Job Description

Job Title: Emergency Preparedness Specialist
Job ID: 703340
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Department: Emergency Preparedness
Location: 3600 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh PA 15213


As a member of the Emergency Preparedness Department, the Emergency Preparedness Specialist develops, directs and delivers emergency preparedness programs across the enterprise in compliance with the UPMC standards of practice; interfaces with the Wolff Center Infection Control team; ensure that UPMC is operating under appropriate state and federal regulatory requirements that govern education and emergency preparedness actives within healthcare.

  • Collaborate with clinical response team (CRT) leadership and members to identify specific clinical educational needs.
  • Complete an evaluation of learning needs of staff and develop education processes to meet the needs.
  • Design and create standards of practice utilizing innovative approaches to achieve quality outcomes.
  • Design and oversee improvement activities related to the UPMC Emergency Preparedness.
  • Develop in-service programs in response to staff needs and teach staff current accepted PPE and operational practices.
  • Maintain training equipment inventory and ensure equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department.
  • Participate in and lead teams to review, evaluate, revise and implement clinical and education programs, processes, policies and practices across all UPMC.
  • Participate in programs/meetings as required and assigned
  • Participate in the process to maintain training equipment inventory and ensure equipment malfunctions are reported to the appropriate department.
  • Plan, develop and direct the CRT education, training and exercise program
  • Plan, develop and direct the biological and chemical response education, training and exercise program related to front-line facilities
  • Provide staff with educational support and guidance for the implementation of emerging infectious disease program objectives.


  • Bachelors Degree, in a health field or Safety Science strongly required.
  • At least three years of experience in healthcare and as an educator required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in MS Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint minimum).
  • Demonstrated knowledge and competence in the use of PPE and Medical Surveillance

    Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
    FEMA IS 100, 200, 700 and 800 or certifications in Hospital Incident Command System training.

    UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $24.27 to $41.99 / hour

Union Position: No

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