This position is responsible for overseeing and organizing the efforts of Memorial Medical Center (MMC) to prevent, mitigate, respond and recover from emergency events of all hazards. The Emergency Preparedness Manager is responsible for the planning, coordination, organization, delegation and supervision of the Hospital Preparedness Program through the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) Grant Programs. Also, the position coordinates 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. This person ensures that MMC’s program complies with all regulatory and accrediting bodies, including standards of The Joint Commission. MMC serves as the Regional Hospital Coordination Center (RHCC), and this position will serve as lead for the Regional Healthcare Coalition and act as the liaison to a population that includes hospital staff, physicians, referring hospitals, EMS agencies, and the community as well as providers involved in inter-hospital transports (ground and air), community groups or agencies/institutions involved in emergency medical management, and disaster planning. The position assists with development of regional plans, policies, procedures, and training exercises. Works with highly confidential information and under minimal supervision. Embodies the Memorial Health System Performance Excellence Standards of Safety, Courtesy, Quality, and Efficiency that support our mission, vision and values.
Bachelor’s degree in Emergency Management, Environmental Safety, Nursing, or related field required.
Minimum 3-5 years experience in Emergency Management required. Experience must include designing and conducting emergency management tabletop, functional and full-scale exercises and completion of after-action reports.