Eskenazi Health is an organization that celebrates diversity, and seeks to engage a diverse volunteer workforce. We actively encourage all individuals to apply to volunteer and to seek advancement opportunities. Eskenazi Health also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities as required by law. For additional questions please contact us at: 317-880-3311.
Program Summary :
This non-paidVolunteer positionwill provide end of life compassionate companionship andwill be a reassuring presence to dying patients who would otherwise die alone. With the support of the nursing staff and physicians, these compassionate companions will offer patients a dignified death with a presence at the bedside.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Be available to sit for 3 hours at a time interval of your choosing
Complete all necessary paperwork and evaluation forms through Eskenazi HealthVolunteer Services Department
Complete the NODA Orientation Compassionate Companion Training
Follow all policies and procedures set forth by Eskenazi Health and the NODA program
Perform related duties as assigned.
Must comply with HIPPA standards, policies and procedures of maintaining confidentiality of patient and medical information, and follow the hospital's infection control guidelines.
Volunteers are not permitted to:
Position or lift patients in/out of bed, chair or wheelchair.
Transport patients confined to hospital beds.
Communicate clinical information to patients, clients, visitors or family members.
Document clinical information.
Interpret/translate clinical information in another language.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
Must not have experienced the loss if a loved one within the past year.
Successful completion of the application, interview, hospital volunteer orientation, and position specific departmental training.
Volunteers will be required to submit to criminal background inquiry, national governmental sanction check, child abuse clearance, sexual offender registry clearance and Occupational Health Screening.
Volunteers must be able to sit for long periods of time
Must possess a sensitivity to, concern for and empathy towards the emotional and/ or spiritual needs of the patient
Volunteer must work cooperatively with others as well as independently
Must be able to interact in a non-judgmental manner with persons of all ethnicities, backgrounds, and faiths
Volunteer must understand and follow directions
It is Eskenazi Health's philosophy and policy to treat employees, volunteers and applicants fairly and without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran's status or physical or mental ability. Discrimination against any employee, volunteer or applicant based on any of these conditions will not be allowed or tolerated. For additional questions please contact us at: 317-880-3311.