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Health Care Apprentice Program. Volunteer at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center. Join a team of high school students who are enthusiastic about community service, and want to help others!

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Volunteer at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center

  • Join a team of high school students who are enthusiastic about community service, and want to help others!

  • St. Catherine’s has a variety of volunteer opportunities available specifically for you and would love for you to join our team!!


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Can you become an apprentice?

  • Are you at least 15 years old?

  • Can you commit 3 hours a week for a minimum of 3 months?

  • Are you interested in learning more about hospitals and health care?

  • Do you like meeting new people and making them smile?


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…if you answered yes to all 4 questions…

  • Then YOU can apply to be a health care apprentice at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center!!!


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Let’s Talk about St. Cath’s

  • St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center is located on 110 acres on the north shore of Long Island in Smithtown, New York. Our campus consists of a 311 bed hospital, 240 bed skilled nursing home, a medical office building and Siena Village, a 298 unit apartment complex for seniors and the disabled.


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Let’s Talk about You…

  • The Medical Center is looking to recruit high school volunteers, in hopes of developing an Apprenticeship Program for the benefit of both local high school students and St. Catherine’s.

  • This program strongly emphasizes dedication, responsibility, mutual respect, quality, and the mission of St. Catherine of Siena and Catholic Health Services.

  • Students must be at least 16 years old to participate and be able to commit a minimum of 3 hours a week for a minimum time frame of 3 months.


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Let’s Talk about Us…St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center’s goals are:

  • to encourage students to develop an interest in healthcare and provide them with an appreciation for the challenges as well as joys of healthcare.

  • Help students mature in a professional environment, communicate with others, and to reach out to those in need.

  • We believe it is crucial for health care facilities to be reaching out to the community and especially our youth to encourage an understanding and appreciation of issues regarding healthcare.

  • This program will not only benefit students, but will also help improve patient and staff satisfaction at the Medical Center.


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The Health Care Teams:

  • There are several areas to choose from to apprentice.

  • Once you choose a team, you’ll continue to apprentice in this area for at least 3 months


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Friendly Feeders

  • Find out patient meal preferences

  • Help patients fill out meal cards

  • Deliver hot meals and assist patients in eating


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Transport Team

  • Be a part of an important and specially trained group of people ensuring safe and comfortable transport of patients


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Hospitality

  • Greet patients and visitors and help to keep them informed.

  • Escort patients and visitors to their destinations within the hospital

  • Provide books and newspapers

  • Read to patients

  • Initiate programs/games in common rooms


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Liaison and Support

  • Work in the Emergency Dept and the Cardiac Services Unit

  • Spend time with patients and families, ‘concierge’

  • Work with nursing director on projects specific to these units


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Physical Therapy

  • Shadow the therapists and learn about assessments, treatments and exercises

  • Assist with wheel chairs and supplies


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Community Relations

  • Develop and coordinate specific projects of your own design

  • Fundraisers, drives, book or music collection, or art projects


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Health Care Business

  • Explore the behind the scenes work it takes to run a hospital- helping patients and employees

  • Act as support in administrative work in finance and human resources


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Siena Village Team

  • Develop and participate in programs with residents

  • Help with emergency preparedness plan


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Nursing Home Volunteer Program

  • The nursing home has their own exciting and active volunteer program

  • If you’re interested in being a part of their program, you can apply through the medical center


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How do I apply??

  • You’ll need:

    • Working papers

    • Parental/Guardian permission slip

    • Health Assessment form

    • Guidance Counselor Recommendation

    • An interview, after all forms are handed in


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Dates, Details, Deadlines…

  • Applications are due: March 12th

  • Orientation will take place the week of: March 15th

  • Apprentice Program will begin the week of March 22nd.


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Any Questions????

  • Call or email Kathryn Casey

    • 862-3858

    • [email protected]

  • If you’d like to know more, check out our website:

    • http://stcatherines.chsli.org


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One Last Thing…

  • May 22nd and 23rd St. Catherine of Siena is participating in the Cystic Fibrosis Walk-a-thon, and we’d like to invite Smithtown High School to join us

  • Even if you decide not to volunteer- we’d love for you to walk with us

  • You’ll need a team leader- faculty advisor and 10 walkers to raise $100 each


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