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Health Protection Practitioner

Employer
Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Location
Bridgend
Salary
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and well motivated professional to join our Public Health Team in Cwm Taf Morgannwg, working across the three counties of Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf. You will be a Practitioner in a new strategic Health Protection Team which sits within the wider Public Health Team and will work closely with the CTM Health Protection Service that is delivered across the Health Board and Local Authorities in partnership.

Main duties of the job

The new Health Protection Service will work in partnership with other agencies including the Local Authorities and Public Health Wales to respond to emerging and existing health protection threats as required. Areas of work will include:

Pandemic Planning

Responding to infectious disease outbreaks

National elimination programmes for blood borne virus and tuberculosis

Screening of populations most at risk from specific diseases

Immunisations and vaccinations support

Prison health

Antimicrobial resistancance

Environmental health threats

Addressing health inequalities in health protection response

Support to emergency planning including CBRN incidents

Delivery of training in health protection to staff and volunteers

It is envisaged that if successful you will be asked to focus on defined areas of work.

The successful candidate will support the implementation and delivery of health protection programmes and responses in a range of different settings and with identified target groups in line with key local priorities, contributing to a healthier, happier and more active families in Cwm Taf Morgannwg. If you can demonstrate experience and interest in health protection work to date, then please consider applying.

About us

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board is part of the NHS Wales family. Our Health Board provides primary, secondary and community health and wellbeing services to around 450,000 people living in three County Boroughs: Bridgend Merthyr Tydfil, and Rhondda Cynon Taf.

We live by our core values:
  • We listen, learn and improve
  • We treat everyone with respect
  • We all work together as one team

We are a proud local employer around 80% of our 15000 workforce live within our region, making our staff not only our lifeblood of our organisation but of the diverse communities that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree or equivalent


Desirable

  • Masters in Public Health/Health Protection


Knowledge

Essential

  • Public health policy/strategies
  • Basic knowledge of the health policy context for NHS and local partners
  • Health determinants
  • Knowledge of one or more health promotion programme areas


Desirable

  • UKPHR Practitioner Portfolio
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Knowledge of public health models and approaches


Experience

Essential

  • Post graduate work experience
  • Experience of working with a range of partner organisations relevant to health protection
  • Experience in establishing new initiatives


Desirable

  • Experience in health protection/public health


Skills

Essential

  • Project management
  • Communication skills
  • Multi-media presentation skills
  • Research methods including data collection and analysis
  • Training skills


Employer details

Employer name

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board

Address

Glanrhyd Hospital

Tondu Street

Bridgend

CF31 4LN

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

110-AC284-0724

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