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UCH Ward Volunteer

Voluntary

Main area
Voluntary
Grade
Voluntary
Contract
1 regular session p/w 12months
Hours
10am–1pm or 3pm–6pm Mon-Fri
Job ref
1810UCHWardVolunteer
Site
UCH
Town
London
Salary
Voluntary
Closing
23/10/2018 23:59

ROLE PURPOSE

Ward Volunteers help provide a positive hospital experience to patients. This volunteer role is about engaging with patients to help reduce boredom, improve well-being and generally supporting their hospital stay.

MAIN ACTIVITIES

Volunteers are a key part of the ward team, helping respond to requests, proactively engaging and interacting with patients, sitting with patients whom may be anxious or need a listening ear, facilitating activities, running errands or fulfilling basic shopping requests.

In addition this role includes supporting volunteering around mealtimes, helping them eat their meals, giving them time to chat and a listening ear. Volunteers provide encouragement and basic support e.g. opening packets of food or helping cut up food into smaller pieces. After additional training volunteers may also provide more hands on assisted feeding, physically helping patients to eat.

As a Ward Volunteer you will be based on, and integrated with the team on one specific ward. This helps to ensure consistency for patients, staff and volunteers. We ask all volunteers to be flexible with which ward they are based on.

Restrictions

Students:

Unfortunately, we are unable to take any students who are in the final year of the course, and ask that any students in their penultimate year start with us by the end of December. All volunteers must be aged over 18.

Applying for multiple roles?

We ask that you only apply for one role. If you are interested in multiple roles please list your preference in the application for the role you apply for and withdraw other applications.

If you apply for multiple roles your application may simply be rejected

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Raksha Dattani
Volunteer Services Manager

raksha.dattani@nhs.net
020 344 74750 (ex:74752)

If you have problems applying, contact

Telephone
02034479828