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Veteran Volunteer - Hospice

Company: Hospice of New Jersey
Location: Bloomfield
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:
Come join our Hospice of New Jersey Veteran Volunteer Team! Are you caring and compassionate? Do you have a passion for helping others? If you have served in the military and are searching for a way to make a difference in the lives of Veterans on hospice services, then we would love to have you as a hospice volunteer!Hospice of New Jersey's volunteers are provided the preparation and training they need to comfortably and successfully complete their chosen assignments. Some volunteers receive additional training based on their selected area of service. Hospice of New Jersey serves patients from Northern New Jersey to Central New Jersey - in and around the counties of Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union, & Warren.Become a hero on your own termsOn your own time. In your own way. With your personality. Your ability to relate. Your own skills.You can be one of our volunteersWhen you give us the precious gift of your time and interest, we give you a chance to make a real difference in someones life. We train you, find you the right assignment and stand behind you as you grow.Hospice of New Jersey provides professional care with a personal touch. We accomplish this by focusing on both the patient and their family. We will treat the disease process with medical expertise while emphasizing quality living, not only physically, but also psychosocially, emotionally and spiritually. Comfort, compassion and calming presence are the gifts we bring to this service, and we are honored to walk with the patient and loved ones through this special time.

Responsibilities:
Veteran volunteers have the unique ability to relate and connect with other Veterans, which is why they are vital to ensuring our veteran patients get the extra attention they deserve. Veteran volunteers provide companionship (conversation/sharing stories, playing games, etc.), caregiver relief (to give direct caregivers a break), compassionate listening, and participate in Veteran pinning ceremonies. Veteran volunteers have invaluable insight and may be able to give stress reduction techniques to patients/caregivers, help recognize PTSD in patients, and help patients/caregivers identify and process grief. Volunteers may support patients emotional and/or spiritual healing through sharing a common language and cultural bond.

Qualifications:
Understanding and supportive of hospice philosophy.Compassionate person who is accepting and respectful of people's differences.Must be a licensed driver with an insured automobile in good working order, if making patient visits.The ability to communicate well, both verbally and in writing.Must be able to pass background check requirements.CMS requires that all patient-facing staff, as well as those that are in contact with patient-facing staff, be fully vaccinated, or have a documented religious or medical exemption. This important rule is required for all healthcare organizations that receive federal funds through Medicare or Medicaid.

Keywords: Hospice of New Jersey, Bloomfield , Veteran Volunteer - Hospice, Other , Bloomfield, New Jersey

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