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VITAS Hospice Patient Care Volunteers

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VITAS Healthcare - Broward

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Hospice Patient Care Volunteers spend time with patients at the end of life and their families-providing a listening ear and a warm and caring presence during a critical time in life, and become good solid companions!

Volunteers are needed throughout Broward County, in home settings, nursing home, ALF and inpatient units. Volunteers can also provide respite care for the Caregiver, as they need comfort and support too!

Patient Care Volunteers can be retirees, working professionals, students (must be 18). All nationalities, ethnic backgrounds and lifestyles are invited. Patient Care Volunteers can also include professional massage therapists, ministers, Reiki, cosmetologists. This is an exceptional opportunity for students working towards their medical/heath care degrees, who need experience in palliative and end of life care

You will be guaranteed success in making a difference in the quality of life by bringing dignity and comfort for someone at the end of life. You will establish meaningful friendships with patients, families, hospice staff, and other volunteers; You will learn life lessons from working with end of life care, and transfer valuable skills that will transfer to your work/life.

Important Qualities of a VITAS Patient Care Volunteer:
Care and empathy for others
Tolerance - respect for different cultural values, lifestyles and beliefs
Ability to listen without judgement; without dominating the conversation
Receptive to hospice philosophy; comfort with death and loss
Maturity, good emotional health, no recent significant loss/crisis
Ability to work independent or on a team
Flexibility with work assignments
Time to commit to assignments
Able to uphold confidentiality

Flexible Hours/days of week

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: laurel.torres@vitas.com or www.vitas.com/volunteer

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About VITAS Healthcare - Broward

Location:

1801 WEST SAMPLE ROAD, Suite 100, DEERFIELD BEACH, FL 33064, US

Mission Statement

VITAS Healthcare recognizes the importance of a strong and innovative program. Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice program, allowing VITAS to continue personalizing, enhancing and expanding services offered to patients and families. By exemplifying the VITAS Values, volunteers serve as patient and family advocates and are proactive in meeting the needs of patients and families. VITAS integrates volunteers into the hospice team by actively recruiting, training, supporting and creatively utilizing volunteers to meet patient and family needs. Volunteers and their contributions are respected and valued.

Description

Volunteers are the heart of VITAS Healthcare, providing friendly, non-medical patient and family care and offering support services in the office, using their cars and from their own homes.

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

5 In Patient Hospice Units in Broward CountyNursing Homes, ALF's and homes in BrowardFt. Lauderdale, FL 33309

(26.20175,-80.1852)
 

SKILLS

  • Massage Therapy
  • Bereavement Support
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care
  • Veteran Care

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours per week. You must be committed to the program, as our patients and families will depend on seeing you.
  • Patient Care Volunteers are required to complete a background screening, fingerprint and TB test. VITAS covers the cost of these.

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