Will you become a spiritual care volunteer for Episcopal patients at Stanford Hospital?

We’re looking for a few good people who wish to apply to become spiritual care volunteers ministering to Episcopal patients at Stanford Hospital.

Successful applicants will be invited to join in a series of three training classes (Mondays, September 11, 18, and 25 from 6:30-9 p.m. at Our Lady of the Rosary, 1350 Cowper Avenue, Palo Alto). Participating in each of the three classes as well as completing background screening, a TB test, online classes, and mentoring are required to successfully complete the free training program.

Applications will be accepted up to 5 p.m. PST September 1, 2017.

These classes and the mentoring which follows will prepare people to serve as a Spiritual Care volunteers and visit Episcopalians at Stanford Hospital. Presented by Stanford Hospital’s Spiritual Care staff, the training reflects the many faiths and spiritual paths of patients at Stanford Hospital. Episcopal applicants who complete the training will be mentored by Episcopal Chaplain The Rev. Thomas C. Jackson.

We’re also seeking priests, deacons, and Licensed Eucharistic Ministers to visit Episcopal patients at hospitals in San Francisco and the East Bay. Those do not serve at Stanford Hospital will not attend this training program.

To apply for the training program at Stanford Hospital please call Spiritual Care (650)723-5101 to receive an application link and reference link.

For more information please contact our Chaplain, The Rev. Thomas C. Jackson at our office in St. Cyprian’s Church (415-567-1855).

Requirements to become a Spiritual Care Volunteer, Fall, 2017

I Preliminary- Applicant stage

  1. Call Spiritual Care (650)723-5101 to receive an application link and reference link – Please fill out the application and have two individuals fill out the reference blank. Submit the application online and send the two references back to Raksha in our office, PremillaPatel@stanfordhealthcare.org
  2. Interview- Once the application and references are received, you will be part of a potential volunteer list and a volunteer coordinating council member will contact you for an interview. When the interview is done we will forward your name onto Volunteer Resources.
  3. Volunteer Resources (650) 723-7424 will send you a “next steps” email to give you links for 1) background check 2) Healthstream modules, 3) Health clearance. Once these requirements are fulfilled, you will be able to enroll in one of their classes offered in the next two months or can decide to take the class on September 11th, our first night of Spiritual Care Volunteer training.

Until the above onboarding requirements are addressed/met, (HeathStream, background check, and health clearance), you will be unable to enroll in our Spiritual Care Volunteer class on September 11, 18, 25.

II             Spiritual Care Training

Spiritual Care Volunteer Training will be held on Mondays, September 11, 18, 25 6:30-9:00 PM at Our Lady of the Rosary, 1350 Cowper Avenue, Palo Alto. All three of these classes are mandatory.

III           Mentoring Training

When the above requirements are met, you will receive a badge and parking pass. Mentors will be assigned to you to walk you through the protocol of working on the units and what is required to work with patients. This normally requires three sessions with the occasional need for a fourth session. When the final mentor signs off, you are welcome to make visits in the hospital alone.

As there will be questions along the way. Please feel free to call me, Libby Boatwright, Volunteer Coordinator, (650)721-4169 or Raksha Patel, Office Administrator, (650)723-5101.

IV           More helpful information- Occupational Health Hours– Monday and Wednesday, 7 a.m.-3 p,m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5 p,m; Fridays 7 a.m. -2:30 p.m. Please call in advance (650)723-5922 to confirm.

For those who wish to wish to get help with Healthstream, classes are provided in the CPE classroom, across from nurses’ patio, near Occupational Health/Ground Floor, H0147/