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Palliative Care Unit Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Minneapolis VA Health Care System

  • 13 people are interested
Dept of Veterans Affairs

Do you have experience working in a hospice setting? Are empathetic and compassionate words used to describe you? If so, then volunteering in our palliative care unit may be right for you.

Ideal volunteers in this role will:

  • Be comfortable talking with patients and families that are experiencing grief, loss, illness, and death.
  • Have the ability to listen without judgment.
  • Compassion displayed during bedside manner.
  • Comfortable being in the inpatient medical environment.
Shifts vary Monday through Sundays. Weekdays and evening shifts available. Volunteers in this role are required to wear a medical face mask and face shield while on inpatient units. Volunteers on this unit may be routinely tested for COVID-19.

Volunteers in this role are required to wear a medical face mask while in the palliative care unit. VHA Directive 1193 and VA Handbook 5019 requires that Volunteers in this role have a documented COVID-19 vaccine and Flu vaccine.

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About Minneapolis VA Health Care System

Location:

One Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, MN 55417, US

Mission Statement

To fulfill President Lincoln's promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s veterans.

Description

Minneapolis VA Health Care System is a teaching hospital providing a full range of patient care services with state-of-the-art technology, as well as education and research. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary care, tertiary care and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics and extended care. The Minneapolis VA Health Care System provides for the health care needs of Veterans in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

We have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the Medical Center. Posted here are just a few of the open opportunities we currently have. Please contact us for further information or to inquire about other opportunities available.

612-467-2050
VHAMINVOL@va.gov

Thank you,
The Center for Development & Civic Engagement (formerly Voluntary/Community Resource Service)

CAUSE AREAS

Health & Medicine
Seniors
Veterans & Military Families
Health & Medicine, Seniors, Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1 Veterans DriveMinneapolis, MN 55417

(44.90303,-93.20504)
 

SKILLS

  • Nursing
  • Customer Service
  • Bereavement Support
  • Healthcare
  • Hospice Care
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • A commitment of 4 hours per week for a 6-month time period is required.
  • Candidates must pass a background check, and complete required training including patient privacy awareness.

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