As a ward volunteer on the Inpatient Unit (IPU), your role is to provide practical and social support to our patients, their carers and relatives visiting the IPU, working alongside the kitchen staff and nursing team.
Some patients may require assistance with their meals for which there is specific training. We encourage all ward volunteers to attend this training, however, we do appreciate some would prefer not to help with this duty, and we are very grateful for everything else that you do on the IPU.
Your tasks are done in liaison with the Sister or nurse in charge of each shift so it is important to report to them before starting work. They will be able to give you updated information and immediate requirements.
The nursing floor is a very busy place and doctors and nurses regularly discuss issues around patients. These discussions are confidential and you must observe patient confidentiality both inside and outside the IPU.
Minimum volunteer age is 18 yrs, or 16 yrs in supervised areas
This post is subject to relevant clearance checks.
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