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Volunteer Driver

St Johns Hospice is looking for a Volunteer Driver

PURPOSE OF ROLE

To collect and bring patients to the hospice for clinic appointments and Day Hospice.

WHAT ACTIVITIES WILL I BE INVOLVED IN?
  • Collecting patients from their home and driving them to the hospice
  • Returning the patient to their home at the end of the appointment or Day Hospice session
  • Attend quarterly meetings, with staff and other drivers to discuss issues related to patient transport
  • To attend and complete all mandatory training that is required for this role
WHAT SKILLS AND ABILITIES WILL I NEED?
  • To be a competent and careful driver (all new drivers will be required to complete a MIDAS assessment)
  • The ability to develop and maintain good relationships with patients, staff and other volunteers
  • Caring and compassionate towards patients and their carers
  • Able to operate and make decisions independently
  • All hospice volunteer patient drivers are subject to enhanced DBS disclosure as part of the recruitment process
  • To be able to work according to hospice policies and procedures, and to be sympathetic to the hospice values
  • An induction and full training is provided
WHAT TIME/DAY WOULD I NEED TO VOLUNTEER?
  • Patient drivers operate between 3 and 6 hours per week, depending on their availability
  • Patient transport is required Monday – Friday, and at different times of the day; individual availability will be discussed at recruitment
  • Drivers will be informed in advance of their transport bookings
WHERE WILL I BE BASED?

The Oak Centre, which is the hospice Day Centre on Slyne Road on the same site as the main hospice.

WHAT BENEFITS ARE THERE FOR ME?
  • Satisfaction of knowing you are supporting the hospice and helping patients
  • Developing customer service skills
  • Working in a number of different environments
HOW DO I APPLY?

Either complete our online application form or contact Nicky Willan or Carrie McIntosh tel 382538 ext 233. You can also download an application form to print and fill in by hand, click HERE.

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