Wilkes University

November

SDIPPE Opportunity: ER and Helping Hands at Geisinger Wyoming Valley

Dear P1, P2 and P3 Pharmacy Students: Volunteers are needed to support activities in the Emergency Room and Helping Hands programs at Geisinger Wyoming Valley. Note that a minimum 50 hour commitment (about 5 hours per week) is requested. Hours are eligible for patient care, SD-IPPE hours. Supervision is provided by nursing staff. A brief synopsis of activities are listed below: The Helping Hands program is focused on providing care and attention to our patients who require one-to-one sitters throughout our hospital. The Patient Care Unit volunteer incorporates the role of the sitter with additional important tasks, all done in medical/surgical care units. Volunteers may perform one, some or all of these tasks during any given shift. The ED volunteer also interacts with both patients, families and our staff at the point of contact – our ED/Trauma Center. Training and support is provided by Geisinger. Students interested in applying for these experiences should complete an application at geisinger.org/volunteer. Additional clarifications/questions may be directed to Ms. Barbara Coyle, volunteer coordinator at bbcoyle@geisinger.edu or Dr. Malinowski at Jennifer.malinowski@wilkes.edu.

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