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VITAS Healthcare of St. Louis

VITAS Healthcare Volunteers Rock!

VITAS Healthcare is currently looking for Proactive Caller Volunteers. The purpose of these calls is to check in on patients and caregivers to see how they are doing since they have limited visits from VITAS staff and volunteers due to COVID-19. Volunteers for this project can make calls directly from their homes and would involve contacting patients and caregivers once a week. The hours are flexible and we appreciate anytime you are able to contribute. The Volunteer Manager and Staff provide training and ongoing supervision to volunteers for the Proactive calls. This is an excellent opportunity for students in nursing, social work or other healthcare related professions.

This Proactive Call Volunteer project requires having a computer at home with internet access. It requires a strong attention to detail and great verbal communication skills when calling patients and caregivers. Strict encryption guidelines for HIPAA are in place to protect patient confidential information. Every VITAS Volunteer receives training in hospice philosophy, how to support patients/families, health/safety precautions and more. For more information, please contact Emily Jokerst at (314)682-3434 or at Emily.Jokerst@VITAS.com.

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About VITAS Healthcare of St. Louis

Location:

1801 Park 270 Drive, Suite 150, Saint Louis, MO 63146, US

Mission Statement

VITAS Healthcare recognizes the importance of a strong and innovative program. Volunteers are an integral part of the hospice program, allowing VITAS to continue personalizing, enhancing and expanding services offered to patients and families. By exemplifying the VITAS Values, volunteers serve as patient and family advocates and are proactive in meeting the needs of patients and families. VITAS integrates volunteers into the hospice team by actively recruiting, training, supporting and creatively utilizing volunteers to meet patient and family needs. Volunteers and their contributions are respected and valued.

Description

Volunteers are the heart of VITAS Healthcare, providing friendly, non-medical patient and family care and offering support services in the office.

Community
Crisis Support
Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1487 US Hwy 61, Suite C.Festus, MO 63028

(38.19375,-90.39607)
 

SKILLS

  • Healthcare
  • Veteran Care
  • Critical Thinking
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Problem Solving
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • It is estimated that this volunteer project is 1-2 hours a week. It involves making phone calls twice a week to patients and caregivers.
  • Computer with internet access and ability to make calls from your own phone is required. A printer is helpful but not necessary. Strong verbal communication and outreach skills are highly encouraged.

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