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February

Contract Tracing Program Lead, Contact Tracing - Phu

Albury Wodonga Health - Wodonga, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Beautiful regional location with free car parking
  • Great work environment and team based culture
  • Promotional opportunities and support for professional development

Who are we?

Albury Wodonga Health (AWH) is a unique cross-border public health service and the largest regional health service between Sydney and Melbourne. We support an outer catchment population of 250,000 throughout North-East VIC and Southern NSW, with a dedicated team of over 2,600 staff. We are a dynamic organisation undergoing significant growth, with plans for new Emergency and Mental Health facilities underway.

The Opportunity

Albury Wodonga Health requires a Program Lead – Contact Tracing to join our newly formed Local Public Health Unit (LPHU). Work has commenced in appointing support roles and in establishing the LPHU, which is an important stepping stone in the development of a stronger, more decentralised public health system in the AWH Region.

It is anticipated that the transition of the AWH LPHU to take on a broader public health functions beyond Covid-19 and will be a gradual, phased process, with additional functions established over time, with the roles, governance and accountability arrangements for AWH and other local agencies and partners clearly defined.

The Program Lead is responsible for managing, leading and ensuring the delivery of high quality, responsive and evidence-based care that meets professional, organisational, legal and ethical standards in order to optimise health outcomes for the community. The Program Lead is responsible for fostering a positive culture, driving change, a safe working environment and the effective utilisation of financial resources within a cycle of continuous service improvement.

This is a leadership position and carries with it the professional responsibilities of daily operational clinical expertise and leadership, management of staff operational issues, induction and orientation of new staff, training, as well as, administrative requirements within the Contact Tracing Team.

The Program Lead will work with the Team Leaders of the Contact Tracing Program to ensure that through triaging and allocation of new referrals to clinicians ensuring appropriate workloads and throughputs. The Program Lead will be accountable to ensure that leadership and expertise in supporting staff conducting case and contact interviews in order to establish acquisition links, identify high risk and sensitive settings and provide public health recommendations. The Program Lead will work closely with the Team Leaders to ensure AWH are providing health monitoring and support to people at risk of severe COVID-related illness, throughout their infectious period.

The Program Lead will work closely with the Operational Manager PHU in the development and operation of a high functioning public health unit, to improve the health of the Albury Wodonga Region community.

Primary responsibilities of this role include:

  • Leadership – Professional and Operational
  • Workforce Management & Planning
  • Performance Management
  • Quality, clinical governance and risk management.

What’s in it for you?

AWH offers full orientation and training with the opportunity to be a part of a supportive and friendly team. AWH provides excellent staff benefits including - Salary packaging and novated leasing through Maxxia and employee assistance & wellbeing programs, including Fitness Passport.

Interested?

For more information about the position, please refer to the Position Description attached or contact the Manager listed below.

Salary and conditions will be in accordance with the relevant state EBA.

AWH is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity, Ethical Practice, and the principles of Cultural Diversity and Social inclusion. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged. All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Criminal Record Check and a Working with Children Check. Successful applicants may also be required to provide evidence of their immunisation status and flu vaccination.

Wodonga, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical




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