Kaiser Permanente Emergency Preparedness Planner in Panorama City, California

Implements & maintains emergency preparedness, disaster response, & disaster recovery/business contingency plans in a cost effective manner. Coordinates emergency management activities for assigned medical centers' organizational structure & implements National Bioterrorism Hospital Preparedness Program's (NBHPP) grant requirements.

Essential Functions: - Builds & maintains a framework for cost-effective disaster preparedness & emergency response for assigned medical centers. - Works w/ department managers in developing & maintaining response & recovery plans & procedures to minimize operational disruptions & financial impacts of emergencies & disasters. - Leads the implementation of the facility's written disaster plan. - Maintains the facility's written disaster plan. - Leads efforts to develop procedures to ensure effective multi-hazard disaster response. - This effort includes review of the facility hazard vulnerability analysis (HVA), surge planning, facility evacuation, pandemic influenza, natural disasters, & chemical, biological, & nuclear events. - Ensures National Incident Management System (NIMS) compliance requirements for healthcare entities are integrated into all emergency management activities. - Implements & maintains medical center readiness (Emergency Operations Center resources & facility emergency management structures & systems) to respond appropriately (timely & effective) to major disaster events. - Recommends & supports implementation of contingency planning solutions. - Plans & coordinates disaster drills & exercises including a minimum of one decontamination drill/exercise annually. - Maintains all exercise records. - Completes after action reports & facility improvement plans using TJC & current Federal Department of Homeland Security requirements. - Submits all after action reports to the EMS Agency as required. - Ensures that post-exercise suggestions & improvement plans are integrated into the exercise & disaster preparedness programs for the facility. - Designs & presents education/ training programs & resource materials for medical center staff employees & physicians in all areas of disaster preparedness & emergency response. - Develops & oversees implementation of an Emergency Communication System & provides training to ensure readiness & maintenance of system. - Acts as liaison to community organizations, local & state government as well as Kaiser Permanente National & Regional Offices in areas of disaster preparedness. - Participates in readiness activities for the facility Emergency Operation Center (EOC)/Comm& Center capability. - Ensures that all facility EOC staff is trained in NIMS, HICS, & other disaster relevant training on a regular basis. - Maintains training records. - Implements all National Bioterrorism Hospital Preparedness Program (NBHPP) grant requirements in assigned facilities. - Maintains disaster equipment & supplies in a clean, secure location & ensures that all disaster resources are easily accessible & available for rapid deployment following a disaster. - Maintains grant documentation, staff rosters & team training records, & ensures that documentation is complete & available for review. - Develops & maintains a trained & prepared hospital decontamination team. - Attend DRC umbrella meetings. - Liaison w/ the EMS Agency, area clinics, local fire & police, & other outside agencies likely to have either a response or support role to the facility following a disaster. - Coordinate the facility's participation in the yearly State/County disaster exercise. - Performs other duties as assigned. Qualifications: This is a Repost of 589773.

Basic Qualifications: Experience - Minimum two (2) years of experience in an emergency management, emergency planner, business continuity planning, or environmental health&safety related field contributing to the development, implementation, and maintenance of a complex organizational emergency management system. Education - Bachelor's degree required, OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field OR professional certification. - High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required. License, Certification, Registration - N/A.

Additional Requirements: - Extensive knowledge of all phases of disaster mitigation (preparedness, response, and recovery) and principles of emergency management (planning and development). - Strong analytical, organizational, and communication skills. - Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications: - Experience developing training programs and performing training preferred. - Certification in emergency preparedness planning and management, certification in disaster recovery/business continuity, or environmental health&safety preferred. - Demonstrated skills in hazard vulnerability analysis (HVA) and business continuity planning methodology preferred. - Hospital experience required.

COMPANY Kaiser PermanenteTITLE Emergency Preparedness PlannerLOCATION Panorama City, CAREQNUMBER 620032

External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.