Support for patients being discharged from hospital - Welcome Home - Torpoint

Volunteer Cornwall - Changing Lives
Torpoint
04 Apr 2017

Description

Main Duties
To visit an older or vulnerable person in their own home after discharge from hospital to undertake an initial check and refer on appropriately (where required). Volunteers must be 18+ years.
Specific responsibilities:
Tasks vary according to individual need but may include:
o Undertake timely visits to the person in their home
o Identify individual needs and potential risks
o Complete a basic checklist and return to Volunteer Cornwall
o Prioritise needs and risks then refer on appropriately
How much time is involved:
Flexible as agreed with Welcome Home Volunteer Co-ordinator. We will probably ask you to do an average of 1 visit per month. You can stop volunteering at any time but please do let us know as soon as possible.
Expenses and Insurance:
We will cover agreed out-of-pocket expenses for volunteers (eg travel costs). We will also insure you for the time you are volunteering with us.

About organisation

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What are they looking for?

Personal qualities most suited to this role:
Good communication skills essential
Understanding of confidentiality
Understanding of and empathy with the needs of older people
Patience and sensitivity
Reliability
Requirement to undertake induction training, work to guidelines and policies on Health & Safety, confidentiality, equal opportunities etc.

Additional Info

This is a flexible role, times to suit you. Those happy to travel would be most welcome.

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