomplished professional and well-rounded leader, you will demonstrate extensive experience leading public health service delivery, a firm understanding of communicable diseases and transmission and a proven ability to collaborate across complex, geographically dispersed organisations.

In addition to the essential criteria, you will also demonstrate;

  • In-depth knowledge and experience of public health service delivery, epidemiology, disease management and community service delivery, gained within a comparable, complex operating environment.
  • Strong focus on solutions and a proven ability to manage and motivate teams during challenging periods.
  • Extensive experience leading diverse and complex health services with a focus on improving community engagement and public health outcomes.

Mid North Coast Local Health District values diversity and is committed to building an inclusive workplace culture that reflects the community it serves. We encourage applications from diverse community groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with a disability.

For a confidential discussion or role related queries, please call Briaan Llorente on (02) 9157 6212 or email quoting the role title. To apply, please follow the link.

Applications close Monday 12th October 2020

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