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Volunteer Pet Therapist

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Recruiting Organization: Heritage OnCare Hospice

Position: Volunteer Pet Therapist

Reports To: Volunteer Coordinator

Job Description Summary

The Pet Therapy Volunteer is a member of the hospice team with a desire to support patients and families in the Hospice program through visits with their trained therapy dog.

Essential Job Functions/Responsibilities

  • Provides companionship, support and appropriate education for patients
  • Responding appropriately to patient/caregiver inquiries
  • Educating patients/caregivers on the benefits of pet therapy
  • Monitor and report patient pain
  • Establish and maintain a strong and healthy relationship with patients and caregivers
  • Work in collaboration with the hospice team
  • Track and maintain patient information when required

Position Qualifications

  • Trained/Certified through the appropriate pet therapy organizations
  • All Pets must have proof of uptodate shots and have appropriate training
  • Ability to communicate well with people of diverse background and ages
  • Ability to solve complex problems efficiently
  • Maintains open communication with other team members, reporting events or changes of concern to the Volunteer Coordinator or other team members
  • Comfortable with death and the dying process
  • Ability to respect confidentiality at all times
  • Self-motivated, dependable and responsible
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to work in a changing environment
  • Able to practice proper infection control
  • Able to maintain appropriate personal and professional boundaries
  • Comfortable with death and the dying process
  • 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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