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ID
12-509-1239
Name
Medical Systems Assessment Specialist
Status
Published
Version
1.3
Updated
5/22/2020 11:54:48 AM
Original Release
11/07/2017
Last Major Release
05/22/2020
Resource Category
Medical and Public Health
Primary Core Capability
Public Health, Healthcare, and Emergency Medical Services
Secondary Core Capability
Situational Assessment
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Medical Systems Assessment Specialist provides disaster assessment of medical infrastructure
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
Public Health and Medical Systems Assessment Team
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1The Medical Systems Assessment Specialist provides disaster assessment of medical infrastructure, including: 1. Acute, inpatient, and outpatient care 2. Emergency medical services 3. Long-term care facilities 4. Essential services and continuity of operations 5. Community coordination of acute medical care services
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Bachelor’s degree in medically-related field
TrainingNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Completion of the following: 1. IS-100: Introduction to 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 8. Psychological First Aid (PFA) Training (minimum four hours)
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 1. Knowledge to evaluate life safety 2. Knowledge to evaluate services for populations with access and functional needs 3. Knowledge to evaluate clinical and infrastructure situations in target healthcare facilities, related to continuity of healthcare operations and needed surge capacity and capabilities (such as the numbers of current and projected patients) for the target facilities Experience: Four years of clinical administration and/or emergency management experience in a medical setting such as a hospital, health system, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) 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 across working environments, 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 recommended adult immunization schedule for the United States of America
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 during an operational incident, planned event, exercise, drill, simulation, or planned event at least once every two years 2. Background checks as applicable law permits or requires
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
1135
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Public Health and Medical Systems Assessment Team
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Immunization Recommendations for Disaster Responders
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 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