Emergency Preparedness Fellowship

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type: 

Req ID: 26367

Shift: Any

Employment Status: AF - Active - Regular - Full Time 

Job Summary

The Emergency Preparedness Fellowship Program at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia is a 1-year program (with a vested option for extension) designed to give a current student in a recognized Master’s program the opportunity for career and professional development in a health care setting.   The Emergency Preparedness Fellowship prepares the candidate for career and leadership opportunities in the fields of emergency management, public health preparedness, healthcare emergency preparedness, and other related employment avenues through direct participation in activities created to build and strengthen essential planning, mitigation, response, and recovery skills.  The Emergency Preparedness Fellow will acquire daily hands-on experience in a fast-paced healthcare setting. 


The Fellow will serve with the Emergency Preparedness Team to act as a leader, advisor, and participant in developing and implementing emergency management policies and practices.  The Fellow will engage with senior level management on planning organizational needs and goals, objectives, and criteria for creating plans, policies, procedures, and job aids that are essential in maintaining the safety and well-being of patients, families, visitors, vendors, and staff of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  The Fellow position requires a Monday-Friday, 40-hour-per-week work schedule.  In addition, the Fellow will be required to be included as a member of the 24/7 On-Call staff for the period of one week on a rotating basis.  Furthermore, Fellows will be required to act as a subject matter expert on the Incident Management Team and potentially staff the Hospital Command Center for extended periods of time during emergency situations

Job Responsibilities

  • Develops plans, policies, procedures, and job aids to ensure the safety and well-being of all individuals within the CHOP Network; creates, executes, and evaluates Tabletop, Functional, and Full-Scale Exercises to test and improve new and existing plans and procedures
  • Serves as the emergency preparedness Subject Matter Expert on select CHOP committees and initiatives to maintain a culture of emergency preparedness, and prepares and conducts presentations on emergency preparedness initiatives for said committees
  • Conducts research, including literature review and off-site visits to ensure that emergency preparedness best practices are undertaken at CHOP; serves on committees inside and outside of CHOP to further develop healthcare preparedness in the region in accordance with best practices
  • Serves as the 24/7 Emergency Preparedness On-Call staff member on a rotating basis to support emergency response virtually or in-person, depending on the needs and location of the incident
  • Assists in supporting the overall emergency preparedness portfolio and other related duties incidental to the work in each phase of emergency management - mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Job Responsibilities (Continued)

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations

Required Education and Experience

Required Education: Current enrollment in a graduate program for emergency management, public health, emergency preparedness, homeland security, or related fields of study. ICS 100, 200, 700, 800, and IS 120a (Training and Education Module) from the National Institute System (NIMS)

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education: Master’s Degree. IS 300 and 400 from the National Institute System (NIMS)

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Knowledge of quantitative and/or qualitative methods for the development and management of emergency preparedness programs and initiatives
  • Demonstrated understanding of the principles of ICS, HICS, NDMS, NIMS, and HSEEP
  • Demonstrated analytic ability
  • Demonstrate strong written and verbal communications skills
  • Commitment to cultural competency and diversity in the workplace
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to maintain and operationalize emergency preparedness associated technologies, as needed
  • Willing to be challenged at a high level
  • Energetic, hard-working, ambitious, and a self-starter
  • Flexible and willing to assume a variety of role assignments
  • Objective and insightful
  • Service, team, and learning oriented
  • Advance CHOP’s I.C.A.R.E. values ( integrity, compassion, accountability, respect, and excellence)

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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