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Company:New York Methodist Hospital
New York Methodist Hospital, located in Park Slope, Brooklyn, is currently recruiting for the following programs: Critical Care Connection, CHF-VIP, and Project Contact. All programs require previous patient care experience.
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Application Requirements:You must submit a resume and cover letter. Please schedule an appointment with an Internship Counselor in C102 or M101. You MUST have a copy of your resume the day of your scheduled appointment.
Responsibilities:CRITICAL CARE CONNECTION It takes an integrated team of dedicated experts to care for critically ill patients. As a Critical Care Connection Volunteer you will be responsible for a variety of activities that promote excellence in patient care, education, and advocacy. With the support and leadership of the Clinical Director of the ICU, Nurse Manager, Chaplains, and Patient Representatives, volunteers will be key players as you interact with patients, their families, physicians, and nurses, in this emotionally charged environment. Critical Care Connection Volunteers should be: • Mission Driven • Attentive Listeners • Advocacy Focused • Able to aid families on this emotional roller coaster Requirements: We are seeking mature college students, working professionals, and post bachelor students preparing for careers in medicine with previous patient care experience. Minimum Age: at least 19 years old Minimum Time: Two 4 hour shifts per week for a total of 150 hours Times: 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM CHF-VIP New York Methodist's Congestive Heart Failure Volunteer Intervention Program (CHF-VIP) was created to enhance patients’ understanding of congestive heart failure and to teach patients practical techniques and skills to help manage their disease. CHF-VIP Volunteers partner with patients and NYM professional staff members to bridge the gap in patient information through education. Responsibilities: Volunteers interview CHF patients, using health literacy techniques, to determine the patient’s knowledge and ability to grasp the importance of ongoing maintenance of this disease (including: medication regimens, daily weight management, diet adherence and the importance of consistent follow up with physician through post-discharge appointments). To support the patient at home the volunteers make follow-up phone calls to: boost patient involvement, improve patient awareness, with the goal to ultimately reduce rates of re-hospitalization within thirty days. CHF-VIP volunteers are also responsible for assisting with mobilization of patients, distributing meal trays, stocking supplies, and any other tasks that facilitate patient-centered care. Highlights of the CHF Program: • Volunteers receive training from a vice president for nursing, the director of non-invasive cardiac imaging, and a social worker. • Volunteers provide one-to-one patient education on CHF management skills. • Volunteers make weekly follow-up calls to discharged patients for the first month to provide on-going education regarding awareness of CHF symptoms, medication compliance, weight, diet, and exercise. Requirements of this program: • Previous patient care experience • Completion of initial application and interview • Completion of medical clearance and general orientation. • Completion of CHF-specific group training. Please note this training will be provided during the work week. • Completion of CHF volunteer-to-volunteer training • Commitment to eight to ten hours a week, with at least four of those hours falling between 8am and 4pm, Monday through Friday. • A full six-month commitment. PROJECT CONTACT Project Contact supports NYM's Emergency Department. This program provides pre-med students with exposure to the needs of patients during an emergency room visit. Responsibilities: Volunteers become part of the Emergency Department team serving in four areas: Treatment, Registration/Triage, Rapid Evaluation Unit, and Pediatric ER. Volunteers work directly with patients, caregivers and medical professionals. This is a patient-focused assignment that allows volunteers the opportunity to add to the high quality of service given at New York Methodist while observing and learning how care is provided in a modern fast paced Emergency Room. Qualifications: In order to qualify you must have previous patient care experience, have completed, or be about to complete, your sophomore year of college. Priority will be given to juniors, seniors and post baccalaureate students. Candidates who speak a second language are especially welcome to apply. This program requires a Project Contact Orientation as well as twelve hours of training beyond the general orientation. An eight-hour a week service commitment, divided into two four hour shifts for no less than six months, is mandatory. Placements are available seven days a week, fifteen hours a day. This volunteer opportunity is extremely competitive. Requirements: • Minimum Age: We are seeking mature college students, working professionals and post baccalaureate students preparing for careers in medicine. • Minimum Time: Eight hours a week for a total of at least 150 hours. • Times: 8:00 am - 11:00 pm.
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Stipend_or_Credit:Nominal stipend offered. Academic credit is recommended.

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