NHS Equipment Delivery Volunteer

  • VO91137


Description

This is a great new opportunity which will benefit people that are waiting to be discharged from hospital. Often, they are very much 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.

Organisation aims and objectives

We support, develop and represent community groups, voluntary organisations, social enterprises and volunteering. We have around 35 staff members covering these activities across Fife, operating from our offices in Glenrothes, Cupar, Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy. We provide a wide range of support to third sector organisations and have expertise in a wide range of skills and topics including governance, funding, legislation, policy, volunteering, managing people, planning and problem solving.

We receive core funding from the Scottish Government and Fife Council to provide four key functions:
- support, develop and represent the third sector.
- support, develop and represent social enterprises.
- support, develop and represent volunteering.
- support and promote third sector engagement with the Community Planning Partnership.

Availability

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Deliveries take place Monday – Thursday 8am-3pm and Friday 8am - 12.30pm but travel time will also be required. Approximately 5 hours a day

Restrictions

must hold a clean driving license for at least a year
Experience required: You should be reliable, trustworthy and have good communication skills. Use of your own car and mobile phone is essential.
Travel details: This 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
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Petrol at 45p per mile or public transport
Training details: Training will involve aspects of the role and your responsibilities, information on boundaries, appropriate behavior, confidentiality and data protection along with some communication skills.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

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