The Community Clinic Association of Los Angeles County (CCALAC) is a non-profit membership organization that provides a wide variety of essential services to LA’s community clinics and health centers (clinics). Founded in 1994, CCALAC’s mission is to, “promote community clinics and health centers as providers and advocates for expanding access to quality comprehensive health care for medically underserved people in Los Angeles County.”
CCALAC’s 63 member organizations serve over 1.4 million patients each year, regardless of ability to pay. These organizations include private, non-profit, 330-designated federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), FQHC Look-Alikes, free and community clinics.
Reporting to the Senior Director of Member Services, the Emergency Management Coordinator is responsible for planning and implementing CCALAC’s emergency management and disaster preparedness activities and projects.
Emergency Planning, Policy, and Guidance Development
- Leads the development, implementation and evaluation of CCALAC’s emergency preparedness activities.
- Represents CCALAC at local, state, and national meetings and coordinate CCALAC efforts with local, state and national organizations.
- Collaborates with CCALAC staff to ensure coordination of resources and programs across issue areas.
- Works with the Member Programs Director to identify emergency management strategies and direction for the Association.
- Establishes and maintains effective relationships with CCALAC Members, funders and partners.
- Research primary care health center current needs.
- Provide technical support and assistance, and facilitation of plan development to Health Centers in the planning process for Business Continuity, Emergency Operations, and Hazard Specific Response Plans.
- Draft template plans, policies and procedures for Health Centers.
- Assist with compliance for meeting regulatory and auditing requirements around emergency management; maintain compliance with industry, national, regional and local regulations, standards and guidelines for clinic emergency preparedness.
- Acts as a liaison between LA County Emergency Medical Services Division and member Health Centers, assist with the development and/or coordination of trainings and development planning documents, and will represent CCALAC, member organizations, and patient population in topic related meetings/workgroups.
- In collaboration with CCALAC’s Training Coordinator, provides educational resources and conducts teaching/training sessions, as needed.
- Collaborates with members, partners and CCALAC Division Directors to identify issues impacting member clinics and the safety net at local, state and federal levels. Collaborates with CCALAC Leadership to determine effective strategies for addressing these issues.
- Fosters Member involvement in the division’s programs.
- Facilitate access to policy guidance, educational materials, and training programs.
- Compile Emergency Preparedness Materials and distribute to Health Center staff as requested.
- Create and develop relationships with organizations within LA County active in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery efforts.
- Develop, schedule, and conduct trainings and awareness presentations for Health Center Incident Management Teams and general staff audiences.
- Develop, schedule, and coordinate webinars and conference calls to support Health Center drills and exercise planning.
- Coordinate and negotiate contracts with third party trainers.
Data Collection and Assessment
- Update and enhance the emergency contacts and resources database.
- Contact Health Center staff and conduct interviews to identify demonstrated activities that successfully build organizational and community resiliency.
- Work with the Director of Member Programs to develop ways to re-create successful best-practices and implement lessons learned from previous drills and exercises.
- Participate in Association events as requested and represent the Association as requested.
- Prepare minutes, agendas and any other required documents as requested.
- Provide leadership/guidance and administrative support to the Disaster Preparedness Workgroup.
- Provide leadership and assists with management of emergency related communication systems including ReddiNet, Everbridge (mass notification), CAHAN (California Health Alert Network.)
- Develop and manage effective plans for future projects.
- Other duties as assigned.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS
- Bachelor's degree in a work-related discipline/field from an accredited college or university. Advanced degree preferred.
- Two (2) years of progressively responsible and directly related work experience.
- Minimum of one (1) year of professional experience related to research, planning, administration, and operation of emergency planning and management activities, including responsibility for developing written plans and making policy recommendations to decision-makers; or combination of training, education, and experience that is equivalent to the general responsibilities listed above and that provides the required knowledge and abilities.
- Completion of the following FEMA courses IS 100, 200, 700 and 800. Otherwise, successful completion of FEMA courses and techniques used in development and utilization of the Incident Command System (ICS).
- Knowledge of technical issues related to Emergency Preparedness for national and human caused disasters such as earthquakes, hazardous materials, workplace violence and fires.
- Experience working in a community clinic and/or nonprofit healthcare setting.
- Experience using emergency communication systems.
- Must have strong organizational and presentation skills.
- Must be comfortable speaking/presenting to diverse groups.
- Must exhibit a passion for emergency preparedness and disaster planning.
- Must exhibit a passion for advocating for medically underserved populations.
- Must be self-motivated and comfortable working on issues that are not well defined.
- Must have experience leading workgroups with multiple stakeholders and the ability to foster effective working relationships and build consensus.
- A valid California Driver's License and availability to travel for local, regional, and statewide meetings or conferences.
- Ability to apply judgment and make informed decisions.
- Ability to effectively prioritize work and meet deadlines in a fast paced environment.
- Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision; detail-oriented; ability to strategize and solve complex problems.
- Develop and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers.
- Strong reading comprehension, oral and written skills required.
- Strong skills with Excel, & MS Office Suite required.
Medical, dental, vision, and 401(k)
Minimum Education Required