Disaster Health Services Service Associate is a temporary volunteer position assigned to work in person before, during and/or after a disaster event this hurricane/wildfire season. Volunteers in this role provide assistance and healthcare to shelter residents as needed.
· Provide hands on care for shelter clients to include but not limited to assistance with activities of daily living, wound care, incontinence care, assistance with functional needs.
· Provide health education, health assessments and determination if a higher level of care is needed.
· Assist clients to replace medications, durable medical equipment or consumable medical supplies.
· Advocate for client needs with Disaster Health Services supervisor.
· Support maternal and child needs as necessary.
· Complete required virtual self-paced training required for the position (~4 hours).
· Current, unencumbered license in one of the following professions: Registered Nurse (RN), Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Paramedic, Medical Doctor (MD), Doctor of Osteopathy (DO), Physician Assistant (PA), Nurse Practitioner (NP), and/or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)
· Minimum 18 years of age
· Willing and able to volunteer in person in a COVID -19 disaster shelter before, during and/or after a disaster event
· Availability to sign up for shifts on consecutive days (shifts may be 4, 8 or 12 hours long)
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the American Red Cross!
- Have you been exposed to someone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19? See the CDC’s risk assessment guidance.
- Do you have symptoms consistent with COVID-19? Symptoms can include a cough or shortness of breath or at least two of the following: Fever, Chills, Repeated shaking with chills, Muscle pain, Headache, Sore throat, New loss of taste or smell. See the CDC’s symptom information.