Hospice of Michigan
Greenwood, SC, United States
Public Interest, Volunteer, Teenager
To provide unpaid volunteer services to the hospice patients and their families.
* Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
* Ability to accept the changing needs of a hospice program
* Sound judgment in regards to issues of death and dying
* Available for training and continuing education
* Interacts tactful, diplomatic, and humanistic manner with patients and families
* Maintains all scheduled visits and adheres to Homestead Hospice policy and procedures
* Office clerical volunteer must be 16 years of age or older
* Completes the hospice volunteer training sessions and in-services.
* Participates in hospice quality improvement programs.
* Submits documentation of volunteer activity in an accurate and timely manner.
* Adheres to all company policies and procedures
* Communicates appropriate clinical information to the Volunteer Coordinator.
* Provides spiritual and emotional support to patients and their families.
* Maintains confidentiality of necessary information.
* Reports all grievances or complaints made by patients or families to the appropriate persons.
* Reports all allegations of patient abuse and/or misappropriation of patient’s property to Volunteer Coordinator.
* Ensures that all services are provided with respect for patient rights.
* Follows standard precautions and infection control procedures.
* Reports all accidents and incidents observed to Volunteer Coordinator.
* Thinks and acts calmly and logically to meet unusual occurrences of the job.
* Communicates effectively with patients and families.
* Must wear name badge
* Fill out Volunteer Note and return to Volunteer Coordinator within 24 hours
* Offer privacy when necessary
* Provide appropriate touch (on hands)
* Contact Volunteer Coordinator if patient visit changes
* Never give Legal or medical advise
* DNR means NEVER call 911. Call office immediately.
* Never take patient off property
* Never lift or transfer patient
* Never assist patient in standing or walking
* Never accept money as a “gift”
* Never attend to any ADL’s
Hospice of Michigan
Website : http://www.hom.org
Hospice of Michigan provides specialized health care services for people with a terminal illness and support for their loved ones. These services focus on comfort measures and pain control, or palliative care. Palliative care is directed by the patient and family along with the patient's physician or hospice medical director. Nurses, social workers, home health aides, spiritual advisors and trained volunteers work as an expert team to provide palliative care. The team focuses on providing comfort and pain relief when a cure is not possible. The goal is to help each person live as fully as possible and to help the family and loved ones participate in the person's care.