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Patient Support Volunteer

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Recruiting Organization: Heritage OnCare Hospice

Position: Patient Support Volunteer

Reports To: Volunteer Coordinator

Job Description Summary

The patient support volunteer is a member of the interdisciplinary team with a desire to support patients and families in the Hospice Program.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities

  1. Provide respite for patient caregivers
  2. Provide companionship for patients
  3. Run errands for patients or caregivers
  4. Prepare meals for patients
  5. Perform light housekeeping
  6. Read to patients
  7. Assist with other support needs of patient ore caregivers.
  8. Records accurate, objective, timely documentation of volunteer activities
  9. Participates in relevant education activities to provide competent support to patients and caregivers and to promote professional growth.

Position Qualifications

  1. Ability to communicate well with people of diverse background and ages
  2. Maintains open communication with other team members, reporting events or changes of concern to the Volunteer Coordinator or other team members
  3. Able to respect confidentiality at all times
  4. Self-motivated, dependable and responsible
  5. Able to work independently
  6. Able to work in a changing environment
  7. Able to practice proper infection control
  8. Able to maintain appropriate personal and professional boundaries
  9. Comfortable with death and the dying process
  10. Must be 18 years of age

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair Accessible

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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