At Sierra View, we consider our volunteers to be a crucial part of our
extended care team. That being the case, we also expect our volunteers
to uphold the Standard of Performance at Sierra View and represent the
hospital in a positive, professional matter. Please read below to learn
more about some of the requirements and expectations we have for our volunteers.
- Must be 18 years of age or older.
- Must be friendly, courteous and display a positive attitude.
- Must be in good general health and able to be mobile.
- Ability to be flexible to changing demands and duties.
- Possess ability to work with a diverse group of people with various ethnic
and socio-economic backgrounds.
- Expected to complete SVMC orientation and adhere to TB testing annually.
- Volunteers must foster positive, interpersonal relationships and a professional
image by adhering to the hospital's Standards of Performance with
internal and external contacts in person and on the phone.
- Treats all guests in a polite and congenial manner. Patients are treated
with respect and dignity.
- Demonstrates sincere concern and sensitivity to the needs of all guests
at all times. Those with concerns are made to feel that the concern will
be treated seriously and competently.
- Handles personal information offered by others in a private and confidential manner.
- Maintains confidentiality of patient information.
- Responds to inquiries in an appropriate and polite manner. Acts pro-actively
and processes request promptly.
- Displays attitude which support District values and mission. Represents
the District positively with appropriate manners and speech.
- Consistently seeks to improve performance. Accepts changes and is responsive
to District and community needs.
- Demonstrates accountability and responsibility for all actions.
- Volunteers must observe all hospital and departmental safety and employee
health policies and practices.
- Annually reviews hospital and departmental safety policies during the orientation process.
- Observes appropriate safety practices when lifting, stooping or bending,
and in performance of job functions.
- Completes all immunizations, tests and other employee health-related requirements.
Pet Partner Requirements
Do you have a pet who you think would make a good Paws 4 Healing/Pet Partner®?
Please read the requirements below:
- Currently, animals approved to be in the program are limited to dogs, birds,
guinea pigs, cats and hamsters. The hospital's Infection Control Committee
must approve other animals.
- All animals must pass health, skills, and aptitude screenings as set forth
by Paws 4 Healing/Pet Partners®. Handlers must complete and pass an
online or in-person Paws 4 Healing/Pet Partners® Therapy Animal Handler
course. Handler/ animal must pass evaluation by a Paws 4 Healing/Pet Partners®
licensed Team Evaluator.
- New Paws 4 Healing/Pet Partners® must attend volunteer hospital orientations
without their animal. New Paws 4 Healing/Pet Partners® will also be
assigned to work with an experienced Paws 4 Healing/Pet Partner®.
- A veterinarian must certify yearly that the animal is healthy, free of
infection, contagious disease, or dermatological problems, and immunizations
as recommended by Paws 4 Healing/Pet Partners®.
- Sierra View Medical Center will not assume any liability or responsibility
for the safety, health, or security of therapy animals.
Sierra View is an equal opportunity employer. Opportunities for volunteer
service at Sierra View Medical Cetner are provided regardless of race,
color, creed, gender identity or expression, religion, marital or registered
domestic partner status, national origin, physical or mental disability,
sexual orientation, pregnancy, veteran status and disability, or any other
consideration made unlawful and discriminatory by federal, state, or local laws.
The hospital is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing
equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons
involved in the hospital's operations and prohibits unlawful discrimination
by any employee or volunteer of the hospital, including supervisors and
coworkers. SVMC is not obligated to provide placement, nor are you obligated
to accept the position offered. Volunteers are subject to Sierra View's
Dress Code Policy, Conduct Policy and Standards of Performance.
All volunteers are expected to abide by SVMC policies and regulations that
govern their actions, including but not limited to those of ethical behavior,
confidentiality, financial responsibility, and drug and alcohol use.