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ID
12-509-1355
Name
Medical Communications/Information Technology Coordinator
Status
Published
Version
1.5
Updated
5/22/2020 11:29:34 AM
Original Release
06/19/2018
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
 
Resource Kind
Personnel
Overall Function
The Medical Communications/Information Technology (IT) Coordinator provides medical teams with technical support for all forms of communication technology
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
Healthcare Resource Coordination and Support 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 Communications/IT Coordinator provides technical support to medical teams for all forms of medical communications, including deployable telecommunications systems and networking capabilities for units assigned to the medical group, and: 1. Requires extensive knowledge of radio, telephony, and server operations 2. Establishes internet access in remote locations and field operation sites 3. Provides secure and private communications options that meet Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) standards 4. Manages and directs a communications/IT unit or team's operations 5. Helps the Medical Team Logistics Coordinator set up and maintain the Healthcare Resource Coordination and Support Team cache 6. Reports to the Medical Team Leader
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1High school diploma
TrainingNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Completion of the following: 1. IS-100: Introduction to the 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
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 1. Knowledge of and experience with a range of communications systems, consistent with field and disaster operations 2. Knowledge of healthcare-related software and IT products and their use 3. Ability to operate communications equipment included in the Healthcare Resource Coordination and Support Team cache Experience: Two years of experience in a practice setting such as a communications/IT-related business or a healthcare-related entity, including a hospital, health system, agency, service, or private practice setting, 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 by work environment; it includes protective footwear, protective clothing for skin exposure, eye and ear protection, respirators, gloves, and masks.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Moderate 2. Is able to work 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 (CDC) immunization recommendations
CurrencyProvider must carry out and use any background checks as applicable law specifies. This may include a background check completed within the past 12 months; a sex-offender registry check; and a local, state, and national driving and criminal history.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Functions in this position during an operational incident, planned event, exercise, drill, or simulation at least once every five years 2. Keeps immunizations up to date and commensurate with mission assignment 3. 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
1357
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Healthcare Resource Coordination and Support Team
FEMA, NIMS 509: Medical Team Leader
FEMA, NIMS 509: Medical Team Logistics Coordinator
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System (NQS), November 2017
U.S. Congress, House of Representatives, Committee of Conference. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, July 1996
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 1910.120: Hazardous Materials Awareness, latest edition adopted
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Immunization Recommendations for Disaster Responders