James River Home Health and Hospice
  • Richmond, VA, USA
  • Other

Job Description

Job Title/Position: Volunteer, this is a non-paid position.

Reports To: Manager of Volunteer Services Volunteer, this is a non-paid position. Position Description Summary The volunteer provides companionship and support services to the patient and family/caregiver according to his/her experience and training and in compliance with organizational policies. Generally this is in the patient's home, however could also be in a facility setting.

Essential Requirements/Responsibilities

  • Participates in an orientation & training session.
  • Completes a 2-step TB skin test (provided at JRH at no charge to the volunteer)
  • Serves the patient and family/caregiver under guidance of the Manager of Volunteer Services and Case Manager.
  • Serves as an integral member of the interdisciplinary group amid various settings: direct patient involvement, vigil, bereavement, administrative, community outreach, special projects.
  • Provides patient companionship and support through conversation, leisure activities, and by being a supportive presence. May complete homemaker chores and run errands which provides relief for the caregiver.
  • Provides regular availability in keeping with the patient and family/caregiver needs.
  • Documents as instructed while maintaining confidentiality.
  • Participates in volunteer educational in-services.
  • Maintains open communication and reports in regularly.
  • Participates in interdisciplinary group meetings, as appropriate.

Volunteer, this is a non-paid position.

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