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ID
12-509-1063
Name
Pharmacist
Status
Published
Version
1.6
Updated
4/1/2022 9:57:37 AM
Original Release
03/04/2008
Last Major Release
 
Resource Category
Medical and Public Health
Primary Core Capability
Public Health, Healthcare, and Emergency Medical Services
Secondary Core Capability
Public and Private Services and Resources
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Pharmacist prepares and dispenses drugs that physicians or other health care professionals prescribe
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
Emergency Care Task Force, Medical Countermeasures Point of Dispensing Management Team
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1The Pharmacist: 1. Provides information on medication selection, dosing, side effects, drug interactions, contraindications, and use 2. Performs medication reconciliations on patients seen by clinical providers 3. Oversees procurement, security, and proper storage of drugs and vaccines
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Graduate of an accredited pharmacy program
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 experience in a healthcare setting such as a pharmacy, 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. Is able to work while wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) 3. Maintains immunizations in accordance with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s immunization recommendations for emergency responders
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 national criminal history.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Functions in this position during an operational incident, planned event, exercise, drill, or simulation at least once every three years 2. Currently works in a healthcare setting, such as a pharmacy, hospital, health system, agency, or service commensurate with the mission assignment 3. Immunizations up-to-date and commensurate with mission assignment 4. Background checks as applicable law permits or requires
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. State, the District of Columbia, or US territory-granted active status of legal authority to function as a Registered Pharmacist without restrictions 2. Current Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) registration
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
Discuss need for a pharmaceutical cache
1480
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Emergency Care Task Force
FEMA, NIMS 508: Medical Countermeasures Point of Dispensing Management Team
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