Royal Columbian Hospital, Emergency Unit Volunteer
The Royal Columbian Hospital is one of BC's largest and most specialized hospitals. Its the only hospital in the province with trauma care, cardiac care, neurosciences, high-risk obstetrics, neonatal intensive care, and mental health care all on one site. As BC's oldest hospital, and one of its busiest, it provides expert care for the most seriously ill or injured and is one of two adult trauma centres in the Lower Mainland.
Our Emergency Volunteers enhance our healthcare services by providing support for our patients and visitors. As an Emergency Volunteer your role is to greet patients and visitors and welcome them to the Royal Columbian Hospital emergency department, provide information and act as a liaison between patients and staff.
Various 3 hour shifts are available, starting at 9:00 am and ending at 11:00 pm. To apply, submit application form available from https://www.fraserhealth.ca/about-us/volunteer-opportunities/volunteer-o....
Please also include a resume.
Provide support and information to patients and visitors and to act as a liaison between patients and Emergency staff.
Visit with patients, offer water, blankets, assist as needed.
Excellent interpersonal & communication skills.
Good understanding and practice of setting boundaries.
Must be comfortable meeting the public in a busy, stressful and, at times tramatic, emergency department.
Ability to be assertive and a self starter.
Must have previous related volunteer or work experience.
Must be physically able to stand for long periods of time and be able to push clients in wheelchairs.
Must be able to understand and be understood in English. The ability to speak a second language is an asset.
Criminal Record Check, and Reference Checks will be required prior to commencing volunteering.
MUST BE OVER THE AGE OF 18 YEARS
Must provide proof of current measles and flu immunization (when required).
Helping others and giving back to the community.
Gaining valuable work experience
Developing new skills
Exploring a new career
References provided after 9 months of continuous volunteer service and/or 100 volunteer hours.