// ALS Specialist


Description of Duties 

  • Work collaboratively with healthcare providers and other responders to provide medical care
  • Ensure your knowledge of your assigned role and responsibility by referencing the Job Action Sheet and directing any questions to the Team Leader.
  • Ensure the work environment is free of hazards that may impede the safety of patients and those working within the treatment areas.
  • Maintain confidentiality of patient information
  • Adhere to the Code of Conduct
  • Utilizes established communication channels/chain of command
  • Receive just-in-time training for communication devices/process, medical equipment, required paperwork, patient charting, and treatment area responsibilities.
  • Receive, coordinate, and forward requests for resources to the designated
  • Medical Operations Chief/Chief Nurse or designated personnel.
  • Participate in briefings and meetings as requested during a deployment or training
  • Provide feedback for post-event evaluations
  • Participate in stress management as directed after returning from a deployment
  • If ACLS certified, ALS Specialist is eligible for Rapid Response Team Leader


Must be physically fit to handle the rigors of disaster or training event environments.  Expected rigors may include standing for extended periods, walking a mile, enduring austere environments, and collaboratively working with all team members to set-up and demobilization of the designated treatment areas.

Requirements to Maintain Active Deployment Status

  • Maintain a current unrestricted EMT-P/EMT-I license from the State of Illinois
  • Participate in two trainings a year, at least one of these must be face-to-face.  For the second training, members may participate in any sponsored exercises, drills (including communication drills) or online training modules.
  • It is imperative that deployed members are in good health and able to withstand the rigors of the anticipated conditions. When reporting for a deployment, all members will receive a brief medical exam including having vitals checked.  Deployment clearance may be withheld at the discretion of the ranking medical officer or designee.