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Palliative Approach Linkage Officer - Dubbo

Western NSW Primary Health Network
  • Part time maximum term contract to 30 June 2022 (with possibility of further extension)

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

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Registered Nurse to join our team and provide 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.

The position will be based in our Dubbo office.

If you have any questions about this position after you have read this document, please contact Alison Stoker 0427 821 549.

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