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Public Health Medical Officer

Join our team of dynamic and innovative people who value and proudly play a meaningful role in Closing the Gap in Indigenous Health by delivering quality support and training to Aboriginal people and communities of NSW.

As the Public Health Medical Officer, you will be directly reporting to the Director of Operations and will be responsible for providing expert leadership, advice and support to AH&MRC member services across the four NSW regions and all AH&MRC internal programs to strengthen and promote the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services’ Model of Care: this includes incorporation of public approaches within primary health care to address the fundamental dimensions pivotal to the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people and their communities.


  • Demonstrate leadership and behaviours which adhere to organisational policy and exemplify AH&MRC’s values of unity, loyalty, inclusion, respect and teamwork.
  • Develop extensive professional and community support, co-operation and participation to protect and improve Aboriginal health and reduce inequalities by working with a wide range of stakeholders; within the team, across AH&MRC member services and, where appropriate, beyond (e.g., regionally or nationally).
  • Utilise highly developed interpersonal communication skills to consult, negotiate, mediate, facilitate and influence effectively in order to promote and progress the public health agenda.
  • Employ diplomacy, tact, cultural safety and compassion to influence and persuade individuals and groups through collaborative and partnership working, fostering trusting relationships with senior colleagues within AH&MRC member services and among partners and wider communities.
  • Work collaboratively with AH&MRC internal teams to ensure excellence in individual and team performance and to help foster a learning culture.
  • Maintain and improve effective systems for surveillance of communicable disease and environmental hazards across AH&MRC member services and ensure that these inform state and national surveillance systems.
  • Receive, interpret, provide and advise on highly complex epidemiological, qualitative, and quantitative information about the health of populations to colleagues and wider partners.
  • Write and/or contribute to local, state and national reports on the health of Aboriginal population of NSW.
  • Support and promote the integration of health, public health services and non-government organisations to promote effective joint working between Ministry of Health, Local Health District’s and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services partnerships.
  • Build and maintain effective relationships with external agencies and other stakeholders to influence their policy decisions.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Tertiary qualifications in public health or equivalent experience in public health and a Fellow of Australasian Faculty of Public Health Medicine and/or Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
  • Experience working within the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services sector and working within a comprehensive primary health care context.
  • Experience undertaking research and/or an understanding of research methods and processes in an Aboriginal health context.
  • Knowledge of the social determinants affecting the health of Aboriginal people.
  • Registration as a Medical Practitioner with the Medical Board of Australia and with AHPRA.
  • Proven experience and ability to provide effective staff leadership and management.
  • High level of written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to liaise, consult and negotiate with a diverse range of clients and stakeholders.

What AH&MRC can offer you:

Salary Packaging options are available as a Not-For-Profit Organisation, as well as Meals & Entertainment and Leisure & lifestyle Cards.

Paid Study Leave: Employees are entitled to Paid Study Leave for approved courses relevant to their role.

Please apply via seek with a current resume and a cover letter addressing the Qualifications, Experience and Requirements.

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