The NE DHHS’s Division of Public Health is seeking a motivated professional to provide leadership and guidance to healthcare and public health emergency response preparedness partners.
As the Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) lead for Nebraska, you will help prepare the healthcare system to save lives during emergencies and disasters. Duties include: Provide oversight for HPP, including the development of program strategy, work plan items, and subawards. Coordinate the design and implementation of HPP activities at the state and local levels. Ensure linkages and collaboration with other emergency response programs at State and local levels. Prepare and process programmatic, financial, and grant documentation. Develop and monitor the Work Plan for HPP activities including writing planned activities and outputs, tracking progress for activities and outputs, and reporting information to federal partners. Oversee the subawards/contracts and activities of the Healthcare Coalitions and other partners. Monitor subawards for programmatic outcomes. Receive and review HCC-level plans (e.g. Preparedness Plans, Response Plans), as well as quarterly reports (e.g. progress reports, budget documentation, supplemental material, plans, etc.). Ensure financial oversight of HPP subrecipients to include conducting site visits/desk reviews and/or working with outside contractors. Manage applicable supplemental grants for the HPP program (e.g. Ebola Supplemental). Work with other state partners on Ebola planning activities. Perform other duties as assigned. Must be available for potential travel or overnight stays (less than 5% of total time). Must be able to respond to public health emergencies 24/7/365.
REQUIREMENTS: Master’s degree in epidemiology, public health, biostatistics or other health care related field. Additional training and experience in the application of epidemiological principles and practices is required, including surveillance, investigative techniques, implementation and control measures and evaluation measures, and system design and implementation.
PREFERRED: Experience in an agency/organization with responsibility for planning, implementation, budgeting, monitoring, and evaluating a program or service.
OTHER: Must have valid driver’s license or the ability to provide independent authorized transportation. Must be available for potential travel or overnight stays (less than 5% of total time). Must be able to respond to public health emergencies 24/7/365.
Knowledge of: the principles and practices of program administration including planning, organizing, and budgeting; the principles of grant writing and grant administration; subrecipient/contract management; implementation of objectives and performance goals. Ability to: interpret and apply state and federal laws and standards, agency rules, policies and procedures, and technical narrative material; communicate effectively; effectively interact with program representatives, partners, and the public; apply instructions; summarize program and administrative data/statistics into reports; formulate short and long range plans; implement objectives and performance goals; assess progress toward achievement of objectives and adherence with established standards/policies; communicate and collaborate with partners; solve problems related to the programs administered.
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