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Help those when they need you most- Health Service Team Member

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The American Red Cross Greater Pennsylvania

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.

Responsibilites

  • 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

Beyond region: Minimum of 14 days working 8- or 12-hour shifts

Qualifications

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

Training

Required (part of onboarding)

  • Disaster Health Services Fundamentals 2 - WBT 1 hour
  • Shelter Fundamentals v2 (includes Shelter Fundamentals Forms)- WBT 1 hour, 30 minutes or VILT 1 hour 30 min
  • Everyone is Welcome - WBT 45 minutes or VILT 1 hour
  • Congregate Sheltering Activities in COVID-19 Environment - VID 20 minutes

Total Training Time: 3 hours 35 minutes or 3 hours 50 minutes

Additional Training Requirements for SAs and SV s willing to deploy outside their region

  • Deployment Fundamentals - WBT 30 min
  • Mission Cards - Cardholder Overview - VID 15 min

Total Training Time: 45 min minutes

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About The American Red Cross Greater Pennsylvania

Location:

2201 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15222, 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.‚Äč

Description

The American Red Cross, through its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there in times of need. We aspire to turn compassion into action so that...

...all people affected by disaster across the country and around the world receive care, shelter and hope;

...our communities are ready and prepared for disasters;

...everyone in our country has access to safe, lifesaving blood and blood products;

...all members of our armed services and their families find support and comfort whenever needed; and

...in an emergency, there are always trained individuals nearby, ready to use their Red Cross skills to save lives.

Community
Crisis Support
Disaster Relief

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

4961 Pittsburgh AvenueErie, PA 16509

(42.07401,-80.11034)
 

SKILLS

  • Nursing
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
  • EMT
  • Disaster Response
  • Healthcare

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training

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