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American Red Cross - Louisiana Region

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BE READY TO HELP YOUR COMMUNITY!

Due to predictions for an active hurricane season and the complexities of COVID-19, the Red Cross will need hundreds of volunteers to care for people when disasters strike.

Disaster Health Services Associates and Supervisor

Are you a licensed health care professional? Get prepared now to help people in disaster shelters. We need volunteers who can work in emergency shelters to help assess people's health and provide hands-on care in alignment with their professional licensure (RN and LPN/LVN). We also need volunteers who can provide care as delegated by a licensed nurse in shelters; this could include assisting with activities of daily living, personal assistance services, providing health education and helping to replace medications, durable medical equipment or consumable medical supplies.

Active and unencumbered licensure as a:

  • Registered Nurse
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Medical Doctor
  • Doctor of Osteopathy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Paramedic
** We will follow all recommended safety measures from the CDC and provide necessary PPE to those volunteering. **

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About American Red Cross - Louisiana Region

Location:

4655 Sherwood Commons Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70816, 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

For more than 125 years, the mission of the American Red Cross has been to help individuals and families prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. The Red Cross provides disaster relief assistance to those affected by natural and human-caused disasters. Every day through the American Red Cross, people mobilize to help their neighbors. More than half a million volunteers of the Red Cross, many from communities like yours, help provide these life-changing and often life-saving services.

People affected by disaster need to know that they have a place to stay, food to eat and emotional support as they take the first steps to recovery. Each year, the American Red Cross responds to more than 70,000 disasters nationwide. While the vast majority of these disasters are single-family and apartment home fires, the American Red Cross stands ready to support all affected in their immediate emergency needs.

Just as every disaster is an intensely personal experience, the American Red Cross believes that a commitment to making our homes and communities safe is also personal. Therefore, the American Red Cross works closely with local, state and national partners to help people personalize their risk to natural hazards and make preparedness a personal priority. The goal is to build a "culture of preparedness" that helps communities become safer and more prepared when disasters strike.

Community
Disaster Relief
Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

805 Brook Hollow DriveShreveport, LA 71105

(32.41828,-93.72609)
 

SKILLS

  • Nursing
  • EMT
  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
  • Disaster Response
  • Healthcare
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • If a disaster strikes locally, we are asking for a commitment of five 4-,6-, or 12-hour shifts (whichever you can do) over a 2 week period.
  • Active and unencumbered licensure as a: RN, LPN, LVN, NP, Advanced Practice Nurse, MD, Doctor of Osteopathy, Physician Assistant, EMT, Physician Assistant, Paramedic

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