2SHVL HistoryOrganized in 1993 to unite volunteer leaders from healthcare facilities within an organized structure.Non-profit, educational group for healthcare volunteer leaders in the southeast.Certification Program for its members was started in April, 1988.
3SHVL PurposeTo increase the knowledge and improve the skills of individual membersTo emphasize the value of qualified leaders of Volunteer Services by establishing and maintaining professional standards and ethicsTo be a resource of support and information to leaders of Volunteer Services in healthcare organizationsTo attract new persons and retain skilled persons in the field of Volunteer Services AdministrationTo promote leaders of Volunteer Services as integral members of the health care team
4CDVS – Certification for Directors of Volunteer Services Purpose To enhance the value of qualified Leaders of Volunteer Services in healthcare facilities through increased knowledge and skills development.To establish and maintain the optimum level of professional standards and a quality of ethics consistent with all disciplines in the healthcare services arena.To provide an organized structure of an optional peer Certification Program for eligible members who have a desire to enhance their personal contribution to healthcare and have an interest in self-development to maintain a higher level of vocational competence.To recognize individuals who have demonstrated expertise in their field and maintained high professional standards.
5Why Would I Want to Do This? Establishes to your supervisor and CEO as well as colleagues and other healthcare professionals that you have an advanced level of knowledge, skill and proficiency in your field.Personal pride that you have been certified as being among the elite in the field of healthcare volunteerism.Application process establishes the professional standards and ethics of your program.Requires systematic reflection and analysis of existing program.
6CDVS(SHVL) or CAVS(AHVRP)? It is a personal preference which you select and some choose both.They are similar, yet different – explore both to see which works best for you.Generally no one in hospital administration understands the difference in certifications in our profession.AHVRP tools can be of assistance in helping prepare for both certifications.Professional certification by premier regional professional organization.Significant cost difference - $50 for CDVS vs. $250 for CAVS.Some comment that CDVS is a good first step towards CAVS or other certification.
74 Components to Certification Program Eligibility RequirementsApplication and Document SubmissionOnline Exam with 89 questions with total point value of 150 pointsRecertification by application every5 years
8Eligibility for New Certification Applicants Members seeking certification must meet the following criteria:A member of SHVL for a minimum of two years preceding application and attended one SHVL conference.Three years experience as a Leader of Volunteer Services in a health care facility.Submission of the completed documentation by the due date.Payment of a certification examination fee.A passing grade of 120 (80%) on examination demonstrating aptitude and knowledge in the volunteer services field.
9What do I Need to Do to Apply for Certification? Complete application on line atSubmit completed documentation by to Certification Chair by the due datePay $50 for exam
10Information Needed on Application Personal Contact InformationProfessional Participation with State, Regional and National AssociationsCommunity Participation/Affiliation/InvolvementHealthcare Facility/Volunteer Program and Auxiliary Information
11Documents to be Submitted The Policy & Procedure Manual Table of Contents for your Department of Volunteer ServicesService/Position Description for volunteer dutiesOne (1) Letter of Recommendation for Certification from the Administrator or Executive Officer to whom you reportOne (1) Letter of Recommendation for Certification from an organization in which you have had participation/affiliation/involvement within the past 2 years
12Documents to be Submitted – cont’d Policy forms of your department including:Adult volunteer applicationVolunteer HandbookEvaluation form(s) for volunteersVolunteer Department Infection Control Policy/StandardPrecautionsVolunteer Department Confidentiality/HIPAA PolicyOrientation Agenda for volunteersBenefits/Recognition offered to volunteers.Volunteer Department QA Policy - may be called QualityService/Improvement/Management
13What Happens Next?Once all documentation has been submitted and reviewed by Certification Committee, you will receive and with information on how to access the online examinationCan be accessed from any type of computer – PC or MACFour hours allowed to take the exam
14Certification Exam89 questions – total 150 points – passing grade 120 (80%)Includes:analyzing situationsapplying your volunteer leadership skills to planning programsknowing healthcare terms and just knowing your jobCombination of Question Types:Essay (40%)True/False (32%)Abbreviation Definition (19%)Multiple Choice (9%)4 Hour Time LimitBe sure allow for NO interruptions
15Exam Preparation Human Resources Recruitment, orientation, training Placement of volunteersEvaluation/Competency of performanceTerminationRecognitionAnnual requirementsCompliance with State and Federal Agencies, TJC, AHARisk ManagementHIPAAInfection Control Standards
16Exam Preparation(cont’d) FinanceBudgets - Operating and CapitalCoordinating fundraising programsMaintaining accurate data to provide volunteer dataPlanning and Program DevelopmentAssessing facilities needsDeveloping improvement plansBenchmarkingDeveloping new program/servicesPosition Description development.Professional DevelopmentReview the Department Assessment Tool available through AHVRP
17And Then What?Exam reviewed and graded by the Certification Committee.sent to let you know if you passed.Letter sent to the person to whom you directly report and President/CEO notifying them of your achievement.Recognition and Certificate awarded at the next SHVL Conference.
18RecertificationA Certified member of SHVL may apply for recertification no later than 5 years after receiving certification if he/she meets the following criteria:Must have remained a continuous member of SHVL over the five (5) years. Can submit a request for exception in special circumstances.Have documentation of 50 contact hours of continuing professional education in volunteer services ORSuccessful re-examination taking the SHVL certification examination.Must have submitted a completed renewal application by deadline.Must have paid renewal application fee of $25 by deadline.
19Recertification Application Process Click on the “Recertification” tab under “Certification”.Complete Recertification Application.Submit the application and payment of $25 by check or credit card.In order to be recognized at the annual conference, Recertification applications must be completed one month before the annual conference date.Once the application and fee have been received, the Certification Committee will review and determine whether applicant meets the criteria.An will be sent to the applicant.
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