Hospital Emergency Management

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POST DATE 8/9/2016
END DATE 10/8/2016

Jones Lang Lasalle Hanford, CA

Hanford, CA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


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Hospital Emergency Management

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Job Description
Manager of Emergency Management

Serve in the role as the Chair of the Emergency Preparedness Sub-committee for general administration in planning, coordinating, maintaining, and updating the Adventist Health Central Valley Network (AHCVN) Emergency Operations Plan including both internal and external event responses. Provide necessary project management and support for all emergency preparedness sub-committee agenda items as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities
Develop and maintain the AHCVN Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) and associated policies; ensuring that the EOP and policies are maintained and up to date, and that the EOP meets TJC standards.

Work directly with AHCVN Education, HR, Marketing, various Administrators and Department Directors to design, develop, coordinate and implement hospital-wide and site specific training for the AHCVN EOP.

Orchestrate the execution of two Hospital-wide Emergency Preparedness Drills per year per hospital (at minimum), one of which must include a coordinated response with local emergency services. Convene an interdepartmental critique of each drill and record recommendations and lessons learned. Develop other more specific and frequent drills as deemed necessary by the EOC or as directed by the client.

Participate with internal and external task forces, committees, and agencies regarding emergency preparedness including those at the hospital, local, regional, and state levels.

Investigate, research, and make recommendations regarding best practices with respect to emergency preparedness.

Oversee and manage Joint Commission, CMS, NFPA, and OSHA EM compliance for AHCVN Hospitals and hospital-based clinics.

Support the implementation and on-going education of the Hospital Incident Command System (HICS), the key element of the AHCVN EOP, including supporting the following responsibility areas: Security and Safety, Communications, Training, Operations, Logistics, Planning, Finance and Operations.

Provide project management support for those committees responsible for developing specific needs associated with various emergency scenarios for external events (trauma, bio-terrorism, chemical, nuclear), and internal events (fire, weather, damaged utilities, etc.).

Chair the hospital Emergency Preparedness Committee and other related sub-committee meetings; contributes ideas and monitors the planning process. Develop project plans and timelines for accomplishing outstanding tasks. Identify inconsistencies among plans and proposes corrective measures.

Identify systems and operational problems and propose solutions. Work to build consensus when departmental response plans diverge.

Collect, review, and provide edit support to directors and managers for all departmental plans, and ensure that the plans are cohesive and comprehensive. Ensure that accepted recommendations from incident critiques and/or ad hoc task forces are included in updated versions of departmental plans, recommend revisions as necessary, submit to administration for approval prior to publication, and publish interim updates of the plan as needed.

Ensure that the Emergency Management Call Lists are up to date and functional, conduct quarterly reviews and verification of hospital call lists, and publish updates.

Responsible for coordinating and summarizing all capital and significant operational requests to support emergency preparedness. Present summary requests to the EOC for review and approval.

Work with local experts to ensure that emergency preparedness equipment and supplies are available and in good working order. Assists in the coordination of recommending purchase of supplies/equipment as necessary.

Ability to act as Hospital Safety Officer as required. Will be working closely with Safety Manager and will share responsibilities with Safety Manager as needed to accomplish the mission.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.


* Work requires a minimum of four years experience in healthcare emergency management or other emergency/disaster management. At least 2 years of the 4 years required must be in a supervisory capacity

* Training or experience in Project Management required

* Prior training, certification and experience in the following areas strongly preferred: emergency planning and management, emergency department, emergency medical services and/or fire services, risk management, hazardous materials management

* Bachelor Degree or Master s Degree preferred

* Excellent written and oral communication skills

* Strong leadership skills, interpersonal skills, consensus building skills

* Operational problem solving/decision making experience

* Demonstrated ability to multi-task with strong written and verbal communication, presentation, training, facilitation, and leadership, and teaching skills, and the ability to organize and facilitate large groups

* Demonstrated ability to work independently and also to work effectively in a team environment

* Must be able to pass physical requirement to allow emergency response wearing personal protective equipment (PPE)

* Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional (CHEP) within 12 months of hire, Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP) optional but desirable

* A valid Driver's license is required

* Certifications in Emergency Management from FEMA, NEMA, or related agencies are required within 6 mos of hire (ICS 100, 200, 700, & 800)

* Completion of FEMA Professional Development Series within 12 months of hire

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