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Surveillance Officer (Vpsg3)

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: 6 May 2021

Role: Surveillance Officer (until 31 Decemeber 2021)

Number of vacancies available: 2

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

Position Summary:

Enter data into the surveillance system in an accurate and timely manner.

Administer basic data quality controls to all COVID-19 related notifications.


  • Review records for cases and contacts related to the COVID-19 response and ensure links are created appropriately.
  • Create exposure sites and automatically generated outbreak reports, ensuring these are classified and stored correctly.
  • Update automatically generated outbreak reports.
  • Work closely with other members of the COVID-19 Intelligence & Analytics teams to ensure case, contact, and exposure site data cleanliness, and to ensure epidemiological links are identified and classified correctly.
  • Escalate issues or problems with data to the Pod Lead.
  • Keep accurate and complete records in the CRM so that all activities are accurately recorded.
  • Monitor case and contact records including free text notes and ensure data quality and completeness is maintained.
  • Participate in surveillance activities and meetings at the direction of the Pod Lead.
  • Complete special project data cleaning as required.


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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