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We need qualified complementary therapy volunteers who can help out for about three hours a week.Detailed description
The hospice provides complementary therapy to patients, staff and family members and we need qualified people who can help - volunteers are an essential part of the team. We'd like you to help for about three hours a week. You must be qualified in identified therapy techniques and be registered with an accredited body.
The hospice offers various types of treatments to ease symptoms - like fatigue, pain and discomfort, anxiety, fear, denial, frustration, low mood, depression and sleep problems. To carry out this volunteer role you must have the necessary qualifications and be registered with the relevant accredited body. The team work together to focus on the individual's wellbeing and offer appropriate therapies. Your exact role will depend on your own skills and training.
Your main responsibilities
become familiar with the hospice's services and its philosophy - and how this type of therapy sits within palliative care
understand personal and professional boundaries
keep records of treatments given, their effectiveness and outline plans of care
carry out all mandatory training
recognise the risk of vulnerable individuals, and report any safeguarding concerns
deliver complementary therapy to individuals in line with their plan of care
work to an 'agreement' with the patient and family - duration of therapy sessions, number of sessions, frequency of visits
ensure therapy has been approved by the GP or medical consultant
make sure the patient or carer understands and consents to the therapy prior to treatment
This Role is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.
About The Norfolk Hospice Tapping House
The support provided is tailored to the individual, encompassing their physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs in an understanding, caring and compassionate way, ensuring dignity is maintained throughout.
Care is delivered at the hospice in Hillington, either in the Inpatient Unit, Day Therapy Unit or via one-to-one sessions at the hospice. Care is sometimes provided in people’s own homes.
The current services cost over £2.5 million per year to run; the NHS funds only 32% of this, with the majority coming from the support of local groups, businesses and individuals.