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Advanced Directive Educator - DOWNEY

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PIH Health considers patients and families as partners and active participants in advanced care planning. The purpose of this volunteer role allows the volunteer to facilitate this process by providing Advanced Care Planning education with the goal of the patient completing an Advanced Directive or Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST). The volunteer will have a conversation with the patient about their hopes, goals and wishes for the future and will identify issues and opportunities which have the potential to improve care and services. The volunteer will also connect the patient with the appropriate resources as needed, such as Chaplain, Nursing, or Social Services. The volunteer may answer questions about Advanced Directives/POLST and review the form, but will not complete the Advance Directive form for the patient.

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About PIH Health Hospital


12401 Washington Blvd, Whittier, CA 90602, US

Mission Statement

PIH Health, a not-for-profit regional hospital and health center, delivers healthcare services to southeastern Los Angeles County and portions of the San Gabriel Valley and Orange County. PIH Health provides high quality health care without discrimination, demonstrating compassion, respect, and dignity in caring for all patients. Recognizing its charitable mission, the hospital's efforts are directed toward contributing to the health and well-being of its communities in an ethical and a fiscally prudent manner. PIH Health is committed to building a mutually supportive healthcare team-consisting of board members, medical staff, employees and volunteers. This team is dedicated to maintaining a modern facility staffed by highly skilled personnel and to offering specialized centers of excellence, research opportunities, education, and community healthcare programs.


Volunteer Services is currently seeking adult and student volunteers. We currently have 3 categories of volunteers: High School, at least 16 years old and a Sophomore, College and Adults, adults, primarily not in school. When applying, please indicate which category you are.


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11500 Brookshire Ave.Downey, CA 90241



  • Customer Service
  • Case Work / Management
  • Patient Care
  • Bilingual
  • People Skills
  • Social Work


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We ask volunteers to commit to a 3-4 hour shift once a week. We also ask volunteers to serve a total of 100 hours, which is typically a 6+ month commitment.

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