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Children's Hospital Operating Theatre Support (Recovery)

Children's Hospital Foundation

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The Role

As an Operating Theatre Recovery volunteer, you will work closely with staff to support the post-anaesthetic care of patients by providing comfort, as well as reconnecting and regulating caregiver visits. Volunteers also support the Queensland Children’s Hospital Recovery staff by answering the phones and maintaining comfort supplies.

Key Responsibilities

  • Under the direction of nursing staff answer the phone to connect and update carergivers.
  • Provide ice blocks to patients.
  • Accompany the caregiver into the recovery ward, providing the caregiver with support while the patient is waking from anesthesia.
  • Offer warm blankets, bumpers and wet washers were necessary to patients and carergiver.
  • Explain the next steps of the Recovery process to the caregiver.
  • Provide information on hospital and surrounding areas to parents and carers.
  • Ensure blanket warmer and ice block stock is maintained.
  • Maintain statistical information in relation to the assistance provided.

About Us

Children’s Hospital Foundation funds cutting-edge equipment, vital research and on the ground support for kids with all illnesses, injuries and conditions, throughout Queensland and northern New South Wales. We identify and action gaps in funding and support right across the kids’ health landscape – the places left lacking but no less deserving.

Sometimes these gaps can appear small, filled by acts of kindness or compassion – a helping hand, a knowing smile or a place to play during a hospital stay. Other times they are large, bridged only by championing world-class care and treatment and breakthroughs in research and technology.

Regardless of the scale of the task we face, we task ourselves to face it. From the suburbs to the cities, rural, regional and remote, we help all kids, not just some. The many, not the few.

Here to be the difference every kid deserves.


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