Jason Dotson

Jason Dotson

Work History

Work History
Jun 2010 - Present

Training & Exercise Coordinator; Medical Reserve Corps Coordinator

Lexington-Fayette County Health Department

  • Responsible for coordination of  lectures and public health preparedness related trainings to ensure preparedness of local and regional public health workforce, including healthcare professionals, hospital staff and first responder communities.
  • Ensures agency compliance with National Incident Management System (NIMS)/ Incident Command System (ICS) requirements.
  • Assists in the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of exercises as they pertain to emergency preparedness activities and local planning partnerships. Examples include 2010 World Equestrian Games and 2011 National Level Exercise.
  • Collaborates with and supports the activities of the regional epidemiologists, planners, and other regional trainers to facilitate the ongoing emergency planning activities.
  • Serves as coordinator for Lexington-Fayette County Medical Reserve Corps.
  • Implement and evaluate the public health preparedness curriculum in designated areas.
  • Collaborates with and supports the activities of the regional epidemiologists, planners, and other regional trainers to facilitate the ongoing emergency planning activities
  • Collaborates closely with regional Healthcare Emergency Planning Coalition leadership to support emergency planning and exercise objects.
  • Maintains and supports several information management systems such as Health Alert Network, WebEOC, KHELPS.
Aug 2009 - May 2010

Emergency Communications Specialist

Arkansas Department of Health

  • Served as the focal point for all state agency responses to all hazard incidents, including nuclear incidents.
  • Utilized guidelines to record and request responses for public health incidents or emergencies.
  • Provided notification of severe weather incidents to the public and to local and state officials and coordinates information on incidents and emergencies.
  •  Supported emergency communications requirements of Department of Health’s Nuclear Planning & Response Program.
  • Reviewed all incidents reported to the Emergency Communication Center. Conducted daily communication tests with various communication systems. Participated in training and state wide exercises.
  •  Received notification of radiological shipments in state and provides necessary notification to state agencies. Distributed public health information utilizing numerous methods such as Health Alert Network. Proficient in a variety of specialized software systems including Essential Software Suite, and Codespear.
Aug 2004 - Aug 2009

Corporal

Harding University Public Safety

Supervised weekend midnight shifts, taught American Heart CPR/First Aid Courses, provided first response services to campus community. Participated in disaster drills at the incident command and emergency operation center levels and worked closely with local first response organizations.  Earned certification in Hazardous Materials Awareness, Community Emergency Response Team, Skywarn Storm Spotter.

Education

Education