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ID
12-509-1315
Name
Fatality Management Morgue Admitting Specialist (NQS)
Status
Under Revision
Status Description
This resource type is currently under revision and will be updated. The current version may not be applicable to some agencies and organizations.
Updated
11/7/2019 4:09:09 PM
Released
11/07/2019
Resource Category
Medical and Public Health
Primary Core Capability
Fatality Management Services
Secondary Core Capability
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Fatality Management (FM) Morgue Admitting Specialist processes human remains entering the morgue
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
 
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
Fatality Management Morgue Processing Unit
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1The FM Morgue Admitting Specialist: 1. Processes human remains entering the morgue 2. Serves as leader for admitting and escort staff 3. Receives instructions from FM Morgue Processing Unit Leader about duties and procedures 4. Issues a morgue reference number (MRN) and assigns FM Morgue Escort to physically move each set of human remains through the appropriate morgue stations 5. Ensures proper documentation of every set of human remains processed from initial receipt from the field through final release to funeral service providers 6. Maintains security and control over logbooks or case file folders as directed 7. Reports directly to the FM Morgue Processing Unit Leader
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-700: National Incident Management System, An Introduction
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Intermediate computer skills, including e-mail, internet, word processing, and spreadsheet proficiency Experience: 1. Successful completion of the National Qualification System (NQS) Position Task Book (PTB) for the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Fatality Management Morgue Admitting Specialist, or equivalent Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) documentation 2. Body processing or investigative experience in a medical examiner’s office, coroner system, law enforcement agency, mortuary, or other forensic-related career environment
Physical/Medical FitnessThe NIMS Guideline for the NQS defines Physical/Medical Fitness levels for NQS positions.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. 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 encountering child 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 (CDC) recommended immunization schedule
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Functions in this position during an operational incident, planned event, exercise, drill, or simulation at least once every two years
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
Requestor specifies if hazardous materials are present in the operating area; provider ensures that individuals hold certifications required by applicable laws and regulations to operate in environments where hazardous materials are present
1220
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Fatality Management Morgue Processing Unit
FEMA, NIMS 509: Fatality Management Morgue Processing Unit Leader
FEMA, NIMS 509: Fatality Management Morgue Escort
FEMA, Position Task Book for Fatality Management Morgue Admitting Specialist, latest edition adopted
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the NQS, November 2017
FEMA, National Response Framework, June 2016
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Immunization Recommendations for Disaster Responders