Volunteer Application Form

McLaren Bay Region Volunteer Services Application, Confidentiality and Authorization and Release Forms

Note: Fields marked with an * indicates required field



I hereby request to become a member of the Volunteer Services Department at McLaren Bay Region and will abide by all hospital and department policies. I am willing to volunteer and:

  • am 15 years of age or older. (Persons under 17 years of age must have a working permit).
  • agree to complete online orientation, and to be trained and oriented to the tasks & functions to which I am assigned,
  • wear a volunteer uniform and ID badge and accurately record my service hours,
  • receive a 2-Step TB Test prior to beginningmy volunteer duties, if I do not have documentation of receiving one in the past 12 months; an annual Influenza Vaccination (if volunteering during the months of October – March); and comply with any other mandatory requirements,
  • will be responsible and regular in my attendance and will inform my department of necessary absences,
  • understand that my services are donated without contemplation of compensation or future employment and does not constitute an employment contract,
  • understand my assignment can be terminated at any time with or without notice and for any reason,
  • will respect the need for safety, infection control, and patient confidentiality,
  • understand that my volunteer work experience will be recorded and held for future reference. I give my permission for release of this information,
  • agree to donate 50 unpaid hours of service within a one-year period (students will pledge at least one full semester or a minimum of 40 hours).

 

Employee Health will ask you for your social security number please bring it with you. Employee Health will enter it into their secured database.

Work Experience

Volunteer Experience

Local person to be contacted in case of illness/emergency:

References (Please list two adults over 21 years who are not relatives and who have known you for at least two years.)

Volunteer Profile








Other Skills

I have read and understand the information on the Information Sheet below. Should I need medical attention during or as a result of this healthcare career observation experience, I assume full responsibility for any treatments deemed necessary. I assume responsibility of all medical costs which result and release McLaren Bay Region of all liability. I give the facility at which the healthcare career observation is being conducted permission to release my telephone number or contact instructions to the requested department. While I am functioning in a healthcare career observation at any site under McLaren Bay Region, I realize that all health care information, patient / resident care and records are a confidential matter. All information exchanged while I am observing must be held in the strictest confidence. My typed name below shall have the same force and effect as my written signature.

If Applicant is between 15-17; I have read and understand the information at the top of the application and authorize my son/daughter to participate in this volunteer experience. McLaren Bay Region shall not be held responsible for adverse occurrences and/or outcomes. Should my child need medical attention during or as a result of this volunteer experience, I authorize such medical care and assume full responsibility for any treatments deemed necessary. I assume responsibility for all medical costs which result and release McLaren Bay Region of all liability. I give McLaren Bay Region permission to release my son/daughter telephone number or contact information to the requested department. My typed name below shall have the same force and effect as my written signature.

Please read the following information prior to submitting your application:

General Information

    1. Healthcare career observation is an opportunity to observe an employee. Healthcare career observation participants are not permitted to provide any aspect of patient care.
    2. Healthcare career observation experience may be scheduled for 3-4 hours during daytime hours.
    3. If you are unable to report for your scheduled healthcare career observation experience, please notify Volunteer Services by email volunteerservices@mclaren.orgor 989-894-3540.

Infection Control

Proper hand hygiene helps prevent the spread of infections from one person to another. Hand hygiene products, which contain a special antibacterial agent, are available in wall dispensers in the work areas and cafeteria.

Hazardous Materials

Potentially hazardous chemicals and materials are used in certain areas as part of the daily operation of a department. Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) which describe the hazard and handling instructions for all chemical products are available for your review on request.

Tobacco Free Campus

Smoking and all tobacco products are prohibited in all McLaren Bay Region facilities, its adjacent grounds, and in hospital-owned vehicles.

Dress Code

Please adhere to the following dress code, unless otherwise directed:

  • Comfortable closed-toe shoes with socks or hose, no bare legs
  • Shirt (no slogans with the exception of logo wear) no t-shirts, low-cut or midriff-baring shirts
  • Pants (no sagging pants) or Skirts (may not be more than 2” above knee)
  • Minimum jewelry (no facial piercing jewelry),
  • No visible tattoos
  • Minimum make-up
  • No fragrance or smoking odor on clothing
  • Well-groomed hair (no extreme hair colors)
  • No flip-flop / beachwear type shoes
  • ID badges must always be worn and be located above the waist

You must be in good health without fever (99.0 or less) and/or symptoms of cold, flu or other illness. Confidentiality Please read and sign the attached confidentiality agreement.

Statement of Confidentiality

Each of our patients and employees has the right to expect that we will keep any knowledge we have about them in the strictest confidence. It is our obligation under the law and the codes, regulations and certifications under which we operate, to honor this expectation. Equally important, respecting confidentiality is part of our obligation to provide the most comfortable and caring environment for our patients.

We live at a time when personal information is recorded in many forms. It may be on paper, but it may also be found on a computer screen, voice mail, cellular telephones or another modern convenience. This data is all subject to the same rules.

Our expectation is that you will keep all patient and employee information to yourself or share it only with others who have a work related or legal right to know. You should never share any information with anyone else, including spouses or coworkers. Passwords, to access patient and employee information, must not be shared.

Finally, we remind you that the organization will not tolerate violations of this standard. The established rules call for prompt and severe discipline for a breach of confidentiality. Please understand that the Access and Confidentiality Agreement will be strictly enforced.

Authorization and Release

In connection with my opportunity to participate in any program affiliated with McLaren Bay Region, I understand that information may be requested as to my character and other personal history. I further understand that you will be requesting information regarding my criminal history and other public records. I agree that any false information may subject me to removal from programs at McLaren Bay Region. It is the policy of McLaren Bay Region not to employ or retain persons in positions of trust who have demonstrated a propensity to engage in illegal activities.

I hereby authorize and release from all liability without reservation, McLaren Bay Region and any law enforcement agency, administrator, state/federal agency, institution, insurance company, or person gathering or furnishing the above information.