St Michael's Hospice

HEREFORD

Volunteer Care Support Worker

Join our amazing team and make a real difference!

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Jade Dyke

This new role is an excellent opportunity for someone with a background in care, a desire to work in the care industry, or someone who aspires to take up nursing training.

We are looking for a friendly, outgoing and confident individual to assist the ward care staff in providing high quality, individualised, palliative nursing care.

As a Volunteer Care Support Worker, you will:

  • Assist care staff in the provision of personal care
  • Assist with the provision of a safe & comfortable environment
  • Assist with associated housekeeping chores (bed-making, surface cleaning)
  • Assist with patient activities and interests/hobbies (art, crafts, music, reading, listening)

The following will only be undertaken following appropriate training / guidance and only if requested to do so by a member of the care team:

  • To assist the care staff in enabling the patient to participate in activities away from their bedside / IPU (eg outside in gardens) – walking or using a wheelchair/accompanying patient to The Spiritual Space / Café/ Craft room
  • To undertake craft activities with individuals / groups (as long as a member of the care team has completed a risk assessment)
  • To assist a patient at meal times (as long as a member of the care team has completed a risk assessment and specifically delegated this task for this individual to you).

Find out more

If you would like more information or would like join the friendly volunteer team Benjamin Pardoe , then please contact Volunteer Co-ordinator

Department:
Inpatient Unit
Salary:
Voluntary role
Location:
St Michael's Hospice, Bartestree HR1 4HA

Apply online

If you are experiencing difficulty applying online, please telephone 01432 851000