Join with volunteers from across the community for a training on how to help add capacity to our health care system and support your neighbors.
We are asking for volunteers to be trained as Spokane Regional Health District Community Health Volunteers to check-in over the phone with patients who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are in their homes. The volunteer will call these community members every day by phone to document worsening symptoms as well as the person's oxygen levels. All volunteers will be supported by an on-call clinician available by phone 24/7 and will be trained for the role. Volunteers will be asked to be responsible for 10 patients at a time and commit to a week of volunteering minimum. This should be around an hour a day in call time. The goals are to support people with COVID-19 who are at home and reduce some of the burden on the health care system.
We are also taking on a new critical piece of public health work from the Spokane Regional Health District. We will be following up with people who have come into contact with someone who has tested positive for coronavirus. Our work as a community is adding much needed capacity to the local health care system.
This training is both for volunteers who have received the introductory training and one who have not yet. The first half will cover the new volunteer work of calling possible positive patients who have come in contact with someone who has been diagnosed with coronavirus. The second half will cover the basics of this program - volunteers who have already received the introductory training can hop off for this portion.
This training will take place via Zoom as a video conference with a call-in option. If you are planning to call-in please email [email protected] and we can send you the presentation slides.