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Henry Ford Health System Project Manager-Operations/Emergency Preparedness - Full Time - Detroit/Days in Detroit, Michigan


Serves as a liaison for local, state, and federal agencies that influence, whether by

regulatory standards or through emergency planning and response support. Develops

analysis and monitors regulatory metrics for improved compliance performance at the

organizational level; identifying opportunities, providing information and consultation to

management and departments with a focus on sustainable effectiveness. Exercises

considerable initiative, independence and judgment regarding preparation of analysis,

development of recommendations and identification and resolution of problems.


    1. Designs, authors, implements and manages the emergency preparedness plan for

designed Henry Ford Health assigned Business Unit incorporating the six critical

areas of emergency management: communications, resources & assets, safety &

security, staff response, utilities management and clinical support activities,

organized by the four phases of emergency management: mitigation, preparation,

response and recovery.

  • Designs, authors, implements and manages the emergency management policies

and procedures for Assigned Business Unit, to interface with the hospital’s

emergency operations plans and community-wide emergency management plans.

  • Discerns, develops, benchmarks and measures emergency management program

performance applicable to all locations of Henry Ford Assigned Business Unit, to be

reported to the appropriate designated councils and/or committees. Designs and

manages work process and projects that improve the performance of the emergency

management program annually.

  • Analyzes, designs, and manages a community-based hazard vulnerability analysis

for all Assigned Business Unit, based on community risk assessment activities in

conjunction with all in-system, local, state and federal emergency management

agencies. The hazard vulnerability analysis will be reviewed annually.

  • Manages and integrates Business Unit relationship and incident command structure

with other HFHS Emergency Management groups, state and local jurisdictional

authorities, state and local Public Health, state and local Emergency Management,

applicable Healthcare Coalitions, and additional. Serves as the business unit

emergency management point of contact for all emergency management activities,

drills and actual events.

  1. Designs, directs and critiques all emergency management drills and exercises for

Assigned Business Units. Responds to real events requiring activation of incident

command at Assigned Business Unit. Evaluate response, makes corrections, and

completes documentation required by regulatory and accrediting agencies.

  1. Designs and manages, in conjunction with other organizational leaders, the

provision of: communications, resources & assets, safety & security, staff, utilities

and patients for all emergency management events and drills for all Assigned

Business Unit locations.

  1. Manages and prepares all emergency management funding grant requests and

internal hospital budgeting related to emergency management grant requests or

departmental budgets.

  1. Manages and maintains all resources and equipment purchased for emergency

management, whether purchased by the hospital or local, state or federal


10.Establishes and maintains an improved hospital relationship with fire and EMS

agencies, hospitals within and outside of HFHS, long term care agencies, and other

members of the healthcare delivery system for the purposes of building response


11.Designs the emergency management educational curriculum for all Assigned

Business locations and contributes and reviews the Henry Ford Health emergency

management curriculum.

12.Serves as the Chair, Vice Chairperson, or lead of designated business unit and/or

system committees. These may include Emergency Management Steering

Committee, Environment of Care Committee, and regulatory audit teams.

13.Maintains a working knowledge of all applicable federal, state and local laws and

regulations, the Corporate Compliance Program, Code of Ethics, Joint Commission

standards, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in

a manner that reflects honest, ethical and professional behavior.

14.Develops, implements and administers departmental policies and procedures to

ensure compliance with local region, state and federal statutes and accrediting

agency regulations. Monitors adherence to same and initiates corrective action as


15.Serves as the Safety Officer for the organization if appointed by the CEO or Sr.


16.Conducts annual evaluation of organization-wide Environment of Care program in

accordance with TJC standards, if designated by business unit leadership.

17.Responsible for overall coordination of the annual creation, evaluation and update of

the management plans of the Environment of Care and Life Safety chapters, if

designated by business unit leadership.

18.Assigns and monitors Environment of Care and Life Safety chapter responsibilities

to chapter leads pertaining to the Hazardous Materials and Waste, Safety and

Security, Utilities Management, Clinical Engineering sections of the regulatory

requirements, if designated by business unit leadership.

19.Performs other duties as assigned.


  1. Ensures that hospital, county, regional, and state requirements for Assigned

Business Unit are met in a timely fashion.

  1. Directs and develops Emergency Management activities surrounding National

Emergency Preparedness Month – System-wide.

  1. Stewards the Assigned Business Unit Incident Command Center, Incident

Command Center Supply Cabinet, Emergency Management Supply and Staging

Rooms, and Haz-Mat Decontamination Rooms.

  1. Authors and maintains Assigned Business Unit Emergency Management and

Environment of Care policies as appropriate to the assigned principle duties and


  1. Maintains Assigned Business Unit emergency page lists.

  2. Prepares and applies for capital and grant funding opportunities related to

Emergency Management activities.

  1. Serves on all local, regional, and state Emergency Preparedness boards and



• Bachelor’s degree, preferably in an Emergency Management or related field of study


• Specialized knowledge of Emergency Management requirements of regulatory and

accrediting agencies.

• Three to five (3-5) years of progressively more responsibility and experience relating

to emergency management or safety program management or leadership position


• Demonstrated experiences in project management or in planning, implementing,

managing and coordinating complex events.

• Demonstrated research skills using electronic journals, media, the Internet, and

other sources, especially in searching governmental websites.

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite products, including Word, Excel, and


• Interpersonal and communication skills necessary in order to effectively exchange

information, enhance relationships, lead staff and interacting with all levels of

hospital staff and outside community agencies.

• Exceptional communication skills, both oral and written.


  • Maintain a valid Michigan Driver’s License.

  • Must meet or exceed core customer service responsibilities, standards and behaviors as

outlined in the HFHS’ Customer Service Policy and summarized below:

  • Communication

  • Ownership

  • Understanding

  • Motivation

  • Sensitivity

  • Excellence

  • Teamwork

  • Respect

Must practice the customer skills as provided through on-going training and in-services.

Must possess the following personal qualities:

  • Be self-directed

  • Be flexible and committed to the team concept

  • Demonstrate teamwork, initiative and willingness to learn

  • Be open to new learning experiences

  • Accepts and respects diversity without judgment

  • Demonstrates customer service values


  1. Must be able to sit, stand and walk for long periods of time.

  2. Must be able to drive and maintain a valid Michigan Driver’s License. Must travel

from location to location.

  1. May be in contact with communicable diseases and infections.

  2. May be in contact with hazardous materials or wastes.

  3. May be required to remain on-site for extended duration in the event of an

emergency event.

  1. May be required to travel to conferences, seminars, and meetings.

  2. Must be able to tolerate heat, wet, and cold weather conditions.

  3. Must be available to take emergency calls at any time.

Additional Information

  • Organization: Corporate Services

  • Department: Ambulatory Nursing and Quality

    Additional Details

    This posting represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. It should be understood, therefore, that incumbents may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described above.


Under the leadership of President and CEO Robert G. Riney, Henry Ford Health is a $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses, pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians.


Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice. Henry Ford Health has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice Rewards. My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves. There are dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life. As an employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness, and a whole host of other benefits and services. Employee's classified as contingent status are not eligible for benefits.

Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height, weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.