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Medical Professionals needed for the 2020 hurricane season

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AMERICAN NATIONAL RED CROSS

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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.

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)
Required 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

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About AMERICAN NATIONAL RED CROSS

Location:

701 Centre Ave., Reading, PA 19601, 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

The American Red Cross exists to provide compassionate care to those in need. Our network of generous donors, volunteers and employees share a mission of preventing and relieving suffering, here at home and around the world, through five key service areas:
Disaster Relief
Supporting America's Military Families
Collect lifesaving blood
Health and Safety
International Services

Disaster Relief
Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Wayne CountyHonesdale, PA 18431

SKILLS

  • EMT
  • Disaster Response
  • Healthcare

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Must be willing to deploy in a covid-19 shelter, shifts vary from 4-12 hours, can deploy up to 2 weeks
  • 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 Ost

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