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ID
12-509-1367
Name
Dietitian/Nutritionist
Status
Published
Updated
12/3/2019 11:01:16 AM
Released
06/19/2018
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 Dietitian/Nutritionist provides clinical nutrition recommendations, nutrition education, public health nutrition programs, and may help oversee preparation and distribution of mass food services for nutritional content
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
Palliative Care Team
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
 
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
None
Types
Type Description
Type 1The Dietitian/Nutritionist: 1. Plans and conducts food service or nutritional programs to help promote health and control disease 2. Performs nutritional assessments in consultation with clinical providers to develop and implement nutritional care plans 3. Oversees the selection of food to address clinical and cultural needs 4. May help oversee preparation and distribution of mass food services for nutritional content 5. Counsels individuals and families in diet and nutrition
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Bachelor degree in dietetics, food and nutrition, or related field, in accordance with nationally recognized standards on qualifying requirements, such as those from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 2. Completion of a didactic program in Dietetics 3. Completion of a dietetic internship accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
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
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Two years of experience in a practice setting such as a hospital, health system, or agency, with 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 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 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 (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 criminal history.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Functions in this position in a healthcare setting within the past three 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 11. Registered Dietitian (RD) or Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) certification from the Commission on Dietetic Registration or its equivalent 2. State, District of Columbia, or U.S. tribe or territory-granted active status of legal authority to function as a dietitian/nutritionist without restrictions, where applicable
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
This position receives additional just-in-time training specific to specialty areas or disaster response, as necessary
1093
Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Palliative Care Team
FEMA, National Incident Management System (NIMS), October 2017
FEMA, NIMS Guideline for the National Qualification System, 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