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ID
12-509-1068
Name
Public Health and Medical Support Team Leader in a Shelter
Status
Published
Version
1.4
Updated
10/15/2020 11:50:15 AM
Original Release
03/04/2008
Last Major Release
10/15/2020
Resource Category
Medical and Public Health
Primary Core Capability
Public Health, Healthcare, and Emergency Medical Services
Secondary Core Capability
Mass Care Services
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Medical/Public Health Shelter Team Leader coordinates all medical and public health activities for congregate shelters
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 purpose of the Medical/Public Health Shelter Team Leader is to coordinate all medical and public health activities for congregate shelters. This includes the implementation of plans, policies, and procedures for provision of primary and secondary preventative care of mass shelter community and the supervision of community health assessment (initial and ongoing) in mass shelters and the integration of team operations into the mass care site.
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Bachelor's degree in a health or public health field
TrainingNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Completion of the following: 1. ICS-300: Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents 2. ICS-400: Advanced Incident Command System for Command and General Staff – Complex Incidents 3. IS-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction 4. OSHA 1910.120 HazMat Awareness Training or equivalent basic instruction on responding to and operating in a CBRNE MCI Recommended: FEMA IS-701: Multiagency Coordination System (MACS)
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. At least 2 years supervisory experience in a health or public health setting 2. Participation in shelter operations in an incident or full-scale exercise in a leadership position
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
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
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
1191
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS), November 2017