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Data Assurance Officer - Western Public Health Unit

Western Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


A unique opportunity exists to join the Western Public Health Unit in the role of Data Assurance Officer

The Western Public Health Unit (WPHU) has been established to strengthen the public health response to infectious diseases and other health issues. The Unit is part of a new system of 3 metropolitan Public Health Units (WPHU, North-eastern (NEPHU), South-eastern (SEPHU)) and will link with the existing 6 regional Public Health Units to provide a new state-wide system of public health delivery and oversight. Initially WPHU will be responsible for COVID-19 related activities (case investigation, contact tracing, case coordination, clinical care and outbreak management).

Key challenges

  • Balancing constantly changing priorities and demands, within tight timeframes in a high pressure, fast paced environment, while understanding and maintaining highly confidential Health data.

  • Maintaining situational awareness of the evolving data management issues relevant to unit and applying this to investigations 

  • Working professionally with organisations and services experiencing high levels of stress and need for support.

To be Successful in this Role you

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritise and manage under pressure

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team 

  • Ability to adapt and flexible to change

  • Excellent computer skills

  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritise duties

  • Effective communication and inter-personal skills

  • Experience with managing health data including data pertaining to COVID-19

About Us

Our workforce of over 7,000 employees are driven by our values of ‘Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence and Safety’ (CARES). We value our people and provide them the opportunity to grow and develop. Our teams are friendly and supportive, ensuring we deliver a safe, person-centred and connected patient experience.

Western Health comprises of three acute public hospitals: Footscray, Sunshine and Williamstown Hospital. We also operate the Joan Kirner Women’s and Children’s, Sunbury Day Hospital, Transition Care at Hazeldean and a range of community based services. We care for a diverse community of over 1 million people with complex care needs ranging from Neonates to Geriatrics.

Our employees enjoy a wide range of benefits such as:

  • Professional development support

  • Career advancement opportunities

  • Salary packaging including novated vehicle leasing

  • Work-life balance

Western Health is an equal opportunity employer committed to attracting and retaining diversity in our workforce. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Western Health is committed to providing a safe environment for the children and young people who are involved in our services, sites and operations. We follow and abide by all legislative requirements to keep children and young people safe.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Record Check, an Immunisation status clearance and (if applicable) a Working with Children’s Check.

Western Health do not accept unsolicited resumes/applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical


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