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Volunteers wanted

23 Oct 2020 14:28:14
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We're looking for volunteers for Rotherham Hospital to help our patients keep in contact with loved ones while on the wards.

We need:   

Patient Communication Facilitators

Patient Property Facilitators

 

Patient Communication Facilitators

The role of the Patient Communication Facilitator is to support staff to ensure all patients have an opportunity to stay in contact with their nominated person. 

They will assist with maintaining patient/relative contact during the current restrictions by facilitating welfare calls to patient relatives/loved ones via telephone or video call or undertaking these on the patient’s behalf. 

The role will not include personal care, taking observations, contact with any bodily fluids or moving and handling.

All Patient Communication Facilitators are required to be bare below the elbow.

The role will last for four months and will involve four-hour-shifts on a rota, Monday to Sunday, 9am-4pm.

Main duties 

The Patient Communication Facilitator will visit the wards asking for patients who would like assistance in making telephone or video calls to their nominated person.  

Skills 

  • Ability to use mobile phones, tablets or other social media applications/devices preferred (training will be provided)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Patience and understanding

If you are interested in applying for this role you must be fit and healthy and not be in the clinically vulnerable groups as stated below:

  • are 70 or older
  • have a lung condition that’s not severe (such as asthma, COPD, emphysema or bronchitis)
  • have heart disease (such as heart failure)
  • have diabetes
  • have chronic kidney disease
  • have liver disease (such as hepatitis)
  • have a condition affecting the brain or nerves (such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis or cerebral palsy)
  • have a condition that means they have a high risk of getting infections
  • are taking medicine that can affect the immune system (such as low doses of steroids)
  • are very obese (a BMI of 40 or above)
  • are pregnant

People who are at high risk are people who

  • have had an organ transplant
  • are having chemotherapy or antibody treatment for cancer, including immunotherapy
  • are having an intense course of radiotherapy (radical radiotherapy) for lung cancer
  • are having targeted cancer treatments that can affect the immune system (such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors)
  • have had a bone marrow or stem cell transplant in the past six months, or are still taking immunosuppressant medicine
  • have been told by a doctor they have a severe lung condition (such as cystic fibrosis, severe asthma or severe COPD)
  • have a condition that means they have a high risk of getting infections (such as SCID or sickle cell)
  • are taking medicine that makes them much more likely to get infections (such as high doses of steroids or immunosuppressant medicine)
  • have a serious heart condition and are pregnant

Please email Mavis Francis Voluntary Services Coordinator for an application pack at mavis.francis3@nhs.net.

Patient Property Facilitators

The role of the Patient Property Facilitator is to help coordinate the receipt and delivery of patients’ personal items such as nightwear, deodorant that would usually be brought in by visitors to the ward.

Main duties

The role will involve booking appointments into a database for the delivery of items, which will be delivered to the Moorgate Wing entrance by relatives. Patient items will be delivered in sealed plastic bags no larger than one shopping bag, which will require cleaning, signing in and delivery to the wards, who will sign to verify safe receipt.

All Patient Property Coordinators are required to be bare below the elbow and wear PPE and will be expected to become familiar with and adhere to the Patient Property Policy.

The role will last for four months and will involve four-hour-shifts on a rota Monday to Friday 9am-4pm.

Skills

  • Must be organised and methodical
  • Follow strict infection control measures

If you are interested in applying for this role you must be fit and healthy and not be in the clinically vulnerable groups as stated below:  

  • are 70 or older
  • have a lung condition that’s not severe (such as asthma, COPD, emphysema or bronchitis)
  • have heart disease (such as heart failure)
  • have diabetes
  • have chronic kidney disease
  • have liver disease (such as hepatitis)
  • have a condition affecting the brain or nerves (such as Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis or cerebral palsy)
  • have a condition that means they have a high risk of getting infections
  • are taking medicine that can affect the immune system (such as low doses of steroids)
  • are very obese (a BMI of 40 or above)
  • are pregnant

People who are at high risk are people who  

  • have had an organ transplant
  • are having chemotherapy or antibody treatment for cancer, including immunotherapy
  • are having an intense course of radiotherapy (radical radiotherapy) for lung cancer
  • are having targeted cancer treatments that can affect the immune system (such as protein kinase inhibitors or PARP inhibitors)
  • have had a bone marrow or stem cell transplant in the past six months, or are still taking immunosuppressant medicine
  • have been told by a doctor they have a severe lung condition (such as cystic fibrosis, severe asthma or severe COPD)
  • have a condition that means they have a high risk of getting infections (such as SCID or sickle cell)
  • are taking medicine that makes them much more likely to get infections (such as high doses of steroids or immunosuppressant medicine)
  • have a serious heart condition and are pregnant

 Please email Mavis Francis Voluntary Services Coordinator for an application pack at mavis.francis3@nhs.net.