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About St. Christopher's Hospital for Children
St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, a partnership between Tower Health and Drexel University, is a 188-bed facility that provides exceptional care to children throughout the Greater Philadelphia area and surrounding counties.
St. Christopher's has more than 220 pediatric experts on staff, combining top-notch pediatric care with a wide array of pediatric specialties including Cardiology, Ear, Nose and Throat, Gastroenterology, Oncology, and Orthopedics. It houses the only Verified Pediatric Burn Center between New York City and Baltimore and is one of only three Level I Pediatric Trauma Centers in Pennsylvania. St. Christopher's is a Magnet® designated hospital and was recognized as a Women's Choice Award Best Children's Hospital.
In addition to its main location in Philadelphia, the hospital has a growing network of primary and specialty care locations throughout the Philadelphia suburbs and New Jersey so your child's health conditions can be treated close to home.
Tower Health recognizes paying for education can be expensive. As part of our Educational Assistance benefit, the Tower Health Tuition Discount Program offers tuition reimbursement and other discounts to more than one hundred local and national schools. This includes Drexel University, Alvernia University, and Immaculata University - just to name a few.
Through the Tower Health Tuition Discount Program , eligible employees, spouses, dependents, and domestic partners may be eligible to receive the following benefits:
- Save 5 to 50 percent on tuition.
-Waived application fees.
-Discounts for your dependents, spouses, and domestic partners.
About the Organization
Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our seven hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care from prevention, screenings & education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs & public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.
With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown; and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing & Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, & we have a comprehensive physician network.
Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership & staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac & vascular surgery, trauma, hematology & oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design to make the HealthPlex one of the most sophisticated surgical centers & inpatient facilities in the region.
At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health's commitment to Advancing Health, Transforming Lives.
The Volunteer Services Coordinator will support day-to-day functioning and overall success of the department as a cross-trained, integrated member of the professional staff team.
Responsible for coordinating St Christopher's Hospital's application and onboarding process for volunteers, shadowing students, and Health Tech program participants. This position will support all functions of the Volunteer Services Department, with a focus on the role volunteers may have with positive patient experiences.
Facilitate the application process which includes review of volunteer applications, gathering required background and health documentation, scheduling interviews, conducting required hospital orientation, and timely follow up and completion of volunteer onboarding.
Review of volunteer applicants' files to ensure all requirements are met prior to submission to approval by the Director of Volunteer Services
Maintain volunteer files to meet hospital compliance as it relates to JCAHO to include annual PPD's, Flu, Fire/Safety, Infection Prevention and HIPAA updates. Coordination of shadowing applications.
Coordination of Volunteer Schedules for hospital special projects and volunteer service reports, which includes volunteer hours, community benefit and service tracking, annual events, and recognition programs for partner departments and volunteers.
Coordination of the Health Tech Program for local high school students. In partnership with the Director of Volunteer Services, school district, and local school faculty, oversee the Health Tech Program and its functions, interview, and selection of students, including onboarding students, training curricula, placement in hospital departments, and monitoring student and mentor performance.
Collaboration with partners and outside organizations including but not limited to Pet Therapy volunteers, RSVP of Delaware Valley, City of Philadelphia, Musicians on Call, Penn's Heroes, Ronald McDonald House, public and private K-12 schools, Scout groups, service organizations, and corporate partners.
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