Health Professionals Needed for 2022 Hurricane Season

Date: Ongoing

Organized By: American Red Cross

State: PA

Contact: danielle.dietze@redcross.org
Danielle Dietze
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Disaster Health Services Service Associate is a temporary 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.

Requirements:

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 for position (4 hours total)
Qualifications:

A current, unencumbered license in at least 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)
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).
Willing to complete 4 hours of virtual self-paced training required for position.

Matching Interests: Relevant Experience Appreciated, Relevant Experience Required, Community, Disaster Relief, Emergency & Safety, Health & Wellness, Seniors

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