Give back to your community with Mobile Med volunteer opportunities.
MobileMed loves its volunteers! We currently have over 100 clinical volunteers! Among our many volunteers are MD’s, DO’s, NP’s, PA-C’s, MA’s, RN’s and our non-licensed and non-certified clinic facilitators.
Join our team of dedicated volunteers and help us provide valuable healthcare services to the Montgomery County community. Whether you’re a clinical professional or a community member, we have volunteer opportunities that fit your skills and interests. Make a difference in people’s lives while gaining experience and networking with other professionals.
We currently have volunteer opportunities in both licensed and unlicensed capacities. Here are some things you should know. All volunteers need the following prior to coming to the clinic:
- Background check (paid for by MobileMed).
- Complete credentialing (This can take 4-8 weeks to complete, depending on the position.)
- Enough time to volunteer two 4-hour clinic periods per month on a schedule
- Willingness to keep a schedule
MobileMed clinics have three types of volunteers: Licensed Independent Practitioners (for example, Physician, Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, etc), Other Licensed or Certified Practitioners (for example, Registered Nurse, Licensed Practical Nurse, Registered Dietitian, Certified Medical Assistant, etc), and Other Clinical Staff (for example, Interpreters, Medical Assistants or Community Health Workers in states, territories or jurisdictions that do not require licensure or certification).
These volunteers work together to provide essential healthcare services to patients in MobileMed clinics.
Some volunteer positions at our clinics require possession and maintenance of an active unrestricted license to practice in Maryland. Our clinics operate in
four-hour block sessions and our volunteers are expected to commit to a minimum of 2 sessions per month. MobileMed will guide you through the credentialing process, which involves completing various forms and providing necessary documentation such as immunization records and a current TB test.
Subsequently, we will submit independent practitioners to the Montgomery County government for malpractice insurance, which covers your volunteer activities with MobileMed.
If your specialty and availability match our need, we will take you through our credentialing process which requires that you complete a number of forms and provide necessary documentation including immunization records and a current TB test. Following this process, we will submit independent practitioners to the Montgomery County government for malpractice insurance to cover your volunteer activities with MobileMed.
General Clinic Volunteering
MobileMed is seeking non-licensed volunteers to support the efforts of our clinical staff and volunteers. There is a lot of work done in our clinics that does not require medical credentials. We would greatly appreciate your assistance in helping us with administrative tasks, translation, reception responsibilities, medical assistance, and scribing for our providers.
We expect to begin adding additional volunteers in the fall. We are happy to except your application now, for participation in future.
MobileMed requires that general volunteers come in for at least two, 4-hour clinic sessions a month, for at least six months. Our clinical staff and volunteers depend on the consistent presence of supporting volunteers, so interested individuals must be willing to make this commitment.
Helping out in our administrative office may include fielding phone calls, filing, photocopying, record keeping, data entry, and generally assisting staff. We would love to make use of your particular expertise and would be excited to hear from students who can offer valuable skills in the areas of graphic design, marketing, fundraising, website maintenance, or otherwise.
While medical expertise is vital, we also have a need for volunteers in other areas outside of the clinics.
If you’re a master of organization, a tech-savvy guru, an administrative wizard or love taking part in outreach events, your contribution can have a tremendous impact.
Join our dedicated team and help us provide quality healthcare to those in need. Together, we can create a healthier community. Volunteer today and make a difference, where your unique skills will shine!
- Consulting on marketing strategy.
- Improving MobileMed’s physical
plant (plumbing, repainting, etc).
- Office Administration.
- Curating MobileMed’s social media presence
- Assisting with fundraising campaigns.
What is the credentialing process?
MobileMed is a Federally Qualified Heath Center which ties us to certain standards of record keeping. New volunteers must provide evidence of Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Varicella immunity, and provide a TB test from within the last six months or get a current test during the process. Applicants will provide documentation of their education and medical qualifications and complete initial MobileMed paperwork as well as forms required by Montgomery County. Volunteers will also be required to pass a background check. Re-credentialing is done every two years on a rolling basis and re-application for malpractice coverage occurs every five years. Volunteers will need to provide certain updated documents and complete current paperwork for both of these processes.
What will my schedule be?
When we review your application we will work with you to determine a time and location where we can regularly use your support. Our clinics operate in four-hour block sessions. Most typically, providers will come in for the same four hour shift every week or the same shift every other week. Once the credentialing process has been completed, our schedulers will add your shift to our electronic record and schedule patients for you. We take your hours seriously out of respect for your time and ours. We expect you to be on-site unless you communicated in advance. In turn, we will only ask for modification of your regular hours in the event of a serious scheduling conflict (i.e. changing our overall clinic hours or making space for a new program.)
What is MobileMed’s inclement weather policy?
MobileMed follows Montgomery County guidelines for inclement weather. When Montgomery County Schools are closed, the clinics using the vans are cancelled. When the Montgomery County government is closed, all MobileMed clinics are cancelled and the offices are closed.
What kind of role can I fill as a general volunteer?
Please refer to our General Volunteer Roles page.
What else do I need in order to volunteer?
Due to both MobileMed policies and legal requirements there are a number of documents that we need to have on file for every volunteer. For general volunteers we require a CV/resume, photo ID, completed volunteer application, proof of MMRV immunity (measles, mumps, rubella, varicella), Hepatitis B immunity, and a TB/PPD screening from within the last 12 months. Volunteers also need to pass a background check.
Need more information?
If you are interested, have questions, or generally need more information please reach out to our Volunteer Engagement Assistant, Naira Hirz via email at email@example.com. She can also be reached by phone at 301-493-2400, ext. 830.