Emergency Preparedness Manager plans, organizes, manages and coordinates the emergency preparedness and safety management elements of the Children’s health system emergency management program, assuring compliance with TJC and other local, state, and federal/national regulatory agencies. Represents CHOA at all local, state and national emergency management events.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Serves as Chairman of the system-wide Emergency Preparedness Committee and supports the designated hospital committees.
- Serves as the lead instructor for training hospital staff on emergency management topics to include the Incident Command System, decontamination, etc.
- Coordinates and maintains site based command centers that include emergency management supplies, emergency notification plans and job action sheets.
- Responds to emergency incidents on a situational basis and serves as a resource within the incident command structure.
- Facilitates and manages the system-wide emergency exercise and drill program. Completes all applicable after action reports and identifies an improvement strategy related to each incident.
- Manages the system-wide mass notifications network.
- Develops and maintains regulatory agency required written emergency management plans. Process includes preparation of the annual TJC written review of the scope and effectiveness of the emergency management plans for presentation to the Environmental Safety Management Committee (ESMC) and Hospital Leadership.
- Manages departmental budget and related Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) grant funding.
- Completes a collaborative Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA) for all appropriate locations.
- Collaborates with the Safety Department regarding the documentation, planning and training related to hazardous materials.
- Collaborates with our Supply and Purchasing Department to ensure accurate inventories of emergency management supplies are available and maintained.
- Represents Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at local, state and national emergency management meetings and events.
- Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience in related field.
- Four (4) years of experience in Safety and Emergency Preparedness.
- Certified Emergency Manager (CEM)
- Ability to be certified by State of Georgia as a Hospital Emergency Response Coordinator and as a Hospital Decontamination Instructor.
- Demonstrated knowledge of OSHA, TJC, NFPA and Emergency Management principles.
- Current and valid Georgia State driver’s license.
- Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Effective decision-making /problem-solving skills, demonstration of creativity in problem-solving
- Demonstrated computer skills operating in a windows environment and proficient in the use of MS Office.
Location: Children's at Egleston
Hours Per Week: 40