Emergency Preparedness and Risk Coordinator
  • Job Posting Expires: 2/14/2022
4M ago
$50,000 to $50,000
Full Time
0-2 Years
Primary Duties

Midtown Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center serving Northeast Nebraska with focus on improving access to complete care for the whole family is looking for an energetic and detail oriented individual to immediately fill the Emergency Preparedness and Risk Coordinator position in our organization.

This position reports to the COO and will work closely with the organization management team.

Proficiency in English and Spanish is desirable and wage differential will be offered to successful bilingual candidate. 

General Summary

The Emergency Preparedness and Risk Coordinator will work closely with the CEO, COO, CFO and the management team to support planning, development, implementation, and monitoring of MHC’s emergency preparedness and risk management programs. This position is responsible for supporting activities as assigned to advance agency preparedness and risk reduction to patients, staff and agency operations overall but with non-emergency work focused on enhancing preparedness and risk reduction in priority activities as determined through Hazard Vulnerability assessments and/or administration reviewing, evaluating, and analyzing work environments and designing programs and procedures to control, eliminate, and prevent disease or injury. The Emergency Preparedness and Risk Coordinator may represent MHC in community and state meetings regarding emergency preparedness.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  1. Works with the management team to ensure the completion of an annual risk assessment that includes an annual hazard vulnerability assessment (HVA)/risk analysis to determine MHC’s risk for natural, technological, human-caused, or other disasters.
  2. Work with managers in the implementation and support activities related to positive progress to address annual risk management and risk reduction goals and action plans based on the results of risk assessments.
  3. Works with managers to provide and assure basic emergency preparedness and risk reduction information is maintained and reported regularly.  This includes inventory control reports on emergency preparedness cache supplies, key contact information and processes are updated and accurate in order to respond to all types of emergencies and potential emergency situations; tracking of MOUs and vendor relationship as needed and related to an emergency situation, etc...  
  4. Works with managers to support the development, implementation, and maintenance of risk management policies and procedures to reduce the risk of adverse outcomes.
  5. Works directly with senior management to implement emergency preparedness and disaster response efforts of MHC including the implementation of MHC’s emergency operations plan.  It is recognized that this individual will not assume lead but rather will support managers to respond to all types of emergency situations and work to support the incident command structure is known, operationalized and appropriate processes are occurring.  
  6. Works with designated MHC staff to support surveillance, disease investigation and reporting, and epidemiology services occur and are reported to appropriate managers for tracking and trending purposes. 
  7. Works alone and/or with an assigned team to complete regularly schedules and impromptu facility inspections and works with assigned staff and managers to assure deficiencies are addressed and corrected and that documentation is completed to track and trend this information.
  8. Coordinates Safety Committee meetings and ensures minutes are taken.
  9. Learn and keeps abreast of health and safety regulations and requirements for a healthcare facility.
  10. Works with upper management and the Emergency Preparedness and Risk Reduction Manager to learn, support and ensure MHC meets all standards and compliance with federal regulations related to safety and emergency management planning such as Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, National Fire Protection Association, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and accreditation bodies.
  11. Learns and understands cost tracking, and grant reporting requirements for MHC’s risk management and emergency preparedness grants and associated activities. Assists managers in researching resources and opportunities to maximize financial resources and completes required reports timely and accurately as required by grants and/or management.
  12. Coordinates the collection of organization-wide regulatory required information including but not limited to hazardous materials inventory and disaster supply inventories.
  13. Coordinates the use and routine testing of emergency-related equipment as assigned.
  1. Collaborates with community and state preparedness partners in identifying roles and responsibilities and works with MHC managers to ensure MHC fulfills its obligations.  
  2. Participates in preparedness planning meetings and exercises with the local health department(s), healthcare coalitions, and the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services.
  3.  Able to prepare reports and/or report to local, state and agency boards or committees as requested and assigned on risk management and emergency preparedness activities.
  4. Other duties as assigned

Duties 1 through 16 are designated as ADA Essential Functions and must be performed in this job. All other job duties are secondary functions.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Qualifications: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to efficiently carry out Midtown Health’s Center mission statement and comply with its policies and procedures. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, co-workers, and the public and to be able to demonstrate cultural awareness and sensitivity.
  • Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality of sensitive information in accordance to HIPPA regulations.
  • Ability to comply with all occupational safety and health standards and all rules, regulations, and orders issues under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA).
  • Ability to utilize critical thinking and problem solving skills to address clinic’s needs.
  • Ability to interpret oral and written instructions and do appropriate follow-up.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • Must have exceptional time management and organizational skills.
  • Ability to constructively participate in quality improvement efforts.
  • Ability to actively participate in marketing and outreach activities when requested and emergency response events when required.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) verbal and written skills are highly desired.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office and related products and database systems.
  • Knowledge of risk management systems.

Compensation Details

Midtown Health Center offers competitive wages and a wage differential will be offered to successful bilingual candidate. 


Midtown Health Center offers a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and vision insurances, 401(k), paid time off and more.

How to Apply

Please fill out an application on our website.