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ABORIGINAL PATIENT LIAISON WORKER (PERMANENT PART TIME)
Location:Dawson Creek
Facility:DAWSON CREEK & DIST HOSPI
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Competition #:05333127
Employee Type:PERMANENT PART TIME (0.53 FTE)
Bargaining Unit:HEU
Facility:DAWSON CREEK & DIST HOSPI
Reports To:HEALTH SERVICE ADMINISTRATOR
Hourly Wage:$26.41
Close Date:OCTOBER 20, 2017*
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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 North 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 patient / family and the healthcare professionals during the 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.
 
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.
- Class 5, BC Drivers’ License – may be required to provide own vehicle for work purposes.

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.

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT