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Medical Professional Volunteers Needed for Disaster Response (Chester County)

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ORGANIZATION: American Red Cross

Are you a licensed medical professional? Do you want to volunteer your expertise in your community? The Red Cross needs you!

The Red Cross has an ongoing need for individuals with active and unencumbered medical licenses to serve as Disaster Health Service Associates. In this role, Health Service volunteers support our Disaster Response volunteers, responding to year-round local disasters such as home fires, floods, tornados, etc. The Health Service Associates meet the disaster related health needs of clients such as replacing durable health equipment, medication, glasses, dentures, etc.

Disaster Health Services Time Commitment:

  • Red Cross Health Service volunteers work virtually to meet and assist clients.  Disaster Health Services volunteers rotate being on-call for one week (8 am to 5 pm) every 6 Volunteers typically assist 5-10 hours/month.

Disaster Health Services Volunteer Qualifications:

  • Active and unencumbered licensure as a Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, Licensed Vocational Nurse, Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Practice Nurse, Medical Doctor, Doctor of Osteopathy, Physician Assistant, Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic, Retired RN/LPN/LVN if the state in which the license is granted allows for full scope of practice for the volunteer.
  • Must meet training requirement for Disaster Health Services Service Associate (9, self-paced online training courses that take approximately 6.5 hours to complete)

Learn more and apply online at: redcross.org/volunteer
Questions? Contact amy.korb@redcross.org or 704.221.8862.

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About American Red Cross

Location:

2425 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28203, 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

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.

CAUSE AREAS

Crisis Support
Disaster Relief
Health & Medicine
Crisis Support, Disaster Relief, Health & Medicine

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Chester, SC 29706

(34.70486,-81.21426)
 

SKILLS

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

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Active and unencumbered licensure as a RN/LPN/LVN/APN, NP, MD, DO, PA, EMT, or Paramedic, strong relationship building and communications skills along with availability to complete self-paced online training.

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