In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the biggest potential challenge that healthcare faces is low staffing. In the coming months, there may be an increased need for trained, qualified individuals to help with vaccination efforts and provide support in the event of a surge in cases that strains our hospital systems.
To support the healthcare community, the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) of Eastern Washington is working to build its pool of healthcare volunteers. MRC is recruiting healthcare professionals who are not currently employed or who have personal time available to help supplement our already taxed healthcare workforce. MRC is recruiting healthcare professionals from various disciplines including the following:
Volunteer roles may include providing general patient care and monitoring for non-COVID patients in the event of a surge or assisting with vaccination efforts in various capacities throughout our region.
MRC coordinators will position volunteers in settings that fall within their scope of practice and work to ensure that volunteers are placed in scenarios that they are comfortable with. Please note that the list above is not all inclusive—other healthcare disciplines will be considered depending on need. Additionally, most volunteer roles will not entail direct care for COVID-19 patients—many opportunities will be available, so please consider applying.
Learn more or apply to join MRC Eastern Washington. (Scroll to “Apply to Become a Volunteer.”)