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Table 4. Staffing Types Needed for Medical/Surgical and Infectious Disease Scenarios

Category Staff Type Medical/Surgical Scenario Infectious Disease Scenario
Physician and Physician Extenders Medical Care Director D D
Internist D D
Radiologist A D
Infectious Disease Specialist/Practitioner A D
Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant D D
Psychiatrist A A
Nursing Nursing Director D D
Supervisor O O
Registered Nurse O O
Licensed Practical Nurse O O
Nurse Aide O O
Allied Health Dietitian D D
Discharge Planner D D
EKG Technician D D
Laboratory Technician D D
Medical Records D D
Mental Health Worker/Social Worker D D
Pharmacist D D
Pharmacy Technician D D
Phlebotomist D D
Physical Therapist A A
Physical Therapy Assistant or Aide A A
Respiratory Therapist A D
Speech/Language Therapist A A
X-Ray Technician A A
Other Administrative Support D D
Biomedical Engineering D D
Central Supply/Materials Management D D
Communications Specialist (Telephones, Intercom, etc.) A A
Dependent Care (Managing Children of Staff) A A
Food Service Supervisor D D
Cook D D
Food Service Workers D D
Housekeeping O O
Human Resources A A
Interpreter A A
Laundry D D
Maintenance D D
Morgue Worker D D
Public Information Specialist D D
Safety Manager D D
Security O O
Transport D D
Volunteers D D

O = Needed on-site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
D = Needed on-site for some number of hours daily and available on-site or for telephone consultation during off hours.
A = Available for telephone or on-site consultation.

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