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UCH Creative Patient Engagement Volunteer


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1 day per week for a minimum of 6 months
Wednesdays 10-1pm
Job ref
1817UCH CreativeDaySupport
29/09/2017 23:59

At University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) our success starts with you.

We want you to come to UCLH and stay at UCLH because our success starts with you. All of our staff have been involved in developing our values. We believe that they make UCLH a better place for patients and staff alike.

This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the largest and most successful Foundation Trusts in the UK with an international reputation and a tradition of innovation.

Many of our services operate from new or newly refurbished facilities including the University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre which opened in 2012. So, why join UCLH…?

  • We have a reputation as a centre of clinical excellence
  • Our hospitals are in great central London locations
  • We have new facilities and state-of-the-art medical technology
  • We have a wide range of career opportunities

Based in the busy West End of London, we have a lively and vibrant working atmosphere, with quick and easy transport links to all our sites. Our size and resources enable us to offer a range of attractive benefits as well as unparalleled education and development opportunities for staff at all levels. This includes an extensive portfolio of academic and clinical courses and programmes ranging from ongoing personal development through to clinical excellence and leadership skills. UCLH prides itself on its investment in staff both in terms of developing career skills but also its commitment to staff health and wellbeing.

Please note must be available Wednesdays 10-1pm.

This is a fun, varied and creative role which is about being involved in engaging patients in creative activities at their bedside.

As part of this role you would be working in a small team of 2-3 volunteers (the Wednesday morning creative group) whom would be tasked with running regular creative sessions in different parts of the hospital including outpatient and in-patient areas.

The aims of these sessions are to engage patients in distracting activities, reducing anxiety and boredom. This will also include developing and supporting activities which can then be run in different parts of the hospital. Similar activities have included card making workshops with inpatients, origami flower and crane making in an outpatients department, and snowflake making on the wards. Periodically it will also include helping facilitate larger group volunteering days, and also supporting ward volunteers to learn new skills.

This would be a great opportunity for anyone who is creative, good with people and who likes volunteering as part of a team.

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Clive Pankhurst
Trust Lead for Volunteer Services
020 344 74751

If you have problems applying, contact

020 344 74750