Mercy Health — Anderson Hospital announces the launch of a new volunteer program called the Retired RN Nightingale Program.
“It is our pleasure to invite retired nurses back into the hospital. Caring is the foundation of nursing practice and that is a lifelong calling. The patients and staff will benefit from the experience, knowledge, and perspective of caring that retired nurses bring,” says Anderson Hospital Chief Nursing Officer Nicole Barnett.
The retired nurses will assist with a wide range of duties including:
- Updating white boards
- Writing thank-you notes
- Assisting with discharge phone calls
- Feeding patients
- Visiting with patients and families
- Restocking supplies
- Running errands for units
“The support that the Retired RN Nightingale Program will bring is invaluable and a blessing” says Barnett.
Retired nurses interested in joining the Nightingale Program should contact Tracy Taylor, Director of Volunteer Services, at 513-624-4676 or apply at mercy.com (scroll to the bottom of the page and click on “volunteering”).
Shifts are available Monday-Sunday from 8 a.m.-noon, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and noon-4 p.m. Applications will go through the volunteer approval process which includes an interview, two-step TB test and background check. Mercy Health will provide orientation and on-site training.