Hospice Volunteer - Patient Care

Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care - Homer Glen, IL (30+ days ago)4.4


Patient care volunteers work directly with Rainbow Hospice patients and families to provide visits to patients in-home, at the Inpatient Unit, or in a Long Term Care Facility.

Helping to care for our patients and families is a critical role played by our volunteers. These positions are some of the most challenging and rewarding volunteer opportunities at Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care. Volunteers in Patient Care and Family Support provide in-home services to patients currently being served by Rainbow Hospice.

Because of the direct patient and family interaction, all of these positions require Patient Care and Family Support volunteers to go through specialized Patient Care Training. This process teaches you about hospice and terminal illness and helps prepare volunteers to interact with and support our patients and families.

Responsibilities may include:
Providing friendly visits with patients and families
Providing assistance to patient caregivers
Occasionally assisting with light chores or errands
Helping to prepare meals for patients
Documenting patient care activities
Day(s) Needed: Weekdays, Evenings or Weekends

Time(s) Needed: Preferably in 3-4 hour time blocks, flexible schedules based on volunteer availability

Requirements

Must have completed Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care Patient Care Training
Must be able to complete a background check
Good communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with patients, caregivers and staff