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Health Service Associate

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American Red Cross Greater PA Region


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Published 15 days ago

Recurring
A few hours per month

Disaster Health Services Service Associate 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.

Responsibilites

  • 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 training for position (4 hours total)

Time Commitment

Local: Multiple 4-, 6- or 12-hour shifts

Beyond region: Minimum of 14 days working 8- or 12-hour shifts

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • A current, unencumbered license in 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
  • Willing and able to volunteer in person in a COVID -19 disaster shelter before, during and/or after a disaster event
  • Availability to sign up for shifts on consecutive days (shifts may be 4, 8 or 12 hours long)
  • Willing to complete 4 hours of virtual self-paced training required for position

Training

Required (part of onboarding)

  • Disaster Health Services Fundamentals 2 - WBT 1 hour
  • Shelter Fundamentals v2 (includes Shelter Fundamentals Forms)- WBT 1 hour, 30 minutes or VILT 1 hour 30 min
  • Everyone is Welcome - WBT 45 minutes or VILT 1 hour
  • Congregate Sheltering Activities in COVID-19 Environment - VID 20 minutes

Total Training Time: 3 hours 35 minutes or 3 hours 50 minutes

Additional Training Requirements for SAs and SV s willing to deploy outside their region

  • Deployment Fundamentals - WBT 30 min
  • Mission Cards - Cardholder Overview - VID 15 min


Disaster Health Services Service Associate 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…

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Location

Pittsburgh, PA

How to Apply

Disaster Health Services Service Associate 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.

Responsibilites

  • 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 training for position (4 hours total)

Time Commitment

Local: Multiple 4-, 6- or 12-hour shifts

Beyond region: Minimum of 14 days working 8- or 12-hour shifts

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • A current, unencumbered license in 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
  • Willing and able to volunteer in person in a COVID -19 disaster shelter before, during and/or after a disaster event
  • Availability to sign up for shifts on consecutive days (shifts may be 4, 8 or 12 hours long)
  • Willing to complete 4 hours of virtual self-paced training required for position

Training

Required (part of onboarding)

  • Disaster Health Services Fundamentals 2 - WBT 1 hour
  • Shelter Fundamentals v2 (includes Shelter Fundamentals Forms)- WBT 1 hour, 30 minutes or VILT 1 hour 30 min
  • Everyone is Welcome - WBT 45 minutes or VILT 1 hour
  • Congregate Sheltering Activities in COVID-19 Environment - VID 20 minutes

Total Training Time: 3 hours 35 minutes or 3 hours 50 minutes

Additional Training Requirements for SAs and SV s willing to deploy outside their region

  • Deployment Fundamentals - WBT 30 min
  • Mission Cards - Cardholder Overview - VID 15 min


Disaster Health Services Service Associate is a temporary position assigned to work in person before, during and/or after a disaster event this hurricane/wildfire season…

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