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POST DATE 9/15/2016
END DATE 10/13/2016

University of California - San Diego Medical Centers San Diego, CA

San Diego, CA
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


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Emergency Preparedness

Salary Range

Commensurate with Experience


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Total Openings:


Work Schedule:

Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri


Filing Deadline: TUE 10/11/2016

The description and qualifications of this position have been slightly modified as of 07/14/2016.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment or Special Selection: Apply by 07/18/2016 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible ACCES or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for Special Selection.


Under general direction from the Director of Emergency Management, develop, implement and maintain business continuity plans for all units and departments, including implementation of the web-based business continuity planning tool "UC Ready". Develop and maintain the Emergency Operation Plan, and its associated policies and procedures.

Responsible for training, drills, exercise development, and coordination based on the Hazard Vulnerability Analysis, previous improvement plans, and staff or departmental requests. Utilizes the basics and systems of emergency management through authoritative entities, including but not limited to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Homeland Security.

Responsible for the development of the Hazard Vulnerability Analyses (HVA), implementation of HICS (Hospital Incident Command System) and at times the Hospital Command Center (HCC) emergency planning, business continuity planning, progressive exercises and training (Homeland Security Exercise & Evaluation Program - HSEEP), and other program tools to assess for risks and to implement improvements for the health system, as determined through business continuity planning. Performs other duties as assigned.



A Bachelor's Degree with major related to Healthcare, Public Health, Public Law, Safety, or related subjects inclusive of Fire Science, Law Enforcement, or Military; Background in direct patient care in hospital, clinics or EMS with experience with critical thinking and decision making in a clinical environment in order to apply emergency management and business continuity theory and practice.

Three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in Business Continuity and Emergency Management; or a combination of education and experience in a healthcare environment.

Knowledge of healthcare emergency management, disaster preparedness and National Incident Management System (NIMS) and business continuity coursework.

Proven experience actively participating in a Hospital Command Center activation either for exercises or real incidents.

Incident Command System training at ICS 100, 200, 700 and 800 IS-1 - Emergency Manager: An Orientation to the Position IS-120.a - An Introduction to Exercises IS-139 Exercise Design IS-235a - Emergency Planning IS-546 - Continuity of Operations Awareness Course IS-547a - Introduction to Continuity of Operations IS-548 - Continuity of Operations (COOP) Program Manager

Excellent presentation skills with a diverse audience. Proven verbal and written communication skills to communicate in a comfortable and persuasive fashion with the broad constituency of the health system and community partners.

Strong computer skills with proficiency in MS Office, and SharePoint for Business Continuity program management.

Strong analytical and organizational skills to organize, prioritize and manage the successful completion of tasks and projects with time and budget constraints.



Provision of interpretation of best practices and industry standards.

Decision making based on established procedures and relevant laws and regulations.

Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) DECON training for Healthcare First Receivers - knowledge about CDPH, Cal OSHA, TJC, CMS and other regulatory and surveying agencies as well as laws related to business continuity and emergency management in healthcare environments.

Technical experience with Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP).

Decon First Receiver and/or above.

Ability to project competence and credibility.

Liaison experience.

Group facilitation skills.

Project management skills.



Must possess, or be able to obtain and maintain a valid California driver s license.

Ability to work various hours and locations based on business needs.

Ability to report to duty 24/7 when Hospital Command Center is activated and to respond in the event of after hours, weekend, or holiday incidents.

Ability to respond to Code activation's of Emergency Operations Plan.

Willing and able to work with hazardous materials.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. U.S. News and World Report s annual "America s Best Hospitals" report has repeatedly ranked UC San Diego Health as the #1 health system in San Diego. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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