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ABORIGINAL PATIENT NAVIGATOR (APN)

Apply Now Job ID 1254081 Date posted 05/02/2019
Job title :ABORIGINAL PATIENT NAVIGATOR (APN)
Community :SALMON ARM
Facility :SHUSWAP COM CARE HLTH SVC
Status :PERMANENT PART TIME (0.40 FTE)
Position Summary

Come and join our team….Come live, work and play where others only vacation. Make a difference. Love your work. Apply today!

Do you have desire to help Aboriginal people access culturally appropriate health care services? We are seeking an Aboriginal Patient Navigator for a casual role in Royal Inland Hospital.

As the Aboriginal Patient Navigator you are a resource for the Aboriginal patients/clients and families in helping them connect to the right services to meet their health care needs. You are also a resource to health care providers to help make health care services culturally safe and assist them in connecting with Aboriginal services.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities for Patients and Families:
• Help patients understand and access health services.
• Provide connections to religious and spiritual services.
• Provide advocacy and emotional support.
• Work as part of the multidisciplinary team to connect to services on discharge.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities for Health Care Providers:
• Provide knowledge about cultural and spiritual practices.
• Help identify and eliminate barriers to health care services.
• Link Aboriginal services with non-Aboriginal services.

We are seeking an Aboriginal Patient Navigator with understanding of the health care system and who communicates effectively both verbally and in writing. If you are solution-focused, can work independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment and are able to deal with cultural issues sensitively we would love to hear from you! Apply today!

** In accordance with Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code and Section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, preference will be given to qualified candidates with Aboriginal Ancestry **


Qualifications

EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
• Degree or diploma in social work, health care or relevant field.
• Two years related experience working in a health care environment.
• Demonstrate knowledge, experience, and understanding of Aboriginal people and their culture.
• Knowledge of federal, provincial, territorial, regional and Aboriginal organizations mandated to provide health services.
• Completion of a medical terminology course will be considered an asset.
• Valid BC Driver’s License.
• Criminal Records check required.
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Interior Health values diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to cultivate a workforce rich in culture, experience and knowledge to ensure equitable health outcomes for all of the clients we serve. We are welcoming of all populations including our Aboriginal partners throughout the Interior Health Region. We are committed to increasing our Aboriginal representative workforce to build an engaged, culturally diverse organization focused on the goal of providing high quality, sustainable healthcare through an engaged workforce and healthy workplaces. We build inclusive, trusting and respectful relationships through our partnerships. At Interior Health, Every Person Matters.

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