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In conjunction with the Emergency Management Chief, the Senior Director of Emergency Management is accountable for the strategic leadership, coordination and oversight related to the hospital emergency management program including conducting institutional risk assessment, program management, event management, risk communication, training and education, grant administration and meeting regulatory compliance. This individual engages key administrative and clinical leaders and other hospital staff across the system to prepare for, respond to, recover from and mitigate operational disruption caused by natural disasters and other man-made emergencies that pose risk to patients, families, employees, and property. The Senior Director reports to the Chief Operating Officer and directs the Emergency Management department staff and resources. The senior director also establishes and maintains key relationships with external organizations and officials to facilitate plan development, response effort coordination, and exchanges of personnel and equipment. Finally, the senior director is responsible for the Emergency Operations Plan and all related activities for all facilities.
Master’s Degree in Emergency Management and 5-7 years’ experience working in healthcare emergency management and people management; OR
Master’s Degree in healthcare administration and 7 or more years of experience in healthcare and people management experience
International Association of Emergency Managers Certified Emergency Manager preferred
Designs, build and maintains the enterprise-wide hospital-based emergency management program
Oversees all aspects of the hospital’s disaster response including, but not limited to, the Emergency Operations Plan (EOP), various EOP response annexes and supporting policies, and support and maintenance of the Hospital Command Center (HCC) with the Emergency Management Medical Chief.
Oversees coordination, plans, and participation in regional, community, hospital, section and personal training, exercises and activations related to Emergency Preparedness and builds relationships with relevant external organizations. Participates in professional development and committee activities
Manage the selection, development, project assignment, and evaluation of Emergency Management department personnel
Internal Number: 1222
About Children's Mercy Kansas City
Children's Mercy is growing and looking for leaders to take it to the next level. With 367 beds, CM is the only independent, non-profit, children's healthcare organization between Denver and St. Louis. At the heart of the mission, it is dedicated to holistic care, translational research, breakthrough innovations and educating the next generation of caregivers. Children’s Mercy has been recognized as a Magnet hospital since 2003 and, for the sixth year in a row, has been ranked in 10 of 10 specialties by U.S. News & World Report. CM is one of 14 pediatric hospitals to rank in all 10 specialties this year.