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Volunteer Patient Transport Escort - EXPIRED

Job Title Volunteer Patient Transport Escort - EXPIRED
Contract Type Temporary / Interim
Location Clapham Common
Salary Unpaid
Job Published 18 Jul 2016
REF LF755
Contact Name Volunteers Team
Contact Email volunteers@tpp.co.uk

Job Description - EXPIRED

Role title:

Volunteer Patient Transport Escort

Reports to:

Patient Transport Coordinator/Macmillan Outpatient Volunteer Coordinator

Location:

Royal Trinity Hospice, Clapham Common North Side

Commitment (hours/week):

Minimum half weekday per week

Context

Royal Trinity Hospice provides services for people who are living with long term and life-limiting conditions, including their families and carers. We offer care, support and advice to help improve wellbeing and confidence and through this to help people cope better with the changes happening in their lives.

Our transport service helps patients get to and from Trinity for appointments, peer support groups and events. As an integral part of a small team, volunteer escorts help patients from their door to the minibus (driven by our driver) and keep them comfortable and safe throughout their journey.

Key responsibilities

  • Assisting patients on the minibus taking them to and from Royal Trinity
  • Supporting the Driver to assist patients in and out of their home
  • Assisting the Driver if a patient becomes unwell during the journey
  • Being a welcoming, friendly and reliable travel companion for patients
  • Feeding back relevant information from patients to the Transport Coordinator

Skills and competencies

  • Excellent inter-personal skills
  • Well organised, enthusiastic and self-motivated
  • Able to work independently and as part of  a team
  • Trustworthy and reliable
  • Understanding of the boundaries within the role of a volunteer

What this role can offer you

  • You will be making an important contribution to Royal Trinity Hospice and to the thousands of people who use our services
  • The opportunity to develop your existing skills and learn new skills
  • You will receive an induction and on-going training
  • Invitations to Trinity events such as Light Up A Life and the Christmas Ball

Other information

This role will require a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check, which will be of no cost to the volunteer. Having a criminal record will not necessarily prevent you from undertaking volunteering with Royal Trinity.

All volunteers receive a Volunteer Handbook which sets out Trinity’s relationship and way of working with volunteers. This includes key policies and procedures.

For more info contact Mat Croft, Macmillan Outpatient Volunteer Coordinator, on 020 7787 1064 or mcroft@royaltrinityhospice.london

Ref: EXPIRED - LF755 | Published: 18th Jul 2016