About the role
A vacancy exists in the above unit for a highly motivated Palliative Care Aboriginal Health Worker with appropriate knowledge and skills to join our friendly and supportive team. Our progressive and innovative team offers development opportunities for our staff and a caring environment for the delivery of high quality patient centred care.
The role will serve as a primary conduit between SVHS and local Aboriginal communities and will provide non-clinical services including cultural and medical advocacy and developing and maintaining collaborative partnerships between SVHS and the local Aboriginal community. This role requires hands on day to day contact with palliative patients and engagement with Aboriginal community groups and leaders.
The role will provide community outreach on culturally specific perceptions of death and dying specific to Aboriginal patients, their carers and families and promote cultural awareness of the local community’s cultural beliefs and needs by participating in debriefing and information sharing sessions with other members of the palliative care team including specialist doctors, nurses and allied health professionals.
St Vincent's is committed to employing a workforce that reflects the community we care for. We strongly encourage applications from people that are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, culturally diverse, sexuality or gender diverse and/or living with disability. Employment with St Vincent's is subject to you having current immunity status that complies with the Occupational Assessment, Screening & Vaccination against Specified Infectious Diseases - NSW Health Policy Directive (PD2022_030). Appointment and ongoing employment will be subject to continued compliance with this policy directive.
We are seeking a skilled and energetic Palliative Care Aboriginal Health Worker who possess a passion for person centred care.