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Is Your Life Needing More Purpose? Bring Your Huge Heart to Serve Our Hospice Patients!

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ORGANIZATION: Traditions Health

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Some patients faced with a life-limiting illness, who request a volunteer in many hospice programs, may never receive one. As Volunteer Coordinator for Traditions Health, it is my personal mission to provide one for every patient that desires a volunteer. Traditions Health of Biloxi (our new office location is in Ocean Springs, MS) is searching for dedicated and compassionate volunteers to contribute to the quality of life for the clients we serve. Any and all skills are needed and we have flexible schedules. We also provide an initial orientation/training, and ongoing training! Working in a healthcare setting, there is strict adherence to confidentialities/HIPAA. Ongoing training is provided.

The ways in which to serve are varied:

  • Provide companionship to a patient bedside, or respite for a family member to run an errand.
  • Help to create a Legacy project: a picture portfolio, a narrative, a scrapbook or journal--an accounting of a patient's life--for which the patient will be remembered.
  • Mow the lawn, or care for their garden.
  • Walk the family dog, or help care for their pets.
  • Assist with administrative tasks at our office.
  • Prepare meals.
  • Play games, or write letters.
  • Assist our Chaplain with bereavement and memorial service events.
  • Become a Tuck-In Caller Volunteer to ensure that patients and families have needed supplies for the weekend.
Essential Functions/Skills:
  • Ability to communicate in a conversation meant to engage patient/family.
  • Must possess effective and empathic listening skills.
  • Promote positive, supportive, respectful communication to patient/family and staff members.
  • Provide an environment which promotes respect for patient, privacy and property.
  • Must be cognizant of the unique position they hold within the patient and family setting.
  • Must possess a high degree of empathy and compassion related to end-of-life and Bereavement events.
  • Must be comfortable serving diverse groups and cultures.
Did you know that volunteers are required for hospice programs by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, and that they play a crucial role as part of a Hospice Care Team? Are you ready to become part of our team? Contact us for more information about how you can make a difference to the patients and families we serve!

Traditions Health Hospice is waiting to hear from you!

Jenny Johnstone-Smith, Volunteer Coordinator

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About Traditions Health

Location:

3704 Bienville Blvd, Ocean Springs, MS 39564, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Traditions Health is to promote health and independence in the patients we serve, to attract and retain exceptional healthcare professionals and to conduct our business with compassion and integrity.

Description

Awarded Home Health Accreditation from The Joint Commission, Traditions Health provides Home Health and Hospice Services.

Our goal is to help patients have the best quality of life possible surrounded by the people they love. Our healthcare professionals are there when patients need us, providing the care they need in the place they want to be - home.

CAUSE AREAS

Crisis Support
Health & Medicine
Seniors
Crisis Support, Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

3704 Bienville BlvdSuite A-3Ocean SpringsOcean Springs, MS 39564

(30.40955,-88.76799)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Customer Service
  • Bereavement Support
  • Hospice Care
  • People Skills
  • Healthcare

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible Schedule and locations. We are in ten counties, but are focusing on Harrison, Jackson and Hancock counties, with a time commitment of 2 to 4 hours per week. Three-hour Orientation required. Training provided and ongoing.
  • Expect a rigorous background (fingerprints required) application process, physical and drug test, and training required for healthcare settings. But ask yourself, "Would I want anything less for my family member, with a volunteer in my home?"

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