Emergency Management Specialist at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 8/26/2020

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    Yes, 25 % of the Time
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Job Description

Emergency Management Specialist AdventHealth Zephyrhills

Location Address: 7050 Gall Boulevard Zephyrhills, Florida 33541

Top Reasons to Work at AdventHealth Zephyrhills
  • FH Zeph/Dade City Named One of America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care, Orthopedics, Stroke Centers and Patient Safety three years in a row “2017-2019” by the Women’s Choice Award
  • Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade A Spring/Fall 2018
  • One of only 35 Hospitals Nationally Named as a Top General Hospital by The Leapfrog Group
  • Four Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2019 by Health grades
  • First in Florida to earn Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee by The Joint Commission
Work Hours/Shift:
Full Time Day
You Will Be Responsible For:
  • Manages the Comprehensive Emergency Management Plans program for the system, including the management of Hazard Vulnerability Assessments (HVA’s) for all applicable areas
  • Maintains good relationships with other departments in the hospital and interacts effectively with Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Service (EMS), Fire, and Police community agencies
  • Manages and educates an effective plan for all facilities in the arena of disaster response and emergency management
  • Manages the regional coordination of at least 2 annual drills at each hospital with one being a mass casualty event and one being an internal event.  One of these will also be community-coordinated as per Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)/Det Norske Veritas (DNV) guidelines
  • Manages the system archiving of data pertaining to drills, critiques, community meetings, and real-world events. Engages with the regional Emergency Management Specialists and their respective campuses for the completion of Corrective Action Plans associated with After Action Reports.
  • Chairs the Emergency Management Committee and facilitates its’ operation
  • Provides input towards the development of the budget.
  • Participates and coordinates with community, state and federal partners/agencies on the management of grant activity
  • Develops and coordinates the required training for all hospital employees on basic emergency and disaster management. This includes venues such as Decontamination, Hospital Incident Command System (HICS), Emergency Codes, etc.
  • Follows and enforces appropriate safety policies including the appropriate use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), handwashing, and hazardous chemical handling. Demonstrates understanding and adheres to Chemical Hygiene plan and Infection Control policies.
  • May transport hazardous waste from the point of generation to a designated secure storage area

What You Will Need:
  • Expert knowledge of the Incident Command Structure and the understanding of the interrelationships, responsibilities, goals and functions of local, state and federal government in planning and implementing emergency services.
  • Expert knowledge of Command Center/Emergency Operations Center functions at various agency levels.
  • Supervisory knowledge with the ability to mentor, train, and coach direct reports.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and professionally, both verbally and in writing, to a wide variety of people and audiences.
  • The ability to prepare comprehensive detailed reports and plans. To read, interpret, comprehend and apply written and verbal policies, procedures, rules, regulations and laws.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with a variety of agencies, organizations, and individuals.
  • Intermediate medical and hospital administrative knowledge to understand the aspects of emergency response within the healthcare structure.
  • Understanding of Emergency Management requirements as stated within National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Det Norske Veritas (DNV)/National Integrated Accreditation for Healthcare (NIAHO), CMS (Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services) and other regulatory bodies associated with the healthcare industry.
  • Understanding of ISO and its application within Emergency Management. 
  • Advanced knowledge of response to emergency situations, and the ability to control emergency
  • situations with an intelligent and calm demeanor.
  • Advanced knowledge of the Incident Command Structure as it applies to healthcare facilities.
  • Associate’s Degree in Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management or Healthcare related field
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Technician Level 1910.120
  • 10 years of experience performing emergency management duties, disaster planning, education, and policy and procedure development.
  • Master’s degree in Crisis/Emergency Management or Healthcare related field preferred
  • At least 10 years working experience in a healthcare environment involving disaster planning and emergency response preferred
  • Incident Command Center (ICS) 100, 200, 700, 800 from an approved education provider that follows the FEMA National Incident Management System (NIMS) Guidelines.
  • Certified Emergency Manager (CEM)
  • Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional (CHEP)
  • Florida Professional Emergency Manager (FPEM) or FPEM-Healthcare
  • Certified Hazard Control Manager (CHCM)
Job Summary:

Under the direction of the System Safety Director, the Emergency Manager manages the disaster preparedness, emergency response and recovery program at AdventHealth Zephyrhills and Dade City. The Emergency Specialist supervises the Emergency Management Specialist staff charged with the design and implementation of disaster response to incidents involving AdventHealth entities and personnel. Actively participates in outstanding customer service and accepts responsibility in maintaining relationships that are equally respectful to all.

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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