Hand & Nail Therapy - Specialist Palliative Care Services

  • VO95966


To support hospital staff to enhance patient experience within a palliative care setting.

Core Duties include:

· To provide a series of one-to-one sessions to patients.
· To provide hand massage.
· Nails can be filed but not cut, with nail painting offered if required.
· To offer taster sessions as needed.
· To liaise with nursing staff about referrals.
· To wear an ID badge at all times while on duty.
· Respecting confidentiality, maintaining the persons dignity and comply with the NHS Tayside Confidentiality Policies.
· To comply with NHS Tayside volunteering policies and guidelines.
· To be aware of and comply with NHS Tayside policies relevant to the role eg Health & Safety, Infection Prevention Control, Social Media etc.
· To feed back any concerns regarding the wellbeing of patients to nursing staff in the first instance.
· To attend mandatory training as required.

These are the primary core duties of a Hand & Nail Therapy Volunteer; however certain activities can be changed or amended to suit requirements, under the supervision of the Complementary Therapy Co-ordinator or Voluntary Services Team.

Organisation aims and objectives

Roxburgh House provides palliative care for those with a life limiting illness.


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