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Exalta Health

Nurse

You’ll prepare patients by taking their history, vitals, making them feel comfortable, and asses if they’ll need an interpreter for meeting with the doctor. If you sense the patient may also benefit from Exalta’s behavioral health services, you’ll recommend to the doctor that a patient be referred to the on-site social worker and counselor. You may assist behind the scenes with medical records and the pharmacy.

This position is open to certified nurse techs, nurse practitioners, nurse assistants, registered nurses, EMTs, physician assistants, or others who have similar skills and certification. Speaking Spanish is not a requirement but would be a great asset; more than 70 percent of Exalta’s patients speak Spanish as their first language.

There are occasional special clinics offered throughout the year, such as Women’s Physical Day, Free Dental Day, or a diabetic clinic. You wouldn’t be required to be a part of them but are welcome to sign up as your interests and schedule allow.

Exalta Health is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. and 1-5 p.m. You’ll sign up for a half-day or full-day shift that works with your schedule, twice per month.

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Commitment
Half- or full-day shifts twice per month; Monday through Thursday
Requirements
Proof of related degree or certification, such as RN, CNA, NP, EMT, PA, etc.; speaking Spanish is not required, but very helpful
Neighborhood
Garfield Park
Location
Exalta Health
2060 Division Ave S
Grand Rapids, MI 49507 2060 Division Ave S
Grand Rapids, MI 49507
U.S.

Is This the Right Fit for Me?

You love helping people of all backgrounds living in Grand Rapids. You have a passion for making people feel welcome and will help provide such an environment to the community. You understand that relating with cultures different than your own requires kindness and tolerance. You’re comfortable working in a faith-based environment, no matter your background.

About Exalta Health

Exalta Health provides compassionate, accessible health care, such as urgent and routine medical, vision, dental, behavioral, and spiritual care services. They envision a collaborative community where accessible, quality healthcare promotes wellness for all people. Their professional staff and 130+ volunteers serve people of any ethnicity, language, gender, disability, religion, or creed. Unemployment, lack of insurance, or other financial factors are not barriers for service.

What Others are Saying

“The highlight of this work is all the people I help and the people who work at Exalta. There is a real learning atmosphere on all medical levels. I strive to keep my commitment to serve on my calendar and in my mind. It's not about me.”

Barbara

Contact the Organization

If you’re ready to ask some questions and get started, contact the Exalta Health directly.

Rochelle Hyde Assistant Volunteer Coordinator 616-475-8446 x 116

What to Expect

Submit a brief online application to Exalta, and Rochelle will reach out by phone to schedule an in-person interview. You’ll discuss your availability, what you enjoy doing in a healthcare environment, your experience, and how to make sure this opportunity is a good fit. You’ll sign some paperwork, tour the facility, and Exalta staff and volunteers. Then you’ll get to sit back down with Rochelle to ask any additional questions you have.

If you decide to move forward, you’ll begin to work with the nursing coordinator. There is a three-hour orientation to review Exalta’s procedures and then a more in-depth “behind the scenes” tour. You’ll get to explore the office on a scavenger hunt for supplies to put your new knowledge to work and get set up in Exalta’s database.