Disaster Response Technician

York, PA | Service and Trades | Tracking Code: 62901

Job Description:

Under the general supervision of the Team Leader-Emergency Management, provides support to the response and recovery efforts of the Hospital Emergency Management Department and Disaster Response Team (DRT) which includes mitigation and training support to the Director, Manager, Team Leader and Coordinators of Emergency Management and the emergency management program. Responds during an emergency situation as required; serves as an active member of the department’s DRT and supports the DRT for any local disaster or relief operation. Supports the functions of the DRT in a state of positive preparedness, readiness and response capabilities through didactic and practical training exercises as well as team meetings, details and drills and exercises.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Responds to decontamination alerts (hospital, mutual aid, community or regional responses) and disaster alerts (surge capacity, triage, and evacuation).
  2. Assists with stores and maintenance of decon room, truck and trailer which includes contents of each.
  3. Attends monthly DRT meetings, DRT training; Participates in drills and exercises as scheduled.
  4. Assists with disaster preparedness and response initiatives as scheduled.
  5. Performs other related duties as identified.
  6. Maintains certification and competency: HazMat Operations (Receiver & Responder) and Incident Command course (Hospital Incident Command System and NIMS components); use of Personal Protective Equipment, use of all decon deployable and static equipment/facilities.
  7. Is able to safely deploy and operate all decontamination equipment, personal protective equipment and stand down all equipment to a state of readiness; work effectively under pressure in a disaster environment; work in a team situation during stressful situations.
  8. Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.
 

Qualifications

  • Minimum Experience:
    • 12 months
    • Min Field of ExpertiseEmergency management, emergency or disaster response, emergency medical response, decontamination response, use of PPE (APR-SCBA), firefighting & HazMat (preferred)
    • Pref Cert/RegistrationEmergency Medical Technician certification in PA or Certification as Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic in PA
  • Minimum Education:
    • High School or G.E.D.
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Why WellSpan Health?

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

Diversity & Inclusion

Welcome. Respect. Value.

Wellspan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected, and valued while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

Quality of Life

Founded in 1741, the city of York is considered by many as the first capital of the United States. The Articles of Confederation were signed by the Second Continental Congress here in 1777. Its beautifully restored historic district is an architectural treasure. While York retains its farming and manufacturing heritage, at its heart York is a thriving cultural community that has attracted creative talent and innovative entrepreneurial investors from across the nation.

Life in York County offers affordable housing, options for higher education, a thriving arts and cultural community, historical attractions, parks and recreational resources, semi-professional baseball team, fine dining and more — within an easy drive of major East Coast cities.

York County residents can find local employment in healthcare, manufacturing, technology, agricultural and service sectors. (Patient population: 445,000)