This position has accountability for assigned Emergency Management activities for the Banner Health System, including all facilities and staff. Develops, coordinates, implements, and oversees the Emergency Management (EM) activities of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery, including interagency response for the system.
Participates in the organizations emergency management strategic planning and development of goals and objectives. Coordinates the development of facilities objectives that align with the organizations strategic goals and objectives. Oversees their implementation and evaluates them quarterly. Coordinates the development and customization of an integrated healthcare system emergency management plan (EMP) and a system specific emergency operation plan (EOP). Incident specific plans in the EOP will include, but are not limited to, HCC activation, decontamination, emergency credentialing, evacuation, weather related events, and pandemic flu. Communication with senior leadership and staff related to the reporting of incidents as appropriate; Coordinates exercises and training, implementation, evaluation, and maintenance of the EMP and EOP.
Oversees the facilities' hazard vulnerability analysis (HVA) process on an annual basis. Based on the HVA findings, plans, coordinates, and implements exercises and drills to test and improve readiness.
Manages or supports facilities EM training and exercise program including tracking of competency-based training validation; designing, conducting, and evaluating required exercises; customization of exercise documentation; development and follow-up of exercise After Action Reports (AAR) and Corrective Action Plans (CAP). Response, recovery, evaluation, and follow-up of an actual event. Evaluation and follow-up will include an AAR and CAP.
Oversees the EM equipment and inventory supply list and rotation of supplies, including equipment needed in the HCCs. Identifies and purchases additional equipment, supplies and services as appropriate and necessary.
Maintains current knowledge of applicable regulations including the Joint Commission, local, state, federal, OSHA, NIMS, and other EM related regulations and is responsible for coordinating activities that support compliance with the applicable EM regulations. Maintains current knowledge of EM best practices.
Establishes and maintains relationships with the community including other healthcare/pre-hospital agencies and local, state, and federal agencies. Coordinates the establishment of relationships and memoranda of understanding with local vendors and utility companies to maintain facility continuity of operations during and after an event or disaster.
Responsible for facilities specific grant management, by identifying hospital preparedness and communication systems grant opportunities, submitting grant proposals, managing grant funding and implementing grant benchmarks, if applicable.
Responsible for appropriate EM meeting oversight and participation in other facilities committees that are required to integrate EM related interdepartmental functions such as safety and security and EM Coordinator meetings.
Bachelor Degree in Business, Nursing or a related field, or equivalent related experience.
Must possess strong knowledge and understanding of disaster planning, emergency management or emergency preparedness as normally demonstrated through a minimum of 5 years of disaster management experience. Must demonstrate knowledge of disaster management regulations and compliance. Requires the ability to anticipate disaster management needs and prepare accordingly. Requires excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
Masters Degree preferred. Certified Emergency Manager, Associate Emergency Manager, Certified Business Continuity Professional or Associate Business Continuity Professional accreditation preferred.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
You want to change the health care industry – one life at a time. You belong here. You’re excited to be part of the dramatic changes happening in the health care field. In fact, you thrive on change. But you also understand that excellent, compassionate patient care is the true measure of the success of these changes. You belong at Banner Health. Our award-winning, comprehensive health system includes 23 hospitals in seven western states, primary care health centers, research centers, labs, a network of physician practices and much more. Throughout our system, skilled, compassionate professionals use the latest technology to change the way care is provided. If you’re looking to be a key contributor to a forward-looking organization, you’ll experience a wide variety of professional advantages: •Our vision for changing the future of health care gives you the opportunity to leverage your abilities to achieve something historic. •Our expansive system offers you an unmatched variety of clinical settings – from large urban trauma center to small rural hospital, ambulatory to home health. Our system also includes hospitals specializing in cancer, heart health and pediatrics. •Our many loc...ations also translate into a broad selection of exciting and rewarding lifestyle options – from the big city to the wide-open spaces. •Our commitment to healthcare innovation means you always have the latest technologies at your fingertips to help you provide the finest care possible. •The size, success and growth of our system provide you with the stability and options to pursue your desired career path. •Our competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits offer you options to complement your unique needs.