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Patient Care

This is for those volunteers who want to interact regularly with patients in a caring and compassionate manner. The shifts vary, but typically are available from 8 a.m.-7 p.m.

Duties might include:

  • Transport patients in wheelchairs
  • Deliver specimens to the lab
  • Transport units of blood to the nursing units
  • Bring medical charts and equipment to the floors
  • Deliver flowers/books/magazines to the patients
  • Help respond to call light requests
  • Assist with patient comfort (for example, draw the blinds, help to find reading glasses, bring them a box of tissue, teach them how to work the remote control, put water in their flowers, visit)
  • Bring a blanket, snack or beverage with staff authorization
  • Restock supplies as needed