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COVID-19 related NEWS for DOMs – 3 action items

#1 FIRST:

Please review Steven Malin’s post in NMSAAM’s News/Blog. Clinical-guidelines-for-practice-regarding-public-health-order-dated-13-november-2020/.

#2 SECOND:

Free webinar on Wednesday, November 18 – coming right up! https://www.elotus.org.  Course: Safety Protocols in the Time of the Covid-19 Pandemic by Kimberly McMinn, MPH, LAc.

It will be necessary to do a free registration with eLotus.org to sign up.

#3 THIRD:

Paid positions through NMMRC noted by an NMSAAM BOD member

Caterina Di Palma, Doctor of Oriental Medicine said, “I filled out the application to volunteer in NM’s response to covid surge.  It was a surprise that there are also paid positions.  I hope that we can send out this info to the profession.  There may be some interest, also for those DOMs having a difficult time financially, this could be good.”

——– Forwarded Message ——–

Subject: Several Urgent Needs for MRC Support, Please Read
Date: 12 Nov 2020 14:50:31 -0600
From: Bobbie Mackenzie [New Mexico Department of Health ESAR-VHP/MRC System] <[email protected]>
Reply-To: [email protected]

We have a lot of urgent needs, please see below and let me know if you are interested in helping at any of these locations:

  • Farmington: Part time help needed to check on patients at a local COVID shelter.  Hotel accommodations will be provided to those that live outside of the area however we would perfer if you live in or around the Farmington area.   This is a paid position.
  • Gallup:  EMT’s, RN’s, MA’s and CNA’s needed to help operate and provide medical care at a COVID nursing home.  These are high to medium acuity patients.  This is a paying position two week minimum 12 hour shift 7am to 7pm and 7pm to 7am with one to two days off per week.  Hotel accommodations will be provided to those that live outside of the area, this is a paid position.
  • Gallup:  Medical professionals needed to help with local COVID shelter lower acuity patients.  Two week minimum, 8 – 12 hour shifts with at least one day off per week.  Hotel accommodations will be provided for those that live out of the area, this is a paid position.
  • Carlsbad Hospital: Is requesting RN’s to assist in their facility critical care and med surge.  Two week minimum, 12 hour shifts with one to two days off, this is a paid positions.
  • Hobbs Hospital: Is requesting RN’s to assist in their facility critical care and med surge.  Two week minimum, 12 hour shifts with one to two days off.  Hotel accommodations will be provided, this is a paid position.
  • Albuquerque:  Medical professionals needed to help with local COVID shelter lower acuity patients.  This is a paid position.
  • Buffalo Thunder: Medical professionals needed to help with local COVID shelter lower acuity patients.  Two week minimum, 8 – 12 hour shifts, paid position.
  • Deming: Is requesting RN’s to assist in their facility critical care, ER and med surge.  Two week minimum, 12 hour shifts with one to two days off per week.  Hotel accommodations will be provided.  This is a paid position.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Santa Fe Call center is looking for individuals to help with the state hotline.  Telework is available
  • Santa Fe is looking for medical personnel to help with Contact Tracing.

Please let me know as soon as possible if you would like to help at any of these locations and email me at [email protected].  Your help is greatly appreciated and needed.