The Red Cross Riverside County Chapter is in need of COVID-19 Disaster Health Services Associates temp positions.
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.
Key Responsibilities: * 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)
Time Commitment: Local: Multiple 4-, 6- or 12-hour shifts *Length of Appointment : i.e. 1 year commitment; renewable Hurricane/Wildfire Season 2020
Required Qualifications: * A current, unencumbered license in at least one of the following professions: o Registered Nurse (RN) o Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) o Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) o Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)* o Paramedic* o Medical Doctor (MD) o Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) o Physician Assistant (PA) o Nurse Practitioner (NP) o 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 Training: We provide all the training!
Please email questions to Kori Ahola, the Sr. Volunteer Recruitment Specialist, at Juana.Zapata@redcross.org