Volunteer - Midnight Angel

Homestead Hospice Dalton , GA 30722

Posted 3 months ago

Midnight Angels:

Homestead Hospice of Northwest Georgia is seeking volunteers to join our Midnight Angels team. Life is a journey and our Midnight Angels team insures that the last part of the Journey is not made alone. Team members provide support to our Patient and families in four-hour increments until hospice services are no longer needed. Homestead Hospice is seeking 6 to 12 dynamic individuals to be a part of this team. As a team member you are blessed to be the individual that makes and unbearable situation more manageable. Team members often provide a sense calming compassion and quiet reassurance to a patient and family in their final hours.

Requirements:

  • The ability to visit with a patient/family in a four-hour block based on your schedule

  • Dependable Transportation

  • Valid Driver's License

  • Auto Insurance

  • Ability to attend training provided

  • The heart for Hospice.

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

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.


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