Hospice Volunteer

Hospice St. Louis Park, Minnesota


Description

The Hospice Volunteer provides patient companionship and support services according to his/her experience and training and in compliance with organization policies.

Position Functions and Responsibilities

  • Serves as an integral member of the interdisciplinary group amid various settings: patient homes; assisted living, memory care or skilled nursing facilities; inpatient hospitals; hospice-homes.
  • May include administrative or office duties.
  • Provide emotional support or practical assistance to enhance the comfort and quality of life for patients and families/caregivers, which may include: reading; card games; letter-writing; listening to music; light housekeeping; meal preparation or errands, as requested.
  • May provide respite to allow families/caregivers to take time away from hospice patient.
  • Maintains open communication and completes documentation of visits, per policy.
  • May attend interdisciplinary group meetings, as appropriate.

Qualifications

  • Experienced individual, supportive of the hospice concept, comfortable with his/her own mortality and spirituality and willing to serve others in a volunteer capacity.
  • Successful completion of the hospice’s volunteer training and orientation program; annual reviews and ongoing training.
  • Previous volunteer experience preferred.
  • Ability to work within the interdisciplinary group and uphold Lifesprk policies and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality and appropriate boundaries, in accordance with policies.