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Infectious Diseases / Public Health Physician

Western Health - Melbourne, VIC

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin


Western Health is seeking to recruit Infectious Diseases and/or Public Health Physicians full time. If you are a dynamic and engaging physician with well-developed expertise in Infectious Diseases and/or Public Health, then this may be the role for you. Salary band between $242k - 333k.

The Western Public Health Unit 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 three metropolitan Public Health Units (WPHU, North-eastern (NEPHU), South-eastern (SEPHU)) and will link with six regional Public Health Units to provide a state-wide system of public health delivery and oversight. Initially WPHU will be solely responsible for COVID-19 related activities (case investigation, contact tracing, case coordination, and outbreak management). Infectious Diseases/Public Health Physicians within WPHU will manage public health and epidemiology activities across the North and Western metropolitan region, and liaise with its partners at the Victorian Department of Health.

This exciting opportunity will involves a role that will:

  • Undertake COVID-19 case, contact and outbreak management activities for the Western Public Health Unit

  • Undertake surveillance, rapidly identify public health risks and appropriately prioritise outbreak and incident responses

  • Undertake strategic and proactive health protection activities to analyse data, detect, investigate, prevent and respond to public health risks

  • Supervise and train public health staff

  • Support Western Health Strategic Priorities

The successful applicant will become part of our supportive team that fosters a culture of excellence, research and life-long learning.

Essential Criteria

  • Registration as a Medical Practitioner in Australia with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

  • Current Fellowship of the RACP in Infectious Diseases or Fellowship of the Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine or equivalent public health experience.

  • Relevant training/experience in clinical epidemiology, statistics and public health interventions and initiatives within hospitals and/or the wider community.

  • Demonstrated ability to practice collaboratively as part of a multi-disciplinary health care team.

  • High levels of technology literacy with ability to learn and master online data reporting tool(s) and analyses.

  • Ability to be flexible with schedule to allow for response to public health emergencies, maintaining an availability for on-call.

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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