Working with us

Volunteers

Our valued volunteers provide a vital link between the hospital and the community.

They give their time, expertise, skills and experience to help us provide our patients with the best possible care.

Hear why our volunteer caregivers enjoy volunteering at St John of God Murdoch Hospital.

All volunteering on our campus is undertaken with the St John of God Health Care values in mind to enhance the experience of our patients, their families and their friends.

Our volunteer program invites community members to participate in various roles across the hospital.

Essential volunteer requirements

To be considered for a volunteer caregiver role, you must:

  • have excellent communication, listening and interpersonal skills with the ability to engage with a diverse range of people and interact with empathy, patience and understanding
  • regard yourself as a people person who is interested and approachable in assisting and supporting a range of people from the community
  • be over 18 years of age 
  • have a friendly, helpful and mature disposition and have a general positive attitude to contribute to a patient’s sense of wellbeing and the experience of their family and friends
  • understand the concept of professional boundaries when engaging with patients and their families
  • understand the importance of confidentiality and privacy
  • have the time to commit to a volunteering role with ongoing reliable attendance for a minimum period of 12 months
  • be prepared to attend an information and interview session
  • be willing to undertake and complete an orientation session and induction into the role
  • be able and willing to undertake and obtain 100 per cent compliance in a range of on-going on-line healthcare related training modules that have either one or two year validity. These are to be completed in your own time and medium to higher computer skills are required
  • be prepared to undergo certain personal checks (e.g. 100 point Identification check; National Police check) and sign adherence to hospital policies and procedures
  • understand and support the Mission and Values of St John of God Hospital Murdoch
  • be non-judgemental and open to the diversity of people from differing spiritual and religious beliefs, ideas, cultures, religions, philosophies, attitudes and expectations that you may come in contact with while a volunteer.

How to become a volunteer

Please read the essential criteria and commitment required for all volunteering vacancies in the hospital before submitting an Expression of Interest for any position via email Murdoch.Volunteers@sjog.org.au to register your interest. After consideration, we will email you a Position Description/Duty Statement and an application form. After considering the role you may then choose to complete the application form and forward to Murdoch Hospital.

Volunteer opportunities (closing 27 July 2018)

St John of God Murdoch Hospital invites you to provide a short Expression of Interest (EOI) for the following volunteering positions available at the Hospital. You should carefully consider the one-year commitment for our volunteer program prior to applying. 

When forwarding any EOI, please state the position number and provide a brief overview of your reasons for wanting to volunteer in this organisation in the position stated. 
Roles marked with * may be also suitable for nursing students or students in aligned modalities who are seeking an experience on a fortnightly basis within a hospital environment. 

Position no. 12018 - Complementary therapists
Are you a qualified Complementary Therapist with evidence of recognised qualifications? Would you like to contribute to the community by becoming a volunteer caregiver in our touch based complementary therapy program? We are seeking qualified therapists in reflexology and massage to join the volunteer team of complementary therapists. 
Other modalities in complementary therapy may be considered and you are invited to contact to discuss. Our therapists are based in the Hospice ‘Footprints’ Day Centre.
Hospice Therapists volunteer three to four hours of their time weekly or, fortnightly to support our palliative care patients enhancing their feelings of wellbeing and quality of life. Any resources required for a session are provided. Days and times are flexible during the working week Monday to Thursday. 

Position no. 22018 – Hair Stylist
This position is on a fortnightly basis for a two to three hour commitment. Day and time is negotiable.
Footprints Day Centre located in the Hospice at Murdoch Hospital is seeking a qualified Hair Stylist to join the volunteer Complementary Therapy team in providing a range of care to support our palliative care patients. All resources required are provided.

Position no. 32018 – Beauty Therapist
This position is on a fortnightly basis for a two to three hour commitment.  Day & time is negotiable.
Footprints Day Centre located in the Hospice at Murdoch Hospital is seeking a qualified Beauty Therapist to join the volunteer Complementary Therapy team in providing a range of care to support our palliative care patients. All resources required are provided.       
                   
Position no. 62018 – Day Procedure Unit (DPU)
There are two positions available from 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm approx. The finishing time will vary slightly dependent on hospital activity.
Volunteering roles in DPU are based on the concept of engaging in hospitality with our patients post procedure through the provision of beverages and pre-pared light food as required.
Murdoch Hospital is seeking people who meet the essential personal criteria to enhance the experience of our patients during their short-term stay. An interest in meeting, helping & communicating with a diverse range of people is required.

Position no: 62018A, Tuesday pm, weekly basis

Position no: 62018B, Wednesday pm, weekly basis

Position no. 72018– Endoscopy
Position available on a Friday morning on a weekly basis from 8.30 – 9.00 am (flexible) to 12.30 pm. The finishing time will vary slightly dependent on hospital activity.
The volunteering role in Endoscopy is based on the concept of engaging in hospitality to our patients post procedure through the provision of beverages and light food as required.
Murdoch Hospital is seeking people who meet the essential personal criteria to enhance the experience of our patients following their procedure. An interest in meeting, helping & communicating with a diverse range of people is required.

Position no: 72018, Friday am, weekly basis

Position no. 10018 – Emergency Department (ED) 

As the Emergency Department is open 24/7 there is a degree of flexibility regarding volunteering in this department with both weekly & fortnightly sessions. The daily activity is undeterminable due to activity. Therefore, the session times for volunteering are never more than 4 hours per session but maybe less on a session-by-session basis. 
This general assistant position involves hospitality to our patients & visitors & assistance with some non-medical related areas that support the team & the department.

Position no: 10018H, Tuesday pm, weekly basis

Position no: 10018I, Wednesday am, weekly basis

Position no: 10018C, Thursday am, weekly basis

Position no: 10018G, Thursday pm, weekly basis

Position no. 52018 - General Ward Assistants
 
These volunteering roles are based on the concept of bringing our hospital Values to life through hospitality to our patients and enhancing their experience during their stay through person centred care. As a secondary response supporting some of the daily interactions on a hospital ward is included. No clinical or aligned nursing duties are undertaken with the primary response being the provision of hospitality.

Murdoch Hospital is seeking people who meet the essential personal criteria to enhance the experience of our patients during their stay particularly in regard to engagement, communication & empathetic listening in what can be, stressful times for a patient. Due to the priority of safety for our patients, both basic generic hospital & specific role related training is provided. 
These roles require considerable standing & walking up to a 4-hour period. Applicants should have a reasonable level of fitness, be mature in approach & have excellent communication skills to encompass a diverse range of people.

There are a variety of roles available in different clinical areas across the Hospital.

Bridget Clancy Ward (General Surgery) 8am to 12 noon, weekly basis
Position no: 52018A Wednesday, weekly basis

St Catherine Ward (General Surgery) 8am to 12 noon, weekly basis
Position no: 52018D Thursday
Position no: 52018E Friday

St Elizabeth Ward (General Surgery) 8am to 12 pm, weekly basis
Position no :  52018P Thursday

St Francis Ward (Orthopaedics) 8am to 12 noon, fortnightly basis *
Position no: 52018G Friday

St Joseph ward (Medical) 8am to 12 pm, fortnightly basis *
Position no: 520181 Friday
This position may require further training in a cognitive impairment program to meet some of the volunteering requirements of this area.

St Luke Ward (Acute Medical) 8am to 12 pm, weekly basis
Position no: 52018R Tuesday
Position no: 52018S Wednesday
Position no:  52018I Friday fortnightly basis *

St Rose Ward (Orthopaedics) 8am to 12 noon, weekly
Position no: 52018Q Tuesday 
Position no: 52018L Thursday

Thomas Furlong (Medical/Oncology) 8am to 12 noon, weekly 
Position no: 52018N Thursday
Position no: 52018O Friday

Please read the essential criteria and commitment required for all volunteering vacancies before considering an Expression of Interest for any position.

The availability of these volunteer positions closes on Friday 27 July 2018 and no further interest will be considered beyond this date.