Hospice Outreach Coordinator
JOB SUMMARY In accordance with the mission, vision and values of the Greater Trail Hospice Society (GTHS), the Greater Trail Hospice Program Director establishes relationships with various community partners to ensure people who would benefit from any hospice service in the Greater Trail area are connected with our program. Working with the GTHS Board and staff, the Program Director is a public ambassador for hospice activities.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Makes and maintains regular, in-person connections with professionals and staff for the purpose of increasing referrals to the hospice program and to improve knowledge about what hospice is and does a. KBRH Medical Unit, KBRH Surgical Unit, Poplar Ridge, Columbia View Lodge, Rosewood Patient Care Coordinators b. Physician and NP offices and primary care clinics c. Facility and community social workers
- May provide initial in-person assessment of clients to ascertain their needs
- Passes referrals and assessment information on to the Care Coordinator or Nav-CARE Coordinator for processing and volunteer assignment
- Provides education about GTHS hospice programs a. Develops a clear understanding of all hospice programs and their purpose b. Arranges speaking engagements with community groups c. Participates in media presentations (e.g. radio spots, videos, etc.) d. Ensures that hospice brochures and posters are available in strategic locations e. Promotes hospice social media and the hospice website f. Promotes speciality hospice programs: virtual reality glasses, Legacy program
- Assists the GTHS Board with community events that highlight hospice work and services, e.g. Hospice Month, Death Cafes, city or mall markets, fundraising initiatives, etc.
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: 6. Works collaboratively with other staff to increase hospice referrals and service utilization 7. Generates ideas to increase hospice awareness in the community 8. Provides written monthly reports to GTHS board and attends regular board meetings. 9. Maintains accountability to the GTHS Board through the Personnel Committee. 10. Other related duties as negotiated with the Board
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Post-secondary education Previous experience working with non-profit organizations or in medical or social work fields Outgoing personality and ability to engage with a variety of people and organizations Ability to work independently and set focused work goals Demonstration of good time management and job prioritization Effective, clear communication – oral and written Ability to work as part of a team as well as function independently with minimal supervision Comfort with computers for research, document development and presentations Physical ability to carry out job requirements Willingness to get all recommended vaccinations Valid Class 5 driver’s licence and access to a reliable vehicl
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