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American Red Cross - Georgia Region

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HEALTH SERVICES SUPPORT NEEDED If you are an RN, LPN, LVN, APRN, NP, EMT, paramedic, MD/DO or PA with an active, current, and unencumbered license, the Red Cross needs your support. Volunteers are needed in shelters to help assess people’s health.

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. 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.

Required Qualifications:

Roles are also available for Certified Nursing Assistants, Certified Home Health Aides, student nurses and medical students. We need volunteers who can provide care as delegated by a licensed nurse in shelters.

    • 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)
Requirements:
  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Valid Driver’s License (required for Divisional and National Deployments)
  • Willing and able to volunteer in person in a disaster shelter before, during and/or after a disaster event
  • Willing to complete 9 hours of virtual self-paced and instructor-led training required for position
  • Ability to read, write, and follow verbal and written instructions in English
Additionally, individuals will need to be willing to:
  • Work in a shelter in their area
  • Be willing to wear a mask in the shelter site, regardless of vaccine status

If you are interested in helping our community should a disaster occur, please go to redcross.org/volunteertoday or contact our area offices at (404) 575-3749 or email GARecruit@redcross.org.

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About American Red Cross - Georgia Region

Location:

1955 Monroe Drive NE, Atlanta, GA 30324, 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

Every single day, the American Red Cross helps people in emergencies. Whether its one displaced family, thousands of disaster victims, or providing care and comfort to an ill or injured service member or veteran or support to a military family member, our vital work is made possible by people like you. It is through the time and care of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things.

Disaster Relief
Emergency & Safety
Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

VariesElberton, GA 30635

(34.11122,-82.86708)
 

SKILLS

  • Nursing
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
  • EMT
  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
  • Healthcare

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Multiple shifts, working eight or twelve hour shifts on consecutive days
  • Willing to complete 9 hours of virtual self-paced and instructor led training

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