Public Health Wales

Consultants in Communicable Disease Control Consultants in Health Protection

Job description

Health Protection Division

Location/base: Negotiable

Salary: Consultant /£79,957-£103,806
AfC Band 9 £91,004-£104,927

Join our expanding team throughout Wales

Wales benefits from a strong sense of community, affordable housing, great
schools and lots of ways to have fun and relax. Its an easy place to settle
whether you bring your family or come on your own.

NHS Wales is unique, with an integrated model of care supporting patients.
Within this Public Health Wales, is a national Public Health Institute, working
locally, nationally and internationally on infection and wider health and
wellbeing.

Our expanding National Health Protection Service in Public Health Wales,
embraces this with a strong commitment to collaboration, team working and
personal development. We invite you to join us at a truly exciting time.

Recognising the importance of preventing and responding to a range of
hazards, a devolved Welsh Government has prioritised significant investment for the development of our National Health Protection Service. Building on our strengths, and working closely with wider partners, we are transforming our services to deliver a world-class service for the prevention, management and control of health protection threats.

To complement our existing teams, Public Health Wales is seeking to appoint
three highly motivated, enthusiastic Public Health Specialist to the positions
of Consultant in Communicable Disease Control / Consultant in Health
Protection within our Health Protection Division. These post are available at
3.0 WTE on a permanent basis.

The Health Protection Division of Public Health Wales provides surveillance of communicable disease and environmental hazard exposures, prevention and control of infectious disease, environmental public health services and laboratory services in Wales. As part of the team you will provide specialist advice and input on a range of health protection issues, leading on the response to outbreaks and incidents in the community or healthcare settings as required.

The local work of the national Health Protection teams support the seven Health Boards across Wales in discharging their statutory responsibilities for health protection, and work closely with the Directors of Public Health. In addition, and by agreement with the Professional Lead for Health Protection, you will have the opportunity to support a defined portfolio area working on an all Wales basis.

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.
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