Health Protection Practitioner

  • Job Reference: 00033601-1
  • Date Posted: 13 January 2021
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Weston-super-Mare, Somerset
  • Salary: £350 Per Day
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical, Covid-19
  • Job Type: Contract

Job Description

Role purpose:

Responsible for preventative, outbreak and incident management as part of the council’s COVID-19 response team, working with colleagues and key partner agencies, to ensure outbreaks, clusters and incidents are responded to effectively and in line with the Local Outbreak Management Plan, supporting contact tracing, infection prevention and control activity. The post holder will also work with priority groups and high-risk settings, demonstrating skills in health protection gained by professional qualification and experience, to implement agreed measures effectively.

Coordinate the day to day COVID-19 health protection response, using professional judgement in the provision of specialist advice and escalation of complex issues, to effectively manage and prevent further outbreaks at a local level.

Manage and carry out functions to support local incident management and contact tracing response, mobilising link workers and completing records accurately and in compliance with local procedures.

Contribute to development and design of effective surveillance systems for local outbreaks and interpret data to inform and influence local response strategies.

Engage with key stakeholders in all sectors to improve communication, best practise, peer support and learning at a local and regional level to enhance the response and preparation in the case of local outbreaks for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.

Lead projects and defined areas of work in collaboration with others as agreed, such as COVID-19 outbreak management, impact on winter preparedness and other wider environmental hazards.

Provide training and support to others, as appropriate, to enable health improvement and health protection at every opportunity