Position Details
Reference Number 171872
Position Title Spiritual Care Practitioner
Employment Status Permanent Part Time
Program Chief Nursing Officer
Location University Hospital Geelong
Salary $0.00
Hours Per Fortnight 16
Position Summary
  • Provide person-centred care to patients and families at University Hospital Geelong
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary health team
  • Ongoing training and professional development life

About the facility

Spiritual Care is integral to provision of comprehensive care at Barwon Health and plays a significant role in reducing consumers' spiritual distress and increasing spiritual wellbeing, resilience and satisfaction. Spiritual care is offered in a manner appropriate to each person, allowing the opportunity for people's concerns and hopes to be heard and explored in a respectful, trusting environment without judgment or agenda.  We acknowledge the right of all people to choose to express their spirituality aware of the increasing spiritual diversity of our community where many are identifying as 'spiritual' rather than 'religious'. Our Spiritual Care team includes spiritual care staff, volunteers and accredited faith visitors.

About the role

We are seeking a spiritual carer who is a sensitive listener, professional and motivated to join a team committed to development and innovation in the provision of best practice, inclusive Spiritual Care.

As the Spiritual Care Practitioner you will provide Spiritual Care to patients, residents, families, and sometimes staff with particular reference within Cancer Services.  You will receive and respond to referrals as part of an on call responsibility shared with the Spiritual Care team.

You will liaise with Social Work, Nurses and Doctors to ensure patient-centred care and provide handover to Spiritual Care colleagues to ensure a high level of communication.   You will be responsible for using hospital systems for referrals and documentation and will need well developed

IT skills.  The successful applicant will value working in a hospital-based team where inclusion and respect for all are underpinning values and be able to provide support to people from any spiritual, religious or cultural background.

About the culture

Spiritual Care staff are aware of the need to offer respectful spiritual support to patients, families and employees. The Spiritual Care office is a happy, welcoming and caring environment and we offer compassionate care to all.

Barwon Health staff benefits

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Professional development
  • Access to employee wellness facility
  • Salary packaging
  • Social club
  • Doorstep to the Great Ocean Road, Bellarine Peninsula and the Surf Coast

Diversity and Inclusion

At Barwon Health we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce where we value each person’s uniqueness. We embrace diverse life experiences and the perspectives of our people, whilst providing high-quality health care to all members of our community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, cultural background, disability, or sexual orientation.  At Barwon Health we are committed to providing positive employment opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait

Islander people and welcome employment applications from candidates of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background.  We at Barwon Health strongly encourage people with disability and diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles.

If we can assist you with any reasonable adjustments in order to submit your application for this role, please contact the Talent Acquisition team on (03) 4215 0520 or via email at talent.acquisition@barwonhealth.org.au noting your preferred method of communication and contact details and a member of the team will be in touch.

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This role must be fully vaccinated for COVID -19 and meet the requirements of the Barwon Health Immunisation Policy.

Selection Criteria Essential: Can you please list Barwon Health's values?
Essential: Can you please choose one of Barwon Health's values and describe a situation in the workplace where you have displayed this value?
Contact Person Peter Sherman 
Contact Person Job Title Spiritual Care Coordintor 
Contact Number 0409 969 066 
Contact Email peter.sherman@barwonhealth.org.au 
Closing Date 20/10/2021
Position Description
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Please note that this position will close at 11:45pm on closing date. Please ensure your application is added before then as we do not accept late applications.