Beth Israel Lahey Health

The VP, Emergency Management reports to the Chief Clinical Officer (CCO) of Beth Israel Lahey Health (BILH). This position is responsible for providing leadership, oversight, administrative, and planning support for emergency management and disaster preparedness activities in all facilities of BILH, as well as in coordination with Health Centers and other affiliates as the network expands.

Job Description

Develops, implements, maintains, and monitors the institutional Incident Management System before, during, and after emergencies. Oversees and maintains the functional status of the Emergency Operations Centers of BILH hospitals (a/k/a Command Centers) for ready use at all times.


Develops and maintains the BILH Emergency Preparedness Plan. Ensures review and update of the plan at least annually, and ensures that each BILH facility’s plan meets TJC, and regional and local standards. Ensures that plans are submitted annually or as necessary and that improvement strategies are developed, as needed.


Ensures that there is a minimum of two emergency preparedness drills per year at each BILH facility. Assisting in the scenario design and implementation at each site and performance of such drills are presented to Emergency Management Committees at all sites.


Responsible for overseeing capital and operating budgets in communication with system leadership. Develops grant proposals in collaboration with BILH constituents. Works in collaboration with BILH entities in the administration of federal, regional, and local grants, and ensures fiscal accountability and readiness for accounting and physical audits.


Fills the role of Liaison Officer for the BILH Incident Management Team with adequate staffing, as needed. Develops and maintains a network of external partners to communicate and collaborate on emergency response planning. Integrates institutional activities with public health and safety agencies.


Co-chairs the BILH Emergency Management Committee with the CCO of BILH and assists in determination of membership (and frequency of meetings) to ensure preparedness and functional preparedness across BILH.


Ensures that the Emergency Preparedness Call Lists at the system level are up to date and functional. Ensures Call Lists are reviewed, verified and submitted semi-annually.


Serves as the coordinator for the BILH Administrator On Call (AOC) functions and convenes that group for educational and operational improvements. Ensures that there is equivalent support for all BILH entities.


Oversees network training efforts to improve knowledge base on emergency management and response principals. Establishes and maintains the Mass. Decontamination Unit (MDU) program in cooperation with the appropriate local emergency responders to assure adequate maintenance, training and equipment inventory related to MDU management is completed, as necessary.


Ensures that emergency preparedness equipment and supplies are available across the system and in good working order. Ensures the ED Disaster Coordinators, and other hospital departments, as appropriate, inventory and maintain Emergency Department disaster response equipment. Recommends purchase of supplies/equipment as necessary.


Has the authority to direct and support Managers with functional area responsibilities. Has the direct responsibility to undertake the following employment actions: hiring, termination, corrective action and performance reviews.  Indirect Reports: 15-20.


Has full responsibility for planning, monitoring and managing the system BILH budget for emergency management.


Bachelor’s degree preferred.


8-10 years’ related work experience required, and 5-8 years’ management experience required.


Represents the system as a voting member on external committees, including: Conference of Boston Teaching Hospitals Disaster Committee (COBTH); Urban Area Strategic Initiative-Mayor’s Office of Homeland Security Health Care Committee (UASI/MOHS); Boston Public Health Commission Surge Committee (BPHC), etc.


Advanced skills with Microsoft applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access and other web-based applications. May produce complex documents, perform analysis and maintain databases.

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