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Emerging Illness Program Manager

Job Description

Job ID: 1219129
Employment Status: Full-Time
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Role Purpose

Manages and establishes priorities for organizational Emergency Management - Emerging Illness/Ebola Management Program. Emerging Illness consists of multiple or large projects, including sub projects supported by multidisciplinary teams. Responsible for managing with multidisciplinary support, preparedness, planning, tracking, response and recovery activities. Manage organizational Emerging Illness Steering, Operation, and Education & Training Committees and Focus Teams meet organizational needs, Missouri Department of Health & Human Services (DHSS) grant award goals/objectives, accreditation, agency and consensus guidelines.
Project assignments, committee/team size and duration varies and may be large in scope, complexity and strategic alignment. Manages and is responsible for tasks performed by multidisciplinary Committee and Team members related to:
1. Program/Portfolio project scope including operations related work
2. Project prioritization within programs/portfolios
3. Project scoping, planning, execution, analysis & tracking
4. Supply/Equipment inventory management and reporting. Issue, maintain, track and inventory deployable assets to
affected personnel.
5. Change management
6. Team facilitation
7. Risk/hazard identification and mitigation


  • Manages individual(s) including but not limited to: hires, trains, assigns work, manages & evaluates performance, conducts professional development plans. Ensures that the productivity and actions of that group meet/support the overall operational goals of the department as established by department leadership.
  • Manage preparedness, planning, tracking, response and recovery activities via multidisciplinary teams. Establish processes for supporting/sustaining emerging illness management program, provide insight/expertise for new initiatives in accordance with organizational, local, state, federal agency, accreditation requirements and organizational needs. This includes the updating of numerous protocols, as well as the creation of new protocols to fill identified gaps within the program. Multiple drills and exercises will need to be developed yearly and then executed, and areas for improvement identified.
  • Manage collection, analysis and dissemination of information and intelligence related to emerging illnesses. Identify compliance requirements, establish performance indicators and reporting schedules/formats, in accordance with organizational and, agency requirements. Maintain close coordination with local, state, federal and other partners to ensure all emerging illness response requirements are successfully achieved. Update on at least a quarterly basis the advancements within the program. Attend in person quarterly meetings with the State in Jefferson City to disseminate information. Create educational materials and video recordings of various procedures to inform BJH staff as well as EMS agencies transporting patients to BJH.
  • Ensures programs/portfolios are appropriately staffed and organized to meet objectives through infrastructure, governance, reporting and strong communication to sponsors and stockholders. Responsible for expert level application and knowledge transfer to indirect reports related to assignments within project, program and portfolio management.
  • Provides leadership to project teams in the interpretation, development and implementation of an assigned project. Manages functional and business requirements, work breakdown structure, timeline(s), dependencies, millstones, project approval and charter documents. Chairs the Education & Training, Operations, and Steering Committees, as well as leading smaller working groups.
  • Provides information and advice to sponsors and stakeholders in the selection and prioritization of projects and operational work for inclusion in program/portfolio. Provides information and advice to related programs within Emergency Management such as the Bioterrorism Plan.

  • Minimum Requirements



  • Master's Degree
  • - Public Health/related



  • 2-5 years

    Supervisor Experience

  • < 2 years

    Licenses & Certifications

  • Valid Driver's License
  • FEMA Prof Dvlmt Series (PDS)


    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information



  • Doctorate
  • - Public Health/related



  • 5-10 years

    Supervisor Experience

  • 2-5 years

    Licenses & Certifications

  • FEMA Prjct Mgt Prof (PMP)
  • Incident Command System
  • National Incident Management
  • PMI

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center

    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


    Equal Opportunity Employer