• Disaster Health Services Volunteers

    Offer Valid: 09/17/2021 - 12/31/2021

    • 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).
    • Time Commitment
    • Qualifications

      Required:

      • 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)*
        • 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