*DCS: Surge Capacity - Disaster Health Services Volunteer

*DCS: Surge Capacity - Disaster Health Services Volunteer

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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Locations

Bronx County,Fairfield County (Greenwich CT),Kings County (Brooklyn),Nassau County,New York County (Manhattan),Queens County,Richmond County (Staten Island),Rockland County,Suffolk County,Westchester County

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 (9 hours total).

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)
  • Willing to complete 9 hours of virtual self-paced and instructor-led training required for position
  • Ability to read, write, and follow verbal and written instructions in English

Training

See the Disaster Responder Training Requirements document for current training requirements for Disaster Health Services Service Associate (IDC/DHS/SA).

Development Opportunities

Disaster Health Services Service Associate

Length of Appointment

 

Disaster Health Services Service Associate Trainees will be promoted to Disaster Health Services Service Associate once the required training is completed. Training should be completed within 90 days of assignment to the Trainee position.

Time Commitment

 

Local/Regional:  Shift work determined by the scale of the relief operation; a minimum requirement of 8-12 hours per day during the disaster relief operation for multiple, consecutive days.

 

Beyond region: Minimum of 10 days (preferred 14 days) working 8- or 12-hour shifts

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