New Springs Community Clinic Policy Manual
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Roles and Responsibilities for Non-medical Volunteers
Greeters make our guests feel welcome from stepping through the doors, leading them to check in, as well as guiding people around the facility, and helping to straighten-up and lock-up after the clinic closes.
Check-in Volunteers hand patients their forms to fill out and get charts ready to give to the nurse.
Able to provide childcare for all ages, must pass a background check and abide by child safety policies. Must be 18 or older
Errands during the clinic as needed such as making copies, working with other volunteers to help flow and efficiency. This position can be filled by anyone age 16 and above
Roles and Responsibilities for Medical Volunteers
Medical provider: physician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant
Nursing: registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, medical assistant, certified nursing assistant
Students: medical, dental, therapy and nursing students
Physical, occupational and speech therapy
Social workers, counselors, psychologists
Patient and medical education: diabetic educators, tobacco cessation counselors
Providing primary and urgent care to all patients regardless of ability to pay, race, religion, gender, ethnic group, sexual identity or orientation.
Providing medical care within the scope of practice for primary care and following established standards of care for diagnosing and treating acute and chronic illnesses.
No controlled substances will be prescribed from this clinic
Taking vitals including BP, pulse, heart rate, weight, 02 sat
Assessing the reason for the visit and rooming patients.
Assisting medical providers with care and treatment.
Medical and nursing students can perform above activities with the supervision of physician or nurse
Provide appropriate therapy for patients in need
Providing educational classes in area of training such as diabetic education
Providing counseling for patients with mental health needs
Can be a non-medical volunteer or student that puts together charts, files them, and keeps stats on a number of patients seen, demographic data, disease state, etc. Reports will not have any patient information but will be used to assess the needs in the community and for future fundraising efforts. This volunteer reports to a medical director.
Requirements for medical volunteers:
Current license in the state of Missouri
Provide volunteer coordinator with a copy of license, CV, and malpractice if you carry your own or your employer provides it and approves of volunteer work
MO law passed in 2013 protects medical workers who work for free for a non-profit organization from malpractice. New Springs Community Church is our sponsoring non-profit and we have filed the appropriate form with the state and paid fee. Quarterly reports listing all volunteers will be provided to the state of Missouri
Nurse practitioners and physician assistants will either need permission from employer/supervising physician to volunteer or medical director will need to become a collaborating physician. The state of Missouri has a limit of 3 per physician so the clinic may need more than one physician to be willing to collaborate for volunteers if needed.
Medical volunteers are not compensated Medical volunteers are expected to work within the scope of their practice and follow standards of care for diagnosing and treating medical illness.
Medical volunteers are expected to act in a professional manner in accordance with the honor of being a medical professional.
Issues with discipline will be handled with the medical director.
Dress code will be scrubs that are clean, neat and in good repair with comfortable and clean shoes. Volunteers may also wear clinic t-shirt with khaki pants, below the knee capris, or jeans that are in good repair. No shorts, mid-riff shirts allowed.
Medical equipment will be provided except for stethoscopes. Please bring your own. Volunteers may bring their own equipment as well and may store it in the clinic. New Springs Community Church cannot be held responsible for lost or stolen equipment.
All volunteers are required to have a background check performed before being scheduled.
Medical volunteers are required to submit their CV/Resume & Medical License in addition to a background check. Please fill out the form below that best describes you.
Please fill out the form below to get signed up as a volunteer. The information being requested is needed to do a background check and verify you're legal to practice in Missouri. ALL volunteers have to be approved by our medical director and volunteer coordinator. Once you've been approved, you'll be contacted by our volunteer coordinator to be put on the schedule.
Please fill out the form below to get signed up as a volunteer. The information being requested is needed to do a background check and verify your identity. ALL volunteers have to be approved by our medical director and volunteer coordinator. Once you've been approved, you'll be contacted by our volunteer coordinator to be put on the schedule.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at our free clinic! Our clinic is only possible because of the kindness of people like you. Our Coordinator will be in touch as soon as we receive your application.