Northern Health

British Columbia

Aboriginal Patient Liaison Worker (Permanent Part Time)

Feb 16, 2017
$25.93
Dawson Creek, British Columbia
Entry Level

Position Summary

The Aboriginal Liaison Worker (ALW) will be responsible for providing a bridge between aboriginal communities and their culture, and the NH health care providers in the South Peace Health Services Delivery Area with the intent to improve access to service, and the quality of health care provided to Aboriginal Peoples and their Elders. The ALW facilitates the exchange of information and assists in problem solving between the client/ resident/ patient / family and the healthcare professionals during the client/ resident/ patient's episode of care. As well, the ALW is a patient advocate, assisting the patient and staff to address cultural or other requirements as needed. The ALW is responsible for increasing staff and physician understanding about the Aboriginal Culture through educational workshops or learning opportunities and for providing information, resources, linkages and resource support to communities in addressing the health needs of Aboriginal communities within the HSDA.

Qualifications

  • Graduation from a recognized degree program in Social Science, plus
  • One (1) year of recent related experience, or
  • An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

DAWSON CREEK COMMUNITY

The rolling foothills of the Northern Rockies surround Dawson Creek where the sky is always blue and there is something to offer everyone. The quality of life in Dawson Creek is like nothing you have ever experienced before. There is no long commute to work and no one is in a rush. For most people the commute is two or three minutes and they go home at lunch time. Time after work is spent pursuing some of the many outdoor activities.

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