Nurse Consultant / Deputy Head Vaccine Preventable Disease
Public Health Wales
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Public Health Wales has the remit to provide strategic leadership for the development of immunisation services across Wales and support for vaccine policy development and clinical services across Wales. In addition, advice and support is provided to those non-NHS organisations who have a need for specialist health protection advice and guidance. The post holder will be expected to work in partnership with the Head of Vaccine Preventable Disease Programme and Scientific Lead / Senior Principal Epidemiologist to deliver these services
The post will provide a direct link with policy makers and will facilitate efficient dissemination of information and guidance from the highest level in the Welsh
Government (WG) and Public Health Wales, to practitioners in all healthcare settings giving added value by giving a strategic focus and direction for all professionals and agencies involved
Main duties of the job
Leading and co-ordinating the network of programme partners and stakeholders across Wales.
Consultant Nurse / Deputy Head of VPDP to provide support and leadership of the VPDP Team in Public Health Wales.
Co-ordinating and leading on development of VPDP guidance and model policies for Wales.
Providing specialist expertise and support to the VPDP programme of Public Health Wales.
Providing health protection expertise and advice to Welsh Government relating to vaccine preventable disease.
Providing specialist expertise on vaccinations and support to health protection division
Public Health Wales is the National Public Health Institute in Wales. Our vision is 'Working to achieve a healthier future for Wales'. We play a pivotal role in driving improvements in population health and well-being, reducing health inequalities, improving healthcare outcomes, protecting the public and supporting the development of health in all policies across Wales.
Never more has public health been so important as we come through the Coronavirus pandemic, face the challenges of the cost-of-living crisis and tackle and prevent the harmful effects of climate change. We are an organisation that places ourselves at the heart of supporting people, communities, partners, and the Welsh Government in addressing these major challenges and providing solutions for action.
Our organisation is guided by our Values, 'Working together, with trust and respect, to make a difference'. We are committed to creating an inclusive workplace that values equality, diversity and inclusion. We welcome applications which represent the rich diversity of the communities we serve and from those wishing to work part time or on a job share basis.
To find out more about working for us and the benefits we offer please visithttps://phw.nhs.wales/careers/
For guidance on the application process, please visithttps://phw.nhs.wales/working-for-us/applicant-information-and-guidance/
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.
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.
Please note we reserve the right to close the application process before the closing date if we receive a large number of candidates. If you are interested in this post, and wish to be considered, we advise that you submit your application as soon as possible
Certificate of Sponsorship
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