Director, Emergency Management Systems

Job ID 2020-35893
Area of Interest
Location Name
Hospital Main Campus
FTE/Hours per pay period
1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
Work Status
Quality and Safety Support
Day Shift
Primary Location : City
Primary Location : State/Province

About Us

Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children's -- to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE

Our founding promise to the community is as valid today as it was over a century ago: we will care for all children in our region, regardless of the families' ability to pay. Together, we deliver superior patient care, advance new discoveries and treatments through pediatric research, and serve as the pediatric and adolescent, academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho -- the largest region of any children's hospital in the country.

In 2019, U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children's among the nation's best children's hospitals -- for the 27th year in a row. We received national rankings in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report once again ranked Seattle Children's among the nation's best children's hospitals - for the 27th year in a row. We received national rankings in all 10 specialty areas evaluated by U.S. News & World Report and are honored to be the only pediatric medical center in Washington to be ranked.

As a Magnet designated institution, and classified among America's best large employers by Forbes, we recognize the importance of hiring and developing great talent to provide best-in-class care to the patients and families we serve. Our organizational DNA takes form in our core values: Compassion, Excellence, Integrity, Collaboration, Equity and Innovation. Whether it's delivering frontline care to our patients in a kind and caring manner, practicing the highest standards of quality and safety, or being relentlessly curious as we work towards eradicating childhood diseases, these values are the fabric of our culture and community. The future starts here.


Director, Emergency Management Systems


Responsible for the planning and directing of the emergency preparedness, disaster response, and crisis management activities across all sites of care at Seattle Children's in a collaborative dyad partnership with the Medical Director of Emergency Preparedness and other hospital leadership and staff.


Works to develop, plan, implement, and evaluate the organization-wide emergency management program.


Leads organizational efforts to identify, plan, and respond to emergency, disaster or crisis events that affect organizational safety and business continuity.


Manages programs to mitigate risk and coordinate the response to and recovery from high risk events.


Provides oversight for Emergency Management Leadership Committees and collaborates with other relevant committees tasked with the oversight of the Environment of Care. Serves as liaison to local EMS community/agencies. Serves as the Environmental Safety Officer for the organization.


Supervises assigned management and support staff.

Collaborates with organizational leaders to accomplish the mission and goals of the emergency management programs.


Provides education related to Environmental Safety internally and externally. Integrates and utilizes the IHI Model for Improvement and Continuous Innovation and Improvement (CII) methodology to promote excellence in clinical care and service.


Required Education/Experience:
- Master's Degree in a health related field (i.e., MN, MHA, MBA, MPH).
- Minimum of five (5) years management and/or administrative experience in a hospital or health care setting.
- A combination of experience, education and training which substantially demonstrates knowledge, skills and abilities in hospital-based role involving Emergency Management, Safety systems management, compliance, safety, patient safety.
- Demonstrated ability to rapidly lead change in a complex work environment across multiple disciplines and departments.

- FEMA course certifications: IS.100, IS.200, IS.700, IS.800. ICS.300, ICS.400.
- Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) Certification.
- Certification in Healthcare Environmental Health and Safety.
- Experience working with the DNV, CMS, L&I, TJC, OSHA, and other regulatory & professional standards agencies.
- Experience in pediatrics and/or an academic medical setting.
- Familiar with the IHI Model for Improvement and Continuous Innovation and Improvement (CII) methodology.

Our Commitment to Diversity

Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.

The people who work at Seattle Children's are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.

Seattle Children's is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.


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