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Public Health Consultant - Covid-19

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  • Sector:

    Housing & Local Authority

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  • Salary:

    £500 - £650 per day

  • Contact:

    Mark Bateson

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Public Health Consultant - Covid-19

Our client have a fantastic opportunity to be part of a Local Authority public health team. They are recruiting to a Consultant in Public Health to support their role in protecting residents from COVID-19 through prevention and rapid implementation of the Local Outbreak Plan.
As well as strong skills and experience in leading on complex Public Health issues, they are looking for a positive attitude and the ability to cope with multiple and changing demands. You will be able to work flexibly and autonomously. You will be politically astute and enable elected members to maximise their positive impact on health and wellbeing. You will be a clear communicator and able to take people with you to effect change.
You will lead on COVID-19 related work. This will include responsibility for areas of the Local Outbreak Plan and supporting the Director of Public Health with the COVID-19 response. The post will provide line management support to a small team of staff supporting our COVID-19 effort, and link with the wider Public Health team as needed
Job Purpose
* This is a temporary position within the Public Health team to support the local response to COVID-19.
* This is a senior role within the Public Health team with responsibility for health protection and specifically COVID-19. This includes the day to day operational delivery, management and oversight of the COVID-19 response through prevention and rapid implementation of Local Outbreak Plans.
* The post holder will play a key role in developing, shaping and assuring the COVID-19 health protection function, which includes managing individuals and teams, working closely with partners and ensuring delivery of high-quality surveillance, response and support systems.
* The post holder will have responsibility for developing and maintaining close working relationships both internally and with partner organisations
* Be an active member of the Multi Agency Operational Cell (MAOC) and the COVID-19 Health Protection Board.

* Inclusion in the GMC Full and Specialist Register with a license to practice/GDC Specialist List (or be eligible for registration within six months of interview) or Inclusion in the UK Public Health Register (UKPHR) for Public Health Specialists (or be eligible for registration within six months of interview)
* If included in the GMC Specialist Register/GDC Specialist List in a specialty other than public health medicine/dental public health, candidates must have equivalent training and/or appropriate experience of public health practice
* Experience as a consultant working on communicable disease control in a wide variety of settings including out of hours on call.