Health Protection Advisor at Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand Waikato, Waikato
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
Where you’ll be working: Public Health Unit, Hamilton CBD
The details: Fixed Term, full-time - 80 hours per fortnight
‘AMOHIA AKE TE ORA O TE IWI, KA PUTA KI TE WHEIAO
The Wellness of the People is Paramount’
Work in a service where you can make a positive difference in the lives of our community
Te whiwhinga mahi | The Opportunity
We are looking for a Health Protection Advisor to join our dynamic team. Your main responsibility will be to promote and enforce smoke free and vape regime, inquire into and report on alcohol license applications, and carry out associated regulatory tasks. These will involve creating health reports, conducting premises visits, investigating complaints, and more.
If you're naturally curious and enjoy interacting with the community, you're a perfect fit for this job. We need someone who can identify and manage risks to public health effectively. Good communication skills are a must, as you'll be collaborating closely with other public health professionals. Paying attention to details and following procedures accurately are essential skills that we're looking for.
As a Health Protection Advisor, you'll also need to be adept at building relationships within our organization and the broader community, including various agencies and stakeholders. Join us in safeguarding public health and creating a positive impact on our society!
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Mō tātou Ratonga | About our Service
Te Whatu Ora Public Health Unit is an important interface between the health sector and our communities in need. We strive to provide information, influence, intervention and prevention strategies that will improve the health and wellbeing of our population and to demonstrate an understanding of the social and economic determinants of health and the impact on Māori Health status. For further information relating to our Public Health Service and the types of work we do, please refer to: http://www.waikatodhb.health.nz/.
Mōu | About you
Required skills & experience you will need to be considered for this role:
A relevant tertiary qualification (e.g. Law, Health, Public Administration, Compliance)
Experience working within a public health unit, or a regulated environment
Demonstrated experience in applying relevant legislation, codes, standards, and guidelines
A clean, full class one NZ driver’s licence
Ability to communicate with diverse people/cultures, commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and to providing equitable outcomes to people in the community
Ko wai mātou | Our Organisation
Te iwi Ngakaunui – People at Heart
Whakamana – Give and earn respect
Whakaronga – Listen to me; Talk to me
Mauri Pai – Fair play
Whakapakari – Growing the good
Kotahitanga – Stronger together
It is not very often something happens that is big; like, really big. Big to the point that it will touch the lives of every single person in the country. That is what we are talking about here. The provision of Health in Aotearoa New Zealand, and how its run is about to change in a big way.
Te Whatu Ora - Health New Zealand and Te Aka Whai Ora - Māori Health Authority will together shape the delivery of Health services in Aotearoa New Zealand for generations to come, and will form the core of a modern and integrated service looking after the needs of all our Whānau.
We are dedicated to achieving health equity for Māori and other priority populations. We are a Crown entity and an active partner in Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand is guided by Te Tiriti o Waitangi and is committed to upholding the articles.
Here at Te Whatu Ora – Health New Zealand, Waikato we have a team of 8,000 working across the Waikato where everyone plays a vital role in the care of our patients – directly or non-directly. Our vision is Healthy People. Excellent Care.
Te Whatu Ora, Waikato serves the largest Māori population and third largest Pacific population in Aotearoa New Zealand. Waikato Hospital in Hamilton is one of New Zealand’s largest tertiary, teaching hospitals with over 600 inpatient beds and 22 operating theatres. Clinical specialities include Women’s and Children Services, Cardiology / Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oncology and Haematology, Surgical services, and Mental Health and Addiction. Waikato Hospital is the Midland regional referral centre for multiple specialties including trauma surgery, oncology, and neurology.
We are a values-based and inclusive organisation that is committed to deliver the best health outcomes for our total population. Reflecting the population we serve is an important part of the care we deliver to the community. We strongly encourage applicants from all backgrounds with the necessary capability and who share our values to apply. We proactively develop pathways that maximise opportunity for Māori and encourage Māori to apply.
Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply
Please apply directly online, applications are not able to be accepted via email.
For any queries about the role please contact Rachael.Devey@waikatodhb.health.nz
Application closing date: 08 December 2023
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
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