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Elder in Residence - Aboriginal Health

Posting Number 1122735

Fraser Health is growing, the kind of growth you want to be a part of as you maximize the opportunity to improve and expand your skills. We are the largest and fastest growing Health Authority in Canada. Over 25, 000 employees, 2,500 physicians and 6,500 volunteers provide a wide range of integrated health care services to over 1.8 million people living in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley.

We hire great people for great jobs. The position of Elder in Residence plays a critical role in Fraser Health’s continued dedication to support indigenous perspectives, knowledge, and approach to wellness are honored in the hospital setting. Affect the lives of others as you take an active part in the Aboriginal community and promote health and well-being for the Aboriginal population in the Fraser Health region.

Position Highlights

You will provide mentorship, personal consultation, and an indigenous perspective for patients and their families as you work with their healthcare team regarding decisions about patient’s health and wellness care plan. Connecting with hospital staff you will extend your direction, share your knowledge, and provide mentorship around ceremony and culture.

Your specific duties will include:

  • Share guiding’s to patients, clients and their families about traditional knowledge in relation to health and wellness.
  • Support the rights of patients, clients, their families and members of the healthcare team to receive services that honor the customs and traditions of First Nations and other Aboriginal peoples.
  • Provide access and/or facilitates ceremony and traditional wellness practices.
  • Supports patients, clients and their families to increase their health literacy including their ability to capture and interpret information in ways that promote health.
  • Supports Cultural Safety program development through methods such as giving to development and training curriculum and delivering course content.
  • Attends and contributes at a variety of meetings including the Cultural Safety Committee meetings to improve the experience of the attendees supporting cultural awareness and sharing experiences and wisdom of their past.

Do you have significant wisdom in areas of traditional health and wellness as recognized by your National and/or Aboriginal Family? Are you an Elder with immense knowledge and expertise in Indigenous Culture and traditions ready to promote First Nations protocol and ceremony? If you have a background/knowledge in healthcare that would be a huge plus. A valid BC Drivers License and access to a vehicle for work related purposes is required.

This is a regular full time position based out of Kly-how-eya Aboriginal Centre in Surrey, British Columbia with access to transit, restaurants, and other amenities.

Valued Benefits:

A career with Fraser Health will offer you the opportunity to be a part of a dedicated team of providers in a dynamic and rewarding health care environment. We offer a competitive compensation and benefit package, including comprehensive health benefits coverage.

Work with our dedicated team and join our commitment to provide quality care to our patients and clients. We invite you to apply today and find out why more than 95% of new employees recommend Fraser Health to their friends and family as an excellent place to work! We value diversity in the work force and aim to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring & Trust.


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