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Public Health And Project Officer

Melbourne Health - Parkville, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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Public Health and Project Officer, CHECCS

  • Use your public health or clinical experience to deliver a pilot program that joins up the management of chronic viral hepatitis in Victoria.

  • Partner with sector leaders in communicable disease research and surveillance to drive innovation and people-centred care.

  • Enjoy a dynamic and supportive team environment across the WHO Collaborating Centre for Viral Hepatitis and Department of Health Victoria.

The Royal Melbourne Hospital

As one of the largest health services in Victoria, and a team of more than 10,000 strong, we provide a comprehensive range of specialist medical, surgical, and mental health services; as well as rehabilitation, aged care, outpatient and community programs. We are a designated state-wide provider for services including trauma, and we lead centres of excellence for tertiary services in several key specialties including neurosciences, nephrology, oncology, cardiology and virtual health.

Surrounded by a Parkville Precinct of brilliant thinkers, we collaborate to set new benchmarks in health excellence – benchmarks that impact across the globe. While the work we do takes us in inspiring new directions; caring for each other, our patients and consumers is as essential to who we are, as any scientific breakthrough we make. We put people first - leading with kindness and working together, we excel as one Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Your new team

  • We are team working to improve surveillance and health outcomes for people living with chronic viral hepatitis in Victoria.

  • Based at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, we enjoy a collaborative environment working across the sector with state, national and international partners.

  • You will be embedded in the Victorian Department of Health to prioritise and follow up cases of viral hepatitis to support their linkage into appropriate care and treatment as part of the pilot program CHECCS (Coordinated Hepatitis responses to Enhance the Cascade of Care by optimising existing Surveillance systems).

  • This is a fixed term (17 month) 0.6 EFT role, funded by the Eliminate Hepatitis C Australia Partnership (EC Australia).

Your success in this role, will be in your ability to

  • Support the design and establishment of the CHECCS program.

  • Prioritise and follow-up Victorian cases of viral hepatitis, mainly through telephone communication with medical practitioners, to support linkage into appropriate care and treatment.

  • Ensure accurate and timely recording of viral hepatitis case information into PHESS or other data environments, including the entry of viral hepatitis nucleic acid testing results.

  • Provide advice to medical practitioners about guideline-based management and treatment of people living with viral hepatitis.

  • Contribute to program reporting and evaluation.

Your Contribution

  • Experience in public health surveillance systems and processes, ideally in the area of BBVSTI.

  • Experience in the ethical handling of sensitive health information, and an ability to work with respect and cultural sensitivity.

  • Experience working with medical practitioners, and an understanding of the general workflows and demands in primary care.

  • Strong interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to build successful working relationships with a variety of people, both internal and external.

  • Ability to work autonomously and flexibly within a complex work environment.

Our Commitment to you

Here at The RMH we strive for excellence with a strong purpose that defines the work we do for our community – Advancing health for everyone, every day. This is the Melbourne Way.

We believe our success comes from our people. We’re committed to the RMH being a great place to work and a great place to receive care. We have made a long-term commitment to strengthen our organisational culture through leadership, education and empowering our staff to Speak Up for themselves and each other.

This is a role where your passion and expertise can come together to create a truly defining career opportunity. It is a unique opportunity to help us transform the future of the RMH and ultimately ensure we continue to deliver world class healthcare.

The RMH stands in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in work and care. We are proud to be a workplace that champions diversity, inclusion and equality for our staff and our community. Our goal is for our people to feel safe, included and supported so that they can be at their best every single day. We encourage talented people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies, and will consider adjustments to support such applications.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal History Record Check and a Working with Children Check. Successful applicants will be required to provide evidence of an immunisation assessment prior to commencement.

Parkville, NSW

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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