Assistant Director - Emergency Management

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

Roles & Responsibilities: 

  • Clinical / Technical / Service
    • Direct and plan the development, implementation, and oversight of emergency preparedness initiatives and programs for Mount Sinai Health System that increase the ability of system and hospital operations to remain effective regardless of disruptions caused by internal or external emergencies
    • Responsible for developing and maintaining comprehensive and operational emergency operations plans
    • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all system and hospital service lines and departments
    • Annually update the hospital’s hazard vulnerability analysis to prioritize activities in the all-hazards emergency management program in accordance with strategic plan goals
    • Conduct research and analysis of guidance and policies to assist in emergency management activities
    • Guide the hospital in completing emergency preparedness grant deliverables
    • Support the Hospital Incident Management Team by providing intelligence and recommendations before, during, and after real events
    • Provide on-call administrative and leadership support to Hospital Incident Management Team Members
  • Organizational/Managerial
    • Lead the department’s performance improvement activities at the assigned Mount Sinai Health System Hospital
    • Serve as the chairperson of the assigned hospital’s Emergency Management Committee and as a member of the Mount Sinai Health System Emergency Management Committee
    • Serve as the Emergency Management representative on the Hospital’s Environment of Care Committee/Safety Committee
    • Ensure compliance with all applicable governmental  and accrediting agency emergency management regulations, codes, and standards
    • Participate in other working groups and committees including, but not limited to the Information Technology Steering Committee; Workplace Violence Committee; Crisis Communications; and Construction Planning Groups
    • Identify problem areas within hospital operations and develops plans for corrective action, implementation and follow-up to ensure resiliency of operations during disasters
    • Maintain relevant documentation including up-to-date plans as well as meeting agendas, rosters, and minutes from meetings to ensure accreditation survey readiness at all times
    • Maintain up-to-date documentation for emergency contacts among Mount Sinai Health System Emergency Management team members and external agencies
    • Participate in the hospital Daily Leadership Huddle representing Emergency Management
    • Coordinate the readiness of primary and alternate hospital command centers inclusive of plans and equipment
    • Prepare annual Emergency Management budget proposals for your assigned Mount Sinai Health System Hospital  for review by the Vice President and Operations Director, Emergency Management and hospital Chief Operating Officer
    • Manage the disaster assessment and reimbursement process following disasters
    • Represent Emergency Management at hospital-wide department head meetings
    • Participate in monthly Mount Sinai Health System Emergency Management meetings representing the hospital
    • Oversee the procurement, management, and routine inventory of department’s emergency supplies and inventories including but not limited to equipment used by departments for decontamination; evacuation; and downtime procedures
    • Complete Environment of Care rounds as indicated and appropriate
    • Maintain clean, orderly, and effective workplaces by purchasing and maintaining supplies and work stations
    • Work with other Emergency Management team members to collaboratively manage the Mount Sinai Health System mass notification system serving as the hospital point of contact
    • Recruit and supervise part-time and full-time staff and volunteers as necessary


  • Educational/Professional Development
    • Responsible for leading trainings and HSEEP-exercises as directed by hospital leadership and/or the priorities set forth in the hazard vulnerability analysis
    • Organize emergency response training programs and exercises for Hospital Incident Management Team members, business hours and non-business hours staff, volunteers, and external responders
    • Orient new hospital staff to the emergency management program by developing and delivering the Emergency Management New Beginnings Orientation presentation
    • Evaluate planned exercises and real emergencies by producing an After Action Report / Improvement Plan for each significant event in order to identify strengths and areas for improvement
    • Evaluate and monitor emergency management corrective actions through performance indicators and other metrics


  • Communication/Relationships
    • Serve as the Emergency Preparedness Coordinator for the hospital for New York City agencies and ensure that all local/regional responsibilities are coordinated among key partners during preparedness initiatives and / or emergency responses
    • Serve as the New York State Department of Health Commerce Systems Coordinator serving as a point of contact for the hospital for Emergency Management functions and responsibilities
    • Serve as the point of contact for the National Disaster Medical System serving as a point of contact for the hospital
    • Serve as the hospital point of contact for the Greater New York Hospital Association providing information for planning and response activities
    • Collaborate with Mount Sinai Health System Emergency Management and other facility emergency managers to integrate emergency management activities throughout Mount Sinai Health System
    • Displays courtesy, tact and patience during interactions with all members of the hospital staff and extended community
    • Establishes and maintains positive community relations by establishing working relations by establishing working relationships specifically with Greater New York Hospital Association, New York City or local Health Department, and New York City or local Emergency Management agencies
    • Adheres to Mount Sinai Health System’s legal and ethical standards
    • May be required to perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Emergency Management, Hospital Administration or related topic; Master’s degree*
  • Five to seven years of progressively more responsible related work experience in healthcare based Emergency Management experience
  • Strong leadership skills
  • FEMA ICS 100, 200, 700, 800 certifications
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to exhibit timely decision-making and adaptive leadership experience under stressful conditions
  • Experience developing and leading emergency preparedness projects including exercises and trainings
  • Grant-writing / management experience*
  • Certified Emergency Manager® (CEM®), Certified Business Continuity Professional (CBCP), or equivalent designation*


 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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