We are recruiting for a Emergency Services Intern to join our team!
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Denver Health and Hospital Authority (DHHA) serves as a critical partner to local, state, and regional preparedness agencies and initiatives. As the FEMA Region VIII Regional Treatment Center for emerging and highly infectious diseases, center for the Mountain Plains Regional Disaster Health Response System, a Level I Trauma Center in the city and county of Denver, and a safety-net hospital for the state of Colorado, it is imperative that DHHA operate at a level that ensures minimal impact and interruption to services during emergencies.
The Emergency Management Internship at DHHA is a 1-year program designed to give a recent graduate or current student in a recognized Master's program the opportunity for professional development in a healthcare setting. The Emergency Management Internship prepares the candidate for career and leadership opportunities in the fields of emergency management, public health preparedness, emergency preparedness, and healthcare management through direct participation in activities created to build and strengthen essential planning, mitigation, response, and recovery skills. The Intern will acquire daily hands-on experience in a fast-paced hospital setting.
The Intern will serve with the Manager and Coordinator of Emergency Management to act as a leader, advisor, and participant in developing and implementing emergency management policies. The Intern will engage with a wide array of individuals on planning organizational needs and goals, objectives, and criteria for creating plans, policies, and procedures that are essential in maintaining the safety and well-being of patients, families, visitors, vendors, and employees of DHHA and the North Central Region Healthcare Coalition. The Intern position requires a Monday-Friday, 40-hour-per-week work schedule with flexibility for school responsibilities provided at the discretion of the manager. In addition, Interns may be required to serve as the 24/7 Emergency Management On-Call team member for the period of one week on a rotating basis. Furthermore, the Intern will be required to act as subject matter experts and potentially staff the Hospital Command Center for extended periods of time during emergency situations.
Develops plans, policies, and procedures to ensure the safety and well-being of all individuals within the DHHA Enterprise; creates, executes, and evaluates Tabletop, Functional, and Full-Scale Exercises to test and improve new and existing plans and procedures. (40%)
Conducts research, including literature review and off-site visits to ensure that emergency management best practices are undertaken at DHHA; serves on committees inside and outside of DHHA to further develop healthcare preparedness in the region in accordance with best practices. (30%)
Engages in professional and career development initiatives, including Department of Homeland Security online courses, relevant webinars, in-person training courses, and regional and national conferences. (30%)
Bachelors Degree required.
Master's Degree completed or currently in pursuit of a Master's degree related to emergency management, emergency preparedness, public health, public health preparedness, or a similar type field required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated understanding of the principles of ICS, HICS, NDMS, NIMS, and HSEEP;
Demonstrated analytic ability, and strong written and verbal communications skills;
Knowledge of methods for the development and maintenance of emergency management programs and initiatives;
Desire to be challenged at a high level;
Energetic, hard-working, ambitious, and a self-starter;
Flexible and willing to assume a variety of role assignments and deal effectively with ambiguity;
Service, team, and learning oriented.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
Ability to set up and utilize audio/visual equipment
Experience with mass notification systems, preferred
Days (United States of America)
Partial Year (Ten Month)
$18.50 - $18.50 / hr
Shared leadership and advancement opportunity
Immediate retirement plan matching
Professional clinical advancement program
Participation in evidence-based projects
Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) eligible employer
National Health Service Corps (NHCS) and Colorado Health Service Corps (CHSC) eligible employer
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment has been made.
Denver Health is an integrated, high-quality academic health care system considered a model for the nation that includes a Level I Trauma Center, a 555-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911 emergency medical response system, 10 family health centers, 19 school-based health centers, Rocky Mountain Poison & Drug Safety, a Public Health Institute, an HMO and The Denver Health Foundation.
As Colorado's primary, and essential, safety-net institution, Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided billions in uncompensated care for the uninsured. Denver Health is viewed as an Anchor Institution for the community, focusing on hiring and purchasing locally as applicable, serving as a pillar for community needs, and caring for more than 185,000 individuals and 67,000 children a year.
Located near downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to offer.
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
Take your career to the next level at Denver Health, where we offer a robust benefits package and endless opportunities for growth. Denver Health is a nationally-ranked, locally-trusted, premier healthcare institution located in the heart of Denver, Colorado.Twenty-five percent of all Denver residents, or approximately 150,000 individuals, receive their health care here. We are known as an integrated health care system that encompasses multidisciplinary academic specialties, a community health system, a level I adult trauma center, pediatric emergency and urgent care center home to Denver Public Health and many of the nation's leaders in medicine.Denver Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer At Denver Health we pride ourselves on our commitment to diversity. Equal opportunity is a fundamental principle of Denver Health. As an equal opportunity employer, Denver Health is committed to recruit, hire, promote and administer all human resource actions in a non-discriminatory manner. Denver Health is committed to providing equal opportunities in all business practices and to all persons regardless of age, race, color, national origin, genetic information, religion, sex, pregnancy, disab...ility, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status or veteran status (collectively “protected status”). Denver Health strives to maintain a work environment that is free from unlawful harassment and discrimination and will not tolerate any such conduct by employees or directed at employees within the scope of their employment. Read the full Human Resources Employee Principles and Practices policy.