The Tidewater EMS Council is accepting applications for the position of Vulnerable Populations Coordinator – Peninsulas for the Eastern Virginia Healthcare Coalition (evhc.org) until October 15, 2019.
A complete application must include:
1. A cover letter, not exceeding two (2) pages, describing how your skills, training, and experiences qualify you for the position.
2. document A fully completed/signed application form (34 KB) .
3. A current resume.
4. document A job candidates screening questionnaire form (25 KB) .
The Vulnerable Populations Coordinator will:
1. Coordinate emergency preparedness activities with coalition stakeholders with the goal of enhancing collaboration among all coalition partners. These stakeholders could consist of: long-term care, residential care communities, renal dialysis, rehabilitation hospitals, psychiatric facilities and others as assigned by the coalition group leadership and strategic plan. Work with these stakeholders to engage their memberships in preparedness planning and response.
2. Assist with development of effective emergency operations plans involving coalition partners’ training programs, to enhance coalition partners’ understanding of how to collectively respond to an emergency, and as appropriate, pre-approved exercise activities to improve response capabilities, strategic planning and further development of the region’s objectives and goals.
3. Coordinate activities with the Regional Healthcare Coordinator and the VDH Regional Emergency Planner when it involves VDH Health District Emergency Planners, unless prior approval has been given to work independently with planners.
4. Coordinate projects and activities with Long-Term Care and other coalition stakeholders to enhance their preparedness, response and recovery efforts individually and collectively.
5. Develop an annual Education and Training plan and exercise for the region’s non-hospital organizations.
6. Participate and encourage coalition members to become involved in regional activities and meetings.
7. Engage Long-Term Care facilities as coalition partners in the region’s preparedness efforts. Attend meetings of Long-Term Care and associations within the region to represent the Coalition’s mission, and promote and coordinate coalition support for emergency planning, training and exercises.
8. Engage with other coalition members in the region’s preparedness efforts and coordinate those activities with coalition members and other stakeholders identified by VHHA.
9. Identify coalition needs to improve emergency preparedness: including equipment, supplies, training and exercises as deemed as priorities by the coalition.
10. Improve the coordination with other coalition members in the region to enhance their preparedness response individually and collectively.
11. Manage multiple projects, multiple timelines and deliver results within expected deadlines and within budget projections.
12. Perform as subject matter expert for the coalition. Maintain appropriate knowledge of federal, state and local healthcare facility licensing and related emergency planning requirements.
13. Represent the coalition on various regional and state committees when requested and in regulatory and accreditation surveys and preparation when requested.
14. Support activation of Regional Healthcare Coordination Center (“RHCC”) during actual emergency events per regional plan and assume duties as assigned within the Incident Command Structure and maintain this capability on a 24 hour a day 7 day a week basis.
15. Maintain working knowledge of the Virginia Healthcare Alerting and Status System (“VHASS”) electronic communication system and communications systems utilized by healthcare facilities in the region.
The Vulnerable Populations Coordinator will report to and be supervised by the Regional Healthcare Coordinator.
• Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in the field of healthcare administration, business or public administration, public health or a combination or professional level education and experiences that clearly demonstrates bachelor level knowledge and experience. (Master’s degree preferred.)
• Extensive experience (5 or more years) as a program manager, division head or supervisor, preferably in a healthcare-related emergency management (e.g. hospital, public safety, emergency management, public health) position. (CHEC certification preferred)
• In depth knowledge of Federal, Virginia and Centers of Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) rules and regulations and other healthcare organization emergency preparedness accreditation standards (e.g. DNV, Joint Commission, etc.)
• Demonstrated ability to make supervisory level decisions consistent with the strategic plan, budget and impact upon the emergency preparedness of region’s healthcare organizations and personnel.
• Demonstrated ability as a coalition builder. Demonstrated ability to team with multiple and competing healthcare organizations to accomplish common goals, with no authority, limited funding and competing priorities.
• Demonstrate outstanding organizational and project management skills and experience managing federal or other grants.
• Proficient in English. Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
• Must be open to the use of new technologies and proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office 365 Suite of Applications to include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and SharePoint.
Qualifications - Special Requirements
• Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
• Must be able to pass a credit check.
• Must have a valid driver’s license.
• Must provide your own reliable transportation.
• Must be able to travel as some overnight travel is to be expected.
• Must be available to stand duty 24 hours/day, seven days/week throughout the entire year.