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Are You Licensed in the Medical Field? Interested in Deploying to Help in a Hurricane Response?

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American Red Cross - Missouri & Arkansas Region


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Are You Licensed in the Medical Field? Interested in Deploying to Help in a Hurricane Response?

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 Associates 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 aid and provide healthcare to shelter residents as needed.


Are You a Licensed Healthcare Professional?

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

Requirements:

· 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

Expectations:

· 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

· 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

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 Associates is a temporary position assigned to work in…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location

Location

Deployed Area

Little Rock, AR

How to Apply

Are You a Licensed Healthcare Professional?

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

Requirements:

· 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

Expectations:

· 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

· 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

Are You a Licensed Healthcare Professional?

For licensed healthcare professionals only

· Work in person in alignment with your licensure at a Red Cross shelter before, during, and…

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