Emergency Department Volunteer

(Lakeridge Health Oshawa)

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Position ID: V-OSH1301 Last Modified: 02 Oct 2020 Last Full Update: 02 Oct 2020
Opportunity Details
ContactNancy Tanner, Coordinator, Volunteer Resources, Lakeridge Health; Phone: 905-576-8711 ext 33310; Fax: Do not use LH fax for any volunteer opportunity documents/communication; Email: ntanner@lh.ca
Duties At this time, all volunteer programs within our five hospitals have been put on hold; however, we are still recruiting for the time when it is appropriate for us to resume. Once the programs are up and running again, we will be updating what our current needs are. If you respond to this listing, please know your information is secure and we will absolutely be connecting with you again. Thank you so much and stay well 
Greet and guide patients and visitors within Emergency department * ensure wheelchairs available if needed * provide appropriate comfort measures and support to patients and their family members awaiting treatment * support patient experience research (data collection)
More Info Linkwww.lakeridgehealth.on.ca/en/howyoucanhelp/volunteer.asp?_mid_=2084
BenefitsExposure to an Emergency Department setting * opportunity to positively impact the patient/visitor experience * student volunteers have opportunities for “Auxiliary” scholarships and other awards * "Auxiliary” awards for exceptional service from adult volunteers * Volunteer Resources and “Auxiliary” recognition and social activities
ClientsLakeridge Health patients and family members
Ages18 year(s) and up
Suitable for OSSDYes
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Post-secondary students ; Men ; Women
Areas of InterestHealth Care ; Program Coordination / Support
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Customer Service ; Dependability & Trustworthiness ; Friendly & Outgoing ; General Computer Skills ; Listening Skills ; Patience ; Positive / Cheerful Demeanor ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently ; Team Work ; Moderate standing, walking and pushing of a patient in a wheelchair
Commitment LengthLong Term - (Minimum of 8 Months)
Interaction LevelOne-on-one ; Small Group
Minimum Hours3 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Afternoon (12 noon-3 pm) 
Tuesday: Afternoon, Evening (3 pm- 6 pm, 6 pm-9 pm) 
Wednesday: Evening (6 pm-9 pm) 
Thursday: Afternoon (3 pm-6 pm) 
Saturday: Evening (6 pm-9 pm) 
Sunday: Morning (9 am-12 noon) 
Shifts Monday to Sunday 9 am-12 noon * 12 pm-3 pm * 3 pm-6 pm * 6 pm-9 pm * Back-Up Floats help with coverage doing at least 2 shifts a months with flexibility as one chooses shifts
SeasonsYear Round
AccessibilityFully Accessible
LocationLakeridge Health Oshawa * 1 Hospital Court, Oshawa
Number of PositionsOshawa 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Scheduled training ; Training on the job ; Training on-going
TransportationNear public transit
Application Deadline18 Nov 2019
CostPolice Criminal Reference Check & Auxiliary Smock Rental (Adults) * Student Volunteer T-shirt ($5 each - to keep)
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsGo to Lakeridge Health Website (see More Info Link above) to complete an Online Volunteer Application and to review further details regarding the recruitment process * 2-step Mantoux Testing for tuberculosis is provided at no charge at the Hospital (Oshawa)
Agency Details
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Organization NameLakeridge Health Oshawa
Office Phone905-576-8711
Toll Free Phone1-866-338-1778
Address & Map
1 Hospital Court
Oshawa, ON L1G 2B9
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