Started by DonBartlett, February 01, 2020, 06:13:00 pm
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Quote from: DonBartlett on February 01, 2020, 06:13:00 pmGreetings all, I would like to inquire about some items related to the Professional Development requirements and regulations associated with being a Health Services Officer. I have been assigned as my Squadron's Health Services Officer. I am currently a certified Washington State EMT, and am also an Assistant Fire Chief in my day-today life.
Quote from: Eclipse on February 01, 2020, 08:29:33 pmSo from the get from you should understand that there really is no functional Health Service Track in CAP. Despite rhetoric and various pubs in draft, there simply isn't.CAP has been dancing around trying to find a way to use medical professionals, but until they can get past the "not a medical provider, basic First Aid only" stance, there's nowhere they can go.The duties prescribed are no different then any other member or parent can perform, and you'll find that many, possibly most unit don't have HSOs.Encampments and large-scale, in-residence activities are a slightly different proposition, but an area where once must tread lightly to not cross the lines (BTDT).With that said, you don't need to worry about the Specialty Track Ratings:CAPR 35-5, Page 3:https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/media/cms/R035_005_22_November_2016_ICL_1908_AB80D1313C7C5.pdf"188.8.131.52. Professional Appointments. Chaplains, health services personnel, legal officers,professional educators serving as aerospace education officers and financial professionals serving asfinance officers at the wing or region level are eligible for initial appointment and subsequent promotionunder the provisions of section 5."Page 14:"5.1.3. Health Services Personnel. A health professional/technician who possesses the qualificationsset forth in CAPR 160-1, The CAP Health Service Program."See page 17:"184.108.40.206. Health service personnel are exempt from professional development requirements after Level I."Which means you have to fulfill all the other requirements except for the specialty track to be promoted.(Time in grade, other staff service, etc.) See a old CAPF 24 for details.https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/media/cms/F024_6686050099324.pdfIf you're pinning your hopes on a fulfilling experience in CAP solely as an HSO, you really should look to other areas of participation. No harm or foul doing what you can in that regard, but yo are likely to be very frustrated as the lack of approved functions, especially at the unit level.
Quote from: Ed Bos on February 10, 2020, 12:29:54 amHSOs will have training and responsibilities that will allow them to apply some of their professional experience to support CAP's 3 missions.
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