The Hospital Logistics Section Chief course covers the primary duties and responsibilities of this job within the Hospital’s General Staff. The program begins with a brief overview of the Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) structure and how the Logistics Section Chief fits into that structure. Students will focus on the key internal relationships within the command structure:
- Command Staff and Logistics Section components
- Service and Support Branches, and external resource relationships
- Vendors, Mutual Aid, etc.
- Hospital District
- Local Emergency Management/Emergency Support Functions [ESFs]
These are required to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of the position.
Students will delve deeply into the roles and responsibilities of the individual units of the:
- Service Branch (Communications Unit, IT/IS Unit and Staff Food/Water Unit)
- Support Branch (Employee Health and Wellness Unit, Family Care Unit, Supply Unit, Facilities Unit, Transportation Unit, and Labor Pool and Credentialing Unit).
This will be followed by a review of the typical meetings and activities that the Logistics Section Chief has during the development of the Incident Action Plan (IAP) for each operational period. Students will review the essential HICS forms (204, 205, 206, 207, 213, 214, 251, 252, 253, 256, 257, and 258) and how they relate to the Logistics Section. The course concludes with a tabletop scenario to put all the learned pieces together. This allows those in attendance the opportunity to function as the Logistics Section Chief, Branch Director, or both.