Complementary Therapy Volunteers will:
Assist the lead complementary therapist in providing complementary therapy services across all service areas, Wellbeing Centre, In Patient Unit, and Community.
Providing a range of individualised complementary therapy to patients and carers
Deliver relaxation and visualisation therapy
Undertaking assessments of patients and carers across all services.
Complete relevant documentation such as contact communication.
To observe changes in the patient’s condition and feedback as required nurse in charge
To assist in the delivery and development of the complementary therapy service within the organisation
Undertake and deliver education activities and audit as appropriate
To assist with the development and implementation of complementary therapy policies, procedures and standards
Laundering and replenishing equipment, ensure adequate supplies for service delivery, maintaining appropriate stock levels of supplies.
To act as an ambassador for the palliative care team and promote the hospice service.
Compassion and empathy
Tact and sensitivity
Excellent communication skills
Commitment to ensuring that the patient has support at the end of their life
Ability to work alone and as part of team
Polite and approachable
Show respect, good manners, workplace etiquette
Report any changes to the patient’s condition to registered staff on the ward
Complete relevant documentation such as contact communication
Adhere to all trust policies and procedures
Management and leadership responsibilities:
Supporting volunteers as and when required
Policy and service development:
Act as an ambassador for the palliative care team and promote the service
As a Compassionate Companion volunteer you will complete the following training:
Teesside Hospice mandatory training
Volunteer induction training
Any other training identified as appropriate to the role
Donning and doffing of personal protective equipment (PPE)
Palliative care face to face training
Relias online training (mandatory)
Your commitment to this role will be discussed on an individual basis. We ask that all volunteers commit to a minimum of two hours per week
Support and supervision:
Your first line of support and for any enquiries will be the hospice Complementary Therapists/Wellbeing Centre team. Volunteers will be assigned to a supervisor from the team for support.
The Wellbeing Centre team will provide you with any information updates, training opportunities and upcoming events on a regular basis.
Users of the service:
All patients, carers, visitors and staff within Teesside Hospice Care Foundation
Teesside Hospice volunteer badge (provided)
To apply for this role please contact:
Workforce Development Team, Teesside Hospice, 1 Northgate Road,
Call the team on: 01642 811060
Email us at:Volunteering@teessidehospice.co.uk