Opportunity Details

Disaster & Emergency Services
Families, Homeless, People with Disabilities, Immigrants, Refugees or Ethnic Groups, LGBT(Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual,Transgender), Military/Veterans, Children, Senior Citizens

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

Mass Care - Disaster Health Service Supervisor/American Red Cross

Purpose: 
Disaster Health Services Supervisor is a temporary position assigned to work in person before, during and/or after a disaster event this hurricane/wildfire season. 
 
The purpose of this role is to lead a team of Disaster Health Services responders to provide health services care to shelter clients. This role will act as the liaison from the Disaster Health Services team to the shelter manager. Advocacy for client needs is a primary purpose of this role. 

This position has the option to work locally or deploy with other Red Cross volunteers and or staff. Red Cross will process a background check on all volunteers.  
 
 
Key Responsibilities:  
  • Must have a current umincumbered state license (RN, LPN,LVN,EMT, Paramedic)
  • Lead team of licensed healthcare professionals 
  • Act as liaison for DHS team with shelter manager 
  • Assist DHS service associates with documentation and data gathering (including C-MIST interview). 
  • Communicate access and functional needs of clients to shelter manager 
  • Provide hands on care as necessary, including assistance with activities of daily living, wound care, incontinence care, health assessments, health education, and determination that a higher level of care is needed for client 
  • Observation and health screening for COVID-19 like illness for all shelter clients daily 
  • Lead the management of an isolation care area. 
  • Complete required virtual self-paced training for position (8 hours total) 
 
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In accordance with Mayor John Cooper’s Roadmap for Reopening Nashville, Hands On Nashville recommends the following guidelines for volunteering:  
   
 
Individuals belonging to the following groups should not volunteer for in-person opportunities: ages 65 and up, those with elevated health risk or compromised immune systems, anyone who is feeling unwell (or who has been exposed to/is caring for someone who is sick or has a compromised immune system).  
  
 
Volunteers who attend projects should take recommended precautions, including maintaining distances between themselves and other people; practicing hand-washing and sanitation of spaces; wearing gloves, masks, and other protective gear; etc. As always, consult a medical professional should you begin to feel unwell at any point during or after a project.     
  
If you decide not to attend a project, please log in to hon.org and remove yourself from the opportunity ahead of time so that another volunteer may have a chance to fill your slot. If you have any trouble with this, email hon@hon.org and we’ll be happy to help!     
  
Please be aware that your project may be canceled with short notice. Projects are subject to change depending on shifting guidelines and circumstances. We appreciate your understanding. 
 
 
 
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Volunteers needed through 11/30/2020

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