Florida Medical Center-VITAS Healthcare-Hospice Unit # 164

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VITAS Healthcare of Broward

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Title: Assist Hospice Patients in an Inpatient Setting

Opportunity Description:
VITAS Volunteers give their time to terminally ill patients and their families in a hospital typesetting. Volunteers are needed to: visit with patients and families, serve patients at mealtime,
read books out loud to patients or visiting children, write letters or play games with patients and/or families, offer spiritual support, provide friendly support with your certified pet, sing or play music for patients and their families, manage the patient care activity cart and help with administrative duties.

The VITAS IPU is open 24 hours, 7 days a week. Volunteers generally help by providing support during a 2 to 4-hour shift.

VITAS provides free volunteer orientation on how to work with people at the end of life. Volunteers are trained in listening skills, family dynamics, and the right words to say to terminally ill patients and their family caregivers. Assignments are made according to the volunteer’s work and family schedules.

For more information about VITAS Volunteer Services visit https://www.vitas.com/volunteer.

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About VITAS Healthcare of Broward

Location:

1801 W. Sample Rd., Suite 301, Deerfield Beach, FL 33064, US

Mission Statement

VITAS Healthcare recognizes the importance of a strong and innovative program. Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice program, allowing VITAS to continue personalizing, enhancing and expanding services offered to patients and families. By exemplifying the VITAS Values, volunteers serve as patient and family advocates and are proactive in meeting the needs of patients and families. VITAS integrates volunteers into the hospice team by actively recruiting, training, supporting and creatively utilizing volunteers to meet patient and family needs. Volunteers and their contributions are respected and valued.

Description

Volunteers are the heart of VITAS Healthcare, providing friendly, non-medical patient and family care and offering support services in the office, using their cars and from their own homes.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

5000 W Oakland Park Blvd - 3rd floorFt Lauderdale, FL 33321

(26.207,-80.2659)
 

SKILLS

  • Hospice Care
  • People Skills
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training

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