The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The purpose of this position is to be on-call to provide Disaster Health Services to clients and community in support of a Disaster Action Team (DAT) event such as a house fire in case of injuries or fatalities.
The Disaster Health Services Responder for Oahu will ensure:
Disaster Health Services are provided to clients, Red Cross responders and the community throughout Oahu effected by a DAT event.
Support and collaborate with other disaster functions before, during and after a disaster by acting as a subject matter expert.
Help clients replace medication, eye glasses, etc. lost because of the event and find resources to meet future health need.
Perform client casework, as needed
Time Commitment Alpha, Charlie and Delta teams rotate being on-call. Teams are on-call for one week out of every three. During its on-call week, the team is on-duty to respond to disasters that occur 5pm to 5am Monday through Friday nights, and anytime during the weekend. During the team's on-call week, members must sign up for a minimum of two on-call shifts.