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Trainee Public Health Officer
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Sydney Childrens Hospital Network
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REQ255524 Requisition #

Sydney Children's Hospitals Network is the largest paediatric health care entity in Australia. We care for thousands of children each year in our hospitals and in their homes — with one purpose in mind — to help young people live their healthiest lives.
Learn more about our network:  http://www.schn.health.nsw.gov.au/professionals  

 

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time, up until 17 January 2024
Position Classification: Health Mgr Lvl 1
Remuneration: 76152 - 102438, full time equivalent salary
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ255524

Aboriginal Population Health Trainee Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network – Westmead and Randwick - The NSW Aboriginal Population Health Training Initiative (APHTI) is a three year training program for Aboriginal people who have a health related undergraduate qualification and an interest in population health. - The traineeship involves a combination of workplace learning and part-time study towards a Master of Public Health degree. The work placements for this position will include the National Centre for Immunisation, Research and Surveillance, t and Community Child Health at SCHN, and the South Eastern Sydney Public Health Unit. Find out more about the Aboriginal Population Health Training Initiative The Role The position will build capacity within the Aboriginal workforce to develop and implement population health strategies to protect and promote the health of Aboriginal people. The traineeship work placement plans will be informed by the APHTI Competency Framework and will align with academic learning. Eligibility and Selection Criteria - Must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent. An applicant's race is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised by Section 14 (d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977, NSW - Demonstrate a sound knowledge of social, cultural, political and health issues affecting Aboriginal people, families and communities and demonstrated understanding of the social determinants of Aboriginal Health - Has successfully completed a recognised undergraduate degree and/or ability to meet the admission requirements for the post graduate degree of Master of Public Health. - Experience working in the health industry is preferred - Demonstrated self-direction and ability to set priorities and manage competing deadlines Please refer to the position description for further details. About NCIRS NCIRS at Kids Research, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, is the leading body in Australia working in applying research to inform immunisation policy development, best clinical practice, surveillance of vaccine preventable diseases and vaccine safety, and evaluation of immunisation services in Australia. NCIRS has national and international recognition in this arena, and is also developing initiatives to enhance technical skills in these aspects for countries in the Indo-Pacific regions. About Community Child Health The Department of Community Child Health is a dynamic and innovative multidisciplinary team who aim to provide high quality, evidence-based, culturally-appropriate healthcare that meets the needs of families and communities. We run clinics and community programs at accessible locations for Aboriginal and refugee children, and developmental-behavioural issues. We undertake research to improve the health and well-being of children, train APHTIs, registrars and medical students in emerging population health issues (such as disability and developmental-behavioural challenges), and advocate at individual and community level for effective interventions to be implemented on the ground. Working with us involves clinical service development, advocacy and research to achieve improved health outcomes for children, with a special focus on priority populations.


For more information on the Aboriginal Population Health Training Initiative please visit http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/training/aphti/
 
  1. Must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent. An applicant's race is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised by Section 14 (d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977, NSW

  2. Sound knowledge of health, social and cultural issues affecting Aboriginal people, families and communities and demonstrated understanding of the social determinants of Aboriginal Health

  3. Experience working in the health industry preferred

  4. Demonstrated self-direction and ability to set priorities and manage competing deadlines

  5. Successful completion of a recognised undergraduate degree and/or ability to meet the admission requirements for the post graduate degree of Master of Public Health at a university in NSW.

In this role Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised by section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimation Act 1997

As this is a “Category A” position, please refer to the Application Guide for vaccination requirements. 

This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children’s Guardian.  For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children’s Guardian Website https://www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au/ 

 

Mandatory COVID-19 vaccination is required for all NSW Health staff in line with the recent NSW Government Public Health (COVID-19 Vaccination of Health Care Workers) Order 2021 (the Public Health Order):

  • From 9 September, applicants  who live in an area of concern  must have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine or have booked an appointment to receive a COVID-19 vaccination on or before 19 September 2021 and confirmation of booking for second dose prior to 30th November 2021

  • All other applicants are required to provide evidence of their  first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination by 30th September 2021 and confirmation of booking for second dose prior to 30th November 2021

  • From 30th November  2021 onwards, all applicants to provide evidence of first and second dose of a COVID-19 vaccination


 

Need more information?
  1) Click here for the Position Description
  2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Carol Corbett on Carol.Corbett@health.nsw.gov.au

For technical support please contact the customer service team on 1300 679 367 and select option 3.

Applications Close: 5 October 2021

 

 

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