The Tidewater EMS (TEMS) Council is accepting applications for the position of Eastern Virginia Healthcare Coalition Medically Vulnerable Population Coordinator until Monday, February 18, 2019, at midnight.
A complete application package must be submitted to be considered for the position.
Tidewater EMS Council, Inc
1104 Madison Plaza Suite 101
Chesapeake, VA 23320
The Medically Vulnerable Population Coordinator (MVP) will be responsible for developing, planning, coordinating and implementing a healthcare community engagement strategy to ensure healthcare disaster and emergency preparedness before, during and following disasters. The MVP will be required to participate with varying healthcare provider types including, but not limited to Long Term Care Facilities, Intermediate Care Facilities, Dialysis, Home Health Agencies, and Hospice to assist with emergency management planning, training, and developing exercises that meet the regulatory requirements. Ensure engagement with other regional healthcare facilities, and the Eastern Region Healthcare Coalition (EVHC).
The MVP will assist with the development of an appropriate Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA) in conjunction with local and regional organizations. The MVP will train and exercise the use of the Virginia Healthcare Alerting and Status System (VHASS) with the healthcare community.
The MVP will foster positive change, professional program growth and teamwork with the goal of maximizing the well-being of those served by the position.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following::
- Assist in engaging additional EVHC partnerships in the Region’s preparedness efforts, and coordinate projects and activities with EVHC core members and partners, as well as other stakeholders identified by EVHC Executive Council, and overall strategic plan.
- Improve the coordination and collaboration with EVHC core members and partners to enhance their preparedness, response and recovery efforts individually, and collectively.
- Collaborate with EVHC stakeholders to become involved/engaged in cooperative preparedness planning, and exercises.
- Coordinate emergency preparedness activities with EVHC stakeholders, including, but not limited to Long Term Care Facilities, Intermediate Care Facilities, Dialysis, Home Health Agencies, and Hospice Assist with the development and improvement of a) effective emergency operations plans for EVHC core members and partners; b) training programs to enhance understanding of collective emergency response; and c) appropriate, pre-approved exercise activities to improve response and recovery capabilities.
- Coordinate activities with the Regional Healthcare Preparedness Coordinator, EVHC staff and leadership, and respective Virginia Department of Health local planning and response staff, where appropriate.
- Represent the EVHC on various regional and state committees when requested.
- Create, manage and stay within an annual EVHC budget, explaining variances as they occur.
- Manage multiple projects, multiple timelines and deliver results within expected deadlines.
- Support a 24 x 7 capability, being available to respond to disasters when required, including sharing on-call responsibilities and RHCC Staffing.
- Understand regulatory and compliance requirements within the Region’s Coalition members and partners.
- Assist with strategic planning and further development of EVHC objectives and goals.
- Bachelor’s degree in an applicable field, and preferably advanced education, training or experience in the areas of response, healthcare, public health, public administration, or emergency management. Significant experience in emergency management with a background and/or knowledge of long term care facility operations is desired.
- Demonstrated ability to manage complex projects or programs.
- Experience developing emergency operations plans and continuity of operations plans.
- Ability to listen and communicate effectively with a variety of audiences — Coalition members, staff, board and other community partners – and develop strong and trusted relationships with each of these audiences.
- Ability to work well with persons of diverse backgrounds and be effective in problem-solving and conflict management.
- Demonstrated ability to speak, write, and communicate effectively.
- Willingness to travel throughout the HPP Eastern Region of Virginia using personal vehicle (POV- expenses reimbursed).
- Firsthand knowledge of long term care disaster preparedness requirements and proposed requirements.
- Knowledge of existing disaster-related resources and familiar with state and regional planning activities. Familiar with the types of disaster supplies and equipment used in the region.
- Strong preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated experience in the fields of emergency response planning in a healthcare setting.
- Genuine passion for and commitment to our mission.
As a member supporting emergency response and activation, the position requires incumbent to pass a criminal background check and have a valid driver's license. Reliable transportation to meet regional travel obligations is required. Occasional overnight travel outside of the Eastern region may be required