Are you a public health physician, other medical specialist, or
medical practitioner experienced in surveillance system operation
and/or surveillance-based epidemiology (including senior public
health medicine registrars or recent graduates)? ESR would also be
interested in the possibility of secondments. Do you have a
particular interest in surveillance-based epidemiology or emergency
ESR is looking for specialists and practitioners who have these
backgrounds especially in response or team leadership positions.
You will be providing professional advice and expertise to
public health units (PHUs) and the Ministry of Health on the
surveillance, investigation, prevention and control of health
events of public health importance. As a public health physician
you will draw on your medical expertise to support ESR's role in
outbreak management and control of infectious diseases.
In these roles you can expect to be involved in:
- Identifying and interpreting disease trends and emerging
hazards, particularly related to communicable diseases.
- Supporting the national response to COVID-19 through support
for our routine work and also potentially through cover for
specialists currently working on the response.
- Initiating, designing, executing and leading outbreak
investigations and research projects to describe the distribution
of health events and their aetiology.
- Coordinating multi-jurisdictional outbreaks alongside other
agencies such as the MoH and Ministry for Primary Industries.
- Supporting PHUs in outbreak investigation. This may involve
visits to selected PHUs and other key stakeholders conducted in
collaboration with Ministry of Health staff.
- Working with a project manager to lead or support the public
health medicine input into our work to develop our emergency
response capability as we work through the various stages of the
response to COVID-19.
You'll hold current registration with the Medical Council of New
Zealand, and ideally be registered in public health medicine (or be
working towards this registration). Ideally you'll have experience
in working across agencies and navigating through the wider public
sector, and have a knack for building effective and enduring
The team is busy and working across multiple activities; you'll
be adept at juggling multiple tasks and be comfortable working in
an environment where no day is ever the same.
If this sounds like you, then ESR can offer you:
- A chance to make a difference for the good of New Zealand
- An exciting and diverse environment
- Active work/life policies including family-friendly
initiatives, flexible hours and additional leave
ESR has opportunities emerging for initial fixed term positions
for at least 18 months and at least one permanent position and we
welcome expressions of interest for these opportunities.
Ideally positions will be located at our Kenepuru site in
Wellington, though we may also be able to consider candidates for
opportunities in other cities.
A pre-employment drug-screen, disclosure of criminal
charges/convictions and proof of academic qualifications/papers are
conditions of employment for this position
For more information, or to express an interest in these roles,
please contact Virigina Hope, Medical Director, 027 253 5681, or
email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy to email@example.com after 18 January