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Volunteer - Patient Opportunity

Company name
Greater Baltimore Medical Center Healthcare

Location
Charleston, SC, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Public Interest, Volunteer, Teenager, Healthcare

Posted on
Dec 13,2018

Valid Through
Mar 28,2019

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Volunteer - Patient Care

In need of a compassionate and empathetic person willing to share their time and talents with our patients. If you read, play games, build puzzles, play Bingo, sing, dance, act, paint, enjoy crafting, gardening, lawn work, cleaning house or just want to help enrich the lives of people in a life-limiting or life ending stage.

Job Summary::

To provide unpaid volunteer services to the hospice patients and their families.

Qualifications::

* 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

Responsibilities::

* 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

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Company info

Greater Baltimore Medical Center Healthcare
Website : http://www.gbmc.org

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