Medical Reserve Corps - Code of Conduct
All volunteers of the North Central Idaho MRC Program shall meet the following standards of conduct.
AS AN MRC VOLUNTEER, I SHALL:
• Maintain and abide by the standards of my profession, including licensure, certification, and/or training.
• Dress appropriately for the job assignment and environment.
• Put safety FIRST in all MRC activities and always promote safe work practices.
• Respect and use any equipment appropriately.
• Maintain the confidentiality of all information related to MRC volunteer activities unless otherwise authorized by supervisor, project lead, or MRC Coordinator.
• Report injuries, illnesses, and accidents to the appropriate staff member immediately.
• Refer any request from the media for information or comments directly to my direct supervisor, project lead, or MRC Coordinator.
• Accept the chair of command and respect others regardless of position.
• Treat others with courtesy, sensitivity, tact, consideration, and humility.
AS AN MRC VOLUNTEER, I SHALL NOT:
• Act in the capacity of a MRC Volunteer at any time without prior authorization/deployment from the North Central Idaho MRC Program.
• Use North Central Idaho MRC or partner agency/organization equipment or resources for personal use.
• Respond for duty under the influence of alcohol, prescription/non-prescription medication, or any other substances that may influence my ability to perform assigned tasks to the very best of my ability.
• Use profane language and/or engage in disruptive behavior including what could be considered physical or sexual abuse, or harassment.
• Accept or seek on behalf of myself or any other person, any financial advantage or gain as a result of my affiliation with the PH-INCD or the MRC.
Volunteers are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of all proprietary or privileged information to which they may be exposed to while serving as a volunteer. This includes information involving staff, volunteers, patients, or any other information deemed sensitive. All MRC Volunteers will receive training on, and must strictly adhere to, HIPAA policy in regards to confidentiality.
Failure to maintain confidentiality may result in termination of the volunteer’s relationship with the program or other corrective action.
Prior to participating in volunteer activities, all MRC Volunteers will need to sign a copy of the Client Confidentiality Form stating that he/she has read and understands the policy. A current, signed copy of this form will be maintained with each volunteer’s records.