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UCH Evening and Weekend Ward Volunteer


Main area
One regular half day session per week for 12 months or two regular half day sessions per week for 6 months
Weekday evenings (flexible starting 4.45-6pm – 7.30/8pm), Saturday/Sunday 10am – 1.00pm or 3pm – 6pm
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01/03/2018 23:59

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

We want you to come to UCLH, and stay at UCLH; all of our staff have been involved in developing our values.

We believe that UCLH is 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.

UCLH has two major strategic projects underway. On Grafton Way, we are building a facility which will be home to one of only two high energy NHS proton beam therapy centres, Europe’s largest centre for the treatment of blood disorders and a hyper modern surgery service.  Close by on Huntley Street we are developing the new Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals. Replacing the current hospitals on Grays’ Inn Road, this development will mean we can provide multidisciplinary care to our dental and ENT patients in a modern environment. Our Grafton Way facility is due to open in 2020, with Huntley Street opening in 2019.

NHS staff survey results from 2016, UCLH has been named one of the ten best performing non-specialist trusts against the following statement: “If a friend of relative needed treatment I would be happy with the standard of care provided by this organisation”.

Volunteers are a key part of the ward team. Being a ward volunteer is about proactively engaging and interacting with patients, sitting with people whom may be anxious or need a listening ear, facilitating activities, running errands or fulfilling basic shopping requests. It also includes providing basic support and encouragement to patients around mealtimes.

For this role you would be based on either T7 (care of the elderly), T8 (infectious diseases/haematology), T9 (surgical/gastroenterology), T10 (orthopaedics) providing general, non-clinical support to patients and their families.

This role would suit anyone who is sensitive, proactive, outgoing and good with people.

Please apply for this role if you are only available to volunteer evenings and weekends.

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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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John Sosna
Volunteer Services Coordinator

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