Volunteer Vacancies

If you are interested in volunteering for any of the vacancies listed below please contact Sue Cornick Voluntary Services Co-ordinator on 01244 365 755 or email: sue.cornick@nhs.net

Admissions Office - Weekday volunteers needed

The Admission Office is looking for help collecting notes and forms from all over the hospital to be processed in the office. Due to the amount of walking involved it would best suit an individual with decent fitness and mobility levels. This role is needed on all weekdays from 9-5pm. 

Ward clerks - Weekday volunteers needed.

Ward clerks in the hospital would welcome volunteers to help them on the wards with admin, filing, photocopying, and answering phones. There are opportunities across the hospital from 8.30am to 12.30pm.

The role involves working closely with the ward staff to help make things run as smoothly as possible for patients. Applicants will need to be friendly, approachable and diligent in their approach. 

Intensive Care Unit - Weekday volunteers needed. Weekend spots now filled.

The Intensive Care Unit at The Countess is looking for people to become Meet and Greet reception desk volunteers and help out in the evenings on the ward from 4-8pm (4-6 and 6-8 is permissible) Monday to Friday. Some slots are already filled.

The role involves greeting relatives, opening the security door and checking if the patient is allowed visitors as well as answering the phone and transferring calls if appropriate. Applicants must be friendly and welcoming and confident in an area that may be distressing on occasion due to the nature of the service.

Mealtime Volunteers needed.

Mealtime volunteer helpers are required to help and support our patients at mealtimes. This may be as simple as removing lids, unwrapping food, cutting it up into smaller pieces, mashing with a fork and holding cups or beakers for drinks as well as actually feeding with a spoon or fork.

Full training is given and you would not be expected to feed anyone with swallowing problems or who is really poorly. Help needed at breakfast, midday lunch or mostly at evening dinnertimes -  mealtimes vary slightly from ward to ward but advice and help will be given. 

Below are the next few dates booked in for the training, which will take place between 2-4pm in the therapy seminar room:

Wednesday 13 September 2017

Wednesday 13 December 2017

Who will be responsible for the volunteers? 

Sue Cornick – Voluntary Services and Project Co-ordinator

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

01244 365755