Faithful Paws
Duties: A. Provides comfort and support to assigned patients and families in accordance to Plan of Care provided by patient care team.
B. Provides pet visit to patients in all care settings including facilities.
C. Demonstrates understanding of the dying process and an ability to provide compassion and support to the patient and family.
D. Be a listener.
E. Documents accurately and in a timely fashion to communicate patient’s status to Volunteer Services Coordinator, IDG and facility staff.
F. Reports any unusual incidents or concerns as possible to Volunteer Services Coordinator, IDG staff or Facility staff.
G. When leaving a facility, gives a verbal report to facility staff member.
H. Completes all annual volunteer training updates and surveys.
I. Attends volunteer support meetings and education as needed.
J. Adheres to all guidelines, policies and procedures.
Qualifications: MUST have an animal ALREADY certified through an accredited organization, such at Pet Partners or Therapy Dogs International.

A. Satisfactorily completes required initial hospice training.
B. Meets all application and screening requirements, including personal references, criminal background check, and TB test prior to first volunteer assignments.
C. Provides proof of pet therapy training, documentation of dog’s health records, all up-to-date vaccination records.
D. Signs confidentiality statement, possess effective communication skills
E. Willing to provide own transportation and provide current proof of current driver’s licenses and automobile liability insurance.
F. Willing to function as a supportive team member. Is reliable and punctual.
G. Comfortable with death and the dying process. Has no significant personal loss within the previous year.
H. Must be at least 18 years of age.