Physician and APC volunteers for Buncombe County COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic
January 19, 2021
Potential physician and advanced practice clinician volunteers for the Buncombe County COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic,
Medical Review is a station at the mass vax clinic that is staffed by physicians or advanced practice providers. When people arrive at the vaccine clinic, they complete the CDC Pre-Vaccination Screening Form (attached). If they answer 'yes' or 'don't know' to any of the questions, they are sent by triage staff to the Medical Review table where we ask further questions, provide consultation, and determine if the person is able to be vaccinated that day and if there are any special requirements, such as 30 minute observation post-vaccine instead of routine 15 minutes. We write the order that enables the nurse/EMT/paramedics to administer the vaccine outside of their standing order. It's enjoyable and pretty simple, as the attached screening form and additional CDC resources provide appropriate guidance.
I am asking that volunteers commit to at least 27 hours over 3 months. We currently have clinics on Monday-Friday from 8a-5p with options for half-day shifts (8a-12:30p or 12:30p-5p). We will likely be expanding hours in the near future to include evenings and weekends. Currently clinics are held indoors in a large space, but we will be having outdoor, drive-through clinics in the near future.
The county requires that all individuals interested in volunteering at our COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic complete & return the following:
1) Volunteer Acknowledgement Form (Attached)
2) Workforce Confidentiality Statement (Attached)
3) A copy of your active licensure certificate
Please return these 3 documents to Jennifer.Mullendore@buncombecounty.org. In the body of the email, provide the following information:
Current License (Y/N):
Description of how you want to assist:
How frequently can you assist:
After we receive your info, Buncombe County’s Volunteer Coordinator will review your information and contact you with further details.
Thank you for your help!
Jennifer Mullendore, MD, MSPH
Health & Human Services,
p. (828) 250-6308 c. 828-989-6145
40 Coxe Ave. - Asheville, NC 28801
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