The Radiology Department encompasses multiple imaging areas throughout the hospital including: diagnostic, pediatrics, fluoroscopy, musculoskeletal, nuclear medicine, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, interventional, and breast imaging. Volunteers in these departments will see patients from a wide variety of age groups, demographics, and acuity levels.
Volunteer activities include interacting with and assisting patients, caregivers, and family members in reception and waiting areas, escorting outpatients to their destinations, wayfinding for patients and guests, helping patients change into gowns, and delivering samples to the laboratory. Volunteers must be self-directed, reliable, and able to take the initiative to keep busy. Volunteers should be able to work independently as well as follow directions from clinic staff.
All volunteers will attend a large group orientation where they will receive general University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics information. Radiology volunteers will also attend unit training where they will receive a general overview and tour of the Radiology areas. Lastly, volunteers will receive training from a volunteer mentor during their first shift. If a mentor is not available, volunteers will shadow a student or staff member.
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.
Multiple shifts are available Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Three-hour shifts are preferred.
Areas of Study Best Suited
Any volunteer who is reliable, outgoing, friendly, and interested in the health care field is welcome. Priority will be given to students in the Radiation Sciences Interest or Nuclear Medicine Technology Interest major.