Health Protection Officer / Trainee
Waikato District Health Board
Hamilton, New Zealand
18d ago

Work somewhere where you know you are making a positive difference. Are you a positive, energetic and reliable person who enjoys a challenge?

Do you have a passion for Public Health? Do you have excellent communication skills, use initiative and enjoy working in a dynamic team environment?

If you do then our team wants to hear from you. We are currently looking for someone to join our team of health protection officers based in Hamilton.

  • Priority will be given to candidates who have gained their HPO designation or working towards the required qualification You will be responsible for at least one geographic area within the Waikato District;
  • due to this travel may be required. Essential skills needed :

  • designated as a health protection officer or working towards a degree in Health Science / Applied Science with the aim to become a Health Protection Officer
  • have a sound knowledge of environmental health risk assessment
  • full and clean New Zealand drivers licence
  • experience within a public health unit or local authority environmental health unit an advantage
  • able to interact with external organisations and foster positive relationships
  • ability to juggle multiple challenges with resilience and a focus on service delivery
  • Desirable skills :

  • flexibility of work hours
  • have the ability to make sound independent decisions
  • maintain comprehensive records
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