Red Cross volunteering - page 2

by WildcatFanRN | 11,966 Views | 13 Comments

I have a question, would volunteering with the Red Cross as an RN help count towards experience? I've been searching for a job for a long time now and was thinking of volunteering at my local Army base as a way of "getting my... Read More


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    Quote from JustBeachyNurse
    ....If you go to the main website American Red Cross enter your ZIP code you'll be directed to your local chapter. All chapters have local disaster services. Usually you need to get involved at the local level on the disaster action team before you will be considered for the advanced training courses and deployment on national or regional disasters... The introduction to disaster services (or equivalent title) should be an online learning module available at the chapter level and is a pre-req for other trainings. You can also fill out forms at volunteermatch.org to be matched with your local chapter...
    Thank you for posting this information! =)
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    I volunteered at the red cross in high school and loved it. It was right after 9/11 i saw so much being done not only locally but what was being done for those in NY as well.
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    How does volunteering and using RN skills relate to malpractice insurance? If you volunteer as an RN in a hospital, but not an employee, do you have to buy your own insurance or are you covered under the hospitals? ...

    Also,
    Does the military allow nonmilitary RN volunteers to help in positions where they can use nursing skills?
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    Quote from lillypad274
    How does volunteering and using RN skills relate to malpractice insurance? If you volunteer as an RN in a hospital, but not an employee, do you have to buy your own insurance or are you covered under the hospitals? ...

    Also,
    Does the military allow nonmilitary RN volunteers to help in positions where they can use nursing skills?
    Yes they do. I am a volunteer LPN in a progressive care unit at a military hospital and I am covered under the hospital's insurance. I confirmed this with the hospital's lawyer
    TLCfromSC likes this.


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