DISCIPLINES MAY INCLUDE:
- Registered Nurses
- Advanced Practice Nurses
- Provide nursing care for patients
- 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, 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.
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 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.