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ID
12-509-1371
Name
Medical Laboratory Technician
Status
Published
Version
1.5
Updated
5/22/2020 11:43:36 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 Laboratory Technician performs analytical testing of blood, urine, other body fluids, and other types of biological specimens
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
Laboratory 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 Laboratory Technician: 1. Collects or receives from clinical site patients’ biological specimens and processes them to support patient diagnosis and treatment 2. Sometimes works under the supervision of a Medical Technologist 3. Provides oversight for lab procedures, quality assurance, and safety, if the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) or assisted facility does not provide this function
Components
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Completion of one of the following: 1. Department of Defense (DOD) training program for Medical Technicians 2. Associate’s degree program for Medical Technicians 3. Postsecondary Laboratory Technician certificate program 4. Three years of on-the-job training in an accredited hospital setting
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 Waste Operations and Emergency Response Awareness Training 6. Training in accordance with OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.1030: Bloodborne Pathogens
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Two years of experience in a practice setting such as a hospital, health system, or 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 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
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 11. Currently practices in a healthcare setting, such as a hospital, health system, or agency, or service commensurate with the mission assignment 2. Keeps immunizations up to date and commensurate with mission assignment
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1State, District of Columbia, or U.S. tribal or territory-granted active status of legal authority to function as a laboratory technician without restrictions, as 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
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Notes
References
Reference
FEMA, NIMS 508: Laboratory Team
FEMA, NIMS 509: Medical Technologist
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 Regulations (CFR) Part 1910.120: Hazardous Materials Awareness, latest edition adopted
OSHA 29 CFR Part 1910.1030: Bloodborne Pathogens, latest edition adopted
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Immunization Recommendations for Disaster Responders