The Director of Volunteer Services has the overall responsibility of managing the staff and ensuring the effective coordination of volunteer activities/services as provided by staff members in the Volunteer Services Department. In this capacity the Director must plan, develop, implement and monitor the volunteer programs for effective utilization of volunteer resources. The Director is responsible for ensuring that the staff effectively integrate the volunteers into the services and that patients receive quality and safe patient experience.
The Director is responsible for the development and implementation of business and division operations plans, accountable for quality and safe service, expense control and effective management of capital and human resources for all the services within the division. The Director is also responsible for the effective operation of the Employee Volunteer Program, providing opportunities for Cedars-Sinai staff to volunteer in the community.
A thorough knowledge of the community is important, both for the successful recruitment of hospital-based volunteers and to identify viable community-based opportunities at which employees can volunteer. Being highly skilled to work effectively with variety of constituencies and to lead and manage through influence is a must in this role; superior presentation skills in a one-on-one or group setting is needed to be successful in this position.
The Director has the responsibility that the volunteer department staff are meeting the Joint Commission requirements when training and providing orientation to volunteers, and that the administration of health clearances and documentation of volunteer records (i.e. appraisals, job descriptions, etc.) are in compliance with organizational and Joint Commission requirement.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major t...eaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.