(27.301008,-82.442566)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

6400 Edgelake DriveSarasota, FL 34240


About

The Volunteer will support professional staff in providing physical therapy services to designated patients.

  • Assist therapists with treatment sessions (follow with wheelchair or IV pole, retrieve assistant devices, etc.)
  • Accompany patients transporting themselves to the rehab gym.
  • Stock linen cabinets in gym.
  • Help maintain general neatness of gym area: replace walkers, canes, weights, etc.
  • Get patients drinks, as requested by therapists, from nourishment room on the unit.
  • Perform clerical duties such as filing, making copies and running errands, as needed.
  • After proper training by PT staff, volunteers may transport and assist patients on contact precautions under the direct supervision of a therapist. Volunteers may not transfer patients onto a bed or into a wheelchair. Volunteers can provide assistance during treatments as asked for by therapist, but may not have a direct hands-on contact with patient.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must demonstrate competency in age specifics, HIPAA, and HEOSH information.
  • Must be able to communicate with diverse population.
  • Must be able to follow directions from staff.
  • Understand the need for confidentiality and ability to maintain such.
  • Knowledge of hospital layout, especially those areas that relate to needs of your unit.
  • Must be able to follow directions from staff.
  • Must be able to walk for long distances.

Personal Skills, Abilities, Knowledge:

  • Must be a self-starter.
  • Ability to work with detailed information and follow directions.
  • Have a friendly, positive attitude.

Physical Requirements:

  • Requires walking, standing, sitting, lifting and reaching.
  • Ability to push/pull 25 lbs.
  • Must be able to read and speak English in simple, understandable terms.
  • Must have intact sense of sight and hearing.

Patient Population Served:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development and possesses the ability to respond to age specific issues and data reflective of the patients’ status.
  • Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care for the following age groups: Adolescent, Older Adult.

Protected Health Information:

  • Will limit access to protected health information (PHI) to the Information reasonably necessary to do the job.
  • Will share information only on a need-to-know basis for work purposes.
  • Access to verbal, written and electronic PHI for this position has been determined based on assignment responsibility.

Machine, Tools and Equipment:

  • Telephone, copier, FAX, computer and required application, and wheelchairs.

Length of Commitment: One 4 hour shift per week. Minimum six month commitment.

Skills

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • One 4 hour shift per week

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