Health Advocate Volunteer

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SOME - So Others Might Eat

SOME seeks a Volunteer Health Advocate who will support the SOME Medical Clinic staff by providing educational training and health and wellness information to clients. Volunteers may be eligible for a stipend for this ten-month position.

Average weekly hours are Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Under general administrative direction, provide patient education related to the client’s illness and planned treatment; assist patients in understanding their diagnosis, treatment options and resources available.
  • Develop patient education programs and tools for the clinic and adult housing programs.
  • Accompany clients to medical appointments (as needed) and/or recruit volunteers to assist the client in understanding care plan, asking relevant questions, and advocating for his/her medical needs.
  • Provide emotional support related to the clinical situation.
  • Responsible for outreach effort to establish and maintain positive working relationships with key medical partners; identify systemic barriers to care coordination.
  • Participate in interdisciplinary team meetings as necessary.
  • Volunteer will NOT administer any medications or vaccinations to any patient.
  • Volunteer will NOT provide any type of patient care without immediate supervision and direction by Licensed Healthcare Provider.
  • Volunteer will NOT document in patient’s chart without immediate supervision and direction by Licensed
    Healthcare Provider.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • LPN, RN, or interest in healthcare field, or undergraduate with a healthcare related degree such as Pre-Med, Biology, Public Health, or Social Work
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Able to provide emotional support while maintaining objectivity
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be organized and able to multi-task
  • Experience or desire to work with homeless adults with chronic medical concerns.
  • Requires problem solving, decision making and critical thinking.

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WHEN

Thu Nov 01, 2018 - Thu Aug 01, 2019
08:00 AM - 04:30 PM

WHERE

60 O St. NWWashington, DC 20001

(38.90824,-77.01106)
 

SKILLS

  • Organization
  • Problem Solving
  • Case Work / Management
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Healthcare

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • M - F 8a to 4:30p

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