**Disaster Deployment Reserve** Licensed Medical Professional

**Disaster Deployment Reserve** Licensed Medical Professional

Disaster Health Services (DHS) Service Associate (SA) 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.

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Key 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 and instructor-led training required for the position.
  • Complete required virtual self-paced and instructor-led training required for the position (9 hours total).

Training

See the Disaster Responder Training Requirements document for current training requirements.

Development Opportunities

Disaster Health Services Supervisor

Qualifications

Required:

  • A current, unencumbered licensein 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
  • Valid Driver’s License (required for Divisional and National Deployments)
  • Willing and able to volunteer in person in a disaster shelter before, during and/or after a disaster event
  • Available to sign up for shifts on consecutive days (shifts may be 8 or 12 hours long)
  • Ability to read, write, and follow verbal and written instructions in English

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