Palliative Care Aboriginal Health Practitioner – Eurobodalla

  • Company:
    Southern NSW Local Health District
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    2 days ago
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Where you’ll be working

At Southern NSW Local Health District we are working to help our communities lead healthy lives. Our mission is that all people across our diverse societies are able to have timely access to the right healthcare in the right setting to maximise their health, wellbeing and independence.

There is an abundance of lifestyle benefits available to you in country NSW and you will be amazed at what you will have access to – and it all comes without the queues and crowds of a big city. For more information .

What you’ll be doing The Palliative Care Aboriginal Health Practitioner will work within a plan of care under the supervision and direction of a registered/regulated health professional and within the limits of the Aboriginal Health Practitioner position description.

The position will support the Eurobodalla palliative care team in the provision of flexible, holistic and culturally sensitive palliative care services to Aboriginal clients and the community. The role will act as a link to palliative care services and ensure that care is inclusive of community and cultural issues.

Selection Criteria

  • Must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent (NB applicant’s race is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised by Section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977, NSW) and have established links with their local Aboriginal community.
  • Please list your experience/qualifications in relation to the essential requirements as set out in the Position Description
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise, proactively engage and work collaboratively with vulnerable communities and relevant agencies in ensuring culturally responsive services.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, problem solving skills and personal resilience.
  • Ability and willingness to undertake training in palliative care, advance care planning and grief and loss. This may include the need to travel to attend workshops and courses.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary health care team and effectively communicate and collaborate with others, including Aboriginal people and communities.
  • Demonstrated capacity to plan, develop, deliver, document and evaluate health promotion and education initiatives and the ability to use computer programs, as required within this process (including capacity to learn relevant programs, including those for patient records and data reporting).
  • Evidence of a current unrestricted drivers’ licence and the ability to maintain. Ability and willingness to drive/travel as the role requires. This may involve driving long distances and overnight stays.
  • Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination against Specific Diseases

    This is a Category ‘A’ position, please read and understand NSW Health policy directive . All new employees must agree to comply with the requirements outlined in this policy