Kowhai Companions - Volunteers, Burwood Hospital Older Persons Health
- Make a difference in someone s life - develop meaningful relationships
- Gain an understanding of working in healthcare and be a valuable member of the hospital team
- Work experience which may benefit your career pathway
About the Kowhai Programme
The Kowhai Programme utilises trained volunteers to provide person centred emotional tautoko / manaaki / support and practical assistance to vulnerable patients in hospital.
The programme is also designed to support whānau / family or carers when they are unable to be with their loved one, or tautoko / support those patients who do not have whānau / family support.
About the Kowhai Companion Role
The Kowhai Companion role provides tautoko / support which would usually be provided by whānau / family or a whanau whanui / carer.
By gaining an understanding of the patient s background, their whānau / family members, identity, personal preferences and activities they enjoy, you will be able to create a Kowhai conversation chart personal profile.
Kowhai Companions will tautoko / support patients who experience memory and thinking problems such as delirium, those with dementia, or patients who would just benefit from someone sitting with them kanohi ki te kanohi / one on one.
There is evidence to support that with these simple measures of manaaki in place delirium in hospital can be prevented and the effects reduced.
We are looking for people who may have two to three hours available, Monday to Friday, times of the day are flexible.
This is purely a manaaki / companion role you will not be expected to provide patient cares.
Nau mai, haere mai. To find out more and answer any of your patai / questions, we invite you to attend one of the two information sessions:
- Friday, 22nd October at Manawa Ground Floor Student Commons Area, 10.30am - 1.00pm
- Thursday 28th October at Burwood Hospital Main Foyer, 10.00am - 3.00pm
For further information or to request an information pack please
contact Fiona Graham, Programme Coordinator on firstname.lastname@example.org
or Steph Keene, Recruitment Partner on email@example.com
Applications can be made on line via our careers website www.cdhbcareers.co.nz
If you don t have a CV please include a letter telling us a little bit about yourself, including:
- Why you would like to become a Kowhai Companion
- What you will bring to the Kowhai Companion role
- Any experiences in tautoko or manaaki
|Location:||South Island - Canterbury - Christchurch|
|Expertise:||Non-clinical - Health & Clinical Support Workers - Health & Clinical Support Workers|
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