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Montefiore Medical Center

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Volunteers in this program are available to provide remote and in-person companionship and support to isolated cancer patients at medical appointments or by telephone.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
* Accompany Bronx breast cancer patients to and from treatment or medical appointments at
Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx via car service or public transportation*
* Be an adherence treatment couch and empower patients to discuss any concerns with their
oncology team.
* Provide pre-appointment and post-appointment supportive phone calls to the patient.
* Foster a caring and compassionate relationship with cancer patients assigned or during outreach.
* Participate in other activities that are important to making the program effective, such as attending
volunteer meetings, continuing education, and training workshops.

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS/REQUIREMENTS:
* Must be former cancer patients/survivors. (Patients usually request companions that have lived
through the same experience as them.)
* Must commit to volunteering for a minimum of one- year
* Flexible schedule during the daytime hours (9am-5pm) Monday through Friday
* Must complete all training satisfactorily including medical clearance and background check
* Be available for assignments or notify Buddy Coordinator of schedule change
* Maintain good relationships with patients, health professionals at Montefiore and BOLD staff

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About Montefiore Medical Center

Location:

111 East 210th Street, Bronx, NY 10467, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Montefiore is to heal, to teach, to discover and to advance the health of the communities we serve. From its beginning in 1884, as a facility for the care of patients with tuberculosis and other chronic illnesses, to the new millennium, Montefiore has been at the forefront of patient care, research and education and steadfast commitment to its community. We provide coordinated, compassionate and leading-edge care designed to reach people when and where they need it most. Through highly integrated teams of physicians, nurses, social workers, mental health professionals and other caregivers, we have created an innovative, seamless system of care focused around the patient.

Description

People of all ages and walks of life are among the hundreds of volunteers that we welcome each year. Montefiore's state-of-the-art facilities create a dynamic learning environment for those who want to gain experience or share their time and knowledge with others.

Volunteers at Montefiore work in both patient and non-patient settings in more than 200 departments. Our volunteers are appreciated and highly valued. Every effort is made to match each individual with an appropriate and satisfying assignment.

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1825 Eastchester RoadBronx, NY 10461

(40.8491,-73.84618)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Healthcare
  • Customer Service
  • Relationship Building
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Family Therapy

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers must commit to volunteering for a minimum of one-year. Flexible schedule during the daytime hours (9am-5pm) Monday through Friday.
  • great communication skills, mature, positive, nurturing, sensitive, caregiver, retirees welcomed

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