Become a Wish Clinician

The Ambulance Wish Western Australia volunteering program supports the final wish fulfilment for terminally ill and palliative patients and their families, and the volunteers who undertake and assist in the process. 

 

If becoming a wish clinician appeals to you and you meet the essential criteria listed below, volunteer now! 

You will need to complete the form below, provide us with the necessary documents to undertake National Police and Working With Children checks and undertake an induction training day.

WISH CLINICIAN DUTIES INCLUDE . . .

Accompanying wish recipients on their final wishes.

Providing medical care, where required, for wish recipients. 

Checking essential equipment prior to undertaking final wishes

Handover to care staff, where applicable, after fulfilling final wish

Role description

Expressions of interest are now open for Wish Clinicians who would like to register their interest to volunteer with Ambulance Wish Western Australia. Volunteer clinicians accompany the wish recipient and a friend or family member on their final wish, providing care and support as required*.

You can volunteer on an ad hoc or regular basis, and we promise you’ll always feel welcome.

*Volunteers who also meet driving criteria and would like to be considered for both roles should check the box on the clinician form.

 

What skills, experience and qualities do you need?

  • AHPRA Registration as a Medical Practitioner, Nurse or Paramedic; 
  • Working With Children (WWC) clearance, or willingness to attain
  • Record of having 2021 Flu vaccination and Covid-19 immunisation (first COVID-19 vaccine to be received by 17 September 2021). [This is a requirement by the WA Government for all healthcare workers, including volunteers, to enter residential aged care facilities];
  • Reasonable level of physical fitness (to undertake safe manual handling of wish recipients and equipment);
  • Current Police Clearance, dated within 6 months, or willingness to undertake one;
  • A passion for the work of Ambulance Wish Western Australia; 
  • Personable, enthusiastic and approachable; 
  • An honest and trustworthy nature.

The benefits to you

  • Experience working with a professional altruistic charity;
  • Meet new people;
  • References for future employers;
  • Develop your skills;
  • A sense of satisfaction and pride for helping to make a valuable difference.

What you can expect from Ambulance Wish WA

  • An induction session to introduce you to the charity, recognise your skills and identify any ongoing support you may need from us in order to fulfil the role;
  • Invitations to Ambulance Wish Western Australia events;
  • A designated point of contact for support and guidance, when needed;
  • Volunteer newsletter. 

Volunteer Agreement
Clinician

Wish Clinician Expression of Interest Form

Current unrestricted 'C' class licence with <6 demerits
*If you have a disability or impairment, please describe it and how this would impact you in the role (confidential)