The role of the Parish Nurse:
- Health Educator
- Health Counselor – The Parish Nurse serves as a source for reliable health information and, as necessary, can make home/hospital/nursing home visits
- Referral Source – The Parish Nurse helps people connect with community support groups, resources, and services
- Facilitator – The Parish Nurse recruits and coordinates volunteers and support groups within the parish and local community
The majority of staff work 20 hours a week on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Anticipate a 24-48 hour response time.
There are many other churches that have a Parish Nurse Ministry. Call the church in your area to see if the service is available.