CVHC Program Director – Now Accepting Applications Through 5/15/19

Title: Program Director

Position status: Full Time

Summary: The Central Virginia Healthcare Coalition (CVHC) is recruiting a Program Director. The Program Director will assist the Central Virginia Healthcare Coalition and the Virginia Healthcare Emergency Management Program with efforts to improve regional and statewide healthcare emergency management systems. This program is a cooperative partnership with the Virginia Department of Health and Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association as a part of the federal Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) grant administered by the US Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response (ASPR). The Program Director is responsible for execution of the CVHC multi-year strategic plan and ensuring all contractual grant deliverables with the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association and the Virginia Department of Health are completed on time. The Program Director is supervised by the CVHC Executive Board, and is accountable to the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association and Virginia Department of Health for the completion of grant program deliverables. This position is funded by the federal Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) grant, and continuation of the position is subject to the annual availability of grant funds. The position is based in Richmond, VA, and occasional out-of-town or overnight travel is required.

Essential Functions:

  1. Serve as the primary point of contact between CVHC and VHHA/VDH, reporting primarily to the CVHC Executive Board. Additionally, the Program Director should coordinate with the VHHA Director of Emergency Preparedness and the VDH State Hospital Coordinator for technical assistance and strategic programmatic needs.
  2. Coordinate, facilitate, implement and complete in a timely manner the tasks identified by the HPP grant, as well as in the MOU between the CVHC and VHHA as well as associated tasks assigned by the VHHA Director of Emergency Preparedness or the VDH State Hospital Coordinator.
  3. Communicate and work effectively with healthcare administrators, public health officials, public safety officials, emergency management officials, non-governmental organizations and other involved partners.
  4. Encourage and participate in goal setting and communicate objectives. Think strategically, develop new opportunities and ensure capacity to achieve future goals including operational sustainability.
  5. Identify, encourage and align paid staff and coalition volunteers with meaningful roles. Assign duties, frequently supervise and at least annually formally evaluate the job performance of CVHC staff.
  6. Assist the CVHC in developing and maintaining a plan for sustainable operation of a Regional Healthcare Coordination Center (RHCC) and supervise the performance of individuals employed to support RHCC operations.
  7. Create an environment that encourages and rewards cooperation, collective problem-solving and participative decision-making.
  8. Submit reports and information as required by the HPP Grant, VHHA, or VDH.
  9. Manage the budget process and coordinate the internal accounting and financial recordkeeping with the VHHA Director of Emergency Preparedness for all state and federal hospital preparedness funds allocated to the Central Region (i.e. the coalition, vendors, contractors and healthcare facilities). Submit monthly “request for payment” invoices for reimbursement of services performed pursuant to the agreement with VHHA.
  10. Coordinate, attend, and serve as primary staff support for meetings of the CVHC and its subcommittees and workgroups. Attend and participate in meetings of the Virginia Healthcare Emergency Management Program Coordinator’s Group, and other group meetings as necessary to fulfill assigned duties and to ensure collaboration, establishment of partnerships and coalitions throughout the regional healthcare system.
  11. Visit and build relationships with organizations receiving state and federal hospital preparedness funding within the region at least once each year to review operational readiness and maintenance of hospital preparedness-funded inventory.
  12. Support a 24/7 coalition response capability, being available to respond to emergency events according to regional plans as required, including sharing on-call responsibilities with the CVHC team and supporting physical staffing of the Regional Healthcare Coordination Center (RHCC) when activated.

Key Requirements:

  1. Detail-oriented, self-starter who is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.
  2. Demonstrated ability to listen, communicate, and work well with people of diverse backgrounds, including effective problem-solving and conflict management abilities.
  3. Demonstrated ability to speak, write, and communicate effectively.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of existing healthcare emergency management resources and will be familiar with state and regional planning activities.
  5. Demonstrated experience working with administrators and clinicians in the healthcare community.
  6. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex projects, timelines, and deliver results within expected deadlines.
  7. Strong information technology proficiency in applications such as Microsoft Office, WordPress, Google Suite, and WebEx.

Education, Training and Experience:

While a master’s degree is preferred, a bachelor’s degree in a healthcare field, nursing leadership, emergency management, business administration, or a related field of study may be substituted if the candidate has experience in healthcare emergency management or coalition-building.

The successful candidate will have extensive working knowledge of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and possess the following required courses under the Incident Command System (ICS): IS100, IS200, IS700 and IS 800.  Additionally, the candidate will either have or will have at the earliest opportunity possible, ICS300 and ICS400.  The candidate must also have a working knowledge of the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP).

To Apply:

Send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] and [email protected] by 5:00 p.m. on May 15, 2019.