Job Description


Harris Health System is the public healthcare safety-net provider established in 1966 to serve the residents of Harris County, Texas. As an essential healthcare system, Harris Health champions better health for the entire community, with a focus on low-income uninsured and underinsured patients, through acute and primary care, wellness, disease management and population health services. Ben Taub Hospital (Level 1 Trauma Center) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (Level 3 Trauma Center) anchor Harris Health’s robust network of 39 clinics, health centers, specialty locations and virtual (telemedicine) technology. Harris Health is among an elite list of health systems in the U.S. achieving Magnet® nursing excellence designation for its hospitals, the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance designation for its patient-centered clinics and health centers and its strong partnership with nationally recognized physician faculty, residents and researchers from Baylor College of Medicine; McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth); The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center; and the Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine at the University of Houston.

Skills / Requirements

Job Summary

Directs all aspects of Harris Health System Emergency Management programs, including development and implementation of the Emergency Operations Plan, interface with outside agencies, compliance with accreditation requirements including the National Fire Protection Association Standard on Disaster/Emergency Management, NIAHO Accreditation Requirements and Business Continuity Programs, National Incident Management System (NIMS), coordinates the allocation of grant funding through the Texas Department of State Health Services, and represents Harris Health System on external emergency management planning or response committees: including, Texas Medical Center, South East Texas Regional Advisory Council (SETRAC) , Harris County's Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management, and City of Houston Office of Emergency Management. Chairs the System's Emergency Management Committee. Responsible for overseeing all emergency management training, drills and exercises. Facilitates the Harris Health Hazard Mitigation and Business Continuity Plan.

Minimum Qualifications

Degrees / Work Experience / School Education:

Bachelor's Degree in Emergency Management, Safety, Business Administration or related field (And) Seven 7 Years Work Experience in healthcare industry

Master's Degree - Preferred

Management Experience:
Five (5) years experience managing preparation for and response to healthcare emergency incidents or program/project management

Communication Skills:
Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact), Writing/Correspondence, Writing/Reports

Proficiencies: MS Excel, MS Word, P.C.,

Job Attributes

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Analytical, Mathematics, Medical Terminology, Research, Statistical

Work Schedule: Flexible

Other Requirements: Travel between Harris Health System facilities, Advanced knowledge in EM Resource and related applications

Equipment Operated: PCs equipment, Printer, Terminals

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