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Meet and Greet Volunteer - Royal Site

Employer
Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Liverpool
Salary
Depending on experience
Closing date
27 Apr 2024

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Liverpool University Hospitals Foundation Trust is looking to recruit volunteers in various roles in order to enhance patient experience and support staff. We are looking for volunteers at all sites including Aintree Hospital, The Royal Hospital and Broadgreen Hospital. Roles include Outpatient Volunteers, Hospitality Volunteers and Patient Experience Feedback Volunteers.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy from further applications when we have received a maximum number of applications. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for people with the following attributes
  • Ability to communicate with all groups of people.
  • Friendly, approachable personality.
  • Helpful and accommodating manner.
  • Sensitive, compassionate and tactful nature.
  • Ability to give clear and concise directions.
  • Able to work on own or part of a team.
  • Provide a minimum of 3 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months.
  • Volunteers must be aged 16 and over


About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinic & Outpatient Volunteer
  • Help improve patient experience by providing a friendly welcome to all patients and visitorsas the arrive at clinic.
  • Signpost patients to the self check in terminal and offer assistance if needed.
  • Provide drinks and light refreshment to patients who are waiting to be seen.
  • Run errands for staff as required.

Hospitality Volunteer
  • The Hospitality Volunteer role has been revised during the Covid pandemic to be flexible andresponsive to the Trusts ongoing needs during the pandemic. You may be based in a main foyer, ona reception area or in an outpatient clinic.
  • Providing a friendly welcome to all patients and visitors on arrival at the Trust - escortpatients/visitors to their destination.
  • Supporting visitors with PPE asking them to wear a mask, gel their hands and follow socialdistancing guidelines. Replenishing Trust PPE stations.
  • Preparing care packages to support patients with additional toiletries, night clothes andbedside activities.
  • Completing Patient Experience Questionnaires

Patient and Staff Experience Volunteer
  • Improve patient experience by spending time listening to patients and chatting.
  • Support the hospital in obtaining feedback from patients and their families on their experienceas either an in-patient or outpatient.
  • Collect feedback using handheld electronic devices such as Ipads or using paper basedsurveys.
  • Assist those patients who need extra support to complete surveys or questionnaires.


Person Specification

Personal Specification

Essential

  • Good interpersonal skills. The ability to be welcoming, friendly, polite and caring with all patients, visitors and Trust staff. To be sensitive, compassionate and have a tactful nature.
  • To be able to give clear and concise directions
  • To be reliable, honest and punctual
  • Ability to communicate with all groups or people and work on your own or as part of a team.
  • To be able to work within role and organisational boundaries.
  • To embody the Trust Values.
  • To exercise confidentiality and discretion
  • Can provide a minimum of 3 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months


Desirable

  • Previous volunteering or experience of working in a health or social care environment is not required for this role, although any relevant life experiences should be detailed on the application.


Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Liverpool University Hospitals - Royal Site

Prescot Street

Liverpool

L7 8XP

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287-VOL-5-24

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