This program supports the Staff in the Emergency department with various roles thereby enabling staff to concentrate on providing best care for the patients. The Volunteers help to create and promote a caring, compassionate, efficient environment for patients, families and their visitors.
The Program operates 7 days a week in three hour shifts .Experience can be gained in listening skills, engaging with families and operating in a busy health setting.
Volunteers In Emergency is a new model of care designed for patients with chronic and complex health needs and frequent admissions to hospital. The HealthLinks evaluation intends to measure the patient’s satisfaction with the treatment they are receiving and if the program is improving their quality of life. This information will help us to work out which treatment models work best for patients with chronic care needs. The evaluation is funded by the Department of Health & Human Services in partnership with CSIRO.
The volunteers’ role in supporting the evaluation includes contacting patients to invite them to participate and gain their verbal consent, survey distribution and survey completion as well as other administrative tasks related to the project.
We have a need for volunteers in this space at Sunshine in particular. If you have the skills that we are looking for or may be studying in the clinical or paramedic field please consider volunteering.
If you can commit for at least 12 months, please contact us on:Phone: 8395 9092Email: [email protected]