• Emergency Preparedness Officer

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Job Posted Date 3 months ago(7/18/2019 2:39 PM)
    Job ID
    Hidden (70441)
    full time
  • Overview

    Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

    As an essential member of the Environmental Health and Safety Department within the Division of Institute Operations, the Manager of Emergency Management/Business Continuity will provide strategic direction in all areas of emergency preparedness and management and is responsible for assessing, revising, communicating and maintaining the Institute Emergency Operations Plan, including disaster mitigation, preparedness, planning, training, education, response, business continuity and recovery.


    • Lead the Emergency Preparedness Committee as it maintains and tests emergency management plans, both at the Longwood campus and all satellite locations
    • Promote emergency management through active communications both internally and externally
    • Lead the coordination of emergency incidents and run the Joint Operations Center
    • Provide oversight of all fire prevention and response activities.
    • Manage Emergency Notification System.
    • Lead the Institute efforts at understanding and implementing Business Continuity preparations. Beyond management of critical incidents, increase explicit focus on organizational and operational resilience or 'business continuity', namely the capacity to absorb a critical incident and ensure the necessary resilience and adaptability of the organization to continue its operations.
    • Conduct emergency tabletop exercises and full scale drills as required by Joint Commission and ensure all Institutional drills and exercises are complete and well documented. 
    • Direct annual Joint Commission Hazard Vulnerability Analysis process
    • Serve as Emergency Preparedness representative for Environment of Care and Institutional Safety Committee
    • Represent Dana-Farber at the Longwood Medical Area Disaster Committee, City of Boston Teaching Hospitals committee, Local Area Planning Committee and other 
    • Engage staff in a comprehensive awareness and training program, including HEICS, Administrator on Call, first responder and appropriate hazardous materials training. 
    • Coordinate Surge capacity function and coordinate both Brigham and Women's and Children's Hospitals disaster preparedness in conjunction with DFCI.


    • Bachelor's Degree in emergency management or related field
    • Minimum 4 years training or experience in Project Management 
    • ICS Training 100, 200, 700 and 800
    • Strong leadership, interpersonal and consensus building skills
    • Must be detailed oriented and a strong team player.
    • Maturity and operational problem solving/decision making experience
    • Experience writing/implementing procedures and protocols 
    • Ability to manage internal, external, commercial and federal partner relationships effectively to coordinate and execute disaster training exercise.
    • Highly effective verbal and written communication skills are required to work successfully with a diverse group of staff at all levels within the organization and external partners.
    • Experience and training in the Incident Command System (ICS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS)
    • Demonstrable understanding of natural and technological hazards 
    • Strong training and communication skills, Excellent written and oral communication skills

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.


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