|Name:||Pulse Oximeter Delivery Volunteer|
|Organisation:||Sirona care & health|
We’re running a rota 7 days a week from 8am - 8pm and volunteers sign up in 3 hour slots: 8am – 11am / 11am-2pm / 2pm - 5pm / 5pm - 8pm The volunteer may not get a call in their slot but commit to being on standby. Volunteers confirm at the time of call whether they can do the delivery.
VANS are working with Sirona care & health to mobilise a network of volunteers who will deliver pulse oximeters to patients at home across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.
This is part of a national scheme expected to run until December 2021, depending on demand.
Patients are referred by their GP and use the pulse oximeter to monitor their blood oxygen levels over a 2 week period with the aim of detecting early deterioration and hopefully avoid a hospital or ITU admission due to Covid.
Sirona care & health is a not-for-profit social enterprise providing high quality specialist health and social care services.
We are funded by the NHS and local authorities; NHS care is free at the point of delivery. We are committed to serving our communities as a Community Interest Company and our activities provide benefit to all members of the communities we serve.
Our aim is to be there when you or your family or carer need us most and help you stay as independent as possible.
Our services reflect our values and make a real social impact.
We look after adults and children at home and at school. Our thousands of staff work across Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset, and Bath and North East Somerset.
Our Pulse Oximeter volunteer programme to support Covid 19 patients is run by Voluntary Action North Somerset (VANS) on behalf of Sirona care & health.
Volunteers will be part of a rota. If a delivery is required, the volunteer will be contacted by the Single Point of Access (SPA) Team. The volunteer will collect the small pulse oximeter device and deliver it to the patient’s home - no patient contact required.
Delivery is time critical with the volunteer needing to deliver the device within 12 hours.
|Expenses:||Sirona will reimburse all reasonable expenses e.g. mileage costs/phone calls.|