Responsible for the development, design, training, implementation, and oversight of all Mercyhealth emergency preparedness programs, protocols, and procedures in conjunction with the Mercyhealth System wide Sr. Emergency Management Coordinator. Ensures the development, maintenance, and implementation of the emergency management programs to comply/ meet with all Illinois and Wisconsin State Rules and Regulations, Joint Commission, CMS, and all applicable requirements. Ensures compliance with all local, state, and federal laws, regulations, and guidelines.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Completes annual Hospital Hazard Vulnerability Analysis with community and Mercyhealth facility partners as identified, all Wisconsin and Illinois State Rules and Regulations, Joint Commission, CMS, and all applicable regulatory and potential grant requirements and system deliverables.
• Develops training and drills and advises all community, state, and system partners in all areas of emergency preparedness and needed protocols and response procedures.
• Serves as Emergency Preparedness Coordinator.
• Responsible to inspect, evaluate, and oversee the development, training and compliance of all appropriate emergency management plans and materials as identified by regulatory agencies and Mercyhealth.
• Conducts periodic reviews of all emergency management plans and appendices of / for stakeholders and assesses related response equipment to satisfy needs, maintain serviceability, and for compliance with regulatory standards and reports non-compliance and/or hazardous conditions to appropriate leadership and recommends remedial action and Incident Action Plans (IAP) as appropriate.
• Conducts investigations, critiques, hot washes, reviews, AARs, forms, and IAPs of emergency management events as needed (drills or actual events).
• Develops, implements and evaluates needed emergency management training programs as defined by need, HVA, regulatory, or and potential grant requirements that may arise and maintains records and oversees ongoing processes to completion.
• Develop, designs, trains, and implements needed emergency management response drills, exercises (tabletop, functional, etc.) to meet HVA needs and regulatory requirements ( at least twice a year) (with at least one functional event annually).
• Develops and participates in an on-call response program as need for emergency management response .
• Develops and implements emergency management programs as well as needed policies and procedures that address need to respond to multiple emergency situations and address needs to improve /maintain overall emergency preparedness.
• Develops and maintains detailed emergency response plans, appendices, charts, incident command programs and training records. Keeps up-to-date on current federal, state, and local legislation, regulation
changes, changes to code and manuals and maintains knowledge of current and emerging issues and trends in emergency preparedness and response.
• Chairs and coordinates Mercyhealth Emergency Preparedness Committee and completes all reports (monthly, quarterly and annual reports) for the Emergency Management needs of the appropriate committee. Attends all meetings as appropriate and needed.
• Responsible for all Joint Commission Emergency Management Chapter requirements to include reporting, planning, developing, and implementation, and PPR and /or similar tracking program preparation for Mercyhealth Joint Commission and CMS requirements and leads / participates as Joint Commission Emergency Management Chapter Champion / environment of Care for Wisconsin and works with the System Wide Emergency Management Team for ongoing preparation and regulatory compliance.
• Works in close partnership with the system wide Mercyhealth Emergency Management team, EMS, Nursing, Administration, and all other related units, departments, professions across the Mercyhealth Organizational structure.
• Ability to do additional tasks as assigned.
CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following behavior expectations:
Quality - Follows policies and procedures; adapts to and manages changes in the environment; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness giving attention to details; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Manages time and prioritizes effectively to achieve organizational goals.
Service - Responds promptly to requests for service and assistance; Follows the Mercyhealth Critical Moments of service; Meets commitments; Abides by MH confidentiality and security agreement; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; and effectively communicates information to partners; Thinks system wide regarding processes and functions.
Partnering - Shows commitment to the Mission of Mercyhealth and Culture of Excellence through all words and actions; Exhibits objectivity and openness to other's views; Demonstrates a high level of participation and engagement in day-to-day work; Gives and welcomes feedback; Generates suggestions for improving work: Embraces teamwork, supports and encourages positive change while giving value to individuals.
Cost - Conserves organization resources; Understands fiscal responsibility; Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
High School diploma or equivalent
Previous fire, Emergency Management experience or related EMS training preferred.
Completion of ICS100, 200, 300, 400, 700, 800 coursework preferred.
Within 6 months:
• Hazardous Materials Awareness and Coordination training
• Hospital Incident Command training
• Hazardous Materials Transportation Systems training
• Hospital Emergency Response training
Within 1 year
• Joint Commission EM Preparedness Course
• Disaster Ground Safety & Operations
• Disaster Emergency Response Course
• Tactical Training
• Safety Officer Operations
• Emergency Response to Terrorism
• ICS 300, 400 course completion and train the trainer
• IS; 120, 130, 195, 200, 235c, 240, 241, 242, 244, 393, 546
• ICS 700 , 702, 703a, 800
• ICS Forms and AAR Certifications / training
Within 2 years
• Identified Federal Emergency Management Agency training
• Hospital Incident Command System (ICS) training at Aniston
• Illinois Professional Emergency Manager (IPEM)
• Pediatric Preparedness Training
• AWR-232 Mass Fatality
Previous healthcare experience preferred
Passing the Driver’s License Check and/or Credit Check (for those positions requiring).
Passing the WI Caregiver Background Check and/or IL Health Care Workers Background Check.
Must be able to follow written/oral instructions.
Must have effective communication skills (oral and written)
Must be proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Must be able to work independently and within group/team setting
Must be available to attend out of area trainings / conferences (occasional?WORK ENVIRONMENT
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Occupational Exposure: Category A - All partners in the specified job classification have occupational exposure.
AGE OF PATIENTS SERVED
Neonate (birth – 28 days)
Infant (29 days – less than 1 year)
Pediatric (1 year – 12 years)
Adolescents (13 years – 17 years)
Adult (18 years – 64 years)
Geriatric (65 years and older)
Partner may access patient care information, financial data, human resource data and strategic and planning data needed to perform their job duties as directed by the director.
WORK CONTACT GROUP
Partners, physicians, patients/family, visitors, vendors
SPECIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The Special Physical Demands are considered Essential Job Functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and /or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.