Archive for May 2017

Region 3 HMCC Seeks to Hire Program Planning and Operations Coordinator

NorthEast Emergency Medical Services Inc., acting on behalf of Region 3 HMCC, is seeking to hire a Program Planning and Operations Coordinator.

Reporting to the HMCC Manager.  The Planning & Operation Coordinator will work along side the Program Manager to perform professional, technical and administrative work for the HMCC Manager, established core disciplines, Regional PHEP & HPP Coordinators.  Duty Officer Lead for the 24/7/365 communication link.  This position will require the Planning & Operation Coordinator to work with all the defined disciplines to create, exercise and maintain a regional coordination plan working with limited supervision and be able to work independently. The selected candidate should be able to provide necessary transportation throughout all 48 communities within the Region.

Click here for the full job description.

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HMCC Region 3 Program Manager Mark Munroe Attends Homeland Security Training

The following is a press release from the Center for Domestic Preparedness:

Emergency Responder Mark T. Munroe, from Mass Region 3 Health & Medical Coordinating Coalition, recently completed training offered by the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP), in Anniston, Ala. The CDP is operated by the United States Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and is the only federally-chartered Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) training facility in the nation.

The CDP develops and delivers advanced training for emergency response providers, emergency managers, and other government officials from state, local, and tribal governments. The CDP offers more than 40 training courses focusing on incident management, mass casualty response, and emergency response to a catastrophic natural disaster or terrorist act. Training at the CDP campus is federally funded at no cost to state, local, and tribal emergency response professionals or their agency.

Resident training at the CDP includes healthcare and public health courses at the Noble Training Facility, the nation’s only hospital dedicated to training healthcare professionals in disaster preparedness and response.

A number of resident training courses culminate at the CDP’s Chemical, Ordnance, Biological and Radiological (COBRA) Training Facility. The COBRA is the nation’s only facility featuring civilian training exercises in a true toxic environment using chemical agents. The advanced hands-on training enables responders to effectively prevent, respond to, and recover from real-world incidents involving acts of terrorism and other hazardous materials.

Responders participating in CDP training gain critical skills and confidence to respond effectively to local incidents or potential WMD events.

Information about CDP training programs can be found at https://cdp.dhs.gov. Visit the “News & Media” tab at the top of the site to download images, share CDP training articles, and find out what others are saying about CDP training. For more information about the CDP, contact the CDP External Affairs Office, at (256) 847-2212/2316 or e-mail [email protected]

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Photos: HMCC Region 3 Hospitals Events

The hospitals of Massachusetts Region 3 are pleased to share photos from two events that they hosted earlier this month.

These events are the result of the 13 community hospitals working in collaboration to ensure and improve planning and response to disasters for their patients, visitors and staff.

For more information on each event, visit the event page:

Surge Capacity and Planning During a Disaster

Internal Medical Surge Capacity Planning Workshop

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Seeking a Full-Time Public Health Nurse for the Town of Needham

The Town of Needham is seeking a full-time public health nurse.

The public health nurse is based at the Center at the Heights in Needham, 300 Hillside Ave., and reports to the Director of the Health & Human Services Department. This is an essential position within the Public Health Division and the larger Health & Human Services Department which performs a variety of nursing, policy, and health education functions.

The full-time public health nurse works with a part-time public health nurse and with a pool of on-call and per diem nurses. Duties include the development and delivery of screening programs and wellness clinics, and communicable disease investigation, surveillance, and case management activities. The public health nurse researches public health and medical studies as well as evidence-based practices to inform the development of Needham Public Health policies and Board of Health regulations, and educates and informs the community about a broad range of health topics including general wellness, safety from mosquito and tick-borne illnesses, and mental health promotion. He/she will direct the Town’s Medical Reserve Corps, will manage local and federal fuel assistance programs, and will collaborate extensively with the Town’s social workers, school nurses, the Building Commissioner, and personnel from the Town’s public safety agencies. The public health nurse sits on the Town’s Local Emergency Planning Community and is a critical member of the Community Crisis Intervention Team.

Click here to view the full job description.

The deadline to apply is Friday, May 19 at 5 p.m. 

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