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Warwick, Warwickshire (On-site)

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Job description

Marie Curie and South Warwickshire Hospital have joined together to offer a companions service to support people at the end of life. Spending time with patients and/or their relatives, we’re looking for volunteers to provide emotional support, a listening ear, and to simply be there for people at this very difficult time

Your role will include some of, but is not restricted to, the following duties:

  • Spending time with patients of South Warwickshire hospital who have been identified as nearing the end of their life and providing support for them and their loved ones. 
  • Sitting with a patient when their loved ones need a break. 
  • Liaising with hospital staff and keeping the companions volunteer coordinator updated with any significant updates with the patient by telephone or in person. 
  • Writing and submitting a brief report after each patient or family you support 
  • Explaining clearly the Companions Volunteer role and making sure that families are aware of the services provided by the hospital to families of dying patients 
  • Covering a regular 3 hour weekly shift. 
  • Understand the need for boundaries and work within the boundaries set out. 
  • Attending ongoing mandatory training sessions and reflective meetings

What skills or experience do you need? 

  • A compassionate and sensitive nature. 
  • The confidence to communicate effectively with all staff, patients and visitors. 
  • Respect confidentiality • Are aware of their own emotions and manage them with the support available 
  • Are physically fit enough to walk the length and breadth of the hospital site 
  • Are able to use their initiative and work in a sensible, safe and appropriate manner. 
  • Are good time keepers, providing regular volunteering shifts, and producing clear feedback forms after each visit to a patient. 
  • Communicate effectively with the Companions Coordinator 
  • Have the ability and inclination to work as part of a team, or on their own. 
  • Attend pre-arranged meetings and ongoing training sessions, some of which are mandatory.  
  • Wear the Marie Curie lanyard and ID at all times whilst on shift.
Posted on: 29 November 2023
Closing date: 27 February 2024 at 23:59
Tags: Support Worker,Nursing
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