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Wound Care Educator

Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness


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Published 25 days ago

Recurring
Weekdays
A few hours per week

Syringe Exchange Program

The Syringe Exchange Program (SEP) is an evidence-based public health program for people who use drugs by injection and is aimed at reducing the spread of HIV, Hepatitis C and other blood-borne infections.

Volunteers will work in the Syringe Exchange Program at the main Health Department location (400 E Gray St) with identified participants. This is a fast-paced environment. Volunteers may be asked to help staff with exchange services, such as making kits. 

Key Responsibilities

·        Assist onsite nurse with teaching wound care to clients needing assistance

·        Support the SEP team with additional duties as needed

·        Treat all clients with compassion

·        Act as an ambassador of the program

Syringe Exchange Program

The Syringe Exchange Program (SEP) is an evidence-based public health program for people who use drugs by injection and is aimed at reducing the spread of HIV, Hepatitis C and other blood-borne infections…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Location

LMPHW

400 East Gray Street, Louisville, KY 40202

How to Apply

How to Get Started

  • Read through our Requirements to be a LMPHW Volunteer to see if this volunteer role is the right fit for you.
  • Please complete the Online Volunteer Application. Following review and approval, you will be emailed instructions to complete a background check.
  • Complete the additional paperwork and return it to the Volunteer Center. Additional paperwork will be included in your welcome email once your background check is completed.
  • Attend the New Volunteer Orientation. All volunteers must attend an orientation before beginning their volunteer service. During the orientation, we will discuss volunteer policies and emergency procedures.
  • Complete role specific training. Following orientation, volunteers will need to complete a series of online trainings. These trainings cover topics such as hand hygiene and confidentiality and will help prepare you for your volunteer role.
  • Obtain a TB skin test. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has recommended that healthcare personnel, including volunteers, be required to be tested for tuberculosis. You will need to contact the TB Clinic at 502-574-6617 to schedule an appointment to obtain your TB test prior to volunteering. A minimum of 3 days is required to complete the process.

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