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American Red Cross of Nebraska-Iowa Region

DCS: COVID-19 Disaster Health Services Service Associate

Location: *Nebraska Iowa Region

  • Purpose

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.

  • 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
  • Ability to read, write, and follow verbal and written instructions in English
  • Development Opportunities

Disaster Health Services Supervisor with completion of remaining requirements and training.

  • Requirements

Required (part of on boarding)

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

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

Additional Training Requirements to deploy outside the region

  • Deployment Fundamentals - Web Based Training 30 min
  • Mission Cards - Cardholder Overview - Video15 min

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About American Red Cross of Nebraska-Iowa Region

Location:

2912 S 80th Ave, Omaha, NE 68124, US

Mission Statement

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 Vision Statement 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.

Description

Since our founding by Clara Barton on May 21, 1881, the American Red Cross has been dedicated to serving people in need. We received our first congressional charter in 1900 and to this day we are tasked by the federal government with providing services to members of the American armed forces and their families as well as providing disaster relief in the United States and around the world.

Today, as throughout our long history, the Red Cross depends on generous contributions of time, blood, and money from the American public to support our lifesaving services and programs.

Crisis Support
Disaster Relief
Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

404 E 3rd StGrand IslandGrand Island, NE 68803

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 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 O

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