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Volunteers Needed for Medical Reserve Corps

August 4, 2021

Students and faculty of Idaho State University:

My name is Ryan Richardson and I am the Unit Coordinator for the Southeast Idaho Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) out of Pocatello. With increasing COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations, hospitals nationwide are experiencing full capacity and staffing shortages. Volunteers are needed to get us through the coming weeks.

Unfortunately, the pandemic response is not over yet and we NEED your help.

Volunteers may be deployed to healthcare facilities, including hospitals, to work on-site alongside current staff. We are looking for the following volunteer roles, both medical AND non-medical:

  • Registered Nurses
  • Any medically licensed individual who can provide direct patient care (MD, LPN, CNA, MA, etc.)
  • Screeners
  • Janitorial (i.e. room setters and cleaners)
  • Medical records specialists (for data entry)
  • Unit secretaries and registrants

It is possible that hours worked as a volunteer may be counted toward your clinical hours or other program requirements, but programmatic requirements vary and this decision must be made by your program’s clinical coordinator.  

If you are willing and able to volunteer in any capacity, please go to volunteeridaho.com and “REGISTER NOW”. Please enter your email address and other contact information, and I will reach out to you. Registering with the MRC does not put you under any obligation, but unless you sign up, we cannot contact you with possible opportunities to serve in your area. Feel free to call or email me with any questions.

Thank you and take care,

Ryan Richardson

Southeast Idaho Medical Reserve Corps Unit Coordinator

RRICHARDSON@SIPH.IDAHO.GOV

208-589-2764


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