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Regional Health & Medical Planning & Operations Coordinator

Category: Professional and Management
Commerce Place, Malden, MA

Department: CHA Grant Management
Job Type: Full Time
Job Class: Non-Union
Work Shift: Days
Work Days: 9-5 M-F (flex) some nights/wknds may be required
Hours/Week: 40
Date Posted: 01/10/2019
Requisition Number: hrq-85631

Job Details

  • Reporting to, and with direction from the HMCC Program Manager, the Health and Medical Coordination Planning and Operations Coordinator will develop regional coordination plans and policies to support and enhance regional emergency preparedness collaboration efforts. This position will also require shared coverage of the 24/7/365 HMCC Deputy Officer. Role, to provide regional situational awareness and coordination of response in the even of an emergency event or other regional activation.

    Health and Medical Coordination Coalition (HMCC): 1. Responsible for review of existing plans, identification of gaps, and the alignment of local and regional planning efforts. 2. Support the development of 24/7 plan. 3. Support HMCC emergency operations functions during 4. Working with the MDPH Regional Preparedness Coordinator and the Planning and Exercise Unit Administrators, assess training needs and organize trainings and exercises to benefit core disciplines. 5. Build and maintain relationships with government agencies on the local, regional, and state level; other public health partners such as hospitals & community health centers, long-term care facilities, large and small ambulatory health centers, emergency medical services (public and private); as well as healthcare (home health/VNA, dialysis centers, behavioral health facilities), civic, community, business, education and volunteer organizations. 6. Serve as the Region 4AB representative on various local, states, and regional committees related to emergency preparedness, and community resilience. 7. Report to the HMCC Manager on projects and regional activities.

    Response & Recovery Operations: 1. Share responsibility for 24/7 on call function of the Region 4AB HMCC Duty Officer role. 2. Provide oversight for regular communications drills, and assist in the identification of trainings and exercises to enhance Region 4AB preparedness and response capabilities as well as the healthcare and community partners. 3. Develop strategy for programmatic and system-based Multi-Year Training and Exercise Program (MYTEP). 4. Maintain partnerships and protocols for Region 4AB mass dispensing response operations, specifically related to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Cities Readiness Initiative (CRI) and Strategic National Stockpile (SNS) programs, and including managing large scale clinic operations. 5. Assist Region 4AB public health and healthcare partners with recovery.

    Qualifications/Experience: Bachelor's Degree in areas related to emergency preparedness or management of public health and healthcare activities; Master's Degree preferred. Five years relevant work experience in emergency management, public health and medical sector project administration, disaster management or closely related field. Knowledge of principles and practices of emergency management and healthcare emergency response planning. Must be able to describe the HMCC role and function and follow the chain of command in emergency response; demonstrate her/his role during drills and exercises; adapt to and support rapidly changing and evolving emergencies and/or other day to day program needs; recognize deviations from the norm that might indicate a potential emergency incident. Must maintain a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality. Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships at the local, regional, and state level. Ability to manage and lead under potentially stressful conditions during regional activations. Promote the HMCC as well as CHA's mission and vision while upholding its core values. Takes initiative in management of daily activities, tasks, and goals as set forth by the Program Manager and HMCC Executive Committee. Exceptional organizational and time management skills, with an attention to detail paired with ability to see the larger picture. Exceptional communication skills with ability to clearly express ideas verbally and in writing, including public speaking skills. Extensive familiarity with MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; experience with GIS systems and other information sharing platforms and use of social media for emergency management strongly desirable. Completion of National Incident Management System (NIMS)/Incident Command System (ICS) 100, 200, 700 and 800 certifications required; ICS 300 and 400 desired; HSEEP Certification preferred and/or must be obtained within first 6 months of hire.


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