Experts predict above-normal hurricane season; season runs June-November.
Expectations 13-19 named storms, 6-10 hurricanes, and 3-6 major hurricanes.
Disaster Health Services Supervisor is a temporary position assigned to work at a Red Cross shelter.
Are You a Licensed Healthcare Professional? Do You Have Supervisory Experience?
For licensed healthcare professionals only
- · Work in person in alignment with your licensure at a Red Cross shelter before, during, and/or after a disaster
- · Provide hands-on healthcare to shelter residents including assistance with daily living, wound care, incontinence care, functional needs, etc.
- · Offer health education and help replace medications, durable equipment, and consumable supplies
- · Supervisors (with related prior experience) lead assigned team, acting as liaison to Shelter Manager
- · Unencumbered license in medical field
- · Willingness to work in a COVID environment
- · Strong relationship building and communications skills
- · Completion of volunteer application (including background checks) and self-paced online training
- · Immediate availability to leave within 24 hours
- · 14-day deployment
- · Red Cross covers flights and expense of one checked bag; must be able to carry everything you pack!
- · Provided Mission Card (personal charge card) to cover approved expenses
- · Deployment arrival: “in process” with Staff Services
- · Shelters operate 24/7, consecutive days, multiple shifts, occasional “day off”
- · Lodging: No roommates (practicing social distancing) but expect to change rooms often and/or stay at shelter
- · Focus on client; be kind, flexible, and proactive; offer and ask for help; take care of yourself and each other
- · ALWAYS represent Red Cross professionally
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