Operations Section Training

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.  A discussion of the multiple branches and their sub-components in this section will be conducted including Staging Manager, Medical Care Branch Director, Infrastructure Branch Director, HazMat Branch Director, Security Branch Director, and Business Continuity Branch Director.  Students will learn the many duties, essential 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 pieces together and allow those in attendance the opportunity to function in the Operations Section Chief and/or Branch Director roles.


Planning Section Training

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.  The 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 a review of the 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 will conclude with a Tabletop scenario to put all of the pieces together and allow those in attendance the opportunity to function in the Planning Section Chief and/or Branch Director roles.


Logistics Section Training

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 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 (e.g., Hospital District, Local Emergency Management/Emergency Support Functions [ESFs]), Vendors, Mutual Aid, etc.) that are required to fulfill the duties and responsibilities of this position.  The students will delve more deeply into the roles and responsibilities of the individual units of the Service Branch (Communications Unit, IT/IS Unit and Staff Food/Water Unit) and the 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 will conclude with a Tabletop scenario to put all of the pieces together and allow those in attendance the opportunity to function in the Logistics Section Chief and/or Branch Director roles.


Finance/Administration Section Training

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.  The students will receive an overview of state and Federal Emergency/Disaster funding programs.  This will be followed by 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 pieces together and allow those in attendance the opportunity to function in the Finance/Administration Section Chief and/or Branch Director roles.