Volunteer to help homeless and at-risk veterans at El Dorado Stand Down Clinic?
Quick Overview: Volunteers needed to help deliver essential dental and vision services to our homeless and at-risk veterans and their families. Healing California provides all the equipment, supplies, logistical and any other support our volunteers need to take care of patients.
Mission or Broader Program Description: Healing California seeks to increase the health status of individuals and veterans by providing low-barrier, comprehensive dental, and vision services at no cost to patients.
Impact: Upon receiving Healing California's services, patients are on a path to better health and have expressed their confidence to pursue gainful employment and personal stability.
Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities:
Dental professionals will be performing dental cleanings, fillings, and extractions.
Vision professionals will also be performing eye exams, making and dispensing prescription glasses on-site.
General volunteers to assist with registration, logistics, setup, breakdown, escorting patients, and monitoring and enforcing the 6’ social distancing.
Must be 18 years or older.
Dental: Licensed Oral Surgeons, General Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, and X-ray Technicians
Vision: Licensed Optometrists, Ophthalmologists, Opticians, and Optometric, Ophthalmic and vision lab technicians
Medical: Registered Nurses, Licensed Vocational Nurses, and EMT’s
Organization Name: Healing California
Organization Url: https://healingca.org/
We are in constant contact with health officials and other experts, so we have updated our safety procedures and equipment to deal with this new reality. These include:
Enhanced social distancing measures in non-clinical areas and a reduction in individuals present within the clinic.
A shift in the layout of our dental floor to account for greater distancing and less congregation areas.
Improvements to our suction system, air purification, and other equipment to minimize aerosolization.
More advanced PPE available to all volunteers including N95 masks
Increased patient, staff, and volunteer screening.
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9/19/20 8:00 AM