The Centre for Palliative Care provide PEPA funding to GPs, Doctors, Nurses Div 1, ENs, Allied Health to attend between 2-5 days of free experiential placement in a tertiary palliative care centre and community palliative care setting.
PEPA funding is provided by the federal Government managed by the CPC to build capacity in palliative care services in Victoria. Some services have taken up the prospect and have sent their whole team through the PEPA program (over a period of time).
Placements would most likely be at Monash, MCCulloch House and Peninsula Palliative Care because these are the services we are aligned with through the LRH Gippsland Region Palliative Care Consultancy Service.
The model/approach is flexible to suit part time work and the placements can be done in 2 day blocks eg. 2 days Inpatients break ; then in the community based palliative care service,
The main criteria is that you are not a specialist palliative care practitioner!
It’s a really great opportunity to provide staff with some practical experience to build capacity in your service and be paid for it!!!!
Please contact Carol Pyke at the Centre for Palliative care at mailto:Carol.PYKE@svha.org.au for further details