DIRECTOR OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT Job Number: 00121420
Job Posting : Sep 13, 2018, 1:21:51 PM Closing Date : Oct 12, 2018, 4:59:00 AM Full-time A.M. P.M.
Posting Salary : COMPETITIVE SALARY
Organization: Health and Hospital Systems
The Director of Emergency Management plans, organizes, implements, monitors and evaluates the Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS) Emergency Management program to provide for the safety and protection of people and property. Provides direction during disaster or emergency situations; interacts with other hospitals and government agencies in coordinating and integrating the response by the Cook County Health & Hospitals System to such disasters or emergency situations and performs related work as required. The Director, Emergency Management ensures CCHHS fulfills its responsibility as the Regional Coordinating Hospital and requirements by the Chicago Urban Area Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA), Cook County Department of Homeland Security, State of Illinois Emergency Management Agency, and Federal Emergency Management Agency.
This position is exempt from Career Service under the CCHHS Personnel Rules.
General Administrative Responsibilities
Review applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements and consult with Labor Relations to generate management proposals
Participate in collective bargaining negotiations, caucus discussions and working meeting
Document, recommend and effectuate discipline at all levels
Work closely with labor relations and/or labor counsel to effectuate and enforce applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements
Initiate, authorize and complete disciplinary action pursuant to CCHHS system rules, policies, procedures and provision of applicable collective bargaining agreements
Direct and effectuate CCHHS management policies practices
Access and proficiently navigate CCHHS records system to obtain and review information necessary to execute provisions of applicable collective bargaining agreements
General Administrative Responsibilities continuation
Contribute to the management of CCHHS staff and CCHHS' systemic development and success
Discuss and develop CCHHS system policy and procedure
Work with Labor Relations to discern past practice when necessary
Consistently use independent judgment to identify operational staffing issues and needs and perform the following functions as necessary; hire. transfer, suspend, layoff, recall, promote, discharge, assign, direct or discipline employees pursuant to applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements
Directs the management, planning, and implementation of policies, procedures, and standards to support the CCHHS Emergency Management program.
Trains staff on the Hospital Incident Command System, (HICS).
Remains current of emergency management preparedness methods and best practices, including industry, federal, regional, and local regulations, standards, and guidance governing hospital disaster preparedness and response including trends within the industry.
Updates and publishes the Cook County Health & Hospitals System Emergency Management Plan.
Keeps the Chief Operations Officer(s) and Executive Director, Facilities informed of activities or changes that could affect the likelihood of an emergency, as well as those that could affect response efforts and details of plan implementation.
Consults and collaborates with CCHHS entity leadership to assess, implement procedures and monitor aspect of emergency management plan specific to entity.
Consults with officials of local area hospitals, governments, and other institutions in order to determine their needs and capabilities in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency.
Reviews and evaluates existing program, services, policies and procedures; makes recommendation when necessary to facilitate improved outcomes.
Prepares plans that outline operating procedures to be used in preparedness and response to disasters and emergencies such as tornadoes, nuclear accidents, terrorist attacks, and in recovery from these events.
Attends meetings, conferences, and workshops related to emergency management in order to learn new information and to develop working relationships with other emergency management personnel.
Collaborates with other emergency coordinators in order to prepare and analyze damage assessments following disasters or emergencies.
Coordinates disaster response or crisis management activities such as evacuations, and implementing special programs.
Coordinates and performs at least two CCHHS Emergency exercises per calendar year to include external partners if no real events occur. This will test and evaluate the emergency management plan in accordance with Joint Commission standards.
Ensures the Hospital Command Center and communication equipment are in good repair, and determines their operational and functional capabilities in emergency situations.
Maintains the annual report on Emergency Management Plan and presents the report to the CCHHS Environment of Care Committee, Quality Committee and Quality Oversight for review as part of the Joint Commission Standards.
Liaises with municipalities, county and state agencies, in order to facilitate plan development, response effort coordination of personnel and equipment. Acts as a point of contact for Regional Coordinating Hospital.
Chairs the Hospital Emergency Management Committee and attend other related sub-committee meetings as required; monitor the planning process and contribute ideas that will assist in effective management of the department.
Performs other duties as needed to support the continuity of Emergency Management for CCHHS.
Reports to the Executive Director, Facilities
Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university. (Must provide official transcripts at time of interview)
Five (5) years of experience in Hospital Emergency Management at a Manager or Director level.
Prior experience in the implementation and training of a Hospital Incident Command System (HICS).
Must be a Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional (CHEP). (Must provide proof at time of interview)
Completion of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Independent Study (IC) courses IS-100.b, IS-700.a. (Must provide proof at time of interview)
Master's Degree in Emergency Management from an accredited college or university.
Seven (7) years of Hospital Emergency Management experience.
Certified Emergency Manager (CEM).
Completion of a Master Exercise Practitioner Program (MEPP).
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics
Knowledge of mitigation planning.
Knowledge of Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (HIRA).
Knowledge of Cook County Emergency Management policies procedures.
Knowledge of State of Illinois Emergency Management policies and procedures.
Knowledge of Federal Emergency Management Agency policies and procedures.
Extensive knowledge of Emergency Department: operations and regulations.
Knowledge and familiarity with casualty management, health care systems and hospital administration.
Extensive knowledge of EMS and Emergency Department: functions
Excellent organizational, and facilitation skills.
Strong leadership skills, interpersonal skills, and consensus-building skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary to communicate with all levels of staff and a patient population composed of diverse cultures and age groups
Demonstrate attention to detail, accuracy and precision
Ability to prioritize, plan and organize projects and tasks
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service.
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must :
Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question,
The Cook County Health & Hospitals System’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County. CCHHS is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCHHS is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.