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February

Manager, Cohorts

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH - Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin

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JOB DESCRIPTION

Application Closes: 4 March 2021

Role: Manager, Cohorts (Role until - 30 June 2021)

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s): 50 Lonsdale Street/Work from home

Position Summary: 

  • Provide overall epidemiological oversight to the Cohorts Pod Leads, epidemiologists and other team members.
  • Design, oversee and conduct epidemiological analysis relating to specific high-risk population groups/settings within the scope of the Cohorts Pods.
  • Contribute to the surveillance and reporting of active cases, contacts, and outbreaks across Victoria.
  • Coordinate and manage the functions performed by the Cohorts Pods.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of epidemiologists and project leads in the design and conduct of epidemiological analyses to inform COVID-19 prevention and control efforts.
  • Contribute to the surveillance and reporting of cases, contacts and outbreaks across Victoria from the Cohorts Pods to the wider DIME team and response.
  • Work collaboratively with cross-functional teams to ensure all DIME activities are properly planned and delivered.
  • Provide epidemiological advice and reporting to the Director, Investigation and Analysis and to CCOM Leadership to inform and support COVID-19 outbreak management.
  • Decision making and resolution of operational issues escalated by Pod Leads, and escalation of issues as necessary.
  • Monitor team performance, resolve and escalate issues as necessary.
  • With assistance of reporting expertise from across the DIME team, develop and oversee reporting and categorisation of key cohorts (population groups/settings at risk of COVID, for example healthcare workers and residential aged care facilities).
  • Design and oversee epidemiological analysis of cases, contacts, and outbreaks to inform and support COVID-19 surveillance in Victoria.
  • Liaise closely and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders to optimise the operations of the Cohorts Pods and improve reach and relevance of epidemiological products.
  • Oversee and update documentation (e.g. Standard Operating Procedures) relevant to the Cohorts Epidemiologists to ensure they are up to date and complete.
  • Work closely with the Cohorts Pod Leads to design and implement robust epidemiological analysis and reporting tools to support COVID-19 outbreak management.
  • Actively participate in and Investigation and Analysis Team meetings.

HOW TO APPLY:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note: For this position, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document.

Preferred candidates will be required to complete pre-employment screening, including a national police check and misconduct screening.

Applicants must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or hold a valid work permit or visa. Work eligibility will be checked as part of the recruitment process.

For further information please visit the Department of Health

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Melbourne, VIC

Government, Defence & Emergency




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