Quality Initiatives Specialist - Emergency Preparedness

Colorado Community Health Network

About the organization

Founded in 1982, the Colorado Community Health Network (CCHN) represents the 20 Colorado Community Health Centers, the largest primary care network in the state, serving more than one in seven Coloradans. CCHN is committed to:

Educating policy makers and stakeholders about the unique needs of Community Health Centers (CHCs) and their patients.
Providing resources to ensure that CHCs are strong organizations.
Supporting CHCs in maintaining the highest quality care.

Duties

1. Serve as the subject matter expert for CCHN and Colorado Community Health Centers (CHCs) on emergency preparedness and response.
2. Provide technical assistance on emergency preparedness and response to all CHCs, including development and maintenance of emergency plans, policies, and procedures.
3. Maintain a thorough understanding of emergency preparedness regulations, procedures, policies, and best practices.
4. Build and maintain relationships with emergency preparedness planning leaders from the state health department, regional Healthcare Coalitions (HCCs), local public health agencies, hospital association, CHCs, Primary Care Associations, emergency medical services, emergency management, and other partners as needed.
5. Serve as the liaison between the state health department, regional Health Care Coalitions, and other state and regional emergency preparedness and response partners to ensure that CHCs are incorporated into statewide and regional emergency planning.
6. Participate in regional Healthcare Coalitions and other state emergency planning meetings and represent CHCs.
7. Under the supervision of the Quality Initiatives Director, organize, implement, and facilitate the Emergency Preparedness Peer Group.
8. During emergencies or disasters, facilitate information flow and resource requests between CHCs and emergency response partners.
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Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a related field. At least three years of experience in the fields of emergency management, community health, or public health will be considered in lieu of a degree.

Experience:
1. At least two years of experience in the fields of emergency management, community health, or public health.
2. Experience with or knowledge of Community Health Centers or Primary Care Associations preferred.
3. Knowledge of health care infection prevention/management is preferred.
4. Completion of National Incident Management System IS 100, 200, and 700 preferred, or completed within first six months of employment.
1. Knowledge of emergency management principles and practices.
2. Understanding of health care infection prevention and management practices.
3. Ability to present and interpret complex information to multiple audiences in person and virtually.
4. Demonstrated awareness of, and value for, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
5. Ability to work with minimal supervision and maximum accountability.
6. Ability to work as a team member and work effectively with diverse groups.
7. Ability to think critically, problem solve, and practice solution-based thinking.
8. Ability to build rapport, credibility, and trust, and maintain effective working relationships.
9. Ability to thrive in a complex and rapidly changing environment.
10. Ability to process and organize facts and data to define a problem and develop effective solutions.

Salary

24.50 - 27.00 per hour

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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