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