Volunteer Coordinator at Hospice of Midland
The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for planning, coordinating, and managing all volunteer program activities in the organization. This is an exempt position.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Develops and maintains a volunteer training and orientation program.
2. Recruits and selects volunteers. Conducts at least two (2) volunteer recruitment sessions each year.
3. Establishes a need for volunteer services with the patient and family/caregiver and entire hospice team, and develops the Hospice of Midland Volunteer Plan of Care.
4. Supervises and evaluates volunteers in a timely and appropriate manner.
5. Maintains monthly statistics.
6. Maintains current personnel files.
7. Reevaluates the volunteer program as necessary.
8. Coordinates support/education meetings.
9. Promotes and coordinates clinical experiences for students.
10. Attends interdisciplinary group meetings.
11. Provides information to individuals and community groups about hospice volunteer services.
12. Participates as needed in the budget preparation for the volunteer program.
13. Actively participates in Quality Assessment Performance Improvement teams and activities.
14. Promotes Hospice of Midland in the community.
15. Supports the Hospice of Midland Mission and Values.
16. Completes other projects and duties as assigned. The above statements are intended to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job.
1. High school diploma required; college degree, advanced degree in human services preferred.
2. Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in a health care setting. Hospice and/or volunteer experience preferred.
3. Ability to supervise, coordinate, and evaluate volunteer services.
4. Understands hospice philosophy.
5. Must be a licensed driver with an automobile that is insured in accordance with state and/or organization requirements and is in good working order.
6. Must be punctual, reliable and available during office hours of 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; duties may include regular hours outside of these.
7. Ability to organize and develop volunteer hospice personnel for both patient and organizational needs.
8. Organization personnel are expected to participate in appropriate education as may be requested by their immediate supervisor. In addition, organization personnel are expected to accept personal responsibility for other educational activities to enhance job-related skills and abilities. All personnel must attend mandatory educational programs.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS The Volunteer Coordinator must be able to sit, stand, squat, bend, kneel, twist and climb. They must also be able to lift and push/pull up to 25 pounds. They also occasionally are exposed to dust, walk on uneven or rough ground, and work near moving equipment. Hands will be used for repetitively grasping and turning, fine manipulation and speed work.
ENVIRONMENTAL AND WORKING CONDITIONS
1. May be exposed to extremes of heat and cold in all weather conditions. Must drive in various weather conditions on roads in varying degrees of repair.
2. May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases. May be exposed to patient elements. Subject to varying and unpredictable situations. Handles emergency or crisis situations. Travel required. OSHA Exposure Category I (position includes tasks that involve exposure to blood, body fluids or tissues).