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  • NHS Equipment Receiver (Patients Home)
    with Fife Voluntary Action

    Volunteer Opportunity No. VO91137 - Created/last updated: 16/01/2024


    About this opportunity:This is a great new opportunity which will benefit people that are waiting to be discharged from hospital. Often, they are delayed in getting home due to not having anyone there to accept delivery of the specialised equipment they will require. FVA are looking to recruit a bank of volunteers who will collect patients' keys from the ward, gain access to the patient's property and await a delivery and installation of equipment by the NHS. (the volunteer is not involved in the installation) Once is it delivered and built, they will then leave, lock up and return the patients key to the ward in which it was collected. Deliveries can occur from 8 am to 3 pm

    You must have the capacity to travel in your own car and be available with one to two days notice. References and background checks will be requested.

    Takes place:
    Minimum age:18
    Maximum age:100
    Training provided:Training will involve aspects of the role and your responsibilities, information on boundaries, appropriate behavior, confidentiality and data protection along with some communication skills.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - Petrol at 45p per mile or public transport

    Experience required:You should be reliable, trustworthy and have good communication skills. Use of your own car and mobile phone is essential.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    must hold a clean driving license for at least a year

    Application process:Application Form; Induction/Training; Informal Chat; Other; References

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel DetailsThis could be anywhere in Fife, from any of the 6 Community Hospitals It requires travel between the hospital, the patient's home and back to the hospital

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.

    What Now?

    To enquire/register an interest in this opportunity call us (FVA) on 0800 389 6046, e-mail us, or fill out this form:

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