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Dover Park Hospice (DPH), a non-profit organisation, was founded in 1992 to provide palliative care to patients suffering from advanced diseases regardless of age, race or religion. We are a member of the Health Endowment Fund, the National Council of Social Service and the Singapore Hospice Council.

We are currently looking for matured & committed individuals to join us for the following positions:

1. STAFF NURSES (IN-PATIENT & HOME CARE)

You will be required to work with the multi-disciplinary team to provide palliative care to patients with terminal illness and end-stage organ failure. The palliative management will include pain and symptoms management, psychological, emotional and spiritual care support to patients and their family members.

You will also ensure and maintain the standards of professional nursing practice and work effectively as a team.

Requirements:

  • Degree in Nursing from a recognised institution
  • Minimum 5 years  of nursing experience in an acute care or home care setting
  • Palliative Care / ICU nursing training or background preferred
  • Able to work 3 rotating shifts (for in-patient wards)
  • Must be registered with the Singapore Nursing Board

2.  RESIDENT PHYSICIAN

To work with the multi-disciplinary team to provide symptom management, clinical care, psychological, emotional and spiritual care to patients and their families. 

Requirements:

  • Basic medical degree recognized by Singapore Medical Council
  • Minimum 3 years post-graduation medical school
  • Experience working in palliative care settings is desirable but not essential as training will be provided

Responsibilities:

  • Leads the team of nurses to provide medical consults  to patients with advanced and progressive disease
  • Formulates and review care plans with multi-disciplinary team to maintain standards of care and ensures safety of patients.
  • Assessment of new cases and performs on-call duties

3.  SENIOR / MEDICAL SOCIAL WORKER

 

Requirements:

  • Degree in Social Work / Counselling or relevant qualifications from a recognised university
  • Minimum 3 years direct practice experience
  • Minimum 2 years of supervisory experience (for Senior Social Worker)
  • Possess good team management and interpersonal skills
  • Experience/Interest in healthcare, palliative care or family work
  • Able to work in a fast pace environment

Responsibilities:

 

Render professional psycho-emotional, social and spiritual care and support to patients and their significant others and, in doing so, help them lead more meaningful and satisfying lives in the context of the situation where the death of a family member is imminent.  

  • Identify patient’s / family’s unique psychosocial needs
  • Assess patient / family risk for psychosocial distress or complicated grief
  • Assess and enhance patient / family strengths and coping skills
  • Assess and enhance the responsiveness of the environment and connecting the patient, family, caregiver with community resources as needed
  • Identify psychosocial interventions to be offered as part of the evolving comprehensive plan of care developed in accordance to the patient’s / family’s wishes and the interdisciplinary team
  • Provide intervention for specific symptom relief and to reduce risk for distress
  • Assess and manage psychosocial aspects of pain
  • Screen for psychopathology and abuse and educate and intervene accordingly
  • Evaluate the efficacy of treatment interventions
  • Provide proper handover while away from work duty and when transiting patients to other care settings so that ongoing care for patients and their significant others are not compromised
  • Be prepared to rotate among the three different services provided by the hospice
  • Supervision and development of social workers (for Senior Social Worker)

 

4.  COMMUNICATIONS AND OUTREACH EXECUTIVE

 

Requirements:

  • Degree in Mass Communications / Business Management / Marketing or related discipline
  • Min. 2 years' relevant experience in community outreach or education
  • Strong project management skills
  • Good interpersonal, presentation and communication skills
  • Self-driven and able to work in a team
  • Prior work experience in a healthcare or voluntary welfare organisation setting is preferred

Responsibilities:

 

The jobholder will play an active role in providing administrative, Content Management System and operational support to the department. He/she will liaise with organisations/schools to partner with them and build goodwill and working relations.  He/she will also work closely with the Fundraising and Volunteer Programme departments to support all DPH fundraising and corporate events.  This includes working with suppliers, vendors, patients and their families, and volunteers, etc.

Communications

  • Work with department manager to market DPH-based events and various relevant community outreach programmes, including the preparation of branding and marketing materials, as well as coordination of logistical arrangements for such activities.
  • Coordinate existing organisation's communications activities, such as the Patient Portrait Project.
  • Maintain and update the DPH photo and video libraries for publicity usage, and ensure that consent with respect to patients concerned has been obtained.
  • Work with department manager to manage content on DPH website and social media to achieve communications objectives.
 
Community Outreach
 
  • Be the liaison person to volunteer ambassadors to arrange meetings with external outreach partners to share information on DPH, establish and maintain good working relationships to enhance support for DPH activities.
  • Conduct presentations to visitors of DPH and coordinate existing community outreach activities, eg. Booth in the Community.
  • Work with different stakeholders, eg. People's Association, grassroots organisations and government agencies to ride on suitable platforms for outreach events in the community.
  • Manage the content for digital outreach activities.
  • Meet goals of target contacts and conversion rates both online and at outreach events.

     

Interested candidates are to email detailed resumes stating currect and expected salaries to:

Human Resource Department
Dover Park Hospice
10 Jalan Tan Tock Seng
Singapore 308436
Email: hr@doverpark.sg

DOVER PARK HOSPICE
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10 Jalan Tan Tock Seng Singapore 308436
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Tel (65) 6500 7272
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Fax (65) 6258 9007
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