The goal of Hospice is to provide care for people who are terminally ill and to manage their pain and other symptoms.

    There are specific criteria for Hospice eligibility for a variety of conditions, including:

    • ALS

    • Alzheimer's/Dementia

    • Cancer

    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    • Diabetes

    • Kidney (Renal) Disease

    • And Others...

  • Focus on the continuous, integrated health care process that a patient/family experience across all aspects of hospice care.

  • Incorporate outcome-orientated quality assessment and performance improvement.

  • Facilitate flexibility in how the Hospice meets performance expectations.

Volunteering for Hospice Comfort Care of NJ

March 19, 2019

Job Summary

Responsible for providing non-medical services as needed to home care patients, nursing home facility patients, n accordance with patient’s plan of care; bereavement calls/support; and/or provides clerical/administrative assistance and support to the hospice staff as designated by the department supervisor.

Job Qualifications

  • A completed volunteer application.
  • Completion of required volunteer training and orientation.
  • Realistic goals for involvement with the hospice program.
  • Ability to accept supervision and direction from the hospice IDT/IDG team.
  • When the death of a family member has occurred, recommendation to wait at least one year before accepting assignments as a direct care volunteer or involvement with public relations activities.
  • If providing professional services as a volunteer, must provide documentation that meets all licensing and registration standards required by the State in their specialty area.
  • Demonstrate ability to relate effectively with the community, patients/families, and members of the hospice interdisciplinary team.

Physical Requirements

  • Frequently required to stand, walk, reach with hand and arms, stoop, kneel, twist, and crouch.
  • Frequently required to walk and sit.
  • Regularly required to use hands to handle and feel and to speak and hear.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • Ability to deal effectively with stress.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception, and ability to focus.
  • Require ability to drive an automobile.

Working Conditions

  • Patient home settings, general office settings, inpatient care facility, health care offices/hospitals.
  • Exposure Risk Category II.

Organizational Standards

Customer Service and Relationship Building

Focuses efforts on discovering and meeting the needs of a diverse group of people, both internal and external customers, as well as the patients and families served by hospice.

Teamwork and Cooperation

Implies a genuine intention to work cooperatively with others, expresses positive expectations of others, shares all relevant or useful information on a timely basis.

Technical/Professional Quality

Demonstrates mastery of job-related knowledge and acts to keep skills and knowledge current.


Persistent, refuses to give up when faced with obstacles or rejection; takes action that will improve or enhance performance of job responsibilities.


Articulates clearly, the Mission, Vision, and Values of hospice, effectively communicates with direct and honest feedback in developing relationships with others.

Managing People

Provides constructive feedback to support the work and ideas of others.


Sets challenging goals for self and helps team members achieve goals set to meet hospice standards of excellence.

Essential Functions

  • Demonstrate compliance and understanding of the hospice vision, purpose, guiding principles and philosophy
  • Demonstrate and maintain knowledge of universal precautions and safety policies/procedures
  • Establish and maintain appropriate boundaries with patient/family/caregiver
  • Demonstrate protection and respect for patient/family rights and confidentiality
  • Demonstrate respect for cultural diversity and special communication needs
  • Participate in mandatory trainings for specific job assignments and in-services
  • Honor time commitments to the volunteer program
  • Provide accurate, timely, and complete documentation of volunteer activities
  • Follow policy and procedures for communicating with hospice team members
  • Comply with all applicable laws and policies and procedures
  • Adhere to all confidentiality policies and procedures
  • Perform other reasonable duties as assigned

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820 Broadway, Bayonne, NJ 07002