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ORGANIZATION: Ascension Saint Joseph Medical Center

PURPOSE: To assist staff in providing the highest quality of patient care by providing a friendly visit and making patients aware of the services available to them during their hospital stay.

Volunteer will have a cart that is stocked full of items (magazines, books, crafts, playing cards, puzzles, pens & pencils) and clipboard with Patient Visit Logs to desired patient care unit.
All patients on the unit receive a visit, except those in isolation. REMINDER: Volunteers are not allowed in patient isolation rooms.

EXPECTATIONS:
1. Must enjoy meeting people
2. Must display a kind and sympathetic attitude and the ability to relate easily to a diverse population of ill patients.
3. Must not answer questions/give advice regarding a patient’s medical condition/diagnosis; refer any complaints or concerns to the nurse.
4. Be knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the Medical Center.
5. Be able to work independently; autonomy and self-direction are encouraged once staff has shared any pertinent information at the beginning of the volunteer's assignment.

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About Ascension Saint Joseph Medical Center

Location:

333 North Madison Street, Joliet, IL 60435, US

Mission Statement

To extend the healing ministry of Jesus.

Description

Ascension Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet is an award-winning medical center recognized for overall clinical excellence. The medical center is a regional referral center serving Will and surrounding counties as well as the southwest Chicago suburbs. Saint Joseph Medical Center is a certified Primary Stroke Center, an accredited Chest Pain Center, and provides CARF-accredited rehabilitation services. We have also been recognized nationally for a top-rated Neuroscience Institute, advanced cardiac care, comprehensive orthopedic program, family-centered obstetrics, and a Level II Trauma Center.

By the numbers

  • Founded: 1882
  • Licensed Beds: 480
  • Physicians: 585

Key services include

  • Neuroscience Institute - 24/7 neurosurgery and neuroendovascular
  • Cardiovascular services - including open heart surgery and electrophysiology lab
  • Pediatric emergency department
  • Women’s health
  • DaVinci robotic surgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Cancer care center
  • Emergency services
  • Maternal Child services
  • Surgical services
  • Wound Center with hyperbaric treatment
  • Sleep Center

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors
Community, Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

333 Madison StreetJoliet, IL 60435

(41.52786,-88.13525)
 

SKILLS

  • Healthcare

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

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

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