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Volunteers are the heart of OMC
Volunteers are a vital part of Ozarks
Medical Center as they enhance the high quality care given
to patients and their families. In 2010 alone, 190 volunteers
contributed 30,207 hours to Ozarks Medical Center, a contribution
valued at more than $564,875.
Volunteers serve in a variety of roles throughout the health
care system, assisting many different departments and gaining
a variety of skills. Whatever an individual interest might
be, OMC will work with volunteers to find a schedule and position
to suite them.
Volunteer locations and opportunities
Urgent Care Clinic
West Plains Thrift Store
Mountain View Thrift Store
A rewarding experience
addition to providing a valuable service to OMC, volunteers
find what they do rewarding. Here is what a few volunteers
said about giving back:
It still feels good to be able to help somebody. It gives
you a great deal of satisfaction to just be able to bring
a smile to somebody's face or comfort them when they are discouraged
or have lost a loved one. I am grateful there is a place
I can work and feel like I am doing something for some one."
- OMC 30-year volunteer
keeps you active and feeling young. You get exercise too because
it gets you up and running." - OMC 7-Year Volunteer
is a gratifying place to be. When your shift is over, you
just feel good. I would tell others not to put off volunteering.
Go ahead and do it because you will be so glad you did. I
had thought about volunteering for years but put it off. Those
are years I would have been better off for volunteering and
(OMC) would have benefited too." - OMC Volunteer
to become involved
Volunteers must be at
least 14 years of age. Volunteers generally work in three-hour
shifts. To learn more about becoming an OMC volunteer,
contact Dianne Mariani at 417-256-3133.
Ozarks Medical Center
Volunteering . . . .
- Opportunity to give to your community. By volunteering within the health care system, you provide valuable support for the patients, visits and staff of OMC.
- Many of our volunteers want to serve because they’ve been a personal recipient of health care services and want to serve others in appreciation for the service they themselves received. .
- There are many volunteer opportunities. The health care system includes innumerable jobs and levels of complexity. Volunteers may be staffed to the general information desks or to specific departments.
- If you are in school, volunteer hours speak volumes on college and scholarship applications. By volunteering you can add valuable credentials and experience to your application.
- Our typical volunteer assignments are in 3 hour blocks.
- Assignment opportunities include:
Information desks – escort patients and visitors, deliver flowers and mail, do interdepartmental deliveries, transport patients by wheelchair for transfer or discharge, provide informational services, make rounds to patient rooms with book cart
Library workers – computer search, policy revisions, cataloging, project support
Rehab services – assist in patient areas by cleaning tables between patients, escorting patients, equipment management
Information technology – working with staff, record keeping
Clinics and emergency department and other waiting room attendance – serving waiting areas by keeping coffee pots prepared, area picked up, answering questions, escorting families to patients, and helping with stocking shelves
Thrift stores – sorting, tagging, clerking
Gift shop – clerk, stock shelves
Some assignments may require an interview by the department manager
- Benefits – we provide a meal in the hospital cafeteria for every shift worked; volunteers may purchase over the counter medications from the OMC Employee Pharmacy which offers significant discounts from retail prices.
Process to apply
- Complete the application and informational
papers; the minimum age is 14.
- Have a parent or guardian sign the application
if under age 18
- Return your application to OMC –
attention volunteer director
- Come in for an interview to discuss possible
- If an assigned area will require an interview
in the department, arrangements will be made for the departmental
- Go to HR for screening – includes
criminal record check, drug screening and TB testing
- When all the screening information is
returned and clear, HR will call to arrange an initial orientation
– it takes about an hour
- Orientation to the volunteer department
– takes five to 30 minutes
- Orientation in assigned area – time
may vary depending on the area.
- Keep your commitment for your assigned
work shift. Notify the office of conflicts as soon
Thank you for considering volunteering
at Ozarks Medical Center.
Purpose . . . .Making a difference . . . .meaningful work
Mary Dyck, Dianne Mariani
OR 417-256-9111, extension 6810
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