Hospital Elder Life Volunteer (HELP)

(Guelph General Hospital)

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Position ID: V-GUE2522 Last Modified: 05 Feb 2018 Last Full Update: 05 Feb 2018
Opportunity Details
Impact StatementHelp reduce risk of dementia & delerium of patient
ContactLaura Hutchings, Director, Volunteer Resources, Student Registration & Spiritual Care, Guelph General Hospital; Phone: (519) 837-6440 ext 2398; Email: lhutchings@gghorg.ca
DutiesVolunteers will create a friendly environment by providing support, encouragement and companionship, but also provide specific assistance in 5 volunteer interventions  
- Orientation- Reorienting patient to time, date and place as assigned  
- Feeding Assistance- meal assistance and companionship 
- Early Mobilization- assistance with walking and simple exercises 
- Therapeutic Activities- activities to keep patients mentally stimulated during hospital stay 
- Relaxation/Sleep Enhancement- provide a variety of relaxation exercises to promote sleep 
 
In addition, volunteers are required to record observations on Volunteer Assignment sheet
Benefitso Assisting older adults in their recovery/treatment process 
o Great resume experience 
o Free parking 
o Free beverage on your shift 
o Opportunity for ongoing educational/training sessions
ClientsOlder adults
Ages19 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students
Areas of InterestHealth Care ; Senior's Activity Support
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; Creativity ; Customer Service ; Self-Motivated / Work Independently
Commitment LengthLong Term (More than 1 year)
Interaction LevelSolitary ; One-on-one
Minimum Hours3 / Week
Dates and TimesMonday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening (10 am - 1 pm, 1 - 4 pm, or 4 - 7 pm) 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening (10 am - 1 pm, 1 - 4 pm, or 4 - 7 pm) 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening (10 am - 1 pm, 1 - 4 pm, or 4 - 7 pm) 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening (10 am - 1 pm, 1 - 4 pm, or 4 - 7 pm) 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening (10 am - 1 pm, 1 - 4 pm, or 4 - 7 pm) 
Saturday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening (10 am - 1 pm, 1 - 4 pm, or 4 - 7 pm) 
Sunday: Morning, Afternoon, Evening (10 am - 1 pm, 1 - 4 pm, or 4 - 7 pm)
SeasonsYear Round
Number of PositionsGuelph: 40 individual(s) 
 
40 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Scheduled training ; Training on the job
TransportationNear public transit
CostThere may be a cost for health care provider to complete preplacement medical form (we are not able to reimburse) 
Cost to purchase uniform - $20 for scrub shirt and $25 for vest
Police CheckRequired
Additional RequirementsProvide proof of updated immunizations and complete a 2 step TB test
Display Until31 Dec 2018
Agency Details
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Organization NameGuelph General Hospital
Office PhoneReception and patient inquiries 519-822-5350 * Automated telephone 519-837-6440 * Emergency 519-837-6420
E-Mailinfo@gghorg.ca
Websitewww.gghorg.ca
Address & Map
115 Delhi St
Guelph, ON N1E 4J4
 
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