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Dental Professionals Needed as Volunteers For a FREE Dental, Vision & Medical Clinic Seattle/King County Clinic with Remote Area Medical®

OCTOBER 23 - 26, 2014 · KeyArena at Seattle Center

Equipment, tools, supplies, meals, snacks and parking are provided. All you need to do is come and contribute your expertise, skills and compassion!

REGISTER NOW! RAMVOLUNTEERS.ORG

For Information:
Email: SKCClinic@seattle.gov
Web: seattlecenter.org/volunteers
Phone: 206.684.7200

Clinic Goals
• 1000+ Patients Per Day
• 60+ Dental Operatories
• 15+ Vision Lanes
• 300 Eyeglasses Per Day
• 40+ Medical Examination Rooms

Who is needed:
Dental:
• Dentists
• Hygienists
• Oral Surgeons
• Endodontists
• EFDAs
• Dental Assistants
• Dental Lab Techs

Vision:
• Optometrists
• Opticians
• Ophthalmologists
• Ophthalmic Techs

Medical:
• Doctors, PAs, NPs (Emergency Medicine, Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Naturopathic Medicine, Obstetrics, Osteopathic Medicine, Podiatry, Pulmonology, Psychiatry, Radiology)
• RNs, LVNs/LPNs
• Acupuncturists
• Chiropractors
• Paramedics, EMTs
• Mental Health Practitioners

Resource & Non-Medical Support:
• Interpreters
• Social Workers
• Check-in and Registration
• Line Control
• Food Service
• Vision Assistants
• Patient Escorts and Runners
• Set-up and Take-down
And More!

Event information:
 • Focused on underserved and vulnerable populations in Washington.

• Local professionals direct and manage each area of the clinic.

• Targeted dental services*: gross debridement, restorative, extractions, select endodontics.

• Targeted vision services*: complete dilated eye exams, glaucoma testing, diabetic retinopathy, on-site production of prescription eyeglasses.

• Targeted medical services*: physical exams, women’s health (mammograms, pap smears, pelvic exams), wound care, foot care, immunizations, acupuncture, chiropractic, mental health first aid. Screenings for asthma, bone density, diabetes, hypertension, hepatitis, HIV/STDs.

• All patients are triaged and have their blood-pressure and medical history taken before being seen in care areas.

• Advanced, senior-level dental, vision and nursing students with a licensed faculty supervisor may be able to help with certain levels of care.

• Volunteer for only one day or as many as all four days. Full day participation is strongly encouraged to help maintain operational efficiency. Depending on the role, a full day may last from 6 AM – 6 PM.

• You can volunteer and work with your team. Residents are welcome.

• Clinic volunteers are not obligated to provide follow-up care. Offers to provide free or sliding-scale follow-up care are appreciated and needed, even from those unable to volunteer at the clinic.

• Free malpractice insurance, paid for by the Department of Health, is available from the Volunteer Retired Providers Program for many Washington providers.

• Approved mission of the Public Health Reserve Corps and Medical Reserve Corps.

• Seven continuing education credits available at no cost to participating dentists.

• Interpretation services will be available. Currently seeking interpreters fluent in Amharic, ASL, Chinese, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese.

• Will connect people to lasting benefits made possible by the ACA, including enrollment in health coverage and identification of long-term healthcare providers.

*Services will be determined by the number and expertise of volunteers, as well as available resources

 

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