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Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Part Time

Job Details

Requisition #:
195961

Location:
Sheffield, AL 35660

Category:
Administrative/Clerical

Salary:
$15.00 - $25.00 per hour

Position Details

Purpose:

The Hospice Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for the recruitment, training, and supervision of the volunteer component of hospice services to terminally ill patients and serves as a member of the interdisciplinary group.

Part Time Hours - 20-24 hours per week during weekday business hours

Essential Job Functions:

  • Recruits and screens applicants for volunteer services in the area of patient support/respite service, bereavement support, or administrative support.
  • Oversees and provides comprehensive volunteer training. 
  • Assesses patient/family/caregiver for volunteer needs and makes appropriate assignment of volunteers.
  • Makes initial joint visit with volunteer to introduce volunteer services to the patient/family/caregiver, completes the Volunteer Activity Plan.
  • Collaborates with the interdisciplinary team in the implementing, review, and revision of the patient’s/family’s plan of care and assists in the determination of volunteer needs.     
  • Supervises all aspects of the volunteer program; scheduling, monitoring appropriateness of patient care assignments, and completing probationary and annual performance evaluations.
  • Monitors and updates volunteer personnel files as needed.
  • Oversees completion of monthly reports required for:  review of program status, verification of    volunteer hours, and percentage of volunteer utilization vs. direct labor hours.
  • Coordinates or provides continuing education for volunteers.
  • Conducts volunteer support meetings as needed.
  • Supports quality improvement efforts through participation in quality improvement activities as requested.
  • Attends in-services and continuing education activities.
  • Interfaces with the patient/family/caregiver, the hospice team, other health care providers in a respectful, professional, and courteous manner.
  • Acts as a community liaison, providing community education on hospice philosophy and volunteer services.
  • Maintains sound privacy and security practices and prevents privacy or security breaches.  If breach occurs, takes corrective action.

Requirements:

  • Able to tolerate being physically active the entire working day.
  • Able to provide appropriate level of assistance in emergency situations.
  • Able to carry out fine motor and manual dexterity skills required to perform the job requirements.   
  • Demonstrates mental acuity and judgment skills to perform job requirements adequately and safely.
  • Able to see and hear adequately to respond to auditory and visual needs of the job requirements.

Preferred:

  • Baccalaureate or Masters Degree in Counseling, Social Work, Education, or related field. 
  • Two years’ experience in the area of volunteerism, death and dying, bereavement or related area.  Prefer previous exposure to hospice services.
  • Excellent time management skills, and communication skills.

As an employer accepting Medicare and Medicaid funds, employees must comply with all health-related requirements in all relevant jurisdictions, including required vaccinations and testing, subject to exemptions for medical or religious reasons as appropriate.

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Why work for Aveanna?

  • Thorough training
  • Flexible schedules
  • Electronic charting
  • Access to a clinical supervisor 24/7
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Advancement opportunities
  • Weekly pay via multiple payment options