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Harborview Medical Center
325 9th Ave, Box 359788
Seattle,WA,98104,United States


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Last Updated: 08.02.06
   
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Countries/States Served: WA
People Utilized or Employed: Trainable Volunteers
Types of Students Allowed:
Medical Students, Premedical Students, Dental Students, Predental Students, Nursing Students, Prenursing Students, Pharmacy Students, Prepharmacy Students
Program Length: Short Term (Less than 1 month) and Long Term (Greater than 1 month)
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University Affiliations: University of Washington School of Medicine, University of Washington School of Dentistry
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Current Volunteer Opportunities (Unpaid Positions)
Patient Family Liaison Volunteer needed for 6 to 12 months
Opportunity Description: POSITION PURPOSE: Volunteer serves as a non-medical interface between families of patients and Harborview staff, while maintaining patient confidentiality. QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Possess good customer service skills 2. Empathic, active listener 3. Possess comprehensive and clear communication skills 4. Ability to maintain a respectful, professional manner in critical situations 5. Ability to set appropriate boundaries with patients and staff RESPONSIBLITIES: 1. Answer phones at the reception desk 2. Provide non-medical assistance to personnel with family and visitor traffic flow into the Intensive Care Units (ICUs) 3. Provide non-medical assistance to families in locating the patient they are visiting 4. Provide non-medical assistance to families and visitors with any questions 5. Facilitate family/visitor contact with staff, such as chaplain, social worker, physician, specific nurses, etc, as needed 6. Perform other non-medical duties as assigned by staff
Total Number of Volunteers Needed: 5
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Burn/Pediatric Intensive Care Unit Volunteer needed for 6 to 12 months
Opportunity Description: POSITION PURPOSE: Volunteer will help increase the effectiveness of the staff by providing non-medical assistance with approved activities. QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum age of 18. Reliable, motivated and mature individual with the ability to interact with ill and disabled patients, including adults and children. RESPONSIBLITIES: 1. Provide non-medical assistance in stocking and supplying patient rooms. 2. Stock and supply rooms and hydrotherapy rooms on an as needed basis. 3. Provide non-medical assistance in preparing rooms for new patients. 4. Transport specimens (when pneumatic tube system is down). 5. Under staff direction/supervision, provide non-medical assistance with non-critical patient transfers to/from and within the unit. 6. Under the direction and supervision of the nursing staff, provide comfort to patients in a non-medical way 7. Provide clerical assistance the USC with minor clerical duties and running errands. 8. Provide non-medical assistance with craft activities of pediatric patients. 9. Provide non-medical assistance in recreational therapy activities (games, reading & crafts). 10. Socialize with patients, including pediatric patients, who have few visitors and need increased socialization. 11. Check with Charge Nurse for additional non-medical assignments or duties.
Total Number of Volunteers Needed: 5
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Emergency Department Volunteer needed for 6 to 12 months
Opportunity Description: POSITION PURPOSE: Volunteer will help increase the effectiveness of the staff by providing non-medical assistance with approved activities. QUALIFICATIONS: Reliable, motivated and mature individual with the ability to interact with ill and disabled patients, both adults and children. RESPONSIBLITIES 1. Check with Charge Nurse to inquire about any immediate needs for assistance. 2. Provide non-medical assistance with running errands. 3. Retrieve, make and clean stretchers. 4. Transport specimens to the lab. (If pneumatic tube system is down) 5. Under staff direction/supervision, provide non-medical assistance with non-critical patient transfers. 6. Provide clerical assistance to Program Assistant 7. Stock and straighten up rooms. 8. Empty laundry bags. 9. Provide non-medical patient comfort measures; deliver ice water or pillows, under the direction of the nursing staff. 10. Provide non-medical assistance in positioning patients for treatment, under the direction of the nursing staff. 11. Other indirect, non-medical patient care duties as assigned by the staff Including: stocking warmer blankets, making up suction canisters and distributing and organizing clean soft restraints, and other trauma set-up.
Total Number of Volunteers Needed: 5
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Patient Relations Volunteer needed for 6 to 12 months
Opportunity Description: POSITION PURPOSE: Volunteer will help increase the effectiveness of the staff by providing non-medical assistance with approved activities. QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Reliable, motivated and mature individual with the ability to interact independently with ill and disabled adult patients 2. Possess good customer service skills 3. Empathic, active listener 4. Willing to act as a team member 5. Provide comprehensive and clear communication 6. Knowledge and demonstrated ability to serve, non-medically and in a respectful manner, the mission population of the medical center 7. Ability to set appropriate boundaries with patients and staff RESPONSIBLITIES: 1. In a non-medical capacity, socialize with each patient on the assigned unit(s), listening to concerns 2. Check in with charge nurse or other staff on unit about patient feedback 3. Log complaints, concerns and compliments on a tally sheet and forward appropriate issues to Patient Relations Manager, social work or charge nurse/nurse manager
Total Number of Volunteers Needed: 5
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Mission Statement: (See Web Site For Updated Information)
Volunteers are important members of the Harborview team. Each year, more than 500 people volunteer throughout the hospital in areas such as the Emergency Department and UW Medicine Burn Center at Harborview, which expose them to the real-life activities of a busy regional medical center.

Volunteer Opportunities exist in many areas:

Emergency Department
Inpatient care areas
Patient Relations/ICU Liaisons
Gifts at Harborview
Pediatric literacy
Recreational therapy
Book cart
Seasonal projects
School/service opportunities
Patient Family Resource Center
Harborview Community Service League

Who we are:
The only Level I adult and pediatric trauma center and regional burn center serving Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho.
Harborview is one of the region?s most comprehensive health-care facilities, providing high quality, state-of-the-art advanced health care for people from all walks of life.
Harborview?s Centers of Emphasis for neurosciences; trauma; burns; reconstruction and rehabilitation; the mentally ill and medically vulnerable; and AIDS/STD treatment provide leading edge teaching,research, and clinical care for all patients.
Owned by King County, governed by a county-appointed board of trustees and managed by the University of Washington (UW).
A partner with UW Medicine, which includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, the UW School of Medicine, UW Physicians and UW Medicine Neighborhood Clinics.
All staff are UW employees. All physicians are UW faculty members.
One of the two primary teaching sites for the University of Washington School of Medicine and other UW Health Sciences programs.

Mission Statement:

Harborview Medical Center is owned by King County, governed by the Harborview Board of Trustees, and managed under contract by the University of Washington.

Harborview Medical Center is a comprehensive health-care facility dedicated to the control of illness and the promotion and restoration of health. Its primary mission is to provide and teach exemplary patient care and to provide health care for those patients King County is obligated to serve.

The following groups of patients and programs will be given priority for care within the resources available as determined by the Board of Trustees:

Persons incarcerated in the King County Jail
Mentally ill patients, particularly those treated involuntarily
Persons with sexually transmitted diseases
Substance abusers
Indigents without third-party coverage
Non-English speaking poor
Trauma
Burn treatment
Specialized emergency care
Victims of domestic violence
Victims of sexual assault

While maintaining this priority commitment to patients and programs in the above categories, Harborview also serves a broad spectrum of patients to maintain a balanced clinical program and fiscal viability.

Harborviews patient care mission is accomplished by assuming and maintaining a strong leadership position in the Pacific Northwest and the local community. This leadership role is nurtured through the delivery of health services of the highest quality to all of its patients and through effective use of its resources.

Harborview plans and cooperates with other hospitals, public health providers, and the University of Washington to provide programs and services and avoid unnecessary duplication.

Harborview fulfills its educational mission through commitment to the support of undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate and continuing education programs of the health professions of the University of Washington and other educational institutions, as well as programs relating to patient education.

Harborview recognizes that the delivery of the highest quality of health care is enhanced by a strong commitment to teaching, community service and research.
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