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  • Emergency

    UMMC Campus-Wide Policy
    Natural disasters, catastrophic events and weather-related emergencies
    (formerly inclement weather)
    Effective Feb. 10, 2010

     

    Policy purpose

    To provide guidance and direction to all faculty and staff as relates to staffing needs and expectations in natural disasters, catastrophic events or weather-related emergencies (referenced below as "emergency").

    Introduction

    The University Of Mississippi Medical Center is open 24 hours per day, seven days per week, 365 days per year and provides essential health care services to the Jackson metropolitan area, Mississippi and the southeastern region of the United States. Our citizens and communities depend upon us to be there in times of need.

    During an emergency, all faculty and staff play important roles in providing and/or supporting patient care. Because some members of our work force may be personally affected by the emergency and unable to report to work, UMMC may need to draw staffing support from all areas of the institution to meet and sustain patient care operations and the support/infrastructure services our caregivers depend on.

    Policy

    In the event of an emergency, it is imperative that all employees, regardless of position/role, make every reasonable attempt to be at their assigned jobs in order to help ensure our ability to sustain operations in support of patient care. Only the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, or his/her designee, has the authority to cancel or modify scheduled hours of operation or classes in the event of a natural disaster, catastrophic event or weather-related emergency.

    Procedures

    In those instances where an employee cannot be at his/her designated job, it is the employee's responsibility to notify the immediate supervisor (or his/her designee) in a timely manner so that appropriate coverage arrangements can be made.

    Employees who are unable to report to work for the entire day will be required to take Personal Leave for said period.

    All pay practices will be governed by applicable law/regulations in effect at the time of the natural disaster or catastrophic event.

    In those instances where UMMC vehicles may be used to transport employees to and from the campus, transportation time is considered time worked.

    Departments and units may put additional procedural guidelines in place so long as they are not in conflict with institutional policy and procedure. It is the responsibility of the department/unit chairs to communicate these additional policies to their employees and the responsibility of employees to be knowledgeable of any additional guidelines that may be applicable.

    The Department of Human Resources will provide guidance to management where questions arise.

    Emergency phone list

    The emergency telephone numbers below are provided for your information:

    Department

    Phone Number

    Police

    9-911

    Fire

    911 or 4-6666

    Code Blue

    4-1111

    Code 13

    4-1111

    Code White

    4-1111

    Rapid Response

    4-1111

    Code Pink

    911, then 4-1111

    Family-Activated Rapid Response in Batson Children's Hospital

    4-HELP
    (4-44357) 

    Environmental Health and Safety

    (601) 984-1980

    University of Mississippi Health Care Information Line

    (601) 984-1000

    Emergency Management Coordinator

    (601) 984-4367

    Employee/Student Health

    (601) 984-1185

    Mississippi MED-COM

    (888) 862-2345

    Physical Facilities

    (601) 984-1420

    Public Affairs

    (601) 984-1100

    Student Services

    (601) 984-5012