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.
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).
A current, unencumbered licensein at least one of the following professions:
Registered Nurse (RN)
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)*
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
Loess Hills Environmental - Through a grant from Iowa Workforce Development, Loess Hills Environmental is offering free American Red Cross first aid/CPR/AED and bloodborne pathogens training to workers whose employment has been impacted by COVID-19.