Maternity Unit Support Volunteer

Opportunity

Are you interested in supporting the work of the Maternity Unit staff at the hospital? We need volunteers who can give some assistance with the day-to-day tasks that will support the staff to continue offering excellent patient care. Volunteers may be asked to help with any of the following; (it should be noted, however, that all clinical enquiries from patients or visitors should be directed to a member of staff. Volunteers should not attempt to give any clinical advice.)
• Assist with giving out meal trays
• Assist with collecting meal trays
• Ensure that bed tables and lockers are clean and tidy following meals
• Maintain general tidiness of the bedside area and ward environment
• Provide support for visitors; welcome them to the ward, direct them to the appropriate ward area for the person they are visiting
• Collect/deliver items from one ward to another, if required
• Assist with maintaining stock on the ward eg; inco pads in lockers
• Make up booking packs for CMW’s
• Make up discharge packs
• Replenish water jugs
• Explain the use of patient line, top up cards
• Answer door buzzer
NB Volunteers may make up clean beds, but must not wash/clean them prior to this

Skills

• Good communication skills
• Good numeracy and literacy skills
• Good listener
• Able to report concerns to the appropriate member of staff
• Flexible and adaptable

The role requires a 6 month commitment (minimum) for 2 - 3 hours per week and all volunteers must complete the NHS Trust induction for volunteers.


Details

  • Suitable for under 18s
    17+
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer policy
  • Covered by insurance
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Yes, up to 30 mile round trip limit, and parking is free on production of BNHFT ID badge. Public transport receipts will also be reimbursed, up to 30 mile round trip limit.
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Written role description
  • Volunteer induction
  • Ongoing support
  • Health and safety policy

Availability

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Location

Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital

Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital
Aldermaston Road
Basingstoke
Hampshire
RG24 9NA


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