Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Candy Striper Program Offered at Wayne HealthCare

Wayne HealthCare will resume offering volunteer opportunities for students at least 16 years of age. Student volunteers will have the opportunity to work with various departments within the hospital to welcome patients and visitors; assist with delivery of care and support staff.

The program orientation will be held on Wednesday, November 9th. The orientation will take place in hospital cafeteria from 7:00p.m - 8:30 p.m. Students interested in participating must attend this course.

The course instructor is Sharlyn Hickey, registered nurse in the perioperative department at Wayne HealthCare. The student volunteers will be required to work at least three days per month between the hours of 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. The instructor will work with each student to set a monthly schedule to follow.

Student volunteers will receive training for two weeks before working directly with any hospital department. Students will learn the proper way to care for patients, deliver flowers and assist nurses and other hospital staff. They will work with staff on the medical and surgical floors, Emergency Department, Diagnostic Imaging, Physical Therapy and Special Beginnings.

The Candy Striper volunteer opportunity allows students to gain healthcare experience before post secondary education. A significant number of student volunteers have benefited from this program and pursed nursing or other health related professions.

For more information or to sign up for the program, please contact Sharlyn Hickey at sharlyn.hickey@waynehealthcare.org or (937)547-5973.

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