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Valley Heath Is Recruiting For Their Volunteer Nurse Program

Margaret Emerito, of Wanaque, serves as a volunteer nurse at The Valley Hospital.
Margaret Emerito, of Wanaque, serves as a volunteer nurse at The Valley Hospital. Photo Credit: Maureen Curran

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. -- The Valley Hospital is looking for area residents to join the Volunteer Nurse Program.

The program is  a perfect fit for nurses who have retired or for those who have decided to take a break in their careers.

Duties may include taking vital signs; providing socialization and comfort; assisting with meals and departmental projects; educating patients and their families about medication, procedures and testing; and making follow-up phone calls to discharged patients.

“It’s wonderful to be able to come back and contribute to the nursing profession in such a personal way,” volunteer nurse Margaret Emerito of Wanaque said. “The one-on-one interaction with my patients gives me much more than I could ever give.”

Any nurse with a minimum of two years of nursing experience and an unencumbered NJ license is eligible.

To learn more about The Valley Hospital’s Volunteer Nurse Program, register for the next “Meet and Greet” session, which will be held on April 13 at 10a.m.

Call 201- 447-8137 to register.

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