Patient Advocate Volunteer


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Cause Areas

When

Mon Feb 20, 2017 - Mon May 22, 2017

Where

TRUST386 14th StreetOakland, CA 94612

About

LifeLong Medical Care provides high-quality health and social services to underserved people of all ages; creates models of care for the elderly, people with disabilities and families; and advocates for continuous improvements in the health of our communities. The TRUST Health Center in particular is a partnership with Alameda County and LifeLong Medical Care set-up to serve exclusively homeless individuals in Alameda County on General Assistance, by providing integrated Medical, Mental Health, and Case Management services under one roof. TRUST is a unique model of care pioneering what a 'safety net’ clinic is and should be. Our mission to bring tailored services to lift the health and well-being of homeless individuals in our community through community referrals, partnerships, and one-on-one care.

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LifeLong Medical Care - TRUST Health Center (LLMC-TRUST) is looking for driven and dedicated volunteers who are committed to improving patients' overall health and well-being. Volunteers are ideally interested in pursuing medicine, mental health, or social work in the safety net/Public Health environment or interested in health disparities. All of our opportunities are currently centered on patient interaction and assistance, however, there are ample opportunities to investigate quality improvement/research depending on interests and experience of interested volunteers. The clinic is an environment that emphasizes innovation and health exploration, and thus, this position can be adapted to the interests/talents of the individual volunteer.

Main Duties :

o Accompany patients in getting to outside specialist medical appointments.

o Assist with procuring donations and organizing donations received at TRUST.

o Assist Housing Navigator with educational, organizational, and outreach efforts.

o Contribute to wellness groups, including Women's Group, Tobacco Cessation, Expressive Art Group, etc.

o Attend at least one 'case conference meeting’ (1 hour) per quarter to continue education on issues faced by homeless populations both currently and historically.

o Attending any necessary training to become a full-fledged volunteer at LifeLong Medical Care.

o Capacity building, improving our resources in the community.

Opportunities:

o Shadow Medical and/or Mental health providers (variable depending on interest and permission).

o Investigate health in a public health/safety net environment.

o Receive weekly Supervision from Clinic staff member to tailor experience to individual.

o Get involved with day-to-day actives of busy clinic, assist with wellness groups, and attend meetings/workshops of interest to volunteer.

Ideal Candidate:

o Someone interested in pursuing a career in Medicine, Public Health, Social Work, and/or Mental Health services as a career.

o Interest in Capacity building of current program and volunteer services.

o Compassion and experiencing working for mentally ill and homeless individuals.

o Strong communication and Interpersonal skills.

Skills

  • Mental Health
  • Case Work / Management
  • Healthcare
  • Community Outreach

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