Reports To:               Team leader Community Palliative Care Team (CPCT)                     

Location:                    Day Hospice

Hours:                      Tuesday mornings 09.00am - 13.00pm

You will…

  • Welcome and support patient and their families on arrival and look after their needs before and after seeing the CNS in Outpatients
  • Prepare the environment to ensure parking space, room and refreshments are ready and available in a timely manner for patient’s arrival
  • Show the patient and their family around IPU if they wish
  • Liaise with Facilities and IPU staff as well as CNS as indicated to facilitate the visit and ensure runs smoothly
  • Inform CNS if you have any concerns about the patient or family or need help or advice about how best to care for them
  • Help with paperwork e.g. questionnaire if needed
  • Let team know if you are unable to attend shift so can obtain support from elsewhere
  • Ensure use of discretion and confidentiality

Will the role suit me? YES, if you are…

  • Interested in engaging with patients and families.
  • Wishing to work as a volunteer alongside the Clinical Nurse Specialists.

What can Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice offer me as a volunteer? 

  • Experience of working in an experienced Community Palliative Care team
  • Valuable communication skills
  • IT and administration skills
  • Comprehensive induction, training, and personal development/career support
  • The feel good factor – knowing that you are making a difference in your local community 

For more information, please download the role description and enrolment form by clicking on the links below:

CPCT Volunteer role description

Volunteer Enrolment Form

If you wish to apply for this volunteer role, please complete the enrolment form and return to: [email protected].

It is anticipated that interviews will be held during week beginning 17th July 2017.