Women's Health Inpatient Unit Volunteer
3 John Pappajohn Pavilion (3JPP) is an adult Gynecology and Postpartum Newborn Unit. 3JPP is a fast-paced environment, rich with opportunities for volunteers looking for new challenges. Caring for patients in this unit is a holistic and dynamic process that is both challenging and stimulating. The 3JPP unit vision is to provide quality patient-centered care for every patient, every time. Our team achieves this through competence, character, and communication. This unit offers an energizing and healthy work environment that allows volunteers to thrive and grow both personally and professionally.
All prospective Women's Health Inpatient Unit volunteers will attend large group orientation, where they will receive general University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics information. Volunteers will also attend small group orientation, where they will receive additional training, as well as a tour of the unit. The opportunity to follow a mentor will be given to volunteers new to the unit before beginning to volunteer on their own.
The dress code for this unit is a Volunteer Services polo, khaki pants, and closed-toe shoes. Shirts are available for purchase at Wild Rose Gifts (Main Entrance Lobby) Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Volunteers must follow the professional appearance policy, which includes wearing the volunteer badge at all times.
The available hours for volunteering on this unit are between 8am-5pm Monday-Friday. Volunteers need to sign up for one 3 hour shift or two 1.5 hours shifts to meet their commitment. Typically if patients do not wish to be disturbed, they will have a sign on their door so please check in with the nurse before entering. We are also flexible for students wanting to volunteer on the evenings or weekends, but they must communicate about their shift schedule ahead of time.
Areas of Study Best Suited
This unit is well suited for anyone majoring in any pre-health sciences field, but it is also a great fit for anyone who wants a rewarding volunteer experience. Volunteers must want to support a patient during challenging times and make their experience stress-free.