Director, Communicable Diseases

REQ125293 Requisition #
Director, Communicable Diseases
Executive Band 1
Health Protection NSW - Health System Support Group

An exciting opportunity is available for a dynamic individual to join NSW Health in a key strategic role to lead and deliver effective communicable disease control in NSW.

Role Outline
The Director, Communicable Diseases leads and provides strategic direction for communicable disease control and prevention in NSW, with special focus on immunisation and vaccine preventable, respiratory, blood borne and sexually transmissible infections.

For further information, download the role description.

Applying for this Role
You are required to submit your resume, a one page covering letter and a short statement in response to the two targeted questions below:
  1. In NSW, the large majority of immunisations are administered by general practitioners. The Director is responsible for maximising immunisation rates across the state. What are the key components of running a safe and effective immunisation program?
  2. Describe your experience in using epidemiological methods to investigate disease outbreaks.
Essential Requirements
The successful candidate will have:
  • Registration as a specialist medical practitioner or ability to be registered as a medical specialist with AHPRA
  • Postgraduate qualifications in public health and extensive expertise and experience in immunisation and communicable disease surveillance, control and prevention
This is an ongoing, full time, Band 1, Medical Specialist Level 1, Health Service senior executive (HSSE) role. An attractive remuneration package within the range of $280,700 to $322,250 per annum, with annual performance reviews, will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Please contact Dr Jeremy McAnulty, Executive Director, Health Protection NSW, on 02 9391 9192 should you have any additional questions about the role.
Please click here to apply for the advert through the Health Career Portal (search by job reference number REQ125293).

NSW Health values diversity and is committed to building an inclusive workplace culture that reflects the community we serve. We encourage applications from diverse community groups including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTI, people with a disability and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

  • The selection methods for this role are in accordance with the Government Sector Employment Act 2013 and employment arrangements for the NSW public sector.
  • Applicants must respond to the two targeted questions and submit an up to date resume. For further guidance, refer to Applying for a role in the NSW Public Service.
  • Applicants will need to demonstrate their proficiency in the capabilities outlined in the Role Description. These will be assessed through the recruitment process to determine their suitability for appointment. For further information, refer to the NSW Public Sector Capability Framework.
  • To be eligible for employment, you must be one of the following:
    • An Australian citizen;
    • A permanent resident of Australia;
    • A New Zealand citizen with a current New Zealand passport; or
    • A citizen of another country with an appropriate visa that allows you to work in Australia
You can only be offered employment in this role for the duration that your current visa allows you to work in Australia; and you can only be offered ongoing employment if you have a permanent visa that allows you to work in Australia.
  • Relevant standard screening checks will be undertaken following interviews e.g. National Police Check, Service Checks, Proof of ID etc.
  • Click here for information on NSW Health
Applications close: Thursday 19 September 2019 (11.59pm)

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