Cardiology is a heart and vascular center focused on both recovery and long-term care. Volunteers serve a crucial role in the unit by assisting an environmental aide and other staff members. From stocking supplies, to helping care for patients in the unit, and occasionally transporting patients to other locations within the hospital, our unit provides volunteers with a chance to experience patient interaction.
Volunteers for this unit are advised to be able to work independently, with both strong and assertive personalities. Volunteers must be able to communicate with both staff members and patients. It is essential that volunteers in this unit be reliable and make it to their scheduled shifts throughout their volunteering commitment.
Volunteers are required to attend large group orientation annually. In addition, small group orientation is required as an initial introduction to the unit. After these orientations, volunteers have the option of meeting with a mentor to acquaint themselves with the unit.
The dress code for this unit is a Volunteer Services polo, khaki pants, and closed-toe shoes. Shirts are available for purchase at Wild Rose Gifts (Main Entrance Lobby) Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Volunteers must follow the professional appearance policy, which includes wearing the volunteer badge at all times.
Volunteer shifts are available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week.
Areas of Study Best Suited
Anyone interested in a career in health care (pre-medicine, pre-pharmacy, pre-physical therapy, etc.) may find the experiences beneficial. As mentioned above, individuals must have a friendly and assertive personality for this unit.