04.10.2019 Back to News

Want to Be a Member of the Methodist Decon Team?

Have you ever wanted to learn more about decontaminating victims, using decontamination equipment or setting up a decon or shelter/triage tent, bio-seal or isopod during an emergency?

Then consider becoming a member the Nebraska Methodist Hospital and Methodist Women’s Hospital Decontamination Team. The training is done in a fun learning environment and benefits the safety of the hospital and community.

Decon team membership responsibilities are as follows:

  1. Minimum two (2) year commitment
  2. Pass a medical respirator examination, complete respirator fit test and demonstrate competency to Don and Doff decon suites.
  3. Complete initial 16-hour training paid time (two eight-hour days) within first year.  (TBD)
  4. Attend monthly meetings/training sessions, each 1.5 hours of paid time.
  5. Attend at least one of the two drills each year, typically on Saturdays or during a predefined time.
  6. Active participation in all actual events when applicable.
  7. Complete National Incident Management System(NIMS) independent study 100, 200 and 700 courses.
  8. Quarterly stipend of $250 will be paid to decon team members at Methodist Health System Corporate, Methodist Hospital and Methodist Women's Hospital who:
    • Attended all three of the decon team meetings in a quarter and meet the above requirements

For more Decon Team information, see the following policies on the MHSIntranet:

  • Decon Team Administration
  • Department Decontamination Response
  • Decontamination Team Response

If interested in joining the Decontamination Team or if you have any further questions, contact:

Val Goodman, Emergency Manager, 354-8763; val.goodman@nmhs.org           

JC Moore, Safety and Compliance Officer, 354-4048; JC.Moore@nmhs.org

Paula Smith, Internal Auditor, 354-4956; Paula Smith@nmhs.org

Amy Wyant, Cytotechnologist, 354-4326;  Amy.Wyant@nmhs.org

Rick Hacker, Safety Coordinator, 354-4068; Rick.Hacker@nmhs.org