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Volunteers Assisting Staff on Patient Floors During Covid

  • Tuesday, August 24, 2021 3:30 PM
    Message # 10953956

    I have received a request from senior leadership asking for volunteers to assist our staff on patient floors by running errands, answering phones, etc. Do any of you have volunteers currently in this role during COVID? If so, do you have a service description or list of responsibilities you could share? 

    Thank you! 

  • Wednesday, August 25, 2021 11:33 AM
    Reply # 10955894 on 10953956
    Jenelen Dulemba (Administrator)

    Cindy,

    Our nursing unit volunteers have returned and stocking and assisting is part of their responsibilities.  However, we have not been asked to encourage volunteers in other positions to assist on the floors.

    Know this isn't helpful!  Good luck!  Jenelen

  • Thursday, August 26, 2021 1:25 AM
    Reply # 10957615 on 10953956

    We have returned volunteers to our nursing units.  I will share a copy of the position description.

  • Thursday, August 26, 2021 8:00 AM
    Reply # 10958209 on 10953956

    Good morning Cindy,

    Here's a copy of our modified nursing unit volunteer position description.

    Arlette

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  • Thursday, August 26, 2021 10:52 AM
    Reply # 10958518 on 10953956

    We have volunteers, who are also Mended Hearts volunteers, helping with the Cardiac Observation Unit. They make packets for patients, answer the phones, etc. No patient contact. 

    I also have volunteers in CCU at the information desk there. They talk with families and answer phones.

    Employee Health also has volunteers answering the phones and setting appointments. They have some contact with the employees. 

  • Thursday, August 26, 2021 3:36 PM
    Reply # 10959000 on 10953956
    Sara Camic (Administrator)

    I was told I had to send all my volunteers home who were on patient floors. The only volunteers currently allowed on patient floors are pet therapy volunteers doing staff-only visits in conference rooms. 

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