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Volunteer - Meet & Greet

Volunteer

Main area
Volunteer
Grade
Volunteer
Contract
Voluntary: Volunteer
Hours
  • Flexible working
  • Other
0 hours per week (Various)
Job ref
331-K6570821-B
Site
Westmorland General Hospital
Town
Kendal
Salary
Volunteer
Closing
01/12/2021 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.


Job overview

Information Desk/ Meet and Greet Volunteer at Westmoreland General Hospital 

Volunteers play a very important role in the NHS. Working in a range of settings and providing a variety of services alongside paid staff, volunteers are often a key part of patient services.

Main duties of the job

Main purpose of role:
To assist in the provision of a welcoming and accommodating hospital environment.

Main tasks/overview of responsibilities

To provide guidance and way finding to patients, visitors and staff around the main hospital site.

To assist with the transportation of patients to and from appointments across the hospital site.

To assist patients in obtaining basic information about the hospital and their appointment.

To assist in the hospital environment ensuring it’s equipped to accommodate patients and visitors.

Working for our organisation

We operate from three main hospitals-Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community healthcare premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre. 

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services. 

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses. 

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/  

Person specification

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Experience in working with others
Disability Confident - two yearsVeteran AwareNo smoking policyDisability confident employerInclusive Top 50 LogoArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Stonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.Morecambe Bay - Inclusive EmployerStep into health

Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Shirly Rigby
Job title
Volunteer Coordinator
Email address
shirley.rigby@mbht.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01539715288
Additional information

Shirley Rigby - Volunteer Co-ordinator

Shirley.Rigby@mbht.nhs.uk

Telephone: 01539715288

 

Barry Rigg FCMI - Local Community Engagement Manager

Email: Barry.Rigg@mbht.nhs.uk 

Telephone: 01229 870870