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ID
12-509-1274
Name
Fatality Management Radiology Specialist
Status
Published
Updated
2/15/2020 9:24:00 PM
Released
11/07/2017
Resource Category
Medical and Public Health
Primary Core Capability
Fatality Management Services
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Fatality Management (FM) Radiology Specialist performs diagnostic radiograph procedures of victims, for the purposes of documentation of the subject
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
Fatality Management Morgue Forensic 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: Performs duties with decedents or within areas exposed to hazardous materials
Type 2The FM Radiology Specialist: 1. Serves as Lead for the Radiology station, including the separate triage station if necessary 2. Coordinates with the FM Morgue Forensic Team Leader to determine radiographic requirements and the appropriate methods for printing and displaying captured digital images 3. Coordinates the printing of images and duplication for each morgue case file folder 4. Documents dosimeter usage and results for assigned staff 5. Reports directly to the FM Morgue Forensic Team Leader
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Successful completion of an accredited educational or certification program in the area of forensic radiography
TrainingNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2, PLUS: Training in accordance with OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.120: Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response
Type 2Completion 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
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Intermediate computer skills, including word processing and spreadsheet proficiency Experience: Two years of autopsy radiology technician or specialist experience within a medical examiner office or coroner system
Physical/Medical FitnessThe NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS) defines Physical/Medical Fitness levels for NIMS positions.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 21. Arduous 2. Performs duties with exposure to whole and fragmented human remains in various stages of decomposition 3. Performs duties with sights and smells associated with death, including seeing children as victims, grieving survivors, and family members of missing victims 4. 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
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Functions in this position during an operational incident, planned event, exercise, drill, or simulation at least once every two years
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsAdministration of licensing laws differs from state to state. Some require that applicants submit a state application prior to working in the state, while others require only ARRT certification results. 37 states currently use ARRT administered exams for State licensing purposes.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Same as Type 2
Type 2Active status of legal authority to function, if applicable, as a postmortem radiology technician from a state, the District of Columbia, or US Territory
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
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Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Fatality Management Morgue Forensic Team
FEMA, NIMS 509: Fatality Management Morgue Forensic Team Leader
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System, November 2017
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Immunization Recommendations for Disaster Responders
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 1910.120: Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response, latest edition adopted
OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.134: Respiratory Protections, latest edition adopted
OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.1030: Bloodborne Pathogens, latest edition adopted