Emergency Management Coordinator - Skagit Regional Health
The Emergency Management Coordinator assists with the implementation and monitoring of the Environment of Care, Engineering, Safety, Bio-Medical Engineering, Emergency Management, Fire Life Safety and Security Programs that are designed to ensure a safe and secure environment for all who enter Skagit Regional Health. The Emergency Management Coordinator regularly performs a variety of complex duties, as outlined below, involving review or processing which regularly requires the interpretation and application of specialize technical or program knowledge and exercises a high degree of independence, initiative and originality with little day-to-day supervision. Coordinates the activities of the safety and emergency management services for the regional system with responsibility for results including reporting, tracking, trending. Responsible for operational performance, quality, service environment and regulatory compliance. Receives assignment in the form of objectives and determines how to use resources to meet schedules and goals. Responsible for the development, implementation and continuous improvement of the safety and emergency management programs and ensures compliance with all federal, state and local laws and accrediting bodies. Serves as the Operational Coordinator of the Regional system through collaboration and coordination of individual and committee efforts and informs administration and governing body of important safety, emergency and preparedness issues.
Responsible for coordinating the safety and emergency management programs development, implementation and oversight to ensure safety of patients, caregivers and visitors, including regulatory oversight of the program for compliance with applicable federal, state, local and accrediting bodies and consistent with policies and procedures. Responsible for policy and procedure development, implementation and assessment of effectiveness in relations to safety and emergency management programs. Responsible for reducing the risk of system or process failures as a result of effectiveness assessments, gap analysis, and action planning. Facilitates the integration of safety priorities into all relevant network processes, functions, and services. Assures immediate response to system or process failures, including care, treatment or services for individuals, containing risk to others, and preserving factual information for subsequent analysis to further reduce risk or harm to others. Assures hazardous surveillance inspections, investigations, monitoring, reviews, and surveys as required. Tracks progress on completion of surveillance inspection findings. Supports the Safety Officer of each facility in the planning, communication and administration of safety meetings. Coordinates required drills, including organizing debrief meetings and helping to create improvement plans with key leaders to close gaps in drill responses. Serves as the community liaison representing hospital and medical group during local, county, regional and state planning and response activities. Designs, conducts and documents emergency management drills, and exercises and facilitates appropriate response to actual events. Acts as primary contact for assigned network on county, state and regional committees focusing on emergency management, public safety, emergency communications or other emergency service functions. Conducts facility hazard-vulnerability assessments and security vulnerability assessments, organize and develop the resources necessary to implement, plan, and achieve expected results based on the assessment findings. Coordinates drills both internally and externally focusing on key elements identified as opportunities for improvement and provides opportunities for hospital involvement to exercise Emergency Management Plans, at least twice per year, with one drill involving an influx of patients and one drill involving a community-wide emergency management program. Oversees grant dollars and allocates funds to meet critical benchmarks. This position is responsible for the upkeep, maintenance, and training related to all equipment funded by state and federal grants focused on disaster management. Maintains administrative control of a variety of records and files, including confidential and legal documents as it pertains to Emergency Management and planning for Security, Bio-Medical, Safety, Construction, Fire Life Safety and Engineering. Review, aggregate, and trend Engineering, Security and Emergency Preparedness data. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested in a professional manner. Assists with development and implementation of campus wide Environment of Care, Engineering, Fire Life Safety, Biomed, Safety, Security and Emergency Management programs. Participates/chairs the following committees as directed, including but not limited to: Co-Chair Environment of Care. Chair Emergency Preparedness Committee; Accountable for survey preparation and compliance of the Environment of Care chapters and Emergency Preparedness program.
Bachelor’s degree in related field such as emergency management, community public health or other healthcare related degree preferred. Associate of Arts degree required - health related field preferred- and either equivalent experience of 2 + years or AEMC Certification.
Knowledge of applicable laws, rules, regulations and policies. 1 year experience as administrative assistant or project management preferred. One year experience in Hospital Environment of Care preferred.
Associated Emergency Manager Certification from International Association of Emergency Management (IAEM) preferred or obtained within six months of employment. Completion of FEMA Independent Study Series and appropriate National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS) courses: 100, 200, 700, 800 to be completed within one month of employment.
Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to perform the physical requirements and essential functions of the job. Knowledge of systems analysis, computer systems, testing and training. Demonstrated organizational and communications skills (written and oral). Ability to identify and resolve problems or difficulties. Highly motivated and able to take initiative. Ability to interact favorably with people, work effectively as a team leader and team member and communicate on interpersonal and technical levels both verbally and in writing.