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Disaster Medical Care Volunteers - Needed!

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American Red Cross - Ohio

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Want to turn your compassion into action?

Have you ever wanted to use your skills to help during a large-scale disaster?

Can you travel to help those who need it most?



Disaster Health Services is in need of volunteers who are willing to travel to large-scales disasters before, during and/or after the event (i.e. hurricanes, wildfires and flooding). These volunteers will provide assistance and healthcare to shelter residents as needed.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide hands on care for shelter clients to including assistance with activities of daily living, wound care, incontinence care and more
  • Assistance to clients with functional needs
  • Provide health education and health assessments
  • Help determine if more care is needed than can be provided in the shelter
  • Assist clients who need to replace medications, durable medical equipment or consumable medical supplies
  • Communicate client needs to Disaster Health Services supervisor
  • Support maternal and child needs as necessary
  • Complete required virtual training for position (4 hours total)
Qualifications:
  • Must have 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 for a two-week period at least once between now and the end of 2020
  • Ability to work long shifts (up to 12 hours)
  • Ability to physically lift 20-pounds repeatedly
  • Ability to walk and stand for extended periods of time
  • Understand that there may not be access to electricity or internet/phone signals
  • Physically able to sleep on a cot
  • Ability to function in a fast paced environment
  • Must be able to work as part of a team

All training is provided via the internet and at no cost to the volunteer.

If you are interested in volunteering for this position and want to apply or would like more information visit, https://bit.ly/readytodeploy.

If you want to talk with a Volunteer Specialist for more information you can reach out to Becky Dungee at rebecca.dungee@redcross.org.

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About American Red Cross - Ohio

Location:

995 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43205, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

We're in local communities every day, helping people prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies. When emergencies strike, people need help. A fire leaves a family homeless. A heart attack threatens a life. A tornado flattens homes, schools and businesses. A military family needs to be connected. A young child needs a blood transfusion. They need the Red Cross.

How do we empower so many of our neighbors to respond to emergencies? By mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. We can't turn heartbreak into hope without your help!

Community
Disaster Relief
Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Clinton CountyWilimington, OH 45177

(39.44534,-83.82854)
 

SKILLS

  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
  • Customer Service
  • Disaster Response
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of a 2 week long deployment plus 4 hours online training
  • Professional license such as RN, MD, EMT, DO, etc.

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