Hospice Volunteer

THE MEDICAL TEAM - Reston, VA3.1

Full-timeEstimated: $34,000 - $47,000 a year
Benefits
Summary
The Medical Team is looking for Volunteers to provide assistance and support without compensation to hospice patients, families and the hospice team in the Virginia area.

Responsibilities
Direct Patient Care
Provide direct care/companionship to patient, reporting any changes to hospice staff.
Provide preparation of meals or assist with household chores..
Provide a clean, safe and comfortable patient environment.
Promote positive, supportive, respectful communication and respite to patient/family.
Provide an environment which promotes respect for patient, privacy and property.
Administrative Support
Provide clerical support to office staff.
Participate in special projects/fund raisers.
Professional Volunteer
Provide services according to the rules and standard of practice of their respective disciplines.

Environmental and Working Conditions:
Patient’s home - various conditions; possible exposure to blood and bodily fluids and infectious diseases; ability to work flexible schedule;
ability to travel locally; some exposure to unpleasant weather. Must have Hepatitis acceptance/declination.
Office - routine office environment, Noise level may be moderately high, ability to work a flexible schedule

Physical and Mental Effort:
Prolonged standing and walking required.
Occasional need to lift, pull, carry and push items.
Frequent need to stoop, kneel and reach while accessing files.
Requires working under some stressful conditions to meet deadlines, to identify patient needs, to make quick decisions and meet patient/family needs.
Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity.

The Medical Team is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.