Perioperative Volunteer (Day Surgery)

(Guelph General Hospital)

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Position ID: V-GUE2693 Last Modified: 17 Oct 2017 Last Full Update: 17 Oct 2017
Opportunity Details
ContactLaura Hutchings, Director, Volunteer Resources, Guelph General Hospital; Phone: (519) 837-6440 ext 2398; Email:
Dutieso When family/friend arrives to pick up patient, you may escort patient to their cars (push wheelchair, steady chair as patient gets in and out, put brakes on, open car door). Do not assist patient getting in or out of the chair. A nurse or the family member/friend may do so. 
o Monitor supply of wheelchairs in the Level 3 wheelchair storage area. If there are less than 3 wheel chairs available, obtain a wheel chair from the Level 1 entrance or Emergency. 
o Fold booklets – Day Surgery and Same Day Admission (SDA) 
o Re-file extra sheets from charts in Day Surgery 
o Ensure patient bedside tables have appropriate items  
o Make up patient gown bags 
o Fill the warming closet with blankets 
o Put together charts at request of staff 
o Ensure there is a supply of wheelchairs at the day surgery level 3 entrance 
o Provide a beverage to each patient at the request of staff 
o Make sure fridge is stocked
Benefitso Satisfaction knowing you may have reduced the anxiety levels of patients/families in day surgery 
o Support the work of the staff so they can focus on the medical treatment of patients 
o Experience interacting with people in stressful situations 
o Comforting a patient who is there alone 
o Fee parking 
o Free beverage on your shift 
o Opportunity for educational/training sessions
ClientsPatients, visitors, staff
Ages19 year(s) and up
Suitable ForAdults (18+) ; Seniors (55+) ; Post-secondary students
Areas of InterestHealth Care
Skills/ExperienceCommunication & Interpersonal Skills ; Confidentiality ; 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 (9 am to 12 pm; 12 - 3 pm) 
Tuesday: Morning, Afternoon (9 am to 12 pm; 12 - 3 pm) 
Wednesday: Morning, Afternoon (9 am to 12 pm; 12 - 3 pm) 
Thursday: Morning, Afternoon (9 am to 12 pm; 12 - 3 pm) 
Friday: Morning, Afternoon (9 am to 12 pm; 12 - 3 pm)
SeasonsYear Round
Number of PositionsGuelph: 10 individual(s) 
10 individual(s) needed in total.
TrainingOrientation ; Training is provided ; Training is required ; Training on the job
TransportationNear public transit
Cost$20-25 for uniform (non-refundable). May be cost to complete immunizations at Dr. offices. Not able to provide reimbursement.
Police CheckRequired
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Display Until01 Sep 2018
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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
Address & Map
115 Delhi St
Guelph, ON N1E 4J4
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