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Palliative Care Volunteer (Peter Mac Pal)

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Organisation : Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Location : Melbourne

Time required : 12 months

Duration of project : Minimum 12 months

Sector : Community Engagement, Community Support Services, Health – General, Indigenous, LGBTIQ+, Youth & Young People

Posted on : 21 Sep, 2020

About the role

Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Peter Mac) is a Victorian public health service and a world-leading comprehensive cancer centre seeking to excel across all spheres of clinical care, research and education. We provide treatment to over 42,000 people with cancer each year and continuously innovate to increase access to care, maximise quality of life and improve patient and carer wellbeing and outcomes.

Peter Mac has a wellbeing approach to care. This Wellbeing Model is based on a fundamental belief that the best cancer care treats the person as well as the disease. This means addressing the social, emotional, cultural and spiritual needs associated with living with a cancer diagnosis or caring for someone with cancer.

Ward 1A is Peter Mac’s new inpatient palliative care unit and we’re seeking a team of volunteers to be part of the multidisciplinary Palliative Care Team. The role is pivotal in providing companionship, practical support and navigation to people living with advanced cancer or at end-of-life including their families and carers.

Broadly the Peter Mac “palliative approach” aims to achieve the best possible quality of life for people with advanced cancer or at end-of-life by providing services that respond to the physical, spiritual and cultural needs from diagnosis, to the end-of-life and bereavement.

For further information about the role or to apply, please visit Peter Mac’s eRecruit (hover for link) for a copy of the Role Statement.

Applications close: Wednesday 21 October (updated)

About the organisation

Organisation name : Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Not for Profit : Yes

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this volunteering opportunity.


Please quote in application: Palliative Care Volunteer (Peter Mac Pal) via Pro Bono Australia.


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