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ID
12-509-1079
Name
Registered Nurse
Status
Published
Updated
1/4/2019 4:42:44 PM
Released
03/04/2008
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 Registered Nurse is a trained professional who cares for the sick or infirm
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
Emergency Care Task Force, Behavioral Health Community Services Team
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: Functions as the nurse manager, supervising a team of other nurses and patient care providers
Type 2Same as Type 3, PLUS: Practices a specialty to treat and manage specific injuries, illnesses, and exposures
Type 3The Registered Nurse (RN): 1. Provides health care to individuals, families, and communities 2. Promotes health, disease prevention, and comprehensive health care 3. Assesses patients’ and families’ health status and needs (physical, emotional, psychological, and social) 4. Provides clinical assessment and treatment 5. Coordinates multidisciplinary care and other patient care needs in a variety of settings or coordinates assessment and intervention at a community level 6. Provides clinical assessment of functional and access needs and special medical needs
Components
Component Notes  
EducationSpecialties may include infectious disease, public health, emergency care, critical care, cardiovascular care, interventional radiology, perioperative care, neuroscience, nephrology, psychiatric care, pediatric care, obstetrical care, neonatal care, oncology, hospice and palliative care, medical/surgical care, and rehabilitation.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Completion of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
Type 2Same as Type 3, PLUS: Completion of educational criteria for specialty preparation
Type 3Graduate of an accredited nursing program
TrainingNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 3Completion of the following: 1. IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System, ICS-100 2. IS-200: Incident Command System for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents 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 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: Three years of experience in a supervisory position within a healthcare setting, such as a hospital, health system, agency, or service, overseeing nurses providing direct patient care commensurate with the mission assignment
Type 2Same as Type 3, PLUS: One year of experience in the specialty practice area
Type 3Two years of experience in a clinical practice setting such as a hospital, health system, agency, or service commensurate with the mission assignment
Physical/Medical FitnessPPE 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 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 31. Performs duties under moderate circumstances characterized by working consecutive 12-hour days under physical and emotional stress for sustained periods of time 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 a local, state, and national criminal history.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 3, PLUS: Currently works in a supervisory position within a healthcare setting, such as a hospital, health system, agency, or service, overseeing nurses providing direct patient care commensurate with the mission assignment
Type 2Same as Type 3, PLUS: Currently works in direct patient care environment, using a specialty practice area, within a healthcare setting, such as a hospital, health system, agency, or service commensurate with the mission assignment
Type 31. Functions in this position during an operational incident, exercise, drill, or simulation at least once every two years 2. Currently works in a healthcare setting, such as a 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 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Same as Type 3
Type 3State, the District of Columbia, or US territory-granted active status of legal authority to function as an RN without restrictions
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Specification
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as security, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment
This position typically works 12 hours per shift, is self-sustainable for 72 hours, and is deployable for up to 14 days
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Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Emergency Care Task Force
FEMA, NIMS 508: Behavioral Health Community Services Team
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Immunization Recommendations for Disaster Responders
National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG), National Incident Management System Wildland Fire Qualification System Guide, PMS 310-1, Physical Fitness Levels, October 2016
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