Employment Opportunities at WNSW PHN

Western NSW Primary Health Network (WNSW PHN) is an agile and high performing organisation that responds to the identified needs of the community, Commonwealth and State health policy, and the development needs of primary health care providers.

Palliative Approach Linkage Officer

Location: Dubbo

Part-Time maximum term contract until 30 June 2021.

Western NSW Primary Health Network (WSNW PHN) is currently seeking a motivated individual who has a passion for primary healthcare and community wellbeing to join our Commissioned Services and Strategic Projects team as Palliative Approach Linkage Officer.

The Palliative Approach Linkage Officer (PALO) is responsible for providing education and mentoring to support the implementation of a Palliative Approach Framework within those General Practices (GPs), Residential Aged Care Facilities (RACFs), remote Health Services and Multipurpose Services (MPSs) selected as pilot sites in the Greater Choice for At Home Palliative Care Measure (GCfAHPC) Shared Health and Advance care Record for End of life choices (SHARE) project pilot.

The implementation of the Palliative Approach Framework aims to build capacity in the pilot site facilities to provide quality palliative and end of life care to patients who are identified as being in the deteriorating or terminal palliative care phase. Strategically, the role will adopt a system’s approach looking at and addressing issues that are potential barriers or enablers in each pilot site to the provision of quality palliative and end of life care, including those factors that impact the ability for patients to remain at home, in the RACF or MPS to die.

The implementation will also involve the provision of mentoring, education and support to build General Practice, RACF, remote Health Service and MPS staff capacity to provide quality palliative and end of life care. This will include but is not limited to improving staff skills in identification and assessment of patients requiring a palliative approach, communication, advance care planning, anticipatory planning and symptom management.

WNSW PHN has a strong focus and commitment to addressing Aboriginal health inequality across the region and your commitment to the values of improving Aboriginal outcomes is highly valued.
The position will be located in our Dubbo office.

WNSW PHN is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications should be submitted via email (by the closing date and time) to: hr@wnswphn.org.au
For enquiries regarding this role, please contact Michele Pitt (Portfolio Lead – Chronic Disease, Aged Care & Palliative Care) on 0407 734 364.

Applications close 11.59pm 22 September 2020.

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