A unique opportunity exists to join the Western Public Health Unit in the role of Case and Contact Team Leader.
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 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).
About the role
The Case and Contact Team Leader (CCTL) will be responsible for:
The CCTL will work closely with Clinical Leadership within the Unit. Positions are permanent and will cover 7 days per week, working a rotating roster across shifts.
WPHU is seeking a highly experienced and enthusiastic nursing or allied health clinicians who thrive in a dynamic and fast paced environment. The Unit is looking for people with:
Preferred qualifications and skills include:
Things to consider when expressing interest:
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:
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.