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Palliative Care Unit Volunteer – Caloundra (Position ID: 131052)

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Description:  An on Hospital  Cottage has a purpose built 10 bed inpatient Palliative Care Unit in Caloundra. They require volunteers at the Unit to help create a welcoming and homely environment for patients, families and visitors. If you are successful you will be engaged in carrying out a number of tasks including such things as tidying common areas, reading to clients, playing games, watering and looking after flowers, having a laugh and chatting to residents.

  • Patience, independence, initiative, a calm demeanor, the ability to accept instruction and willingness to pitch are important assets for this position. Being comfortable with the dying process is a necessity. General Tasks would include
  • Ensuring common areas are tidy and comfortable. Activities available. Appropriate books and magazines
    available.
  • Keeping flowers tidy and watered and placing them in available clean vases.
    Ensuring patient rooms have items such as tissues, appropriate CDs.
  • Supporting patients and visitors if appropriate – a laugh, a chat, a distraction.
  • Helping patients and family to find things on the unit and making cups of tea etc.
    Attending  to the coffee machine.

Other tasks:

As negotiated with the Coordinator, volunteers are rostered to attend at various times. Other specific activities/roles include bringing in a special morning tea, taking round the drinks trolley, helping to keep the garden colourful and healthy, looking after our electronic equipment (CD and DVD players etc.) and much more.

Requirements: A Blue Card is required but can be organised for you.
Location: Caloundra
Commitment: Regular – more than 6 months
Time Required: Usually about 2 hours per shift. One to two shifts a week desirable. Any day Monday to Sunday and Public Holidays
Accessible: No

Age Range: 18 to 105

Training: Infection control, fraud, code of ethics, confidentiality etc. Task specific on job training.
Reimbursement: Tea and coffee provided
Transport: You will have your own transport preferably but there is a bus route nearby for those local to Caloundra
Volunteers needed: 8

Urgent: Yes

Contact:

  • Phone: (07) 5443 8256
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