Emergency Management Program Manager - Newark

Job Requisition #: JR70781

End Date: 3/2/2024

Location: Newark, Delaware

Position Type: Professional

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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Do you want to work at one of the Top 100 Hospitals in the nation? We are guided by our values of Love and Excellence and are passionate about delivering health, not just health care. Come join us at ChristianaCare!

Christiana Care is looking for a full-time Emergency Management Program Manager to provide the coordination, development, implementation, and evaluation for ChristianaCare emergency management programs. This is a leadership position which requires 24-hour system-wide responsibility and preparedness for the management of major emergencies and disaster situations.

ChristianaCare is a nonprofit health system with a mission of service. We believe that the key to providing truly excellent health care is to partner with our patients and their families, building a system of care that is effective, affordable and valuable to everyone who is touched by it.

Principal duties and responsibilities:

  • Oversees the systemwide Emergency Management and Preparedness program for three acute care hospitals and several outpatient/ambulatory locations in Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.
  • Serves as chair of the interdisciplinary Emergency Management Committee, participates as a member of the Environment of Care Committee, and may be assigned to participate on or chair one or more subcommittees.
  • Develops, reviews and updates policies, procedures, and plans related to emergency management (including mass casualty, chemical, biological, radiological, severe weather, evacuation, mass fatality, etc.) as needed.
  • Works with departments to update and refine Departmental Emergency Management Plans.
  • Coordinates planning and execution of drills including development of drill scenarios, communications to management in preparation for drills, coordination of victim volunteers, coordination with participating agencies, etc. Assembles after action reports and tracks action items through completion.
  • Facilitates compliance with Joint Commission, OSHA, Public Health, infection control, safety and other regulatory standards/guidelines related to emergency management.
  • Develops and maintains positive working relationships with community response agencies including Fire, EMS, Police, Public Health, Emergency Management, etc. Attends emergency management related meetings with other agencies including the Delaware Healthcare Preparedness Committee, Delaware Division of Public Health, Local Emergency Planning Committees, City of Wilmington Anti-Terrorism Task Force, Delaware Emergency Management Agency, City of Wilmington Office of Emergency Management, and the New Castle County Office of Emergency Preparedness.
  • Develops, implements, and manages emergency preparedness funding through Federal and State grants. This includes preparation of workplans and budgets to meet grant objectives.
  • Responsible for Emergency Management of entire system's entities across various states.
  • Develops and where appropriate, presents education programs on emergency management.
  • Supervises Emergency Management Planners.
  • Manages, reviews and updates Hazard Vulnerability Analysis as needed. Meets with State and local representatives to review Hazard Vulnerability Analysis.
  • Seeks new information, research, and teachings useful to the ChristianaCare Emergency Management Program and updates employees.
  • Oversees development and updates to the Emergency Preparedness Homepage on the intranet.
  • Develops presentations for senior leadership and others as the need arises.
  • Identifies, tracks, presents, and evaluates key performance improvement metrics related to emergency management.
  • Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices.
  • Collaborates with IT on any systems or software implementations with direct impact to Emergency Management

Hours: Day Shift

Education and experience requirements:

  • BS degree in Emergency Management, Public Safety, Administration, or related field.
  • Five years' experience in Emergency Preparedness/Management preferably in a healthcare setting required.
  • Five years' experience in a supervisory or leadership role preferred.
  • Preferred experience will include emphasis in development of emergency management programs, coordinating drills, and conducting training/education.

Special Requirements:

Acceptable drivers record in good standing.

Requires 24-hour hospital-wide response and preparedness for the management of major emergencies and disaster situations. As part of the Incident Management Team, this position will be expected to respond during off hours for emergencies.

Completed Certification for the following Incident Management classes: IS-700A, IS-100a, IS-200a, ICS300, ICS400, IS-800b. If this is not completed prior to employment, it must be completed within the first 90 days employment.

Knowledge, Skill and Ability Requirements:

Knowledge of emergency management principles and practices.

Working Knowledge of WebEOC, Everbridge, and other comparable Emergency Management software

Knowledge of applicable Joint Commission standards.

Knowledge of personnel and participatory management philosophy, procedures, and practices.

Knowledge of principles and techniques that elicit teamwork throughout the organization.

Skill in oral and written communication.

Ability to technically resolve problems and develop effective solutions with other staff or consultants.

Ability to demonstrate leadership skills and exercise judgment, tact, and diplomacy.

Ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate, and evaluate program operations.

Ability to interact with employees, management personnel, physicians, and visitors.

Ability to work independently with minimal direction.

Ability to respond effectively to emergency situations.

About ChristianaCare

ChristianaCare was recognized as one of "America's 100 Best Hospitals" by Healthgrades, selected as one of the Most Wired Hospitals in the US by the American Hospital Association, and ranked by US News & World Report as the #3 'Best Hospital' in the Philadelphia region out of more than 90 hospitals. To learn more, click on this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZtpU0ib3t8

ChristianaCare Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?

For the Love of Health.

Inclusion & Diversity

At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

Our Values

We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.

Benefits

ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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