Job Summary:

Primary function is to provide assistance and support without compensation to the Hospice patient, family, and the Hospice team.

Ascend hospice care

Job Qualifications:

Education –

High School Diploma preferred.

Licensure –

Must have current driver’s license if providing direct patient care. Professional volunteers must meet requirements of specific licensure rules.

Skills –

Must be able to read and write in English, and follow written and verbal instructions in English effectively. Demonstrates interest in the welfare of the ill and elderly.

Transportation –

Reliable transportation and valid auto liability insurance (if providing direct patient care).

Criminal History –

Must agree to and pass a criminal history check (for direct care volunteers).

Environmental and Working Conditions:

Patients’ homes in various conditions; possible exposure to blood, bodily fluids and infectious diseases; ability to work flexible schedules; ability to travel locally; some exposure to unpleasant weather. Must have Hepatitis acceptance/declination for patient care volunteers. Office– routine office environment; noise level may be moderately high; ability to work a flexible schedule.

Physical and Mental Effort:

Prolonged standing and walking required. The occasion al need to lift, pull, carry, and push items. Frequent need to stoop, kneel, and reach while accessing files. Requires working under some stressful conditions to meet deadlines and patient needs, and to make quick decisions. Requires eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity.

Essential Functions:

Direct Patient Care

  • Provides direct care/companionship to the patient.
  • Provides preparation of meals.
  • Provides a clean, safe, and comfortable patient environment.
  • Promotes positive, supportive, and respectful communication to the patient, family, and staff members.
  • Provides an environment which promotes respect for the patient, while protecting their privacy and property.

Administrative Support

  • Provides clerical support to office staff.
  • Participates in special projects/fundraisers.

Professional Volunteer

  • Provides services according to the rules and standard of practice in their respective disciplines.

Join our team of wonderful volunteers

Join our team of wonderful volunteers

Ascend Hospice Care

How can we help you?

How can we help you?

Hospice can provide caring and professional assistance to families taking care of the afflicted person’s functions while adapting to diminishing capacity. Caregivers are commonly burnout from helping their loved ones; hospice may help by providing support and respite care as required.

Hospice care is an excellent option for the patient because of its emotional support. We can help provide a higher quality of life with our team of nurses and volunteers. With our 24/7 care, hospice care is a personalized and tailored way to manage any condition.