Position Details
Reference Number 20504
Position Title Voluntary Assisted Dying Care Navigator
Employment Type Fixed Term Part Time
Division Clinical Governance & Strategic Projects
Location Melbourne
Award Classification Dependent on qualifications
Position Summary

Outstanding candidates are encouraged to apply for positions now open at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre – a place where our normal days are extraordinary; as are the people we care for.


Peter Mac is one of a handful of integrated cancer research, education and treatment centres in the world. Each day our team strives to provide the very best in cancer care, even better treatments and potential cancer cures for all people affected by cancer.


Globally, we are facing one of the most pivotal times in the pursuit of cancer cures, and Peter Mac stands at its forefront. Together, we aim to lead a new era of cancer prevention, care and discovery, supported by state-of-the-art facilities at our new home within the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre building.


Your role in our future.


The Victorian Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017 commenced in June 2019. Victorian who are at the end of their life and who meet defined eligibility criteria are able to request access to Voluntary Assisted Dying. 


The Voluntary Assisted Dying Care Navigators are a point of contact for members of the public, health practitioners and health services across Victoria for information or support in accessing or delivering Voluntary Assisted Dying.


The navigators provide holistic and practical support to people, carers and families in understanding the voluntary assisted dying legislation, potential access and implications in their specific context. They explore a person's specific needs and goals of care and assist with identifying appropriate service referral pathways. 


The navigators support health practitioners in working through legislated processes, health services in determining their level of participation in voluntary assisting dying and reviewing, developing and implementing appropriate policies and procedures. 


This opportunity is fixed term for a 12 month period, part time 56 hours per fortnight.


For further information about this opportunity, please review the position description or contact us for a confidential discussion.


Peter Mac offers its employees the following benefits:

  • Salary Packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Central City Location
  • Training and Development Program
Selection Criteria Essential: Tertiary qualification in a health related field
Essential: Relevant professional registration, for example AHPRA
Essential: Relevant clinical experience such as in end of life care and holistic assessments
Essential: Clinical understanding of the potential impact of accessing voluntary assisted dying on end of life
Essential: Demonstrated high level of communication (both written and verbal) and interpersonal skills to liaise with a broad range of people and services
Essential: Comprehensive understanding of the Victorian Voluntary Assisted Dying Act 2017
Essential: Understanding of the Victorian health system and the ability to identify appropriate service referral pathways and/or coordinate access to Voluntary Assisted Dying
Essential: Demonstrated problem solving, critical thinking and sound decision making skills
Essential: Demonstrated cultural change experience leading sustained positive change in consumer and clinician experience
Essential: Self-starter with ability to work independently.
Essential: Victorian Drivers Licence
Essential: Willingness / ability to drive to attend home visits
Desirable: Change Management and/or Project Management qualifications and experience
Desirable: Experience and expertise in community liaison, particularly with community medical practitioners and community organisations
Contact Person Melanie Van Diemen
Contact Number 0436 839 200
Alternate Contact Person Laurie Newman
Alternate Contact Number 0448 615 353
Closing Date 04/11/2021
Position Description
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