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Director of Facilities in Southfield, MI at Oakland Regional Hospital

Date Posted: 5/17/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Shift Time: Days
Shift Length: 8 hours
Standard Hours Per Week: 40 hours/week

Role/Position Definition: To provide assurance that an aseptic, attractive and safe environment is maintained for patients, staff and visitors while promoting an efficient and harmonious atmosphere among fellow employees; to contribute to the development of the Housekeeping and Maintenance Department personnel and self through in-services and educational programs. Supervises all maintenance activities of the Hospital/Skilled Nursing Center. Assures that all regulatory/accreditation requirements related to the physical plant are met.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Directs and monitors all physical plant duties and responsibilities.
  • Performs all functions of job and addresses the needs of the organization in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • Ability to be on call for emergencies at all times.
  • Attends committees and submits required reporting in a timely fashion (i.e., QAPI, Safety, Etc.)
  • Works with direct Supervisor in establishing goals for the department.
  • Responsible for the performance management of staff including completing performance evaluations.
  • Oversees Housekeeping department and performs personnel functions related to time keeping, management, reports, evaluations, and hire and dismissal when necessary in the absence of Housekeeping Supervisor. 
  • Keeps an open mind and listens to constructive suggestions.
  • Keeps personnel up to date on all new policies and procedures and is able to answer any questions.
  • Shall promote personnel efficiency and job satisfaction through application of effective managerial techniques.
  • Assures proper use and accountability for supplies and equipment.            
  • Maintains control over use and condition of the equipment and takes action to assure proper repair.
  • Shall be responsible for overseeing the established budget for the department.
  • Maintains statistical data that will assist in the annual budgeting process.
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with safety and environmental control regulations (AOA, State and Federal regulatory agencies).
  • Shall develop policies and procedures for the department and revise as necessary on at least an annual basis.
  • Keeps abreast of changes in standards for the above regulatory agencies.
  • Maintains cleanliness of immediate work area.
  • Complies with hospital/ department rules and procedures.
  • Shows proper concern and reports general maintenance needs.
  • Maintains confidentiality and HIPAA compliance
  • Adheres to dress code established by department.
  • Displays a positive attitude towards fellow employees and job requirements.
  • Attends all required inservices annually (Fire/Safety/Disaster and Infection Control,etc.).
  • Is absent infrequently and in accordance with Hospital policy.          
  • Directs, supervises and provides "on-hands" assistance to maintenance personnel.
  • Prioritizes and responds in a timely fashion to departmental maintenance requests.
  • Confers with a variety of regulatory and inspecting authorities on matters pertaining to fire codes for physical plant, safety, elevators, boiler, SDS information etc.
  • Plans and recommends alterations of the physical facilities and grounds, including structural changes, modifications, repairs and additions to existing facilities.
  • Plans, schedules and conducts regular preventive maintenance to Hospital facilities and equipment.                                                   
  • Meets with outside contractors, sales representatives, and engineers in order to resolve matters concerning purchase of major equipment or supplies, repairs to the physical plant by outside contractors, planning of new construction and arranging for inspections by City inspectors and insurance carriers                                    
  • Reviews and analyzes bids submitted by outside contractors; makes authoritative recommendations to Administration regarding most acceptable bids.
  • Oversees all work performed by contractors to ensure quality work.            
  • Conducts and documents fire drills in accordance with standards.                           
  • Continuous assessment and improvement of the department functions.     
  • Maintains quality control/quality improvement programs.                    
  • Make recommendations for space utilization and other resources needed by the departments.                                                            
  • Complies and enforces State, Federal and accrediting agency rules, regulations and standards.    
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Qualifications/Position Requirements:

Education/Experience

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. required.
  • Minimum of five years experience in plant operations/maintenance, with supervisory responsibility.
  • Experience in maintenance record keeping and safety officer capacity.
  • Vocational training in plumbing, electrical, cooling and heating desirable.
  • Experience working in a nursing home setting desirable.
  • Courses in hospital housekeeping or institutional management desired.
  • Must be able to take classes offered by hospital and be able to attend seminars.
  • Required to work on special projects in addition to supervisory responsibilities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must possess strong project management skills.
  • Must be familiar with OSHA/MIOSHA rules and regulations.
  • Strong knowledge of regulations and standards including ASHRAE, NFPA, AOA and/or JCAHO.
  • Familiar with the processes of scheduling of contractors.
  • Ability to interact effectively with Administration.

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