Hospice CareCenter Volunteer - Arlington Heights


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When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Hospice CareCenter at Northwest Community Hospital800 West Central RoadArlington Heights, IL 60005
Hospice CareCenter at Northwest Community Hospital
While working at the Hospice CareCenter at Northwest Community Hospital (800 Central Road, Arlington Heights), volunteers support patients, families and staff in an acute-care, fast-paced environment. This location features 8 private rooms for hospice patients as well as offers other amenities to support patients and their families. The suite is located in Northwest Community Hospital on the 9E level of the hospital's campus. Unique and meaningful assignments include: Hospitality Volunteer, CNA Assist, Care Companion and Activity Volunteer.

About

Volunteer in your community and set your own schedule! JourneyCare is looking for volunteers to serve at our Hospice CareCenter in Arlington Heights.

This is an acute care setting where we offer several unique roles for volunteers:

  • CNA Assist Volunteers are paired with a Certified Nursing Assistant and help with a patient's "activities of daily living," such as feeding, bathing, changing linens, etc. Specialized training is provided to help prepare volunteers to provide this tender care to our patients.
  • Hospitality Volunteers assist JourneyCare staff with clerical tasks such as answering phones and call lights, faxing important documents, providing tours of the hospice unit, and so on.
  • Care Companions visit with patients and families and provide an extra layer of support through simple conversation, playing a game, watching television, etc. They also help with re-stocking and other light duties around the unit.

Each of these roles was intentionally designed to meet needs of our patients, families and staff members, even the smallest act can have a big impact. The Care Center is open 24/7 and shifts are typically 3 hours. Your schedule can be set or flexible.

To get the process started, please fill out the JourneyCare Volunteer Application and sign up for an orientation: http://journeycare.org/volunteer/apply-volunteer/

Skills

  • Office Reception
  • Patient Care
  • Massage Therapy
  • Veteran Care
  • Bereavement Support
  • Hospice Care

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3-4 huors/week
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Test

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