Volunteer Assessment

Please complete the form below.

To begin the application process, complete the Volunteer Assessment (please pay special attention to the information about safety, infection control and confidentiality.)
Upon successful completion of the assessment (you must score at least 80 percent), you will be provided a link to our volunteer application.

This assessment consists of six parts:

I. Winship Cancer Institute History, Purpose, Values & Vision
II. Volunteer Services Program
III. Volunteer Guidelines
IV. Volunteer Schedule & Department Overview
V. Patients Rights & Responsibilities
VI. Emergency Protocol

Personal Information

I. Winship Cancer Institute History, Purpose, Values & Vision

*1. Emory Hospital was named one of America's Best Hospitals by U.S. News and World Report.

True False

*2. Winship Cancer Institute announced its cancer center designation by the National Cancer Institute in what year?

None of the above

*3. Winship's vision is to be one of the premier translational cancer research institutes in the world through the excellence of our faculty, nurses and staff, and our patient and family centered care.

True False

*4. Which of the values below guide the Winship Cancer Institute every day?

All of the above

*5. Winship offers a wide range of outpatient clinics and cancer specialists that treat which forms of cancer?

Breast Cancer
Lung Cancer
Gastrointestinal Cancer
All of the above and more

II. Volunteer Services Program

*6. How much time are Winship Volunteers committed to serve?

6 months with a minimum of 8 hours a month
2 months with a minimum of 2 hours a month
Whenever you are free

*7. Winship Cancer Institute recognizes our volunteers' time, talent, and dedication with which of the following:

Career & Education Letters of References after a minimum of six months of service
Immunizations from Emory Employee Health
Twice a year volunteer recognition
All of the above

*8. Volunteers that have family members who have recently passed from cancer must delay volunteering for at least ________.

1 month
2 years
12 month
6 months

9. All volunteers MUST meet the following prerequisites:
1) 18 years of age
2) Commit to fulfilling a 6 month commitment, completing a minimum of 8 hours a month
3) Up to date vaccinations and if applicable pass a TB test
4) Receive the seasonal flu vaccine
5) Complete and pass a criminal background check.

True False

10. College student volunteers are required to do all of the following EXCEPT:

Submit a referral from a professor
Attend an orientation
Submit a background check
Provide proof of immunizations

III. Volunteer Guidelines

*11 As a Winship volunteer you MUST complete New Volunteer Orientation training.

True False

*12. Volunteers should avoid conversations with visitors concerning what controversial subjects?

Social Issues
All of the above

*13. Closed or open toe shoes can be worn while volunteering at Winship Cancer Institute.

True False

*14. If you are injured, no matter how slightly while volunteering at Winship Cancer Institute contact the volunteer manager:

In 48 hours
In 24 hours
The next day

*15. Volunteers must treat all information concerning patients as strictly confidential and discuss such information with appropriate staff as necessary.

True False

IV. Volunteer Schedule & Department Overview

*16. Patients receive all x-ray scans except mammograms in Radiology.

True False

*17. The Ambulatory Treatment Center is also known as:

The Infusion Pharmacy
The Infusion Center
b and c

*18. Winship volunteers can volunteer in which of the following areas:

Information Desk
All of the above

*19. Most patients visiting the Radiation Oncology department are adult; 10% or less of the patient population is comprised of children from Egleston.

True False

*20. All of the following are volunteer shifts EXCEPT:

8:30am - 12:30pm
10:00am - 2:00pm
5:00am - 8:00am
12 noon - 4:00pm

V. Patients Rights & Responsibilities

*21. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) sets national guidelines to do what?

Provide volunteers with health insurance
Provide health professionals legal support
Ensure the privacy of patient protected health information (PHI) or patient medical information
Provide all hospitals with volunteer services

*22. Whose responsibility is it to keep patients medical information confidential?

All healthcare professionals
The patients and their families

*23. Some of the patient's rights as stated in the Patient's Rights & Responsibilities include:

The right to receive respect for cultural and spiritual beliefs
The right to receive private and confidential care
The right to know who is responsible for coordinating care
All of the above

*24. Patient information that Emory Healthcare maintains or transmits that could identify a patient and their medical condition or mental health as defined by HIPAA include all of the following EXCEPT:

Email address
Social Security number
Favorite TV show
Device identifiers

*25. Some of the steps that everyone can take to ensure patient confidentiality include:

Log-off your computer
Don't share password(s)
Don't talk to patients in public areas
All of the above

VI. Emergency Protocol

*26. For large hazardous material spills call the emergency number specific to your location and say 'Code ______'.


*27. If a fire is suspected the following is the appropriate response procedure:

Rescue, Alarm, Confine, Extinguish
Confirm, Leave, Ensure, Access, Notify
Stop, Drop, Roll
None of the above

*28. For a stroke, what does this mean?

Foot (dragging foot), Arm (numbness), Smile (droopy smile), Temperature (high fever)
Face (facial droop), Arm (numbness), Speech (slurred speech), Time (call for help)
Face (facial droop), Act (respond quickly), Smile (droopy smile), (Call for help)
None of the above

*29. To report cardiac arrest or life threatening medical conditions call the emergency number specific to your location and say, 'Code Blue', give the exact location and any additional information requested.

True False

*30. A 'Code MET' means:

You are not sure what is happening.
Bomb Threat.
A non-life threatening emergency.
A missing patient situation; volunteers should be available to assist staff as needed