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Position #: 2660
OrganizationOur Place Society
Position: Volunteer Nurse - Medical outreach services program
Location: 919 Pandora Avenue, Victoria, BC, Canada
Impact Statement: Our Place Society is a community centre serving Greater Victoria's most vulnerable citizens: the working poor, impoverished elderly, the mentally and physically challenged, the addicted and the homeless. We serve over 1,500 meals per day, and provide hot showers, free clothing, counseling and outreach services, plus 45 transitional housing units. Most importantly, we provide a sense of hope and belonging to our neighbours in need.

Become part of a fantastic team of compassionate people assisting Victoria’s most vulnerable citizens. For more information, visit our website https://www.ourplacesociety.com/ or call our Volunteer Services team at 250-388-7112 Ext. 243 or email volunteermgr@ourplacesociety.com
Description: We currently have three doctors and several nurses volunteering in our medical outreach services program. Some volunteer once-a-week and others every other week for two hours shifts. They see, on average 200 patients a month or 6-8 patients per shift. Our marginalized and vulnerable clientele definitely require more medical attention.

The most common treatments are:
- Wound care
- Triaging urgent issues
- Mental health counselling
- Addiction support
- Musculoskeletal injuries: sprains & back pain
- Ear, eye, nose & throat assessments
- Chest exams e.g. ruling out pneumonia

Become part of a fantastic team of compassionate people assisting Victoria’s most vulnerable citizens. For more information, visit our website www.ourplacesociety.com/ or call our Volunteer Program Manager, Patricia O'Byrne at 250-388-7112, ext. 263
Training Details: Training provided by current volunteer medical professionals
Working Conditions: Small Medical Room
Minimum Duration: 4 - 6 months
Timing: Anytime
Age: 19+
Ideal for: An Individual
Transportation: On a bus route
Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible washroom
Area(s) of Interest: Health Care/Emergency
Skill(s): Community Knowledge/Awareness, Sensitivity, Empathy, Adaptability, Respect
How to Apply
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Email: Send an Email Message
Contact: Mark Holzer
Phone: 250-388-7112 Ext. 258
Address: 919 Pandora Avenue Victoria, V8V 3P4
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