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ID
12-509-1064
Name
Pharmacy Technician
Status
Published
Version
1.8
Updated
6/1/2020 2:50:42 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 Pharmacy Technician prepares medications under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
Pharmacy Team
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1The Pharmacy Technician prepares medication orders under the direct supervision of a licensed Pharmacist and: 1. Retrieves prescription orders 2. Counts, pours, measures, and weighs tablets and medications 3. Mixes medications, if necessary 4. Selects the proper prescription container 5. Creates prescription labels 6. Manages pharmaceutical waste
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1High school diploma or equivalent
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
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Two years of experience as a pharmacy technician in a practice setting such as a hospital, health system, agency, or retail pharmacy, 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 work environment; it includes protective footwear, protective clothing for skin exposure, eye and ear protection, respirators, gloves, and masks.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Moderate 2. Is able to work 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 (CDC) immunization recommendations
CurrencyProvider must carry out and use any background checks as applicable law specifies. This may include a background check completed within past 12 months; a sex-offender registry check; and a local, state, and national driving and criminal history.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Currently practices in a healthcare setting, such as a hospital, health system, or agency, or service commensurate with the mission assignment 2. Keeps 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, District of Columbia, or U.S. tribal or territory-granted active status of legal authority to function as a Pharmacy Technician without restrictions OR certification from an appropriate certification organization, as applicable
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
This position will deploy only if paired with a licensed Pharmacist
1186
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Pharmacy Team
FEMA, NIMS 509: Pharmacist
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS), November 2017
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1910.120: Hazardous Materials Awareness, latest edition adopted
OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.1030: Bloodborne Pathogens, latest edition adopted
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Immunization Recommendations for Disaster Responders