The Mission Support Team (MST) member is a vital non-medical role that facilitates the process of maintaining readiness. Assignments are based on the members experience, skill set and situational needs. Roles may include:
- Information Technology Support
- Scribe/Administrative Support
- Work collaboratively with healthcare providers and other responders
- 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 status and medical records
- Adhere to the Code of Conduct
- Utilize established communication channels/chain of command
- Receive just-in-time training for communication devices/process, required paperwork, and treatment area responsibilities.
- 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.
Must be physical 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 the set-up and demobilization of the designated treatment areas.
Requirements to Maintain Active Deployment Status
- 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.