Volunteer will assist nursing staff with tasks listed below, in order to free staff for other duties.
- Making beds, tidying rooms
- Delivering mail to patient rooms
- Clerical duties as assigned
- Distributing communication fliers
- Provide support for patients through sitting and listening, reading or any mutually agreed upon recreational activity.
- Help patients read mail, write letters
- At direction of nurse: transport patients to therapies
- Dysphagia group, meals, support groups and other groups
- Transport patients to feeding areas, assist only patients who are on a regular diet with food selection, carry tray, assist with tray set-up, open food containers.
- Set up games for patients/play games with patients as time and other duties permit. Encourage patients to attend diversionary activities and transport them to activities.
- Fill patients' water pitchers.
- Update white boards under direction of nurse
- Assist nurse with flagging patient chair
Demonstrated ability to successfully perform required tasks in efficient and appropriate fashion.
General orientation will be provided by Volunteer Services staff.
Orientation to the nursing floors and the training for specific tasks (such as bed making) will be provided by nursing staff.
Orientation will be provided by a Food & Nutrition Services staff member for volunteers working for Nursing in the cafeteria.
Dress Code: Scrubs or appropriate street clothes or scrub jacket cover. No sleeveless shirts or shorts, no jeans, no large earrings or long nails: groomed hair; appropriate footwear (rubber-soled shoes) with low heel, no open heels or open toes.Applications will be accepted until May 30, 2014.
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Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 14
- Orientation or Training
- minimum of a 4 hour shift, once a week.
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