Hospital Delirium Volunteer Program
The Hospital Delirium Program at The Mount Sinai Hospital is looking for motivated and dedicated volunteers to join our team.
Our Volunteers are trained in the multicomponent approach to treating and preventing delirium by way of utilizing non pharmacological and behavioral interventions. As part of our delirium team, volunteers learn about the inner workings of the interdisciplinary team model while interacting and engaging with patients on our medical and the intensive care units. They are involved in the implementation of individualized delirium treatment and prevention interventions and also help provide support and delirium education for the patients and families.
Delirium is a syndrome of global brain dysfunction associated with acute medical and surgical conditions, typically occurring in hospitalized geriatric patients. Delirium is associated with much higher death rates, falls, readmissions to the hospital, poor recovery from medical and surgical conditions and permanent brain damage. The treatment of delirium includes medical interventions as well as non- medical interventions including promoting cognitive stimulation, reorientation to the environment, and increased mobility. We are seeking volunteers to assist with the provision of these non-medical interventions in a team effort to treat active cases of delirium and prevent delirium in high risk cases.
These interventions will have a tremendous positive impact on patient outcomes.
Hospital Delirium Volunteer Requirements:
Minimum age: 18
Minimum hours: 100 hours over 6 months (4 consecutive hours per week)
Times to volunteer: Monday through Friday (12:30 pm -5 pm)
Summer: (15 hours a week for 8 weeks or 120 hours)
If you fulfill all requirements above and are interested in applying to our Hospital Delirium Program, please complete our online application: https://mountsinai.vsyslive.com/pages/app/VOLUNTEER
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