Posted this in volunteer nursing, probably not the best spot- I really could use some help and I'm very appreciative....thanks all:
I am a relatively new grad- June 2012- and have worked per diem at a SNF. I've recently been asked to help/volunteer at a local senior center looking to start an adult day program.
It seems It will not be an adult day health program as there is no facility available for bathing, but one to mainly provide the social and respite benefits of such a program.
Currently, it's a 'club' run by other unlicensed volunteers- lasting about three hours three times a week...and there are about four people who come three times a week. Obviously it's very small and whatnot, but I'm weary to say yes (even though it is my dream to work at an adult day health program- so difficult to secure a position), as it is in it's infant stages and not a licensed facility. I would not be performing ANY nursing skills/duties whatsoever, but I'm still nervous as I am still VERY new to the nursing profession and I know how sticky legal issues can be. If something were to happen, I know that regardless of volunteer status, my license is on the line. Can someone give me some seasoned nursing advice? I want to be involved and like I said, it is my dream to work in ADH- but I don't want to risk anything. I appreciate any help I can get.
Thanks in advance