Volunteer Military Community Befriender

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust

The closing date is 18 April 2024

Job summary

We are looking for a volunteer to work with our Armed Forces Covenant Lead Nurse (AFCLN), and Defence Medical Welfare Officer to provide befriending to the military community in-patient population & identify those who may benefit support (with patients/staff members consent.

The role will contribute to the wider Veteran Service by creating and maintaining effective relationships with staff, patients, and their families

Main duties of the job

The befriender will contribute to

1. The wider Veteran Service by creating and maintaining effective relationships with staff, patients, and their families.

2. The Trust culture to delivering a quality service which meets the Armed Forces Covenant.

3. Identify and make use of opportunities for sharing best practice and learning.

About us

The Trust is committed to driving excellence in care for our patients and communities and was rated good by the Care Quality Commission report published 2020 and became a University Hospital. We are ranked as the third in the country for research; embedding education and training across the organisation and we continuously strive to achieve our core values which are at the heart of everything we do. The Trusts main hub is the Queen Alexandra Hospital, starting life as a military hospital over a century ago and now one of the largest hospitals on the south coast and you may have seen us on the TV series Nurses on the Ward. The Trust provides comprehensive secondary care and specialist services to a local population of 675,000 people across South East Hampshire. The Trust employs over 8,000 staff and are #ProudtobePHU; our patients come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because its the right thing to do, but because it makes our hospital stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for providing outstanding care and support for patients, colleagues and our community you will find a home at PHU. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring in terms of your education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veterans status, colour, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.

Date posted

19 April 2023

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience Volunteer Post

Contract

Voluntary

Duration

1 years

Working pattern

Flexible working

Reference number

C8192-23-0208A

Job locations

Queen Alexandra Hospital

Southwick Hill Road

Cosham

Portsmouth

PO6 3LY


Job description

Job responsibilities

Under indirect supervision of the Armed Forces Covenant Lead Nurse (AFCLN), work with the AFCLN and Defence Medical Welfare Officer to provide befriending to the military community in-patient population & identify those who may benefit support (with patients/staff members consent

Job description

Job responsibilities

Under indirect supervision of the Armed Forces Covenant Lead Nurse (AFCLN), work with the AFCLN and Defence Medical Welfare Officer to provide befriending to the military community in-patient population & identify those who may benefit support (with patients/staff members consent

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to work independently & as part of a team
  • Recognise own limitations
  • Sound understanding of the military culture
  • Good interpersonal skills

Desirable

  • Ex-Military / Spouse or partner of current serving or Veteran
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to work independently & as part of a team
  • Recognise own limitations
  • Sound understanding of the military culture
  • Good interpersonal skills

Desirable

  • Ex-Military / Spouse or partner of current serving or Veteran

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Employer details

Employer name

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust

Address

Queen Alexandra Hospital

Southwick Hill Road

Cosham

Portsmouth

PO6 3LY


Employer's website

https://www.porthosp.nhs.uk/work-for-us/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust

Address

Queen Alexandra Hospital

Southwick Hill Road

Cosham

Portsmouth

PO6 3LY


Employer's website

https://www.porthosp.nhs.uk/work-for-us/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Keith Malcom

keith.malcolm@porthosp.nhs.uk

023922860003932

Date posted

19 April 2023

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience Volunteer Post

Contract

Voluntary

Duration

1 years

Working pattern

Flexible working

Reference number

C8192-23-0208A

Job locations

Queen Alexandra Hospital

Southwick Hill Road

Cosham

Portsmouth

PO6 3LY


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