The American Red Cross has an urgent need for healthcare professionals to help clients in shelters after a disaster. During wildfire season in Northern California, this need is critical now more than ever. If you are a health professional, please join the Red Cross as a Disaster Health Services Team Member today.
Disaster Health Services Team Member responsibilities:
Provide hands on care for disaster clients in a Red Cross shelter. This care may include assistance with functional needs, wound care, and medication and medical equipment support.
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.
Support maternal and child needs as necessary.
Ability to work in a Red Cross shelter for at least 5 consecutive days. During these 5 days, shifts will be 12 hours long (both daytime or evening shifts available).
Beforehand, complete required virtual self-paced training (4 hours total).
Members must have an active license in the following areas: APRN, CNA, DO, EMT, HHA, LPN, LVN, MD, PA, Paramedic, PCA, R. Ph, NP, RN, or be a medical student or nursing student.
Start your Red Cross experience today at www.redcross.org/volunteer
About American Red Cross of Northern California Coastal Region
1663 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, US
The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.
Every single day, the American Red Cross helps people in emergencies. Whether its one displaced family, thousands of disaster victims, or providing care and comfort to an ill or injured service member or veteran or support to a military family member, our vital work is made possible by people like you. It is through the time and care of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things.