Volunteering

Why Volunteer?

1. Apply lecture content into real-world situations

2. Work in an interprofessional team

3. Learn/improve clinical skills

4. Network with students and faculty 

5. Gain experience with direct patient interactions 

6. Make a difference in the community 

Volunteering Information

•Street Runs will take place every other Saturday from 9:00AM – 11:00AM (subject to change)
•Students will be notified where to meet prior to the Street Run
•Most Street Runs will take place in parks in the downtown Phoenix area

Wear your SMP T-shirt, closed-toed shoes and loose, dark-colored jeans, scrub pants, or shorts that cover most, if not all, of the thigh. The goal is to draw the patient’s attention to his or her care rather than to yourself.

  • Your stethoscope
  • Your student ID badge
  • A pen
  • A note pad
  • Water bottle

Street Medicine Phoenix Application

Students/Volunteers​

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Students/Volunteers​ Application

Street Medicine Phoenix application credentialing for Students/Volunteers​ are processed by Student Health Outreach for Wellness (SHOW) Clinic, due to set forth polices and terms of agreement between Street Medicine Phoenix, SHOW Clinic and Arizona Board of Regents. Please email all questions regarding application status and/or technical issues with application submission to applications@showaz.org.

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Clinical Preceptors​

Train the next generation of healthcare providers!

Clinical Preceptor Application

Street Medicine Phoenix application credentialing for clinical preceptors are processed by Student Health Outreach for Wellness (SHOW) Clinic, due to set forth polices and terms of agreement between Street Medicine Phoenix, SHOW Clinic and Arizona Board of Regents. Please email all questions regarding application status and/or technical issues with application submission to applications@showaz.org.

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•Fill out application with CV or resume
•Submit vaccination records
•TB annually
•MMR
•Hep B series
•Influenza annually
•Hep A series
•Tdap or Td
•Submit BLS/CPR certification (must not be expired)
•Submit proof of completion of CITI training
•HIPAA
•Blood borne pathogens
•Credentialing through SHOW
•Volunteer application with CV/resume
•CITI training for ASU, UA, and ASU faculty
•HIPAA annually
•Blood Borne Pathogens annually
•Immunizations: MMR, Hep B series, Hep A series, Tdap or Td
•Annual TB skin test and influenza vaccination
•BLS/CPR and ACLS every 2 years
•Credentialing paperwork (MD/DO/PA/NP providers only)
•Board certification, DEA license, state licensure, and dispensing privileges (if applicable)

Learning Objectives

  •  Describe and model an interprofessional patient-centered team-based model of health care 
  • Identify the impact of psychosocial factors on disease and health care utilization
  • Appropriately assess and identify ways to address the health care needs of patients with complex medical conditions utilizing knowledge of the interprofessional team members’ complementary roles and responsibilities, negotiation of common goals and objectives, and knowledge of socioeconomic determinants of health
  • Engage with all members of the interprofessional team using effective communication strategies in collective patient-centered problem-solving
  • Demonstrate humanistic qualities in interactions with patients including the delivery of socially and ethically responsible care
  • Model a person-centered approach to care for vulnerable individuals who are experiencing homelessness
 

Team Leader Roles & Duty

Look to the Street Navigator to direct volunteers which patients to engage and when to start and end patient interactions. The Street Navigator has final authority over the beginning and end of a patient interaction. All questions regarding the Street Run route and Street Run logistics should be directed to the Street Navigator.

Look to the Preceptor to oversee volunteers during their interactions with patients and assist with any questions concerning clinical engagement. The Preceptor will move from team to team to ensure quality of care for each patient.

Look to the Street Leader to ensure safety during the Street Run. All questions regarding the Street Run procedure, “street etiquette”, the patient health questionnaire, and safety should be directed to the Street Leader. The Street Leader is responsible for contacting the police and/or fire department if emergency services are required.

Street Medicine Phoenix Volunteer "Street Rules"

  • Preview the patient health questionnaire to ensure understanding of and comfort with the questions that you will be asking.
  • Set your phone to silent and only utilize your phone for emergencies.
  • Meet the patient at eye level by matching their position (i.e., stand if patient is standing, sit if patient is sitting).
  • Respect the privacy of the patient and before making physical contact, always ask for permission.
  • Be mindful of verbal and nonverbal cues when assessing the patient’s comfort level and if necessary, adjust the location of the interview and/or your distance from the patient.
  • Provide patient-centered care by acknowledging the patient’s priorities and discussing the patient’s health only when they are ready to address it.
  • Be open and accepting of the patient, eliminating any assumptions, stereotypes and judgments about homeless individuals.
  • Empower and encourage the patient when they share achievements or demonstrate progress, rather than criticizing and minimizing their efforts. 
  • DO NOT provoke patients or other people in the surrounding area with condescending, negative, inflammatory words or actions.
  • DO NOT wear clothing that expresses provocative messages, colors, or styles.
  • DO NOT go against the directives of your street navigator, health professional, or street leader.
  • DO NOT be late to the meeting place before a street run.
  • DO NOT bring money or valuable belongings with you to the street run.