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Become a Patient Care Companion (Lawrenceville)

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ORGANIZATION: Gentiva Hospice

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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Our mission is to honor life and offer compassion to individuals and their families, when facing a life-limiting illness.

Direct care companions provide support to patients through companionship and socialization as well as respite relief for caregivers. Direct patient care interns may also make tuck in calls to patients and families in accordance with their care plan. Our direct care interns gain hands on experience in patient care, while making a difference in the lives of others, and also gaining credit for degree coursework requirements. Hospice volunteers and interns are a valuable part of our care team.

Qualifications

The patient care companion must possess the ability to actively listen and communicate compassionately with patients, families and caregivers. They must be able to work well as apart of our interdisciplinary team. The intern must possess emotional maturity and sensitivity while also respecting the beliefs of the patients and their families. Interns must be dependable and have reliable transportation to ensure they are able to complete scheduled visits. The intern must have an understanding of the hospice philosophy, goals and be willing to participate in continuing education requirements.

Responsibilities

  1. Provide support to patient and families by performing such essential task as: reading to patients, playing games, writing letters on behalf of patients, assisting with meal preparation, light household chores as needed, companionship, and caregiver respite relief.
  2. Participate in continuing education and in-service learning as required by the agency.
  3. Provide availability on a regular basis and/or ensuring that visits with the patient are completed as outlined on their care plan.
  4. Maintain regular communication with the Volunteer Coordinator (VC) about the needs of the patient, family or caregiver and report any concerns/ problems in a timely matter to VC.
  5. Document and record all hours or service and return volunteer visit form to VC with 72hr of all visits.
  6. Notify VC if there are any changes that could affect patient care, a change in status, leave or absence or need or a substitute volunteer.
  7. Maintain patient, family and caregiver confidentiality and abide by all state and federal regulations as established in the company's policy and procedures.
  8. Meet and exceed the delivery of Company service standards and operate under the company's code of conduct.
  9. Perform duties within the patient's established volunteer care plan according the individuals ability, knowledge and training. Do not assume roles or responsibilities outside of the scope of the volunteer training practices.

COVID 19 Policy: Please be aware that in accordance with our company’s most up to date policy, all volunteers/interns are required to be fully vaccinated.

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About Gentiva Hospice

Location:

1051 Culpepper Dr, ste 100, conyers, GA 30094, US

Mission Statement

Gentiva Hospice is part of a family of home health, palliative, and hospice care providers. We are committed to clinical excellence, compassionate care, and extraordinary service when life matters most.

Description

If you are searching for a way to make a difference in the lives of others, you belong here. Hospice volunteers are a valuable part of our care team. Based on your interests and preferences, receive specific volunteer training to help improve the quality of life for others.

From providing companionship at a patient’s bedside, to running errands, and from assisting with administrative duties to creating gifts for patients and their families, one of our volunteer coordinators will help you discover the best fit for you.

CAUSE AREAS

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

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Lawrenceville, GA 30043

(33.99632,-84.00616)
 

SKILLS

  • Customer Service
  • Bereavement Support
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care
  • Veteran Care

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • scheduling is flexible

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