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PREP-KC Seeks Professional Volunteers

PREP-KC Seeks Professional Volunteers With just a few hours of your time, you can volunteer through PREP-KC to inspire Kansas City’s urban students to develop and pursue their dreams. PREP-KC partners with five of Kansas City’s urban school districts and three charter schools to prepare students for college and careers.  Join PREP-KC for the events listed below to support students in developing their career aspirations: Employability Skills Development An opportunity for students to interview professionals about their careers with a focus on observing and practicing important soft skills.  Professionals will also be asked to conduct brief mock interviews. Wednesday, May 20 12:30-2:30 at Alta Vista Charter School.  PREP-KC is seeking volunteers from ALL career pathways. Wednesday, June 17 10:00-12:00 at Kansas City Kansas Community College.  PREP-KC is seeking volunteers from Bioscience, Engineering, & Teaching career pathways to talk with students engaged in the KCKPS/ PREP-KC Academies. Career Jumping  A fast-paced career exploration experience (set up like speed-dating) where professionals talk with 3-5 students at a time in 6-minute increments to share their career story. Thursday, May 28 8:30-11:00 at Smith-Hale Middle School (Hickman Mills School District). PREP-KC is seeking volunteers from ALL career pathways. IGNITE events Hands-on experiences designed to expose students to a range of high quality career pathways through interactive booths.   PREP-KC will work with volunteers to design appropriate activities for each booth.  Friday, June 5 9:00-11:00 at Allen Village Charter School.  PREP-KC is seeking volunteers from ALL career pathways to staff interactive booths. To RSVP or learn more, contact Beth McCarthy at PREP-KC at bmccarthy@prepkc.org. Connect & Collaborate Events Practice Opportunities Connect & Collaborate Events Practice Opportunities For Retired...

Volunteer for the JayDoc Free Clinic

Volunteer for the JayDoc Free Clinic JayDoc operates as an urgent care clinic on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5pm-10pm. Our mission focuses on two ideas: first and foremost, JayDoc is a place where patients in need can receive free medical care and secondly, JayDoc also focuses on student education. As such, KU students (typically first and second years) drive patient encounters. They will interview the patient to the best of their ability, present to our volunteer physicians, and together create a differential, diagnosis, and plan for the patient. In addition to our general clinics, JayDoc operates several specialty nights where patients can receive more directed care: Diabetes, Women’s Health, PT, OT, Ophthamology, Radiology, and Dermatology (currently being established). We also provide social services to patients as well as mental health and dietetics counseling when available. Physicians typically arrive to JayDoc at 6pm for their shift and we try to be finished between 9-10pm. Generally, we see between 13-18 patients per evening. Click here to download a physician handbook that gives a brief outline of some of the services JayDoc provides. We operate out of Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care Clinic on the NE corner of Rainbow Blvd. and Southwest Blvd. In terms of scheduling, volunteer physicians submit their availability on a monthly basis to a central email account, jaydocphysicians@gmail.com. Connect & Collaborate Events Practice Opportunities Connect & Collaborate Events Practice Opportunities For Retired...

KC C.A.R.E. One-Day Free Clinic

KC C.A.R.E. One-Day Free Clinic – April 18, 2015 Communities Are Responding Everyday On Saturday, April 18, 2015, the National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NAFC), in conjunction with the Kansas City CARE Clinic, will be holding a one-day free health clinic for the Kansas City area’s medically underserved at the Bartle Hall Kansas City Convention Center in Kansas City, Missouri. You can be a part of this great community event! Both medical and non-medical personnel are needed for this event. The clinic event will offer free basic medical care and health education to the area’s medically underserved as well as connection to local available resources. Volunteering will give you the opportunity to help hundreds of people gain access to medical care they otherwise may not receive. It should be noted that we feed, pay for parking and give C.A.R.E. Clinic t-shirts to all volunteers. Also, the NAFC has obtained medical malpractice coverage for medical volunteers. For more information and to register to volunteer, please visit: www.NAFC2015KCCARE.com WHEN Saturday, April 18, 2015 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
 Central Time WHERE Bartle Hall Kansas City Convention Center 301 West 13th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64105 Medical Volunteer Opportunities Available For: Physicians (MDs, DOs – especially primary, internal, general and emergency medicine) Mid Level Practitioners (NPs, PAs) Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants Pediatricians, Pharmacists Nurses (RNs, LPNs), Phlebotomists Medical Assistants, EMTs Social Workers (LMSWs, BSWs) Medical & Nursing Students Non-Medical Volunteer Opportunities Perfect For: Concerned Citizens Auxiliary Groups, Church Groups Sororities & Fraternities Families, Seniors, Veterans High School & College Students Youth Groups, Boy & Girl Scouts Want to Help Spread...

Help@Hand Program Launch

Help@Hand Program Launch When the State of Missouri took Jason into custody as a foster child, he was confused, upset and sick. The nine-year old knows his mom was having a hard time after his dad left, but he loves her. And the cough that started a month ago is getting worse. Jason is one of approximately 75 children brought into foster care in Jackson and Cass Counties each month. Effective January 1, Help@hand—a partnership between the Kansas City Medical Society, the Medical Group Management Association of Greater Kansas City and Cornerstones of Care—will ensure all these children receive health services they need, starting with their getting a physical exam within 24 hours after being taken into state custody. Every child brought into foster care in Jackson and Cass Counties is enrolled in Cornerstone’s Nurse Case Management program for a minimum of 30 days. In this time, a Registered Nurse evaluates each child’s health status, with the physical examination providing essential information about the services they need, including whether they should remain enrolled in the program. When physicians who usually see incoming foster children are not available to meet the 24-hour standard, Cornerstones’ Nurse Case Management program will be able to reach Medical Society members who have volunteered to see these children through the society’s HIPAA-compliant text service, which protects patient confidentiality. “This partnership with the Kansas City Medical Society safeguards the health and welfare of at-risk children at a very vulnerable time in their lives,” said Denise Cross, president and chief executive officer of Cornerstones of Care. “The health care needs of many children brought into care have...

HELP@HAND: Be Part of Helping Kids in Need

HELP@HAND Be Part of Helping Kids in Need The Kansas City Medical Society and the Medical Group Managers Association of Greater Kansas City are partnering with Cornerstones of Care to recruit physicians who will provide physical examinations for some children taken into foster care in Jackson and Cass Counties. Through Help@hand—an initiative of the three organizations to better serve children the state takes into custody—the physicians will be contacted through the Medical Society’s DocBook MD, a HIPAA-compliant texting service that is free to society members. Volunteers will receive messages from Cornerstones when the usual resources for seeing children within 24 hours of being brought into care cannot be accessed. Children brought into state custody in Jackson and Cass Counties are enrolled in Cornerstones’ Nurse Case Management Program for a minimum of 30 days. During this initial enrollment, a Registered Nurse evaluates each child’s health needs, creates a health summary, collects medical records, assigns them to a program category relative to their health status, and determines and coordinates the health care they need. To do this, every child needs a complete physical examination; the standard is these exams are conducted within 24 hours after coming into care. This is primarily a check for acute medical needs. A system is being established that facilitates communication between a Cornerstones’ triage nurse and volunteering physicians that safeguards the privacy of the children, avoids excessive contact with any physician, and provides for appointments to be geographically accessible. When appointment needs are filled, a follow-up text simply stating “exam need filled” will be sent to the group of physicians contacted. Physicians volunteering to participate in...