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ID
12-509-1062
Name
Patient Care Technician
Status
Published
Version
1.7
Updated
6/1/2020 2:25:52 PM
Original Release
03/04/2008
Last Major Release
06/01/2020
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 Patient Care Technician assists in direct patient care and documents and records patient conditions and 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 Patient Care Technician: 1. Assists in direct patient care 2. Documents vital signs, height, weight, input (such as fluid intake), and output (such as elimination or emptying of and measuring nasogastric tubes and catheter collection devices) 3. Reports and records patient conditions and treatments 4. Collects specimens 5. Assists with patient movement and mobility, positioning, and transfers under the supervision of nursing staff 6. Performs assigned procedures (such as catheter insertion) for which the Technician has training, knowledge, and skills and has received competency verification
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Completion of a State-approved training program for Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)
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 4. IS-800: National Response Framework, An Introduction 5. Training in accordance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1910.120: Hazardous Materials Awareness 6. Training in accordance with OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.134: Respiratory Protection 7. Training in accordance with OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.1030: Bloodborne Pathogens
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Two years of clinical experience in a practice setting such as a hospital, health system, agency, or service commensurate with the mission assignment
Physical/Medical Fitness1. The NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS) defines Physical/Medical Fitness levels for NIMS positions. 2. PPE is mission-specific and may vary by working environment, including protective footwear, protective clothing for skin exposures, eye and hearing protection, respirators, gloves, and masks.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Moderate 2. Maintains immunizations in accordance with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control’s immunization recommendations for emergency responders 3. Is able to work while wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
CurrencyProvider must carry out and use any background checks as applicable law specifies. This may include a background check completed within past 12 months; sex-offender registry check; and a local, state, and a local, state, and national criminal history.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Functions in this position in a disaster incident response, planned event, operations based exercise, drill, or simulation at least once every three years 2. Immunizations up-to-date and commensurate with mission assignment 3. Background checks as applicable law permits or requires
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1State, the District of Columbia, or US territory-granted active status of legal authority to function as a CNA or Patient Care Technician without restrictions
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
1369
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Emergency Care Task Force
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS), November 2017
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Immunization Recommendations for Disaster Responders
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulation (CFR) Part 1910.120: Hazardous Materials Awareness, latest edition adopted
OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.134: Respiratory Protection, latest edition adopted
OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.1030: Bloodborne Pathogens, latest edition adopted