Volunteers are the strength of our clinic. We have several groups of volunteers: providers (Physicians, Physician Assistants, and Advanced Nurse Practitioners) Registered Nurses (who assist our providers during clinic hours or who support our Prescription Assistance Program), Social Workers, Medical Assistants, Spanish interpreters, and clerical support staff. On occasion, we have special projects that may require a volunteer to help with fundraising events or special correspondence.
We require all volunteers to sign a professional code of conduct agreement, a clinic authorization to complete a criminal background check and to have received Covid vaccination. We follow current CDC personal protective barrier recommendations within the clinic proper.
Providers deliver primary, chronic illness, and preventative care to the patients we serve. The clinic has access to laboratory, radiology, and specialty care services for youth, adult, and geriatric populations. Patient pharmacy needs are supported by staff in our Prescriptive Assistant Program which has access to local pharmacies. The clinic does not offer obstetrical services but has referral resources to meet the needs of this population. Clinical documentation is maintained through professional dictation services and handwritten communication as we do not have access to an electronic medical system. An active WI Medical license is required; however, the clinic does not support narcotic prescriptive authority. The clinic days are Monday and Wednesday (closed for holidays) and run from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p. m. Providers can choose coverage frequency, patient volume, and visit duration.
Social Worker: Individuals should have a minimum of 2 years of experience as a licensed social worker or licensed clinical social worker. Duties include: greeting new patients and assisting them in completing their medical history, helping patients determine if qualify for medical insurance or other community resources such as food stamps, housing, disability, providing counseling support to patients, and assisting patients with medical POA and Living Will documents.
Primary Care Nurses utilize the nursing process for triage and admission assessment of the patient’s biophysical, and psychosocial aspects of care (medical history and medication review, primary complaint, and social determinants). Nurses support patient care coordination for simple and complex medical conditions through patient education, provider collaboration, and community referral services, laboratory and radiology result monitoring. An active
WI Registered Nurse license is required. The clinic days are Monday and Wednesday (closed for holidays) and run from 12:45 p.m. to 5:00 p. m. The nurses determine scheduled volunteer frequency.
Prescription Assistance Nurse: Works with patients on an individual basis to obtain meds through a drug company program, a participating local pharmacy, or other resources. Dispenses medications to patients as ordered by the provider. Provides patient instruction on medication use or storage and any needed monitoring. Follows up with patients and drug companies to assure a consistent supply to patients. Consult with providers or medical directors as situations arise. An active WI Registered Nurse license is required. The PAP RNs work from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p. m. The nurses determine their schedule to assure coverage of the clinic’s open hours. The ability to work alone or with others in a busy and possibly noisy environment while maintaining attention to detail, timeliness, and completeness is essential.
Medical Assistants bring previous work experience to support the clinic visit. Medical Assistants collect patient data on admission and duties include, but are not limited to Covid screening, a brief history statement, vital signs, medical procedure support (laboratory specimen collection, order documentation, radiology and laboratory result follow-up) clinic flow, and environmental cleaning post patient visit. The clinic days are Monday and Wednesday (closed for holidays) and run from 12:30 p.m. to 5:00 p. m. The schedule for volunteer frequency is negotiated with the Clinic Director based on clinic demand.
Clerical Staff is the front-line ambassadors who set the tone for customer service through clinic telephone support (answering and transferring calls), patient scheduling (via an excel spreadsheet and reminder calls), and active problem solving with nursing and provider staff. Other duties include but are not limited to medical record establishment, ongoing chart maintenance, clinic visit logging, and clerical activities. The schedule for volunteer frequency is negotiated with the Clinic Manager based on clinic demand.
Spanish Interpreters provide fluid Spanish and English translation to the clinic’s non-English Spanish-speaking patients by supporting patient scheduling, education, and the clinical visit. . Together with the nursing and provider staff, they support translation to assist with the primary care visit, medical procedures, post clinic follow-up, and patient care communication. The schedule for volunteer frequency is negotiated with the Clinic Manager and Clinic Director based on clinic demand.
Project Work: From time to time the clinic needs help with special projects. These tend to be of limited duration ranging from a 2 to a 4 hr time commitment usually during our clinic hours on a Mon. or Wed.
If you are interested in volunteering with us please fill out the form below. You can complete the form online or print it and send the completed form to us at the Good Neighbor Clinic Sauk Prairie, 95 Lincoln Ave, Prairie du Sac, WI 53578. We will get back to you within 7 working days.
Good Neighbor Clinic Volunteer Application
Would you like to Volunteer? Please fill out the form below.
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