Mount Sinai Careers

Emergency Management Training and Exercise Coordinator

New York, New York
Professional / Managerial / Administrative

Job Description

Emergency Management Training and Exercise Coordinator

Locations: New York, New York

Categories: Allied Health – Emergency Services

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

The Mount Sinai Health System

Department of Emergency Management – 2309924

Mount Sinai Emergency Management Vision & Mission

To develop and implement a resilient healthcare network that is prepared for, responds to, mitigates, and recovers from a broad variety of large-scale emergencies and disasters, thereby ensuring the ongoing provision of high quality health care services to the many unique communities we serve.

The Training and Exercise development program is a core activity of the Department of Emergency Management’s mission to provide all Mount Sinai employees with the knowledge and expertise to prepare for and properly respond to emergencies of all types. Guided by the ever-changing Mount Sinai Health System Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA), the leader of this program will develop both all-hazard and hazard specific education, training and exercises to develop incident management capabilities that can be applied during preparedness, protection, response, and recovery.

Job Title: Emergency Management Training and Exercise Coordinator 


The Emergency Management Senior Training and Exercise Coordinator will design and lead the Health System’s training and exercise program to promote continuous improvement among the emergency management capabilities across the entire Mount Sinai Health System enterprise. The Emergency Management Senior Training and Exercise Coordinator will evaluate the state of readiness of emergency response plans and procedures, and serve as the interface between emergency management and other Health System functions. The overall direction of the training program will be guided by the Hazard Vulnerability Analysis (HVA); Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA); After Action Reports and Improvement Plans and will support the Health System’s organization leadership’s priorities for readiness. The Senior Training and Exercise Coordinator will ensure compliance with federal, state, and local regulations, as well as accreditation standards with respect to emergency management training and exercise evaluations.

Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Launch and establish the strategy and structure for the Program of training and exercises including operating principles, policies, procedures, and budget
  • Lead a multi-disciplinary group of training and education professionals to produce emergency preparedness training, exercises, and research
  • Increase the coordination of Mount Sinai emergency preparedness trainings and exercises by driving towards consensus among stakeholders through an annual Training and Exercise Planning Workshop (TEPW)
  • Build and manage relationships among internal stakeholders from Mount Sinai and external stakeholders to develop and implement project management processes related to system-wide trainings and exercises
  • Assess workforce needs for emergency training and exercises relative to organizational strategic goals as outlined in the Mount Sinai Threat and Hazard Risk Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA)
  • Define requirements of trainings and exercises and plan project lifecycle development
  • Manage and oversee permanent and temporary staff in various activities including strategic planning, implementation planning, delivery of training, evaluation of exercises, and research
  • Pursue and adopt emerging, innovative, industry leading analytics tools, capabilities and methodologies to advance health system’s analytics, data integration and data management functions, including objective preparedness metrics and measurement of response reliability or competencies
  • Develop and implement training and exercise programs that make the use of available resources, including the services from a variety of vendors, as needed
  • Provide oversight, leadership, and technical expertise to Mount Sinai with respect to federal, state, and local regulations, as well as accreditation standards that pertain to emergency management training and exercises
  • Review, approve, and present the Multiyear Training and Exercise Program strategy to the Mount Sinai Health System Emergency Management Committee
  • Lead the development and maintenance of budget efforts annually
  • Write and submit grant proposals to secure grant-funding to increase the capacity of the Division to serve Mount Sinai and the healthcare community
  • Other duties related to emergency management as assigned 
Knowledge Skills And Abilities:
  • Knowledge of principles and techniques of emergency preparedness training and exercises
  • Knowledge of principles of adult education
  • Knowledge of learning management systems and ability to leverage technology for training
  • Knowledge of methods and techniques of research and statistical analysis
  • Strong understanding of healthcare emergency management regulatory requirements, regulations, standards, and guidelines including, but not limited to:
    • National Incident Management System
    • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Conditions of Participation relating to emergency preparedness
    • Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care
    • American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities
    • The Joint Commission Requirements
    • Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP).
  • Strong functional understanding of business operations of a large health system
  • Ability to share and synthesize knowledge with all levels from front line staff to senior leadership
  • Ability to operate equipment such as personal computers, using word processing, spreadsheet, PowerPoint, database and other related software, audio-visual equipment, hand-held radios, and radio base stations
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships

• Master's Degree in Emergency Management, Homeland Security, or related field preferred

• Minimum of seven years of emergency management or other relevant work experience in health care, higher education, and/or large non-profit organizations

• Recognized experience and demonstrated success working in a large, highly complex organizational structure with a commitment to diversity

• Experience leading teams to successful provide training and exercise operations for health systems or other complex organizations

• Strong technical and quantitative aptitude with the ability to manage operational risk

• Superior emergency planning, organizational, written and verbal communication skills

• Skilled in organizing, motivating, and instructing others in training and exercise fundamentals

• Proven skills in the areas of vendor relationship management, strategy development, project management, and change management

• Able to remain calm and poised under pressure, and remain focused when working with time constraints

• High proficiency in Microsoft Office products and social media applications

• Willingness to work a varied schedule and to be available on short notice


Strength Through Diversity


The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together.


We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care.


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Who We Are


Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.


Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.


The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation.


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