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6400 Edgelake DriveSarasota, FL 34240


Assignment title: Patient Visitor

Purpose: This volunteer opportunity provides patients with services that contribute to their comfort and enhance their stay at HealthSouth.

Supervising Personnel: Volunteer Coordinator, Nursing Supervisor

Training and Education: General Hospital Orientation, Department specific training

Days, Hours, Location: Daily, 1 st & 2 nd Floor patient rooms

Essential Functions:

  • Spend time with patients in a helpful manner; talking with patients, or just listening.
  • May read to patients, write letters, play games, watch TV together, or just sit quietly at the bedside.
  • Assist in answering call lights.

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.

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 frequent walking, standing, sitting.
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English.
  • Must have intact sense of sight and hearing.

Patient Population Served:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development.
  • 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:

  • None

Length of Commitment: One shift per week.


Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 - 4 hours per week

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