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Help During a National Disaster - COVID-19 Disaster Health Services Associate

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American Red Cross Northeast Ohio Region


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Published 3 months ago

One time only
Weekdays
A few days

Be ready to help your local community! Due to predictions for an active hurricane and wildfire season and the complexities of COVID-19, the Red Cross will need thousands of volunteers to care for people when disasters strike. Train now so you can answer the call when your community needs it most!

  • Purpose 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.
  • 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 training required for the position
  • Time Commitment Deploy for a 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
  • Willing to complete 4 hours of virtual self-paced training required for position


Be ready to help your local community! Due to predictions for an active hurricane and wildfire season and the complexities of COVID-19, the Red Cross will need thousands of volunteers to care for people when disasters strike. Train now so you…

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Location

Cleveland, OH

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