Patient Companion

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ORGANIZATION: Vernon Memorial Healthcare

This opportunity involves visiting with inpatients in a hospital setting providing conversation, magazines, games or puzzles to help improve the patient experience. This is a 2-hour shift either 10 am-12 noon or 2 pm-4pm Monday through Friday. Volunteers can select a specific day/shift of the week that suits them or more than one day/shift. Volunteers should be comfortable in a hospital setting. Orientation and shadowing the position with staff is required.

2 Shifts

  • 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Vernon Memorial Healthcare

Location:

507 South Main Street, Viroqua, WI 54655, US

Mission Statement

MISSION: We are committed to being the best community healthcare system in the region. VISION: • To bring value to our community, we commit to excellence in everything we do: • Providing the ultimate experience for our patients/customers, their families, our staff and providers • Responding to the advances in healthcare and the changing needs of our community • Exhibiting leadership and stewardship toward our community’s healthcare system. VALUES: G Great experiences R Respecting everyone E Excellence in everything we do A Always a helpful attitude T Taking care of one another

Description

Vernon Memorial Healthcare is a rural nonprofit critical access hospital. We have received a 5 Star award for Patient Experience 16 years in a row. Our volunteers are a vital role in achieving this acknowledgement with patient wayfinding, assisting transporting patients in wheelchairs to their destination, managing and working in our gift shop, participation in fundraising efforts and in various positions behind the scenes which then allows staff to focus on patient care and safety.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Health & Medicine
Community, Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

507 South Main StreetViroqua, WI 54665

(43.5517,-90.88852)
 

SKILLS

  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Public Relations
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Shifts are 2 hours and available Monday through Friday. Can choose one shift or more than one shift.
  • Comfortable in a hospital setting. Social skills and conversational skills. Familiarity with healthcare.

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