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Pet Therapy Team Assistants

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ORGANIZATION: Mission Hospital

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Assists with pet therapy visits to hospital units by ensuring compliance with protocol for patient unit visits (in coordination with Pet Therapy Handler Volunteer Unit Coordinator) including:

  1. Collaborates with nursing team to determines list of appropriate patients to visit and receives any assignment briefings necessary to ensure a successful visit.
  2. Secures written consent for the pet visit prior to interaction with the dog team.
  3. Utilizes purposeful rounding guidelines and appropriate patient identification guidelines.
  4. Complies with infection prevention protocols before, during and after each visit.
Must enjoy dogs and able to work in conjunction with handlers and pets to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment for both the patient and the pet.

Complete a volunteer application at: https://missionhealth.org/member-hospitals/mission/volunteer-mission/

1 Shift

  • 08:00 AM to 08:00 PM EST
    1-2 hours per unit visit.
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Mission Hospital

Location:

509 Biltmore Avenue, Volunteer Services, Asheville, NC 28803, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission is to improve the health of the people of western North Carolina and the surrounding region.

  • Serve people as a not-for-profit health system governed by a voluntary community board.
  • Ensure sustainability through stewardship of the community's assets.
  • Provide quality services in a compassionate and cost-effective manner.
  • Collaborate in order to improve access across the entire continuum of care.
  • Promote wellness and health to benefit the community.

Description

Our hospital is an 800 bed hospital with over 8,000 employees. Each day we strive to achieve our BIG(GER) Aim: to get each patient to the desired outcome, first without harm, also without waste and with an exceptional experience for the patient and family.

CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

509 Biltmore AvenueVolunteer ServicesAsheville, NC 28801

(35.57658,-82.54922)
 

SKILLS

  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Animal Therapy

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours per week.
  • Patient understanding of animal behavior and attention to procedure and protocol.

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