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Air Medical Transport Physician
10/26/2018 2:34:10 PM
Resource Category
Emergency Medical Services
Primary Core Capability
Public Health, Healthcare, and Emergency Medical Services
Secondary Core Capability
Critical Transportation
Resource Kind
Overall Function
The Air Medical Transport Physician oversees the care that the air medical transport crew delivers to the patient, from the point of initial contact through the transport and appropriate deposition of the patient to the point of definitive care
Single resource
In conjunction with a NIMS typed team
NIMS Typed Team
In conjunction with a NIMS typed unit
NIMS Typed Unit
Description Notes
Not Specified
Supporting Core Capabilities
Type Description
Type 1The Air Medical Transport Physician: 1. Is a licensed physician with education and experience in the areas of medicine and pre-hospital care commensurate with the patient care mission 2. Serves as a clinical resource to the air medical transport crew 3. Has the authority over all patient care and clinical aspects of the air medical transport service
Component Notes  
EducationNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Graduate of an accredited medical school and completion of an accredited residency program
TrainingPer NIMS compliance at the time of publication, ICS and IS training courses are listed. Equivalent courses must meet the NIMS Five-Year Training Plan. As NIMS compliance requirements change, the requirements in this document will change to match them.
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Completion of the following: 1. ICS-100: Introduction to ICS 2. ICS-200: Basic ICS 3. IS-700.A: NIMS, An Introduction 4. IS-800.B: NRF, An Introduction 5. HazMat Awareness Training or equivalent basic instruction consistent with: a. the hazards anticipated to be present, or present at the scene b. the probable impact of those hazards, based upon the mission role of the individual c. use of the personal protective equipment consistent with “Guidance on Emergency Responder Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Response to CBRN Terrorism Incidents,” Dept of HHS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (June 2008) 6. Air Medical Physician Association's (AMPA) Medical Director Core Curriculum or equivalent basic training as an aviation medical transport (AMT) medical director Recommended: Completion of the following: 1. ICS-300: Intermediate ICS 2. Base Station Course or equivalent
ExperienceNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Ongoing, active participation with an established air medical transport service Recommended: 1. Active participation in the care of critically ill/injured patients 2. Knowledge of CAMTS Accreditation Standards for patients requiring air medical transport
Physical/Medical FitnessNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Recommended: 1. Individuals must be healthy enough to function under field conditions, which may include some or all of the following: a. 12-hour shifts, austere conditions (possibly no showers, housing in tents, portable toilets) b. Extreme weather conditions (long exposure to heat and humidity, lack of air conditioning, extreme cold, wet environments) c. Long periods of standing 2. Individuals should not require personal medications that require refrigeration 3. Individuals should not have any physical conditions, impairments, or restrictions that would preclude them from participating in the moving and lifting of patients and/or equipment and supplies 4. Immunizations: Refer to immunization recommendations for emergency responders by Centers for Disease Control, including: a. Td toxoid or Tdap. Receipt of primary series and booster within the past 10 years b. Completion of Hepatitis B Vaccination Series OR completion of a waiver of liability
CurrencyNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Not Specified
Professional and Technical Licenses and CertificationsNot Specified
Component Types
Type Criteria
Type 1Certification: Completion of the following: 1. Board certification or board-eligible in emergency medicine (or comparable specialty) 2. Current DEA Registration Licensing: Active status of legal authority to function as a physician granted by a state, the District of Columbia, or U.S. territory
Composition and Ordering Specifications
Discuss logistics for deploying this position, such as security, lodging, transportation, and meals, prior to deployment
This position typically works 12 hours per shift, is self-sustainable for 72 hours, and is deployable for up to 14 days