Consultant in Communicable Disease Control

Location
Wales
Salary
£91,004 to £104,927
Posted
17 Jul 2020
Closes
09 Aug 2020
Ref
028-COVID017-0720
Career Level
Consultant
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Hours
Full Time

This is a fixed term post (term TBC)

Wales benefits from a strong sense of community, affordable housing, great schools and lots of ways to have fun and relax. It’s an easy place to settle whether you bring your family or come on your own.

NHS Wales is unique, with an integrated model of care supporting patients. Within this Public Health Wales, is a national Public Health Institute, working locally, nationally and internationally on infection and wider health and well-being.

Our expanding National Health Protection Service in Public Health Wales, embraces this with a strong commitment to collaboration, team working and personal development. We invite you to join us at a truly exciting time.

Recognising the importance of preventing and responding to a range of hazards, a devolved Welsh Government has prioritised significant investment for the development of our National Health Protection Service. Building on our strengths, and working closely with wider partners, we are transforming our services to deliver a world-class service for the prevention, management and control of health protection threats.

To complement our existing teams, Public Health Wales is seeking to appoint a highly motivated, enthusiastic Public Health Specialist to the post of Consultant in Communicable Disease Control / Consultant in Health Protection within our Health Protection Division.

The Health Protection Division of Public Health Wales provides surveillance of communicable disease and environmental hazard exposures, prevention and control of infectious disease, environmental public health services and laboratory services in Wales. As part of the team you will provide specialist advice and input on a range of health protection issues, leading on the response to outbreaks and incidents in the community or healthcare settings as required.

The local work of the national Health Protection teams support the seven Health Boards across Wales in discharging their statutory responsibilities for health protection, and work closely with the Directors of Public Health. In addition, and by agreement with the Professional Lead for Health Protection, you will have the opportunity to support a defined portfolio area working on an all Wales basis.

Candidates must be included on the GMC Specialist Register in Public Health, Microbiology or Infectious Diseases Medicine, or UK Public Health Register for Public Health Specialists.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post, English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

For further details / informal visits contact:Name: Dr Giri ShankarJob title: Professional Lead for Health Protection Division Email address: giri.shankar@wales.nhs.uk Telephone number: 02920 102705

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