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American Red Cross - Wisconsin Region

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As a healthcare professional, you know the importance of quality care. During times of disaster, affected families in our shelters need access to basic healthcare. This is only possible through volunteers like you. Train now and bring quality care to those that need it the most. 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 and instructor-led training required for the position (9 hours total)

Time Commitment
  • Minimum requirement of 8-12 hours per day during the disaster relief operation for 14 consecutive days

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
  • 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
  • Available to sign up for shifts on consecutive days (shifts may be 8 or 12 hours long)
  • 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

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About American Red Cross - Wisconsin Region

Location:

4860 Sheboygan Avenue, Madison, WI 53705, 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.

Community
Disaster Relief
Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Madison, WI 53705

(43.07163,-89.46004)
 

SKILLS

  • Nursing
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
  • EMT
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum requirement of 8-12 hours per day during the disaster relief operation for 14 consecutive days
  • Must submit a volunteer application at www.redcross.org/volunteer

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