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Hospice Support Volunteer

Hospice Support Volunteer
Saint Michael's Hospice
Description of the role:

The IPU Volunteer assists the clinical team on IPU in providing a high standard of support to patients, families, visitors and staff.

The role covers a mix of administration, reception and practical tasks which will vary according to the needs of the unit on any particular day.

The frequency of tasks varies: some are regular duties, others occur on a specific day or only occasionally. You may be asked to take on responsibility for a specific task if you are a regular volunteer.

This role also varies substantially depending on the number of patients on the Unit and their dependency needs.

At all times volunteers are representing Saint Michael's through the way they support patients and relatives. They are an important part of the service the hospice provides.

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

Volunteers must be:
- Comfortable volunteering with patients
- Be reliable and committed
- Be willing to undertake a variety of different tasks
- Be confident and able to deal with a variety of different situations
- Respect confidentiality at all time
- Be able to volunteer as part of a team
- Have a pleasant, calm and welcoming manner
- Have good communicating and listening skills

Practical information:

Volunteers usually help out for a morning or afternoon shift. Available shifts will be discussed during the application period.
Volunteers must be comfortable wearing PPE


Additional Information
DBS check needed: Yes
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Ages 18+
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: No
Saint Michael's Hospice
Hornbeam Park Avenue
North Yorkshire
Last updated: 07.12.2020
Organisation Information

Saint Michael's Hospice offers a range of specialist services to help local people living with terminal illness achieve the best possible quality of life. Services offered from the Hospice include: lymphoedema support, day therapy, inpatient care, support for families and carers, bereavement support. Patient services are delivered by a team of specialists, including consultants, dieticians, doctors, nurses, social workers, complementary therapists, chaplains, physiotherapist, psychologists, occupational therapists, social workers and support workers. This team works in partnership with other health and social care professionals involved with patients to ensure all care is personalised to meet a persons particular needs.

Charity number: 518905