Amputee
Duties:

When we refer to a “peer mentor,” we mean an individual who has sustained a similar injury or illness and has volunteered to help others adjust to their new situation. By using their own experiences as well as through training and resources, their goal is to help patients live a more full, productive and enjoyable life. The Peer Mentor can serve as a resource to help handle situations related to living with the injury or illness.

Major Tasks, Duties, and Responsibilities - The statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this volunteer position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required to personnel so classified.

  • 1. Share their own personal experiences
  •  Offer advice on available resources
  •  Provide emotional support to mentees
  • Be a listening ear
  • Examples of topics that may be discussed:
    •  Emotional adjustment to the injury or illness
    • Interpersonal relationship concerns
    • Diet & nutrition
    • Brooks Adaptive Sports & Wellness Program
    • Vocational Rehabilitation
    • Transportation including: public and learning to drive again

Qualifications:

Must be living as an amputee for a minimum of one year

Demonstrate a positive outlook on life

Willingness to talk about ALL the struggles and victories of life as an amputee

Dependable and committed to assignment

Honest and trustworthy

Responsible

Proactive in seeking answers to questions

Emotionally mature

Compassionate and empathetic

Non-judgmental

Possesses good communication skills

Both internal training at Brooks Rehabilitation and training with the Amputee Coalition will be required.


General Responsibilities:
  1. Maintain confidentiality of patient, staff and proprietary information.                        
  2. Adhere to policies and procedures specific to patient rights.                                      
  3. Maintain a clean and safe environment; identifies and reports hazards      
  4. Meet all requirements for mandatory education including annual TB Test and Flu compliance.
  5. Adhere to policies/procedures specific to universal precautions when delivering patient care.
  6. Adhere to policies regarding attendance, conduct, grooming, and dress code.
  7. Promote a positive image of the company to outside agencies and the public.
  8. Participate in performance improvement activities as needed.
  9. Exhibit excellent service to patients, resident, visitors, physicians, and co-workers.
  10. Show courtesy, compassion and respect for all customers.
  11. Promote the mission, vision and values of the organization.
  12. Comply with professional, regulatory, ethical and legal standards.

Direct Patient Contact:Yes
Fingerprinting Required:No