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Licensed Health Professional Volunteers ( for Natural Disasters/Home Fires)

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The American Red Cross - Southern California Region

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We’re preparing for another extremely busy disaster season, and it’s critical to have a trained, ready volunteer workforce to make sure we can provide relief at a moment’s notice. This year’s wildfire season is already very active and dangerous because of the severe drought and dry woodlands across the west. In addition, experts are predicting we could see 10 or more hurricanes in the next few months. The American Red Cross responds to the needs of residents during evacuation orders and need licensed health care professionals to help residents in our shelters.

Responsibilties:

  • Provide hands-on care for evacuated individuals and families 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 required for the position
  • Bilingual in Spanish and Vietnamese strongly needed but not necessary (All languages welcome)

Requirements:

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

Contact: Karla Legorreta, Recruitment Specialist at Karla.Legorreta@redcross.org at (714) 380-7263 (text ok)

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About The American Red Cross - Southern California Region

Location:

600 Parkcenter Dr, Santa Ana, CA 92705, US

Mission Statement

to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Description

to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Community
Emergency & Safety
Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Laguna Beach, CA 92652

(33.54411,-117.78201)
 

SKILLS

  • Nursing
  • EMT
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 hours of online self-paced training videos
  • California Medical license and maintain CPR/AED certification

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