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Operations Section Training

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The Hospital Operations Section Chief course covers the duties and responsibilities of this job within the Hospital’s General Staff. The program includes a brief overview of Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) structure and where and how the Operations Chief falls into that structure. Discussion of the multiple branches and their sub-components in this section includes:

  • Staging Manager
  • Medical Care Branch Director
  • Infrastructure Branch Director
  • HazMat Branch Director
  • Security Branch Director
  • Business Continuity Branch Director

Students will learn the many duties, necessary HICS forms (204, 213, and 214), and meetings that are included with the role. Group activities will include the use of the Operational Worksheet form and how the incident objectives help to drive its completion. Students will learn what is included in an Operational Period Briefing and how to conduct one. The course will conclude with a  tabletop scenario to put all of the learned pieces together and allow those in attendance the opportunity to function in the Operations Section Chief, Branch Director roles, or both.

Planning Section Training

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The Hospital Planning 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 Planning Section Chief fits into that structure. Students then will focus on the key internal relationships within the command structure (Command Staff and Planning Section components [Resource Unit, Situation Unit, Documentation Unit and Demobilization Unit]) that are required to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of this position. Students will review the essentials for developing the Incident Action Plan (IAP) including writing objectives and using the Planning “P” tool. Group activities will include reviewing essential HICS forms (202, 204, 207, 213, 214, 252, 253, 254, 255, 256, 257, and 259), how they relate to this specific position, and the completion of an IAP. The course concludes with a tabletop scenario to put all the pieces together and allow those in attendance the opportunity to function as the Planning Section Chief, Branch Director, or both.

Logistics Section Training

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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.

Finance/Administration Section Training

Who this course is for

  • Hospital personnel involved with incident command

What you’ll learn

  • Ability to fully understand appropriate Incident Command Section responsibilities and function.

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The Hospital Finance/Administration 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 Finance/Administration Section Chief fits into that structure. Students will focus on the key internal relationships within the command structure (Command Staff and Finance/Administration Section components [Time Unit, Procurement Unit, Compensation/Claims Unit and Cost Unit]) that are required to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of this position.

Students will also receive an overview of state and Federal Emergency/Disaster funding programs. This precedes a review of the typical meetings and activities that the Finance/Administration Section Chief has during the development of the Incident Action Plan (IAP) for each operational period.

Students will review the essential HICS forms (204, 207, 213, 214, 252, and 257) and how they relate to this specific position. The course will conclude with a  tabletop scenario to put all of the learned pieces together and allow those in attendance the opportunity to function in the role of Finance/Administration Section Chief or Branch Director, or both.

 

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