Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+
Neighborhood Health Covid Vaccine Distribution
Neighborhood Health is Nashville's Family Doctor. We are dedicated to improving the health of our community by providing affordable quality care to all. Neighborhood Health began in 1976, bringing together Cayce homes and South Nashville. Originally staffed with volunteers, the goal was to address the lack of accessible and affordable healthcare needs in East and South Nashville. Forty-four (44) years later we have expanded to 10 clinics in Davidson and Wilson counties and employ over 200 community members.
Neighborhood Health Seeks Volunteers for COVID-19 Vaccinations Efforts
Neighborhood Health seeks volunteers to help with our COVID-19 vaccination efforts. We expect we would start using volunteers the week of March 22nd at both weekday and Saturday events. I share below a short description about the need and our process. Please let me know if you have any questions at all – and thanks so much for helping us get more shots in more arms!
Need for Volunteers
We are primarily seeking volunteers who both (1) have prior training or experience administering COVID-19 vaccinations; and (2) hold current Tennessee licenses as LPNs, RN, APRNs, PAs, physicians, and pharmacists. We need these licensed clinical volunteers to administer COVID-19 during on weekdays and on Saturdays:
- Weekdays: 4-6 hour shift beginning at approximately 8am at our Inglewood Clinic (3904 Gallatin Pike) or Welshwood Clinic (419 Welshwood Drive off Nolensville Road)
- Saturdays: 4-6 hour shift beginning at approximately 8am at our Madison Clinic (617 W. Due West Avenue) or Casa Azafrán Clinic (2195 Nolensville Pike)
- Pop ups: We will host other events at other clinics on weekdays and may reach out to volunteers for those, too.
Licensed clinical volunteers would likely administer only the Modera vaccine (both 1st and 2nd doses). We expect to take delivery of the new one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine next week, but we may use the Johnson & Johnson primarily with our Street Medicine program rather than at events with licensed clinical volunteers.
We also need unlicensed volunteers to help at vaccination events. Such unlicensed volunteers might include students who do not hold an active clinical license in Tennessee. Unlicensed volunteers may help direct traffic, patients register, complete the prevaccination questionnaire, help with logistics, schedule follow up visits, make reminder calls, etc.
We especially welcome all volunteers who speak Spanish, Arabic, or Kurdish!
- Applying: All potential volunteers can complete and e-sign the attached one-page application forms (one for licensed clinical volunteers and a separate one for unlicensed volunteers) and return them to the email address or fax number at the bottom of the form.
- Scheduling Volunteers: Once we credential volunteers, we would send them a letter (by email) and let them know how they can sign up for volunteer shifts. We envision using a WebGenius or similar approach.
- Attire: We ask volunteers to wear scrubs if they have them. Otherwise, they should dress comfortably in modest attire that is workplace appropriate.
- Training/Orientation: We have some online training (on a YouTube channel and through the CDC website) we ask all volunteers to complete. The total training takes less than an hour. We also do an onsite orientation and EHR training at each event. Because we are using a simplified EHR template, the process is very straightforward – and the EHR training can be brief.
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