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Palliative Care Volunteer

NL Health Services - 1,175 Jobs
St. John's, NL
In-person
Full-time
Experienced
Posted 11 days ago

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Palliative Care Volunteer - Dr. L.A. Miller Centre Site

The Palliative Care unit at the Dr. L.A. Miller Centre, located at 100 Forest Road in St. John's, is the inpatient division of the larger Eastern Health Palliative Care Program. Volunteers in this area are part of the team of carers (doctors, nurses, pharmacists, etc.) who interact with not only patients with serious, life-challenging illnesses but also with those patients who require end-of-life care. Volunteers are the friendly, compassionate face of healthcare to patients and their family members at these most challenging times.

The Miller Centre is seeking volunteers, 18 years of age or older, to be part of this team.

Volunteer opportunities are offered each morning, afternoon and evening and begin at mealtime(s).

In addition to the standard volunteer onboarding process, applicants for this position will be interviewed by the volunteer liaison for Palliative Care. Orientation, followed by training and mentoring, will take place on the nursing unit. All volunteers must attend these sessions prior to beginning their volunteer assignment.

Volunteer attributes specific to this role include:

- Ability to listen and journey with the patient and their family while supporting them in their time of need
- Willingness and ability to work independently and as a team player
- Willingness and ability to follow directions and consult when necessary
- Self-motivated and confident personality
- Confident and respectful interaction with patients, family members and staff

Please visit our volunteer website (volunteer.easternhealth.ca) for details about the processes involved with becoming an Eastern Health volunteer.

If you are interested in volunteering at the Miller Centre you may apply via this posting. For additional information, please contact Volunteer Resources for the Miller Centre and Veterans' Pavilion:

Sherrill Pike, Coordinator, Volunteer Resources
" telephone: 709-777-7107
" email: [email protected]

OR,

Volunteer Resources Office:
" telephone: 709-777-4451
" email: [email protected]

Competition Number: VOULN.0048
Company Website: https://NLHealthServices.ca/
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About NL Health Services

About NL Health Services

If you come from away, you’ll discover just how special Newfoundland and Labrador is. If you're a local, you already know this. It’s our people. It’s our culture. It’s our stories (and oh do we love our stories).

If you’re looking to grow your health career in a place with adventure around each corner and a strong sense of community, then let’s put on the kettle and have a chat. Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) Health Services might just be the perfect fit for you.

Why join NL Health Services?

There are many reasons. You will put your skills to great use in a unique and remarkable part of the world, be part of interdisciplinary and talented health-care teams and have access to state-of-the-art equipment and modern facilities.

  • We also offer incentives for local talent, those looking to return home and those new to our province.
  • Competitive remuneration and attractive benefits package.
  • Generous vacation packages and paid time off.
  • Full-time and part-time pension plans options.
  • Health insurance, dental and long-term disability plans.
  • Financial incentives and relocation support.
  • Student placements and clinical residencies.
  • Remote work options available.
  • Fast pathways to nursing for out-of-province applicants.

With a rich and unique culture, and tremendous natural beauty, Newfoundland and Labrador is an ideal place to call home, with a growing diverse population and among the safest places in the world to live.

About NL Health Services

At NL Health Services, we are responsible for delivering health and community services to more than 528,000 people living in Newfoundland and Labrador. Our team consists of more than 21,000 dedicated health workers who are committed to providing the best care in communities across the province, in five geographical areas.

The provincial health authority was created in April 2023, following recommendations from Health Accord NL, and brings together five former separate health entities. Our goal is to improve the health of the people of Newfoundland and Labrador and to create a more integrated, accessible, technologically enhanced, equitable and sustainable health system.

We know that it is the people – employees, physicians and volunteers – that together make NL Health Services a great place to work. We believe that every person carries valuable knowledge, experience and perspective, and it is in this diversity that we find strength. At NL Health Services, we embrace the distinct and complementary characteristics of all our members as we seek to eliminate health disparities by providing fair, equitable and quality health care to all patients, residents and clients.

If your passion is to provide extraordinary health care to the residents of the communities of Newfoundland and Labrador, we want to hear from you.

Come, work with us, and be extraordinary every day!

For more information, please visit: https://nlhealthservices.ca/.

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