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Epidemiologist, Locations (Vpsg4)

Department of Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


The Department of Health plays a critical role in the Victorian health system and is responsible for shaping it to meet the health needs of Victorians into the future. We also lead the Victorian Government's response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Working with our partners, we oversee Victoria's health system including mental health, ageing and aged care and preventive health. We are committed to developing and supporting a workforce that is well equipped and highly motivated to provide responsive and quality services to all Victorians. All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTQI+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds and differences to realise the potential of our employees for innovation and delivering services.

Application Closes: 10 March 2021

Role: Epidemiologist, Locations (Role until - 30 June 2021)

Number of vacancies available: 2

Office Location(s): 50 Lonsdale Street/Work from home

Position Summary:

  • Provide epidemiological support and advice to the COVID-19 Division teams through investigating links between cases, and transmission dynamics in clusters.
  • Maintain situational awareness of evolving epidemiological issues pertaining to current cases, outbreaks and contacts.


  • Outbreak Epidemiologists work closely with the embedded Outbreak Surveillance Officer , data manager, and Pod Lead.
  • Conduct epidemiological investigation of cases and contacts and outbreaks.
  • Under supervision from VPS5 Epidemiologist and Location Pod Manager, u ndertake epidemiolog ical analysis of outbreaks including preparing appropriate visualisations of the outbreak evolution.
  • Document these findings in routine outbreak reports and other documentation maintained by the team including in PHESS and TRIM TRIM.
  • Provide regular updates on key epidemiological insights to the Location Pod Manager and to CCOM team teams.
  • Attend relevant Outbreak Management Team meetings and other meetings to stay updated on developments, provide updates to the team on your findings, and provide updates to the Location Pod Manager
  • Investigate and document findings on specific issues as they arise, as requested by the Location Pod Manager
  • Maintain situational awareness of the evolving epidemiological issues relevant to the jurisdiction that is the remit of your pod . Apply this to your investigations and update CCOM and Intel teams of relevant issues when appropriate.
  • Work with the embedded Outbreak Surveillance Officer to ensure timely creation of exposure sites and linkage to all relevant cases and contacts to support the work of the CCOM team, including updating relevant documentation in TRIM and Teams.
  • Provide useful updates and handover to the next epidemiologist supporting the CCOM team in the 7 day 2 shifts per day roster.
  • Actively participate in Epidemiology Evidence Synthesis Unit meetings


Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note: For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

For further information please visit the Department of Health

Click 'Apply Now' to submit your interest in this position.

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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