PATIENT SUPPORT VOLUNTEER

Title: Patient Support Volunteer

Reports To: Volunteer Coordinator

Description:

Having a diverse group of patients with individual backgrounds and personalities means we need a diverse group of volunteers to help meet our patient’s needs. Whether your passion is storytelling, music, hospitality, medicine, animals, or mechanics, there is a place for you on our hospice team. The primary role of the Patient Support Volunteer is to provide in-person emotional and/or practical support to patients and/or their families. Although the needs of individual patients vary, common responsibilities of a Patient Support Volunteer include:

  • Conversing with patients
  • Provide respite for family or caregivers
  • Light housework
  • Reading, watching TV, or playing games with patients
  • Documenting visits in an online medical record

Location: Homes and care facilities in the Stockton or Sacramento area

Qualifications:

  • Mature individual, supportive of the hospice concept, comfortable with his/her own belief system
  • Compassionate attitude
  • Comfortability working independently while also communicating with a team
  • Willingness to work with patients and family regardless of gender, religion, race, sexual preference or economic status
  • Able to respect patient confidentiality – demonstrate understanding of HIPPA
  • Able to maintain appropriate and professional boundaries with patients
  • Able to listen and practice patience
  • Basic computer skills

Fill out this form if you are interested in becoming a Patient Support Volunteer at Blossom Ridge.  If you have questions, please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Haley Monroe via email: haley@blossomridge.net or call 916-956-4627.