Public Health England

Consultant in Health Protection

Job description

Post Suitable for both Consultant Medical and Non-Medical Afc Band 8d Appointment Harlow Office, Health Protection Team, PHE East of England Salary: Medical and Dental Consultant/AFC Band 8d Fixed term – 6 months Full time 10 Programmed Activities per week/37.5 Hours (part-time, job share, or flexible working will be considered) This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic person to join the Health Protection Team, PHE East of England as a Consultant in Health Protection. The Health Protection team provides service across the East of England and has two offices in Mildenhall and Harlow. This post is based in the Harlow office and the post holder will be expected to travel within the geographical patch and to other offices within the Centre. To carry out the role, we are looking for a dynamic public health professional with strong leadership skills and vision. The post of Consultant in Health Protection in the Public Health England Centre is a senior level position, suitable for a public health professional seeking an exciting position to protect people’s health from infectious diseases and other threats. You will require a sound experience of health protection practice in the wider NHS context and have good generic public health skills including leadership skills together with an understanding of and skills in multi-organisational working. Working in close partnership with local authorities and the NHS, the post holder will have operational responsibility for the provision of a safe and effective health protection service which delivers to high quality standards and is responsive to the needs of the local community and Public Health England’s partners in the local public health systems. You will share the responsibility, with the other medical consultants in health protection as well as health protection practitioners, for dealing with the surveillance, prevention and control of communicable disease and the response to non-communicable environmental hazards, including chemical and radiation issues within East of England. You will contribute to the investigation and management of a full range of health protection incidents (including outbreaks of diseases, such as meningitis and food poisoning), and will carry out surveillance, co-ordination, support and monitoring of local implementation of certain key national programmes. Applicants are strongly advised to use the criteria in the person specification (available online) as sub-headings in their application to make it clear how they meet each of the selection criteria. Please also see job description for competencies. 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. You will be appointed to the point of the Consultant salary scale appropriate to your years of seniority or if from a background other than medicine to NHS Agenda for Change Band 8d...
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