Responsible for the oversight, strategic direction, and leadership of the emergency management program, which includes emergency preparedness, incident management, and business resilience and continuity (BRC) at Penn State Health (PSH). Lead the Emergency Management Council, which consists of emergency management representatives from PSH entities to develop policies, strategies, frameworks, methodologies, and tools that build upon our current programs to establish consistent and complementary emergency management programs across PSH. Partner with the shared services leadership teams and PSH entity-level emergency management leaders to coordinate the integration of the components of emergency response into the system, help build a system of sustained learning for leaders and staff, identify operational risks, and quantify their impacts to business operations. Align key stakeholders around cost-effective proactive and reactive strategies, their prioritization and implementation strategies.
The position serves as an emergency management subject matter expert for PSH during mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery phases of an event. This position is also responsible for assessing the overall maturity of business resilience and continuity planning and facilitating exercises to validate plans and that Shared Services Mission Essential Functions (MEFs) are trained to effectively respond to events affecting the organization. This position reports on the overall maturity of business resilience and continuity programs, state of preparedness and the management of significant operational risks to executive leadership.
Master's degree in Emergency Preparedness, Emergency Planning, Disaster Planning, Business, or a related field required.
10 years of experience in a healthcare emergency management, inclusive of emergency preparedness, incident management, business continuity, and disaster recovery required.
7 years of management responsibility required.
Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) Certification required within 18 months of employment.
DRII Certified Healthcare Provider Business Continuity Professional Certification required within 18 months of employment
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
Working knowledge of emergency management and methodologies.
Ability to use quantitative and qualitative methods to analyze data.
Considerable knowledge of The Joint Commission, OSHA, DOH standards, and other applicable laws, regulations, and standards.
Strong interpersonal, leadership, and negotiation skills.
Strong presentation, verbal, and written skills.
Possess emotional intelligence. Be accountable and proactive.
Ability to problem solve creatively and complete projects on schedule.
Ability to manage multiple projects in a high pressure work environment, independently and through teams.
Ability to build effective work relationships and develop partnerships with all levels of the organization (as well as leverage influence).
Ability to organize and structure processes.
Ability to plan, direct and coordinate the work of others to perform at high levels.
Ability to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook
Certified Project Manager preferred.
Certified in Risk and Information Systems Controls preferred.
Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program training certification preferred.
Academic Medical Center or Health System experience preferred.
FEMA Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) preferred.
FEMA Incident Command 100, 200, 300 and 400 preferred.
FEMA Continuity of Operations Manager preferred.
FEMA EMI - Professional Series certificate of completion preferred.
FEMA Emergency Management Institute - Advanced Professional Series preferred.
ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor preferred.
PEMA Emergency Management - Professional certification preferred.
This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.
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