Disaster Response Technician

Chambersburg, PA | Clinical Care | Emergency Services | FTE: 0.001 | Regular | Tracking Code: 101777

General Summary

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

Essential Functions:
  • Responds to decontamination alerts (hospital, mutual aid, community or regional responses) and disaster alerts (surge capacity, triage, and evacuation).
  • Assists with stores and maintenance of decon room, truck and trailer which includes contents of each.
  • Attends monthly DRT meetings, DRT training; Participates in drills and exercises as scheduled.
  • Assists with disaster preparedness and response initiatives as scheduled.
Common Expectations:
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Provides outstanding service to all customers; fosters teamwork; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.
Required for All Jobs:
  • Performs other related duties as identified.
  • WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a compliance program to support WellSpan's values and standards for professionalism, integrity, and ethics. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization and the performance expectations of the job, the department, and the compliance program.
  • WellSpan Health has adopted and implemented a privacy program to safeguard the patient information and the business and operational information of the organization. Expected to support and meet the values and standards of the organization to safeguard patient and business/operational information.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Physical Demands:
  • Standing - Frequently
  • Walking - Frequently
  • Sitting - Occasionally
  • Carrying/Lifting - Frequently (50lbs)
  • Pushing/Pulling - Frequently (50lbs)
  • Kneeling/Crouching - Frequently
  • Reaching - Frequently
  • Talking - Frequently
  • Hearing - Frequently
  • Repetitive Motions - Frequently
  • Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination - Frequently
Working Environment:
  • Indoor/Outdoor - Frequently
  • Loud Noise - Frequently
  • Occupational Hazards - Frequently
  • Bloodborne Pathogen - Exposure
Qualifications

Minimum Education:
  • High School Diploma or GED Required
Work Experience:
  • 1 year Experience in Emergency management, emergency or disaster response, emergency medical response, decontamination response, or firefighting. Required
  • Experience in HazMat. Preferred
Licenses:
  • Certified Emergency Medical Technician Upon Hire Preferred or
  • Certified Paramedic Upon Hire Preferred
Driver's License Statement:

Must possess a valid driver's license in the current state of residence. Driving record must meet requirements established by WellSpan Risk Management.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Use of PPE (APR-SCBA).
Brittany Allen
Brittany Allen
Talent Sourcing Specialist

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