Current vacancies

Please find below the details for our current vacancies.

Thanks for your interest in working for the Association of Palliative Care Centres or our member organisations.

We don’t use CVs or keep them on file and look forward to applications for specific vacancies using the process outlined. See inside each vacancy for details of the role and how to apply.

Vacancies

The APCC has a current vacancy for an Accreditation Co-ordinator. Please see all the details below. All submissions must be received by 21st June 2024.

Job Description: Accreditation Coordinator

Reports to: CEO

Position Summary:

The Accreditation Coordinator is responsible for overseeing and managing the accreditation process for the member organization. This role involves coordinating with various sites, ensuring compliance with COHSASA standards, preparing necessary documentation, and facilitating audits and reviews. The Accreditation Coordinator will serve as the primary point of contact for all accreditation-related activities and will play a key role in maintaining and improving APCC member organization’s accredited status.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Accreditation Process Management:
  • Coordinate and manage the accreditation process from start to finish.
    • Work with Regional champions to identify accreditation needs of the organisation.
    • Facilitate resources to mentor and develop sites to improve star-rating from star -1 to fully accredited with COHSASA.
  • Develop and maintain a timeline for COHSASA accreditation activities, ensuring all deadlines are met.
  • Monitor and assist Regional champions with the Self-Assessment reviews of the sites within their organisation.
  1. Compliance and Standards:
  • Develop policies and procedures on the accreditation process.
  • Regularly review and update policies and procedures to maintain compliance.
  • Conduct internal audits and assessments to identify areas for improvement.
  • Coordinate a Standards Review Committee with selected accreditation champions to complete the 4 yearly standards review process required by COHHSASA/ISQua.
  1. Documentation and Reporting:
  • Compile and maintain comprehensive records of all accreditation activities.
  • Prepare detailed reports for internal stakeholders such as the APCC Board and Regional chairs
  • Attend each regional meeting at least annually
    • Report accreditation findings,
    • Gather information on member organisation satisfaction with accreditation mentoring and development process
  1. Accreditation training and support:
    • Develop regional accreditation champions, mentors and surveyors
    • Together with COHSASA provide at least annual training for potential surveyors within member organisations.
    • Monitor the services provided by trained APCC surveyors in order to ensure the standards required are maintained.
    • Develop training materials and resources to aid in member organisation education.
    • Offer guidance and assistance during accreditation visits and audits.
  1. Liaison and Communication:
    • Serve as the primary contact for accrediting bodies and external auditors.
    • Coordinate communication between member organisations on best practices.
      • Stay informed about changes in accreditation standards and industry trends.
      • Keep abreast of changes in laws and regulations that require adjustments or additions to policies and procedures.
    • Facilitate meetings and workshops to educate member organisations on accreditation requirements and processes.
  1. Fundraising activities:
    • Source funding for key accreditation activities with the help of the Board.
    • Coordinate reimbursement of surveyors for activities performed on behalf of APCC.
  1. Continuous Improvement:
    • Identify opportunities for improving accreditation processes and procedures.
    • Implement best practices to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of accreditation activities.

 Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., Education, Healthcare Administration, Business Administration).
  2. Minimum of 5 years of experience in accreditation or compliance roles within APCC member organizations.
  3. Strong knowledge of accreditation standards and processes.
  4. Excellent organizational and project management skills.
  5. Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy.
  6. Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  7. Ability to work independently and collaboratively with cross-functional teams.
  8. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and database management.
  9. Experience with accreditation management software is a plus.

 Working Conditions:

  1. Full-time position.
  2. Travel will be required for accreditation visits and conferences.
  3. May require extended hours during peak accreditation periods.

Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, and references to info@apcc.org.za by 21 June 2024.

**Note:** This job description is intended to provide a general overview of the position and does not include an exhaustive list of responsibilities and qualifications. The organization reserves the right to modify job duties and requirements as needed.

**Reports To:** CEO

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Urgent! HospiceWits – Palliative Care Nurse

Do you have a passion for supporting patients and families during their end-of-life journey?

HospiceWits is seeking a compassionate and experienced Palliative Care Nurse to join our team.

What you’ll do:

  • Provide exceptional care to patients at home
  • Manage pain and symptoms
  • Offer emotional support to patients and families
  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team
  • Train and mentor others

We are looking for someone with:

  • Registered Nurse qualification
  • 5-10 years’ experience, preferably in palliative care
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • A caring and supportive approach

This is a fast-paced and rewarding role.  If you’re ready to make a difference, send your CV to Francois@hospicewits.co.za

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HOSPICE PLETT

Hospice Plett have three current job vacancies. Please see the detail below. The three are for:

  1. Professional Nurse (palliative care)
  2. Professional Nurse (community nursing)
  3. Junior Community Based Social Worker

FRANSCHHOEK HOSPICE

APPLICATIONS ARE INVITED FOR THE POSITION OF PROFESSIONAL NURSE

To join our interdisciplinary palliative home-based care team based in Franschhoek Valley.

  • Professional Registered Nurse.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness to participate in training.
  • Community nursing and palliative care experience/interest would be a recommendation.
  • A valid driver’s license not less than two years.
  • Must live within 30km travelling distance of Franschhoek.
  • Uniform allowance offered.
  • A competitive salary.

Send your CV to: fhkpatientcare@gmail.com