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ID
12-509-1045
Name
Dialysis Technician
Status
Published
Updated
12/3/2019 10:59:02 AM
Released
03/04/2008
Resource Category
Medical and Public Health
Primary Core Capability
Public Health, Healthcare, and Emergency Medical Services
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Dialysis Technician operates and maintains dialysis machines and monitors patients undergoing treatment
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
 
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1The primary focus is serving in an assistive role to physicians and registered nurses in multiple roles, which include dialyzer setup and reuse, equipment maintenance and repair, water treatment monitoring, and direct patient care
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1High school diploma or equivalency
TrainingNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Completion of the following: 1. IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100 2. IS-200: Basic Incident Command System for Initial Response, ICS-200 3. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Primary source verification or employment with a providing entity such as an established health care institution, system, agency or service Recommended: Minimum of 2 years of experience functioning in a dialysis unit
Physical/Medical FitnessThe NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS) defines Physical/Medical Fitness levels for NIMS positions
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Moderate Recommended: Refer to immunization recommendations for emergency responders by Centers for Disease Control
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Certification: Certification in nephrology technology Recommended Certification: Certified Medical Technician or other Patient Care Technician recognition
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Specification
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as working conditions, length of deployment, security, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment
1092
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System, November 2017
FEMA, National Response Framework, June 2016