Location/base: Capital Quarter 2, Tyndall Way, Cardiff, CF10 4BZ
Salary: Band 9
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 a highly motivated, enthusiastic Public Health Specialist to the post of Consultant Epidemiologist, in the Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre (CDSC, Health Protection Division). This post is available at 1.0 WTE on a permanent basis.
The post holder will provide the strategic leadership and technical input for surveillance, field epidemiology, research and training to the subject group areas within the Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre of Public Health Wales. In addition, and by agreement with the lead Consultant Epidemiologist, the post holder will support defined portfolio areas working on an all Wales basis. The post holder will support the supervision and development of trainees and other staff.
Public Health Wales
Public Health Wales is the host organisation which includes the Health Protection Division as part of its Public Health Services Directorate. Established in 2009, it provides expert public health advice in relation to disease surveillance, prevention and control; environmental hazard surveillance and control; child protection; promoting health and well-being; health, social care and well-being strategies; public health policy and healthcare planning.
Other functions of Public Health Wales include; child protection, promoting health & well-being, health, social care & well-being strategy, public health policy & healthcare planning.
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.
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Welsh language skills are desirable
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Prospective candidates are invited to contact Dr Chris Williams, Consultant Epidemiologist at Public Health Wales at email@example.com or 02920 10 4488.