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Step in the Volunteer Process

The following processes are required to become a volunteer at Providence Medical Center and/or Saint John Hospital. Please review this information and complete the necessary steps.

  1. Complete the online application. Once your application is received, you will receive a phone call to arrange for an interview.
  1. During the interview, you will be introduced to the Volunteer program. Becoming a member of the organization and are willing to give a six-month commitment, you will be required to:
  • Complete and sign a release form allowing PMC and/or SJH to perform a background check.
  • Complete a drug/alcohol screen which is provided by the Hospital’s Occupational Health Department (only for Shuttle Drivers).
  • Complete a TB test which is also provided by the Hospital’s Occupational Health Department.
  • Complete Flu Vaccination during flu season.
  • Provide an immunization record at the time of the TB test (optional). Hepatitis B immunization is required for the ER Angel position.
  1. Once the background check and the TB test are complete, the final step is to attend the Human Resource’s orientation program. Orientations are held on specific dates that correspond with our new hires. These dates will be reviewed with you during the interview, however they are generally held on the third Tuesday of the month, with the volunteer portion from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The orientation reviews details regarding the hospital and the Volunteer department, along with a short tour of the hospital.
  1. Upon completion of these steps, you will be placed within your designated department to begin your volunteer assignment.

Thank you for your interest in Providence Medical Center and/or Saint John Hospital’s Volunteer Services Department. We look forward to receiving your application soon. If you have any questions, please feel free to call 913-596-4195 or email jfrost@primehealthcare.com.

Clerical

Assist staff with everyday duties as needed.

Qualifications: Experience with working in an office setting, including filing, organizational skills and computer experience.

E.R./Outpatient Ambassador and Surgery Waiting Room

Relate information to surgery patients’ families from recovery and identify family members for staff. Also check in on patients and family members waiting to be seen to determine if they need anything; act as an ambassador and liaison between the nursing staff and the family members.

Qualifications: Must be able to communicate with persons of different backgrounds and ages, perform clerical duties such as filing and record-keeping and understand computer information relating to patients in recovery.

Hospitality Cart/Volunteer Patient Visitor

Offer items and nutritional snacks free of charge to the patients on the different nursing floors. Volunteer Patient Visiting is also a key component in this job duty as you go from room to room.

Qualifications: Must be able to communicate with persons of different backgrounds and ages; be a people person and outgoing.

Information Desk/PBXC Operator Volunteer

Act as a goodwill ambassador for all visitors and patients at Saint John. Handle patient information inquiries in person and on the telephone. Transfer phone calls as needed.

Qualifications: The ability to hear and talk on the telephone. The willingness to escort patients by foot or wheelchair; along with having good public relations skills. Self-starters with outgoing personalities do best in this type of placement.

Knitters/Sewer

Lap Blankets are needed. Also Walker Bags are needed for the patients who use Walkers

Qualifications: Sewing, Knitting or Crocheting.

Popcorn ministry

Prepare and distribute popcorn to employees on various units. Part of the employee satisfaction program./

Qualifications: Friendly, committed, stand for periods of time.

Saint John Medical Group – Family Care Leavenworth

Answer phones, stock supplies, keep forms stocked and replenished, assist patients and other office/clerical work as needed and requested.

Qualifications: Have excellent communication and phone skills, sense of humor, able to empathize with patients, knowledge of simple office procedures and be able to sit for prolonged periods.

Senior Behavioral Health Unit

The purpose of this position is to assist the nursing associates in meeting the needs of patients. This could include mealtimes, walks with the patients, downtimes with the patients and/or rounding to check in on them and make sure they don’t need anything.