Aboriginal Patient Navigator – Williams LakeApply Now Job ID 1525829 Date posted 08/04/2021
Community :WILLIAMS LAKE
Facility :CARIBOO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
Are you a health care professional who works well under pressure and has knowledge of federal, provincial, territorial, regional, and Aboriginal organizations?
Cariboo Memorial Hospital in Williams Lake, BC is seeking a casual Aboriginal Patient Navigator (APN) to join their team! In accordance with the established vision and values of the organization, the Aboriginal Patient Navigator (APN) works as part of the Interdisciplinary Care Team and, as required, acts as a resource for both Aboriginal clients and healthcare providers to ensure the provision of care is culturally safe and client-centered. The APN works with Aboriginal people located in the assigned Interior Health (IH) service area across varying sectors of health (e.g., acute care, residential services, mental health, public health, and home health services), depending on the local service area.
Hours of work:
This casual position provides temporary coverage on Thursdays and Fridays from 08:00 to 16:00, or on an as needed basis.
Interior Health strives to create an environment where you enjoy the work you do, the place where you work, and the people around you. Everyone plays a role in the care continuum. Together, we create great workplaces.
Come and join us! Our focus is on giving people room to grow, to make an impact in the lives of others. Apply today!
Pursuant to section 41 of the British Columbia Human Rights Code, preference will be given to applicants of Aboriginal Ancestry. We invite applicants to self-identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.
Education, Training, and Experience:
• A degree or diploma in social work, healthcare, or a relevant field (e.g., Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse).
• Two years of related experience working in a healthcare environment.
• Demonstrated knowledge, experience, and understanding of Aboriginal people and their culture.
• Knowledge of federal, provincial, territorial, regional, and Aboriginal organizations mandated to provide health services.
• OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
• Preference will be given to candidates proficient in one or more Indigenous languages.
• Completion of a medical terminology course is an asset.
Skills and Abilities:
• to understand the healthcare system and mainstream institutions.
• to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
• to be solution-focused and resolve conflict.
• to work independently, as well as collaboratively, in a team environment.
• to address cultural concerns as they arise with cultural safety and humility.
• knowledge of, and experience with marginalized populations.
• to commit to ongoing professional development.
• to work well under pressure, either related to deadlines or unforeseen circumstances.
• to operate related equipment, including computer hardware and software.
• Demonstrated knowledge of social justice issues and the impact of social determinants of health.
• Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with others effectively.
• A valid BC Driver’s License.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
**ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.**
We invite applicants to self-identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes. Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with the application process, job readiness, interview readiness or tips for resume and cover letter writing, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor.
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.