Brookdale Senior Living

  • Hospice Volunteer Coordinator-Wilsonville

    Job Locations US-OR-Wilsonville | US-OR-Wilsonville | US-OR-Portland
    Requisition Post Information* : External Company URL
    Location : Name
    HOSP Portland
    Location : Address
    29757 SW Boones Ferry Road
    Location : Location
  • Overview

    Brookdale is seeking a Volunteer Coordinator for our hospice agency in Wilsonville.  Must have previous hospice experience or coordinator experience.   Will be coordinating all volunteers and follow through of program details. 


    Every day is an opportunity for our associates to deeply connect with people in a profound and personal way. Our associates are the core of our mission and we know that offering them genuine rewards and heart filling job satisfaction is the key to our success as a company. Here you’ll find opportunities to grow your career at any level whether you have direct contact with resident or support someone who does, and be inspired personally. With over 60,000 associates, there’s a place for you to make a difference in lives of the families we serve throughout our continuum of care.


    Responsible for planning, coordinating, and managing all volunteer program activities in the organization.

    1. Develops and maintains volunteer training and orientation programs.
    2. Recruits, educates, and selects volunteers from at least three recruitment sessions a year.
    3. Establishes a need for volunteer services with the patient and family/caregiver and entire hospice team.
    4. Supervises and evaluates volunteers in a timely and appropriate manner.
    5. Maintains monthly statistics.
    6. Maintains current personnel files.
    7. Reevaluates volunteer program as necessary.
    8. Coordinates support/education meetings.
    9. Attends interdisciplinary group meetings.
    10. Provides information to individuals and community groups about hospice volunteer services.
    11. Participates as needed in the budget preparation for program development.
    12. Actively participates in quality assessment performance improvement teams and activities.

    This job description represents an overview of the responsibilities for the above referenced position. It is not intended to represent a comprehensive list of responsibilities. An associate should perform all duties as assigned by his/her supervisor.


    Education and Experience
    Minimum of two (2) years experience in a health care setting. Hospice and/or volunteer experience preferred. College degree in healthcare or human services preferred.


    Certifications, Licenses, and Other Special Requirements
    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.


    Management/Decision Making
    Applies existing guidelines and procedures to make varied decisions within a department. Uses sound judgment and experience to solve moderately complex problems based on precedent, example, reasonableness or a combination of these.


    Knowledge and Skills
    Possesses extensive knowledge of working with volunteers and a thorough understanding of the organization and work environment. Has working knowledge of the healthcare industry. Ability to effectively manage time, tasks and projects in a dynamic environment is required. Effective written and oral communication skills and human relation skills are essential. Ability to supervise, coordinate, and evaluate volunteer services. Ability to organize and develop volunteer hospice personnel for both patient and organizational needs. Ability to manage a group of individuals providing volunteer time and who will be considered employees. Demonstrates good verbal and written communication, and organizational skills. Understands hospice philosophy that focus of care is comfort vs. rehab and to maintain care in their residence as long as possible.


    Physical Demands and Working Conditions

    • Standing
    • Walking
    • Sitting
    • Use hands and fingers to handle or feel
    • Reach with hands and arms
    • Climb or balance
    • Stoop, kneel, crouch crawl
    • Talk or hear
    • Taste or smell
    • Ability to lift:  up to 50 pounds
    • Vision
    • Requires interaction with co-workers, residents or vendors
    • Occasional weekend, evening or night work if needed to ensure shift coverage
    • On-Call on an as needed basis
    • Possible exposure to communicable diseases and infections
    • Potential injury from transferring, repositioning, or lifting residents
    • Exposure to latex
    • Possible exposure to blood-borne pathogens
    • Possible exposure to various drugs, chemical, infectious, or biological hazards
    • Requires Travel:  Occasionally

    Brookdale is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.


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