Working as a Health Protection Officer for the Southern, your work will cover a variety of health protection programme areas including communicable disease, urban planning and environmental health
As a naturally inquisitive person you will have an investigative mind and be practiced at problem solving. The ability to assess, communicate and manage risk towards human health is an essential component of this work.
It is essential that you have good communication skills and the ability to create good working relationships, working in a wider public health team.
You will have excellent attention to detail and the ability to follow
You will have expertise in managing relationships both internally and in the wider community, including stakeholders and
It goes without saying that you will be a strategic thinker and an exceptional planner with outstanding organisational skills.
A good knowledge of and strong links to the wider Otago communities will be an
In order to be successful in this role, you will also need to demonstrate the
Excellent presentation and communication A clean, full class one, NZ driver's A background in Public Health or a relevant Ability to cope with work pressures and stress, whist proactively managing conflicting demands on Demonstrated experience in applying relevant legislation, codes, standards, and Commitment to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and to providing equitable outcomes to people of all ethnicities and
Our Health Protection Officers may be required to assist with the ongoing Public Health COVID-19 response. As such, the flexibility to also scale up hours, work out of hours and during weekends is
Southern has the largest regional coverage of all the New Zealand health boards, providing services to 350,000 people in diverse communities across a huge geographical area.
We take pride in all the services we provide and our aim is to improve, promote and protect the health of our region. We believe that our dedicated and passionate staff are a significant driving force behind the achievement of these standards, and we need more like minded people to help us continue providing for our
The Southern district offers the benefits of excellent amenities, first class primary through to tertiary education, affordable housing and outstanding recreational opportunities.
Whether it's surfing, kayaking or sailing; skiing, hunting or fishing; theatre, live-music or art - there's literally something for everyone.
Check out for what the region and we can offer you and your
Do you currently work for Southern? If so, please apply for this role via our internal careers site, found
Closing date : Sunday, 14 August
Due to the fast-paced nature of the DHB, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change. Don't delay, make sure you apply as soon as