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Bellevue Hospital Center provides high quality, respectful and accessible health care services to the people of our neighboring community and throughout New York City. Care is provided to all who require clinical and social support, regardless of ability to pay. Our tradition of public health, education and research continues as our guiding principle.
The mission of the Bellevue Hospital Center's Rape Crisis Program is to provide sensitive and supportive services to survivors of sexual assault in order to facilitate the healing process. We accomplish this through offering high quality, respectful and accessible health care including: crisis intervention, counseling, advocacy, information about crime victim's rights, forensic examinations, prophylactic treatment and legal options for all New York City residents, regardless of their ability to pay.
Emergency Room Advocates
Bellevue Hospital's Rape Crisis Program is looking for men and women 18 and over to volunteer as advocates in the emergency rooms at Bellevue Hospital Center and NYU Medical Center. Advocates respond to the emergency room to support sexual assault and domestic violence survivors during their ER visit, to ensure that they have the support and information they need at such a critical time. Advocates must be able to respond to the emergency room within 30 minutes of being contacted and must be able to remain with survivors for the duration of their ER visit.
We provide a 40-hour training course, at no cost, in return for an 18-month commitment to being on call (by phone or pager) twice a month (evenings, overnights, weekends, and holidays). When called in for a case in the Emergency Department, volunteers are reimbursed for taxi expenses to and from the hospital. Additionally, volunteers must go through a medical clearance process in our Employee Health Service, for which there is no cost.
The 40-hour training will consist of three Sundays (October 5, 19 & 26 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) and four Wednesday evenings (October 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.). If you would like to find out more information about the program or schedule an interview, contact us at (212)562-3755 or send your resume via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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