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VNA Hiring Frequently Asked Questions

The Visiting Nurse Association of Greater St. Louis (VNA) is currently hiring both hospice and palliative care nurses to care for vulnerable members of our community nearing the end of their lives or living with advanced and chronic illnesses. It is an important role that requires a lot of compassion and responsibility, but it is also part of a rewarding nursing career where you get to make a tangible impact on the lives of the patients and families you get to serve.


How do I apply to be a hospice or palliative care nurse at VNA?


Anybody interested in a hospice or palliative nursing career with VNA can apply on the careers page of our website or submit a resume directly to tstacy@vnastl.org. References and background checks will also be required of all candidates.


Qualified candidates will be contacted by the Human Resources team to set up an interview. After the interview, those individuals selected for employment will be contacted by Human Resources and a date of hire will be established.


What should prospective team members know about the onboarding process?


The onboarding process is completed online through our HRIS/Payroll system. It is easy to use and makes the process smooth and efficient.


What sort of training is available for new hospice and palliative care nurses?


There are orientation sessions for every position established by the Directors of those departments. Beyond that, most of the education regarding the job comes from working closely with other colleagues to learn systems and procedures and to help coach new team members along the way to learn the ins and outs of VNA.


What support is available to team members who may be hospice or palliative care nurses for the first time?


The orientation process assists with new team members training and includes shadowing more experienced team members. There are also additional resources such as conferences and seminars that are encouraged for new hospice and palliative care team members.


What benefits does VNA provide team members?


VNA provides a competitive benefits and compensation package including medical, dental, vision, 401k, vacation and holiday paid time off, life insurance, long-term disability insurance and other voluntary benefits. Also, there is free parking at the office and mileage reimbursement.


Who should consider a nursing career in hospice or palliative care?

  • Nurses who want to make a unique difference in the lives of individuals who are most vulnerable at their end of life and the families of those individuals.

  • Nurses who are able to work independently with the ability to organize flexible hours.

  • Nurses who have had life experiences and can guide others through difficult times.

  • Nurses who have a full life and understand the benefit of home and work life balance. Typically, care is provided Monday through Friday during daytime hours.


Where can someone learn more about a rewarding nursing career at VNA?


If you thrive off making a real difference in people’s lives, then a career as a hospice nurse could be exactly what you are looking for. If you’re interested in learning more about a career as a hospice nurse at VNA, visit their careers page to see current opportunities: https://www.vnastl.com/careers


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