Disaster Health Services, Service Associate - Urgent Need!

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ORGANIZATION: AMERICAN RED CROSS

Disaster Health Services (DHS) Service Associate (SA) 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.
  • Complete required virtual self-paced and instructor-led training required for the position (9 hours total).


Qualifications:
  • Willingness to comply with Red Cross COVID-19 policies for in-person volunteer activities.
  • 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)
  • Ability to read, write, and follow verbal and written instructions in English

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About AMERICAN RED CROSS

Location:

2825 Emerywood Parkway, Richmond, VA 23294, 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.‚Äč

Description

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 Henrico, VA 23294

(37.62844,-77.54475)
 

SKILLS

  • Mental Health
  • Disaster Relief Care & Shelters
  • Customer Service
  • Disaster Response
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Patient Care

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Local: Shifts determined by the scale of the relief operation; a minimum requirement of 8-12 hours per day during the operation for multiple, consecutive days. Beyond region: Minimum of 10 days (preferred 14 days) working 8- or 12-hour shifts

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