A Hospice Patient Care Volunteer

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VITAS Healthcare of San Diego

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Patient Care
Provide friendly visits with patients in a long term care facility or respite for the caregiver for a patient at home

VITAS is looking for kind and caring people to help terminally ill patients and their families. Friendly visits, simple errands, providing a listening ear and the gift of friendship at a crucial time can make a real difference in another's life. Yours, too! Responsibilities includeL providing respite care (sit with a patient while the caregiver takes a break); friendly visits to patients and their families at home or in a nursing home; reading; writing letters, playing games, driving a patient or family member to appointments; accompanying a patient to a church function, wedding, beauty shop, play, ballgame; run errands to the grocery store, drug store, post office; assist with programs and special events. Other Volunteer Opportunities Available: Bereavement Volunteer, Administrative Volunteer, Hair Care/Cosmetology Volunteer (license required) Life Review/Legacy Volunteers, Veteran Volunteer, Massage Volunteer (license required), PAW Pal Pet Volunteer (certification required), Memory Bear Makers, Photography Volunteers, Spiritual Care Volunteers, Telephone Assurance Volunteers, Veteran Volunteers, Telephone Assurance Program. ALL Volunteers must attend a 2 day Orientation to gain the knowledge you will need to work with terminally ill patients. These are held every other month on 2 consecutive Saturdays.

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About VITAS Healthcare of San Diego

Location:

9655 Granite Ridge Dr., Ste. 300, San Diego, CA 92123, US

Mission Statement

VITAS Healthcare recognizes the importance of a strong and innovative Hospice program. Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice program, allowing VITAS to continue personalizing, enhancing and expanding services offered to patients and families. By exemplifying the VITAS Values, volunteers serve as advocates and are proactive in meeting the needs of those under our care. VITAS integrates volunteers into the hospice team by actively recruiting, training, supporting and creatively utilizing volunteers to meet patient and family needs. Volunteers and their contributions are respected and valued.

Description

Volunteers are the heart of VITAS Healthcare, providing friendly, non-medical support to hospice patients and their family or offering support services in the office. We are seeking caring and compassionate individuals to volunteer for our patients in their homes or in nursing facilities in your community throughout San Diego County.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Homes and nursing homes in your communityVisits made within 15 miles of your homeThroughout San Diego County, CA 92123

SKILLS

  • Patient Care
  • People Skills
  • Healthcare
  • Nursing
  • Bilingual
  • Hospice Care

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 weekly visits, generally 1-2 hrs + travel time
  • 2019 Orientation Dates: Jan 12 & 19, Mar 2 & 9, May 18 & 25, Jul 20 & 27, Sept 21 & 28, Nov 9 & 16

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