Public Health Medicine Specialist/Medical Officer of Health Whangarei

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Public Health Medicine Specialist / Medical Officer of Health

Permanent, part-time position (0.5 FTE)

The Public & Population Health Service is responsible for delivering a range of strategic and operational services that support the health and wellbeing of people within Northland.

This position is a permanent 0.5 FTE however further hours are negotiable by arrangement with the current Medical Officers of Health and Service Manager. The position is based in Whangarei where you will be part of a highly dedicated team passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of our people and reducing the health inequalities in our community. Your duties and areas of responsibility will be negotiated with the incumbent Medical Officers of Health and the Service Manager.

Northland offers a great sub-tropical climate, excellent opportunities for outdoor recreation and a wide variety of people and places to experience.  The region is one of the top four fastest growing regions in the country, but is still very affordable for a family with the lifestyle to match.

Applications for the above position are invited from those who are either registered or eligible for public health vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand. Please note, if you are not already registered you will be required to provide source verification of your qualifications for your registration application. For more information about the registration process and source verification of qualifications, please visit

We are also open to considering applications from final year Public Health Medicine Registrars looking for experience in a supportive Public Health Unit.

For further information or a confidential conversation about this great opportunity, please contact Warren Moetara, Service Manager, or José Ortega-Benito, Clinical DirPublic healthector, Public & Population Health Service via email: or

Vacancy No: MD18-040
Closing Date: 14 December 2018

All applications should be directed to Tania Vaile, Recruitment Officer - Senior Medical Officers,
Northland District Health Board, Private Bag 9742, Whangarei 0148, Northland, New Zealand. Phone: +64  9 430 4101 ext 60484, email: or visit our website: