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Health Protection Specialist

West Midlands
£300 to £400 Per Day
Job Type
6 Oct 2020
Summary of role and requirements:
This role requires the post holder to provide highly specialist health protection advice for the Covid response and the advice given by the post holder will result in effective management of outbreaks and incidents, affecting the community widely.

It will be essential for the post holder to work closely with the Consultant/Nurse Consultant in Public Health and have lead responsibility for health protection to deliver key Health Protection aspects of the Covid response.

The post holder will be expected to produce written documents and reports to a high standard with an understanding of requirement regarding to safeguarding, data protection and information governance.

The post holder will be expected to work on both reactive on call work and strategic work as required and directed by the Director of Public Health.

It is critical the post holder coordinates and provides accurate and timely expert advice on incidents and outbreak management in line with national and local policy and outbreak management plans. Therefore, the ability to interpret complex health protection information and data and convey it to audiences is essential.

There is an expectation of the post holder to provide oversight and participate in the rota to cover queries and outbreaks, incident management team meetings in the generic mail set up to manage our Covid response during the week, and weekends.

The post holder will represent public health on incident management team meetings and internal directorate meetings as required providing Public Health and infection Prevention and control advice and guidance.

This role will support local organisations to put health protection and Public health recommendations in place, e.g. risk assessments and to develop and maintain productive collaborations with LA and other partners including the partner PHE; public health intelligence, public health social marketing team and LA Public health teams.

The post holder will need to adapt the work programme in the face of changing public health priorities and to provide cross cover for other health protection specialists as needed.

We require the post holder to have a master's level education in Public Health / Infection Prevention / Risk Management related degree or substantial experience of working in an area of Health Protection Infection Prevention & Control.

Must be a specialist subject matter expert in health protection and the management of outbreaks.

Post holder must understand social and political environment, including national and local policy, strategies and guidance and an appreciation of the relationship between the DHSC, NHS England, Public Health England and individual provider and commissioning organisations.
Understanding of health protection, infection prevention and the approaches and tools used to improve health and wellbeing in this specialist area and knowledge of record keeping requirements in major incidents.

The post holder will be responsible for allocating and monitoring workloads/task across the team on an adhoc basis.

Vivid Resourcing are committed to equality of opportunity for all applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships or any other characteristic protected by law
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  • Job Reference: 179591745-2
  • Date Posted: 6 October 2020
  • Recruiter: Confidential
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Salary: £300 to £400 Per Day
  • Sector: Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Contract