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Public Health Specialist (Permanent)

Location: Darwin Country: Australia Rate: $211,880 - $257,588

Health Careers & Opportunities in the Northern Territory

If you want your career to go places then join Department of Health in the Northern Territory. The challenges and opportunities in health and community care in the Territory are like no other in Australia, from remote Aboriginal health to tropical health and urban tertiary care. Continued investments in Aboriginal health, remote health, acute care and community services offer many opportunities for health professionals who want to be part of making a difference.



Specialist Public Health Medicine Remuneration Package Range $211,880 - $257,588
(Comprising salary $184,961 - $226,326, superannuation, leave loading and the value of 2 weeks extra recreation leave)
Public Health Unit Directorate
Fixed for 2 years

Northern Territory Health has a unique opportunity for an experienced public health specialist to provide system-wide clinical and public health leadership across aged care and the disability support sectors with an emphasis on COVID-19.

NT Health, comprising of the Department of Health (System Manager) and two Statutory Health Services, Top End and Central Australia Health Services, provides health care for a geographically dispersed population across the Northern Territory.

Bringing an expert awareness of public health, health protection, disease prevention, environmental health, with an emphasis on COVID-19 and vulnerable populations including the aged care and disability sector, you will engage with a broad range of external and internal stakeholders in relation to public health and environmental health issues.

Alongside, the provision of technical support and leadership on system-wide strategic direction and an expert awareness of emerging trends, disease surveillance, emerging environmental health risks and other emerging issues at local and national levels.

To be successful in this role you must be:

  • A confident, experienced and resilient leader
  • Strategic and able to lead reform and innovation within public health, communicable diseases, applicable to the NT context.
  • Known to successfully champion and deliver in a dynamic fast-paced environment with completing priorities, stakeholders and projects

Based in Darwin, you will enjoy a relaxed lifestyle within an inclusive and culturally rich community whilst gaining diverse personal and professional experience. Apply now to play your role in leading the reform, innovation and changes occurring within public health and communicable diseases across the NT.

For a confidential discussion regarding the vacancy contact

Dr Danielle Esler or (see below)

Quote vacancy number: 70200354
Vacancy closing date: 26th November 2020


Applications should address the Selection Criteria. For a copy of the Job Description and to apply online please visit the website.

Information on the Northern Territory and its great lifestyle is available on the website.

Picture your life out here

Posted Date: 01 Dec 2020 Reference: JSRTF 199643 Company: Atomic212 Contact: Dr Danielle Esler