Yakutat Community Health CenterYakutat, AKFull Time
Job Posting for Emergency Preparedness Planner -1332 at Yakutat Community Health Center
POSITION TITLE: Emergency Preparedness Planner
POSITION UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF: Chief Compliance Officer
PAY RATE: TBD
POSITION TYPE: Full-Time, Temporary
POSITION CLOSE DATE: Open Until Filled
BENEFITS: Health Insurance, Life Insurance, and Retirement
Responsible for the coordination and implementation of emergency preparedness standards to facilitate a safe environment for patients, staff, and visitors. Coordinate education and exercises within the organization to ensure an organized response during a disaster. Responsibilities include the integration of safety and other relevant regulations, and 24/7 oversight of incident and event response.
This position is funded under the CDC Covid-19 response fund and is a full-time temporary position that will operate for approximately 10 months, concluding on June 15, 2021. Dependent upon availability of funding sources, employment may continue but position title or duties may change after June 15, 2021.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES
Conduct an annual hazard vulnerability assessment (HVA)/ risk analysis to determine the facility’s risk for natural (e.g., floods, earthquakes), technological (e.g., utility failure or hazardous materials spills), human-caused (e.g., active shooter or hostage situations), and other disasters.
Develop and maintain emergency plans and procedures for disasters identified in the HVA/ risk analysis.
Collaborate with the management team in the creation, development, education, training, and implementation of disaster plans that are in alignment with state and other regulatory agencies.
Know when to activate the facility’s emergency operations plan and incident command center.
Know the organization’s alert and notification system and procedures, and ensure appropriate staff is educated on this as well.
Manage disaster response or crisis management activities for the facility. Ensure availability of staff 24/7 to respond to disaster or potential disaster situations.
Participate in the organization’s Risk Management committee for general administration in planning, coordinating, maintaining, and updating disaster plans, including internal and external event response.
Develop and prepare reports that fulfill grant contract requirements as outlined by the specific funding stream.
Perform an education and training needs assessment and works collaboratively with staff development representatives to create, implement, and review safety/ regulatory education and training requirements/ programs to meet the needs of staff (e.g., Hospital Incident Command System).
Coordinate the use and routine testing of all disaster-related equipment.
Develop policies and procedures that facilitate compliance and program implementation. Ensure the facility meets all standards and compliance with federal regulations related to emergency management planning, such as Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations and standards.
Establish mechanisms to collect, review, and track data required by local, state, and federal entities which are consistent with the facility’s policies and procedures.
Coordinate the collection of organization-wide regulatory required information including, but not limited to, hazardous materials inventory, departmental hazard surveillance, and disaster supply inventories.
Provide warnings and emergency data to the organization, and operations and technical support to leadership before, during, and after emergencies that affect it.
Develop relationships and collaborate with partners/ stakeholders, both internal and external to the organization, such as: other local hospital disaster coordinators, the area healthcare coalition, and emergency medical services, public health, fire, and law enforcement agencies.
Identify and maintain contact information for community response partners and identify how your facility will be notified of an emergency/ crisis situation.
Establish a schedule of training and exercises to practice/ test the emergency plans and participate with community partners in community or statewide exercises maintaining compliance with accrediting agencies. Document the results of these exercises in an after-action report to improve the facility’s emergency operations plan and response activities. Incorporate any lessons learned into future iterations of the plans.
Perform assigned incident command role during drills, exercises, and real emergencies.
Coordinate and meet with department leaders from the organization to work on corrective action plans, and improvement initiatives related to safety and emergency management programs.
Mentor students, interns, and other applicable staff on the roles and responsibilities of the emergency manager.
High school diploma or equivalent
3-5 years of experience in healthcare-related field to include emergency preparedness, safety and/or regulatory compliance.
Prior experience in program coordination.
Analytical skills necessary in order to evaluate and make recommendations regarding emergency management issues.
Ability to design and conduct realistic simulated training.
Ability to articulate complex concepts both orally and in writing. This may include various public speaking events.
Familiarity with healthcare emergency preparedness, including security, safety, HAZMAT, OSHA, NIMS, HICS, HVA, CMS, and hospital accreditation body (e.g., TJC, DNV-GL) related criteria.
Familiarity with Hospital Preparedness Program capabilities and understand healthcare coalition activities/ regional response activities.
Certification in Emergency Management/ Preparedness.
All employment at the Yakutat Community Health Center is “at will”. This means that the employee or Yakutat Community Health Center may terminate employment at any time and for any reason. Unless specified in writing, no term of employment is expressed or implied for this position.
The Yakutat Community Health Center is a drug free workplace. Employees must pass a pre-employment (receive negative test result) and random drug and alcohol screening to be eligible for and to maintain employment.
All employment offers are conditional and require successfully passing a criminal and background check, and a pre-employment drug screen.
NATIVE AMERICAN PREFERENCE WILL BE APPLIED TO HIRING OF THIS POSITION AS DEFINED IN TITLE 25, US CODE, CHAPTER 14, SUBCHAPTER V, SUBSECTION 273 & 274. WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER WITH PREFERENCE GIVEN TO QUALIFIED NATIVE AMERICAN APPLICANTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH FEDERAL LAW AND TRIBAL POLICY.