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Environmental Health Officer (Mosquitos) / Public Health Officer (Medical Entomology) Full-time Job

2 weeks ago   Nursing   Mackay region   33 views
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Deliver routine regulatory and non-regulatory environmental health services to protect, promote and prevent risks to the community arising from environmental health hazards that impact on the natural and built environment and human health.

Additionally, the Environmental Health Officer (Mosquitos) / Public Health Officer (Medical Entomology) provides high level technical support to medical entomology and environmental health functions, with the primary focus to coordinate and deliver field, laboratory, and data management requirements of the 2022-2023 Japanese Encephalitis Virus (JEV) Surveillance Plan in participating local areas.

About the Team

The Mackay Public Health Unit delivers a range of services by focusing on protecting health, preventing disease, illness and injury; and promoting health and wellbeing as a community rather than individuals. This is achieved by working collaboratively with and supporting a range of organisations including other health services; other government departments; local governments; non-government agencies, industries and local communities.

Mackay Hospital and Health Service ( ) has six hospitals, two multi-purpose health services and four community health centres that employ more than 3,300 staff. The district covers an area of approximately 90,000km2 and provides services to patients and their families in Bowen, Cannonvale, Clermont, Collinsville, Dysart, Glenden, Mackay, Middlemount, Moranbah, Proserpine and Sarina.

Benefits of working for Mackay HHS

  • Remuneration - Competitive packages with salary packaging options available.
  • Superannuation - Up to 12.75% employer contribution.
  • Annual leave loading - 17.5%.
  • Employee assistance and peer support programs - Supporting our staff through difficult times.
  • Wellbeing programs - Variety of initiatives available to suit all interests and lifestyles.

How to apply

For full details of this role and how to apply, please refer to the attached Role Description.

Mandatory vaccination requirements

  • Vaccinated against, and remain vaccinated against, vaccine preventable diseases Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR), Varicella (Chicken Pox), Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Hepatitis B.
  • Vaccinated against COVID-19.

For more information on your vaccination requirements should you be the successful applicant for this role, please refer to the Queensland Health employment directives ( ).

Company Description
Queensland Health is a dynamic organisation committed to providing a range of services aimed at achieving good health and wellbeing for all Queenslanders. Through a network of 16 Hospital and Health Services and the Mater Hospitals, Queensland Health delivers a range of integrated services including hospital inpatient, outpatient and emergency services, community and mental health services, aged care services and public health and health promotion programs.