This is a great opportunity for individuals who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of breast cancer survivors. The role of Patient Advocate requires a compassionate and empathetic individual who can provide support and mentorship to patients at various stages of breast cancer/reconstruction. The time commitment is flexible, and the volunteer opportunity is available remotely anywhere in the US.
To be a successful Patient Advocate, volunteers must participate in initial AiRS Orientation Zoom call and periodic training opportunities, be willing to sign non-disclosure agreement to protect health information of patients, and be committed to learning about the various types of breast cancer, breast reconstruction, gene mutations and patient reconstructive options through the AiRS website and other advocacy and breast cancer resources provided.
Preference will be given to advocates with a personal experience of breast cancer or BRCA gene mutation, caregivers of breast cancer/BRCA patients or those with a connection to breast cancer, health care professionals or those with experience dealing with patients and the health care system, or those with other attributes and personal commitment suitable for being an effective patient advocate. Bilingual Patient Advocates are also preferred.
Patient Advocates must provide compassionate support to help women through the physical and emotional recovery from breast cancer, communicate regularly with Volunteer Coordinator about the status of patients, and record and submit patient status summary and volunteer hours monthly. They should also be able to work independently, be self-motivated, and stay connected with AiRS via newsletters, social media, and other forums.
Finally, they should attend AiRS events when and if available in their area and serve as Ambassadors to AiRS Foundation.
For more information please visit the organization directly at: http://www.airsfoundation.org/