Assisting and caring for patients in a calm and quiet atmosphere.
Volunteer (Former Employee) – Wayne, NJ – December 10, 2016
I was a volunteer at St. Josephs Hospital from June 2015 to October 2015. I worked twice a week and began working in the intensive care unit, where I walked around for four hours each shift and cared for the patients while assisting the nurses. I also served the patients food and water, and made sure they got what they needed. I learned that communication and compassion is very important in working in the medical field. The hardest part of being a volunteer was not being able to directly interact or deal with the patients, but the best part was being able to experience what the day of a nurse/PA/doctor is in a hospital. Overall, it was a very humbling and great experience.