// ALS Specialist

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Functional Description

The ALS Specialist is responsible for assisting in providing ALS level medical care to decontaminated victims in the Medical Zone.

Description of Duties 

  • Works collaboratively with medical personnel in the management of decontaminated patients
  • Assesses injuries and illnesses; performs resuscitation, inserts intravenous lines, and secures airways; treats shock victims
  • Provides medical services to Team members under physician control
  • Examines and treats wounds and illnesses due to the effects of a NBC or mass casualty event
  • Performs diagnostic tests as appropriate
  • Maintains complete and current clinical records
  • Assists in providing medical advice to local EMS personnel; and
  • Provides other medical functions as directed

Knowledge 

  • State licensure at the EMT-P or EMT-I level; and
  • Working knowledge of Universal Precautions

Skills 

  • Recent clinical competency and experience in providing pre-hospital care at the appropriate level on a regular basis; and
  • Capable of searching written and computer databases for NBC information

Ability 

  • Meet the moderate physical fitness requirement

Training Requirements 

  • Complete Basic ICS training
  • Complete WMD/mass casualty educational session
  • Complete NIMS training