Public Health Nurse - HIV Full-time Job4 weeks ago Nursing Brisbane Inner City,Brisbane - North 1 view
Reporting to the Advanced Public Health Officer, you will maintain the HIV surveillance system through liaising with key health professionals throughout Australia and collect enhanced epidemiological data related to HIV to assist with the processing and analysis of data. You will provide expert advice to the Department of Health, clinicians, service providers and public on HIV risks, prevention and management. Furthermore, you will undertake confidential contact tracing and provide confidential counselling and HIV-related health information, HIV testing, clinical and mental health assessment to people who are either at risk of, or infected with, HIV.
The successful person
You will have demonstrated knowledge of contemporary public health nursing or HIV nursing and medical management which promotes individual and public health. You will have experience in contact tracing and high-level understanding of guidelines and legislation concerning public health obligations in the prevention of HIV and promotion of safe behaviours. Your understanding of quality data collection, management and analysis will be beneficial. Additionally, you will be able to assess, consult and liaise with various key stakeholders with regards to HIV-related concerns.
The Department of Health is responsible for the overall management of the public health system in Queensland. We are an organisation that strongly believes in the need to work with people who value the goals of our organisation and who will thrive in our workplace. Working at the Department of Health is about making a difference.
The Queensland Public Health and Scientific Services Division (QPHaSS) delivers policies, programs, services and regulatory functions that aim to improve the health of the Queensland population by promoting and protecting health and wellbeing, detecting and preventing disease and injury; and supporting high quality healthcare service delivery.
The Communicable Diseases Branch is responsible for the surveillance, prevention and control of communicable diseases in Queensland. This involves overseeing legislation, policy and operational management of communicable diseases.
- A fast-paced, challenging and supportive environment
- Competitive salary + generous superannuation and leave loading
- Flexible working arrangements
- Diverse work culture
- Career training and development
To apply for this exciting opportunity, please submit your resume and a cover letter (maximum 2 pages) outlining your skills and experience relevant for this role.