The Director Facilities Management is responsible for Engineering Operations and Maintenance, Facilities Planning and Project Management activities. As such this position has full authority and responsibility over all activities relating to these departments.
Administers and directs preventive and corrective maintenance programs to maintain buildings, grounds, and equipment, both fixed and portable; procures or generates all utilities, including water supply and sewage, and their distribution systems; coordinates activities with other departments to ensure safe and efficient operations.
The Facilities Director ensures safe and efficient operations in compliance with applicable regulatory and safety guidelines while maintaining service excellence.
Reporting Relationships: Reports to: Vice President, Operations • Provides Supervision to Supervisors and Employees assigned to plant operations, engineering and project management functions.
Facilities Operations Assigns and monitors all work within the department. Evaluates, disciplines, trains, orients, counsels and makes recommendations for hiring, promotion, discharge and salary increase for employees assigned to Facilities Management. Manages resources to provide safe, functional, comfortable, aesthetically pleasing facilities Establishes and implements departmental policies, procedures and reviews, including annual reviews and updates with departmental staff. Prepares manuals and guidebooks covering all phases of departmental operations for use by employees. • Develops standards for organization and supervision of departmental services. Communicates internally with all individuals participating in projects or affected by projects, communicates externally with individuals or agencies that may have an impact on a project. Consults with department leaders in planning and executing projects and in making project assignments. Consults with outside contractors, architects and other contracted services in planning and executing scheduled work and manages design and construction in order to build optimally maintainable spaces. Performs the Financial Management activities pertaining to the preparation of the annual departmental budgets for staff, including operating and capital expenditures. Develops cost control programs for the department. Reviews specifications for all equipment and construction for the hospital. Compiles documentation required related to justification of projects and the management of projects. • Provides technical information and consultation to other departments. Consults with vendors on design, purchase and installation of new equipment. Reviews designs and prepares reports for compliance with all Authorities Having Jurisdiction. Constantly advances knowledge in the operations and management of assigned areas, and attends meetings/seminars as required concerning specific areas of to the hospital relating to the department.
Observes and enforces Environment of Care and Life Safety regulations and practices Develops and maintains a positive work climate and the overall team effort of the department. Leadership: Provide strong leadership particularly in the areas of facilities management, risk reduction, performance metrics, work process efficacy and efficiency, team performance, and the pursuit of excellence. Lead and guide lead(s) to obtain optimal performance and operational excellence • Ensures appropriate staffing coverage to support safe and efficient plant operations Manages staffing, performance evaluation and training activities, and assists with capacity planning for staff and contract labor Interface with all unit operations, leadership and the line organization in order to administer programs, procedures, and ensures compliance Represents the organization with internal and external customers Display patient/customer centric philosophy that highlights both internal and external relationships; identifies needs/expectations and strives to exceed them Drives service excellence in daily operations and customer interactions Workplace Conditions Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and talk or hear. • The employee frequently is required to walk and stoop, kneel, crouch. • The employee is occasionally required to stand. • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and ability to adjust focus. Work Environment: •
General office environment and the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. • Exposure to excessive dust and dirt, outdoor weather conditions, heat in excess of 90 degrees F. and cold below 32-degree F. on an occasional basis. • Work involves frequent exposure to demanding environments and exposure to products which are potentially hazardous or harmful. • Work will which require exercise of well defined precautions for protection from injury or illness.
Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Facility Management or Related Field
Union Experience Required
10 years progressive experience in operations and management of engineering, construction, maintenance and mechanical systems in Healthcare Facilities
Certified Healthcare Facilities Management (CHFM)
Valid Drivers License
Additional Salary Information: Incentive Bonus
Internal Number: 1900
About Silver Cross Hospital
At Silver Cross, we pride ourselves on delivering unrivaled care to every patient, every time. Our commitment to safety, quality and patient experience has earned us numerous national awards over the years.
We first achieved national prominence when we were recognized as one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals in 2004—an accomplishment that we've repeated 8 times—most recently in 2020. What's more, we've been acknowledged as one of American’s Friendliest Hospitals and one of the nation's safest hospitals by earning Straight A’s for patient safety from the Leapfrog Group. In 2017, Silver Cross received 5 Stars from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS).
Expansive Healthcare Campus
The mission of providing quality healthcare continues today with a remarkable 300-bed replacement hospital, which opened in 2012. All patient rooms are private—accommodating today’s medical technology and ultimately reducing unnecessary transfers and the risk of infection and injury. The hospital’s unique design creates efficiencies between departments and promotes an environment that helps patients heal faster. Our 129-acre New Lenox campus includes several medical buildings wit...h physician offices and outpatient services, the Carolyn J. Czerkies Pavilion—home to UChicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center at Silver Cross, and an ambulatory surgery center, and Silver Oaks Behavioral Hospital.