Yesterday’s training went really well!
Late yesterday afternoon, I attended an orientation and training at the Munroe Regional Medical Center (MRMC) with the hope of learning all about volunteer opportunities within the hospital.
I was inspired to look into volunteering at MRMC by one of the Livestrong group participants at my gym. He is a volunteer at the hospital and when I heard him talking about his experience, I asked him a few questions after one of our meetings and was immediately intrigued.
As I learned yesterday, there are so many volunteer positions available at the hospital. I filled out an application and indicated certain preferences, including whether I wanted a sedentary or active volunteer position and whether or not I wanted to work directly with people and/or patients.
I then met with an interviewer who asked me a series of questions and helped guide me to certain areas where she thought I might be a good fit. I was interested in central transport (escorting people to/from where they need to go), working in the hospital gift shop, assisting nurses and patient visitation.
I ended up signing on for patient visitation! As it was explained to me, those volunteering within patient visitation are mainly responsible for greeting patients once they are settled in their rooms and taking them through basics (like how to operate the remote, request a newspaper, etc.) and answering any questions. I will have to go through a four to six week training and pass a final evaluation, but I’m excited to get started!
Before the orientation was over, we sat through about two hours of training as we learned all about HIPAA, suicide prevention, infection prevention, MRMC’s values and mission and more. (During my first day of on-site training, I am required to bring back my answers to an at-home test that touches on all of these things as well.)
I really appreciated such a thorough and in-depth training and orientation and I’m looking forward to volunteering!
Breakfast this morning was a throwback overnight oats recipe.
Peanut butter oatmeal cookie dough overnight oats! It’s a favorite of mine and I need to make it more often. So good!
I topped my oats with a handful of chipotle maple almonds since I didn’t have any peanuts on hand and thought it was delicious.
Plans for the day include workin’ and teachin’!
Have a great Thursday!