Patient Advocate: Breast Cancer Patient Support

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ORGANIZATION: AiRS Foundation

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Do you want to make a difference in a breast cancer survivor’s life?

Patient Advocates connect with AiRS patients via phone, email and/or video conference at varying stages of breast cancer/reconstruction to serve as a support, mentor patients and suggest resources to patients who have been awarded a grant through the Alliance in Reconstructive Surgery Foundation. Advocates ultimately provide invaluable friendship and support.

The volunteer opportunity/time commitment is flexible to your schedule and availability. This is a remote volunteer opportunity available anywhere in the U.S.

PATIENT ADVOCATE REQUIREMENTS

  • Participate in initial AiRS Orientation Zoom call and periodic training opportunities
  • Be willing to sign non-disclosure agreement to protect health information of patients
  • Preference will be given to:
    • Advocates with a personal experience of breast cancer or BRCA gene mutation (survivors and "previvors")
    • Caregivers of breast cancer/BRCA patients or those with a connection to breast cancer
    • Health care professionals or those with experience dealing with patients and the health care system, or
    • Other attributes and personal commitment suitable for being an effective patient advocate
    • Bilingual Patient Advocates
  • Provide compassionate Support to help women through the physical and emotional recovery from breast cancer (typically via phone, text and email support)
  • Provide empathetic, sensitive, discreet and timely support and interaction with patients
  • Commit to learning about the various types of breast cancer, breast reconstruction, gene mutations and patient reconstructive options through the AiRS website and other advocacy and breast cancer resources provided.
  • Communicate regularly with Volunteer Coordinator about the status of patients; Record and submit patient status summary and volunteer hours monthly.
  • Ability to be self-motivated and work independently.
  • Stay connected with AiRS via newsletters, social media, and other forums; Attend AiRS events when and if available in your area; Serve as Ambassadors to AiRS Foundation.

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About AiRS Foundation

Location:

3401 LEE PKWY, Suite 1504, DALLAS, TX 75219, US

Mission Statement

To be a resource and a support system for the women who have had mastectomies as a result of breast cancer or BRCA+ genetic mutations, educating them on reconstruction options, and ultimately assisting them with the cost of reconstructive surgery

Description

The Foundation works in partnership with physicians in the United States, providing the resources necessary to make this surgery an option for women who would not otherwise have access to breast reconstruction. We partner with health care providers, health care centers and other groups to promote this service.

Want to give back? It only takes a little time do a lot of good. AiRS’s volunteer programs offer multiple ways you can get involved.

Patient Outreach and Advocacy
Event Planning
Fundraising
Data entry, research, organization support

CAUSE AREAS

Crisis Support
Health & Medicine
Women
Crisis Support, Health & Medicine, Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Advocacy
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Spanish

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Variable/Flexible to your schedule and availability
  • 1 hour Zoom orientation

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