Volunteer Military Community Befriender
Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust
The closing date is 18 April 2024
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.
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.
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