Emergency Management Coordinator

Washington, District of Columbia-Washington
Oct 17, 2020
Nov 17, 2020
Full Time
Under general supervision of the Director of Accreditation, Licensure & Regulatory Affairs, Environmental Safety, & Emergency Management, the Emergency Management Coordinator will spend approximately 50% of their time to train and develop the hospital decontamination team and maintain the decon inventory. The remainder of their time will be devoted to assist with daily emergency management program activities and work with established goals of the program. Coordinate the activities of internal departments and external agencies to produce efficient and effective emergency plans, policies and procedures and conducts training exercises to test and implement improvements. The coordinator is also responsible for consultation and education to staff and physicians regarding emergency management issues. Participate in and support the continuous development, customization and evaluation of Emergency Management development goals and objectives. Participate in the development of emergency management objectives that align with the organization's objectives and regular evaluation of them. Maintain current knowledge of applicable regulations including the Joint Commission, local, state, federal, OSHA, NIMS and other emergency management regulations. Establish and maintain relationships with the community including other healthcare/pre-hospital agencies and local, state, and federal agencies. Effectively coordinate with Stakeholders to ensure emergency preparedness and management activities through the DC Emergency Healthcare Coalition.


Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree in Emergency Management or a related field; Federal Emergency Management Agency IC-300 and IC-400 (Required)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
Experience in designing and conducting emergency management tabletop, functional and full-scale exercises and completion of after-action reports; experience working with hazardous material PPE and proper maintenance (Required)
Pre-hospital clinical experience working as an EMT-B or EMT -P (Required)

Required Skills/Knowledge
Must be qualified to train personnel to the OSHA Best Practices for Hospital-Based First Receivers operations level.
Working knowledge of Joint Commission EC and EM, and OSHA.
Basic computer skills in order to utilize equipment and systems (PC software applications, Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, etc.).
Analytical skills necessary to resolve complex and high intensity emergency situations and implement appropriate systems processes.

Functional Accountabilities

Service/Safety Program
1. Disseminate safety-related information to department heads and others as needed.
2. Assist department heads and administration in enforcing safety codes and regulations.
3. Assist with the development of emergency preparedness programs.
4. Present in-service and orientation classes upon request.
5. Provide decon training and assess effectiveness of training through drills.

Database Management
1. Develop and maintain databases as needed.
2. Maintain inventory of disaster and Emergency Management supplies.
3. Track preventive maintenance of department equipment to maintain a state of readiness.

Complex Duties
1. Maintain decon inventory.
2. Perform Hazard Surveillance Rounds.
3. Assist with special projects as needed.

1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

Organizational Accountabilities

1. Serve as a liaison with Children's National departments, external customers and visitors .
2. Write & submit Decon Newsletter to Director prior to dissemination to hospital staff.
3. Write After Action Reports to summarize the outcome of drills and emergency events.
4. Respond to inquiries for additional information and clarification of policies & procedures.
5. Coordinate development of meetings, agendas and minutes if necessary.
6. Answer and respond to incoming telephone calls, take and distribute messages.

Organizational Commitment/Identification
1. Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
2. Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
3. Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
4. Maintain confidentiality at all times

Customer Service
1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met

1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
3. Receptive to others' ideas and opinions

Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
1. Contribute to a positive work environment
2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment

Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
1. Use resources efficiently
2. Search for less costly ways of doing things

Children's National Health System is an equal opportunity employer that evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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