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Public Health Wales

Consultant in Public Health/Consultant in Public Health Medicine – two posts

Job description

Location/base: Any Public Health Wales Base - with the ability to travel across Wales.
These two posts are excellent opportunities for suitably experienced and qualified individuals, with an interest in developing their experience and skills in national population based screening programmes to deliver improved outcomes for population health in Wales.
The post holders will be Public Health Consultant Lead for an agreed portfolio of Screening Programmes across Wales, and be a key lead within the division to ensure delivery and development of the Screening Programmes to deliver excellent services for population in Wales. The Division forms part of the Health Protection and Screening Services Directorate.
The model of screening provision in Wales is unique within the UK with directly managed services provided from within an NHS Trust dedicated to population health. The Screening Division currently comprises the breast, cervical, bowel, abdominal aortic aneurysm, newborn hearing, diabetic eye screening, newborn bloodspot and antenatal screening programmes. The division has recently been asked to scope out new screening programmes in line with UK National Screening Committee recommendations.
The salary scale is either medical consultant or band 9 on agenda for change. The roles are substantive and full time. Applicants who wish to work less than full time will be considered.
Main duties of the job
These roles include strategic public health leadership for an agreed portfolio of screening programmes and cross divisional work in Wales. One post will include leadership for research and evaluation for the division. One post will lead on the public health aspects of data and informatics for the division, including developing and utilising information and intelligence systems.
These leadership roles ensure equitable, excellent service provision across Wales; working with Welsh Government policy leads; attending identified National Screening Committee reference groups to develop screening policy and collaboration with UK colleagues.
The successful candidates will lead on the management and development of agreed programmes. They will be a key member of the divisional Senior Management Team and will build relationships across the programmes as well as with key stakeholders from other areas of Public Health Wales and other organisations including all Health Boards across Wales.
Working for the organisation
Public Health Wales is the National Public Health Institute in Wales. Our vision is ‘Working to achieve a healthier future for Wales’ where we play a pivotal role in driving improvements in population health and well-being, reducing health inequalities, improving healthcare outcomes, protecting the public and supporting the development of health in all policies across Wales.
Our organisation is guided by our Values, ‘Working together, with trust and respect, to make a difference’. We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace that values equality, diversity and inclusion. We welcome applications which represent the rich diversity of the communities we serve and from those wishing to work part time or on a job share basis.

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