Emergency Management Coordinator (Full-Time)
Company: Dartmouth Health
Posted on: September 25, 2022
OverviewEmergency Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock in Lebanon, NH
seeks an Emergency Management Coordinator to join our team. The
Emergency Management Coordinator plans, develops and implements
emergency preparedness/disaster response processes and procedures.
Provides necessary project management and support for all emergency
preparedness sub-committee and workgroup agenda items, networks
with all Community Group Practices (CGP), Dartmouth-Hitchcock
Medical Center (DHMC), all system members of Dartmouth Hitchcock
Health (D-HH) and with community partners to coordinate
preparedness efforts. They maintain an awareness of the
responsibilities and support needs of clinical providers and
represents patient safety in all forums; help to coordinate actual
events (fire, weather, outages, damaged utilities, etc.) and are
proactive in the planning of response to potential situations that
may threaten hospitals' vital services. When on call, the
coordinator must be available 24/7 to consult on Emergency
Management and Incident Command issues and respond by phone within
a reasonable amount of time to include after-hours inquires for
DHMC and all of D-HH. The coordinator is responsible to carry a
pager and be available within an hour and a half driving distance
of DHMC to respond in person if needed based on a call
- During an established emergency, assists in the coordination of
the Incident Command Systems (ICS) teams, including D-HH's and
DHMC's response and system-wide integration between all D-HH
facilities. Helps to facilitate the local and system ICS and D-HH
Emergency Operations Centers teams' mutual cooperation between
numerous, state, and local public emergency entities.
- Assists the highest levels of leadership of DHMC and D-HH set
objectives, stabilize, plan, strategize and recovery from various
emergencies and situations that suddenly and unexpectedly arise and
interrupt business and demand quick action to return a vital
service, full hospital or D-HH system operations
- Provides after business hour guidance and leadership to solve
rapidly emerging and unique hazards to the hospital environment or
a vital service interruption within D-HH. Establishes just in time
workflows and plans to mitigate risks and help preserve a safe
environment of care, overall hospital service continuation until
regular business and department staff can establish long term
- Assesses the programmatic needs as well as the needs of our
patients and staff in any planned potentially hazardous situations
(planned outages of various types, wide-scale equipment upgrades,
critical supply or medication shortage planning, etc.) and
coordinates various D-HH Emergency Operations Centers and Task
Forces during these events.
- Have or develops a basic understanding of vital hospital
operations and have or develops effective relationships with
leadership in DHMC and within D-HH to effectively understand the
interplay of vital systems and mitigate the effects of an
emergency, both planned and unplanned, on the hospitals' and
systems to ensure essential services are sustained.
- In collaboration with the Emergency Management Committee and
leadership, supports, designs, develops, coordinates, and
implements Hospital-wide and site-specific training regarding
Emergency Operations Plan and all Incident Specific Plans
- Ensures and oversees the development of Hospital-wide Emergency
Preparedness Drills per year at the DHMC campus and required
exercises at each associated Hospital-Based Ambulatory Services
(HBAS) and Community Group locations. Exercises will incorporate
local, regional, and state partners where appropriate and possible.
Actions shall include the collection and consolidation of all drill
findings and preparation of a corrective action plan and
- Helps obtain and manage state and federal grants and funds
necessary to obtain emergency management equipment and to support
emergency preparedness efforts.
- Investigates, researches and makes recommendations regarding
best practices with respect to emergency preparedness. Tracks
corrective actions that arise from drills, exercises, and actual
events. Identifies systems and operational problems, proposes
solutions, and works to build consensus.
- Attends hospital committee and workgroup meetings as
appropriate, to serve as a representative and contact point for
emergency management and preparedness. Provides project management
support for committees responsible for developing specific needs
associated with various emergency scenarios/conditions involving
external events (trauma, bio-terrorism, chemical, radiological, and
nuclear) and internal events (e.g., facilities damage, hazardous
waste spills, staffing shortages). --- Participates with internal
and external task forces, specialty teams, committees, and agencies
regarding emergency preparedness, including those at the Hospital,
local regional, and state levels. Helps support the development and
management of D-HH specialized disaster response teams. --- Assumes
responsibility for ensuring that all Joint Commission guidelines
and elements of performance for Emergency Management standards are
communicated and tracks compliance to ensure that standards are
met. Assists leadership in the design, coordination, and
implementation of emergency preparedness plans, procedures, and
training (for internal and external events).
- Supports the implementation and on-going education of the
Hospital Incident Command System (HICS) throughout the
- Supports and tracks the implementation of the National Incident
Management System (NIMS) standards as required for New Hampshire
- Develops an annual report on the emergency preparedness
efforts, and may present the annual report and program critiques to
the Emergency Management Committee, the Environment of Care
Committee, the Quality Committee and other Dartmouth-Hitchcock
committees as appropriate.
- Provides oversight of the inventory of D-HH emergency equipment
stores to ensure constant readiness and proper function.
- Performs other duties as required or assigned.Qualifications
- Bachelor's degree with 2 years of experience working with
disaster planning, emergency management or emergency preparedness
or the equivalent required.
- Master's degree preferred.
- Training or experience in project management required.
- Prior training, certification, and experience in the following
areas strongly preferred: emergency planning and management,
emergency department, emergency medical services, and/or fire
services, risk management, and hazardous materials management.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Strong leadership and consensus-building skills with
operational problem-solving and decision-making experience
- Must work well in a team environment.
- Knowledge of Microsoft Office.
- Area of Interest: Professional/Management;
- FTE/Hours per pay period: 1.00 - 1.00 - 40 hrs/week;
- Shift: Day;
- Job ID: 12105; - - - - - - - -
There are so many reasons to join Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical
Center and Clinics, members of -, the premiere health system in New
First and foremost are our people. No matter the role, you'll find
a shared purpose here. We have doctors ready to teach their
knowledge, nurses who lead through experience, and other
like-minded individuals collaborating for the health of the
community, while inspiring each other day after day.
Affiliated with Dartmouth College, the atmosphere here is very
collegial. You'll discover educational and research opportunities
around every corner. At Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and
Clinics, you never stop learning.
You'll also appreciate the resources our wide-spread health care
system provides. You'll have access to experts at the top of their
fields, advanced technologies, and modern facilities that enable
you to care for patients like nowhere else.
Benefits and wellness
We offer a total compensation package that includes competitive
health and wellness benefits. These benefits consist of "Core
Benefits" that are provided by Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
and Clinics as well as "Benefit Choices" that allow you to select
additional benefits to meet your personal situation and needs.
New England is a very special place to live, work, and become part
of a community. We have some of the most advanced educational
institutions, best health care, and diverse cultural and
recreational offerings you will find anywhere in the country. The
public schools are excellent, the mountains are beautiful, and the
lakes are pristine. No wonder so many people love it here.
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