Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council of NSW

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Public Health and Medical Officer (Contract)

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The AH&MRC is looking for an experienced and passionate Public Health and Medical Officer (PHMO) to join the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW. This is a 6-month contract position, with the possibility to move into another role within the organisation after this period.

About AH&MRC

The Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council of New South Wales (AH&MRC) is the peak representative body and voice of Aboriginal communities on health in NSW. We represent our members, the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) that deliver culturally appropriate comprehensive primary health care to their communities.

Aboriginal Community Control has its origins in Aboriginal peoples’ right to self-determination. This is the right to be involved in health service delivery and decision-making according to the protocols or procedures determined by Aboriginal communities based on the Aboriginal definition of health:

Aboriginal health means not just the physical well-being of an individual but the social, emotional and cultural wellbeing of the whole Community in which each individual is able to achieve their full potential as a human being thereby bringing about the total wellbeing of their Community. It is a whole of life view and includes the cyclical concept of life-death-life.

About the Role

The PHMO will work closely with our multi-disciplinary team to provide guidance, leadership and support to ensure they are able to continue the excellent work they are already doing within the public health domain. Primarily, the role will be responsible for prioritising proactive public health responses by and with NSW ACCHSs and providing support to augment the capacity of ACCHS-led initiatives. With support from our highly skilled team, the PHMO will lead AH&MRC’s work to strengthen the service level responses to public health issues and improve clinical processes to create an ongoing culture of quality improvement.

  • Working collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary team at AH&MRC to identify, develop, plan, implement and evaluate Aboriginal health promotion and protection strategies and programs to support our member services
  • Identify opportunities and develop strategies to increase awareness of the comprehensive health care services offered by ACCHSs
  • Implementing and evaluating programs and projects to support Aboriginal primary health care
  • Contributing to Aboriginal public health policy research, development, advice, and analysis consistent with AH&MRC’s areas of priorities
  • Maintaining AH&MRC partnerships with a broad range of stakeholders and organisations
About You

We are looking for a proactive individual with the ability to lead and motivate staff members to meet competing priorities and attain goals.

To be successful you will have:
  • A robust knowledge and understanding of the issues, including social and cultural determinants of health, affecting Aboriginal peoples’ health status in contemporary Australian society
  • Ability to work dynamically within a team and independently across multiple projects working with government and non-government stakeholders
  • Strong verbal communication skills that demonstrate your ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Excellent written communication skills that demonstrate your ability to prepare and present comprehensive reports, funding submissions, briefs, and general correspondence
  • Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills that demonstrate your ability to evaluate and review relevant research and apply that to the development of public health initiatives
  • Experience undertaking research, and/or an understanding of research methods and processes in an Aboriginal health context.
  • Registration with the Medical Board of NSW
  • Post-graduate qualifications including Fellowship of the Australian Faculty of Public Health Medicine, or equivalent relevant experience.
We Offer
  • Generous professional development opportunities
  • Salary Sacrificing
  • Flexible working arrangements

A competitive remuneration package that reflects the senior nature of this role will be negotiated

To Apply

Please apply for this role by submitting your CV and cover letter. If you have any questions, or would like further information on this role, please contact our HR team at hr@ahmrc.org.au.

The AH&MRC strongly encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply.

Applications close on 30/06/2020.

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