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Director of Plant Operations

Company: Oceans Healthcare
Location: Gretna
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

The Plant Operations Director is to provide leadership to the Plant Operations Department at the facility by actively directing and supporting the Plant Operations Departments at each hospital with all work related to the physical plant and ancillary systems, engineering, grounds, security, and safety. This role performs surveys and inspections to ensure compliance with all regulatory agencies and has extensive knowledge with TJC, CMS, and other regulatory agencies' requirements. The Plant Operations Director provides support to the Plant Operations Department at the facility to ensure successful oversight of the hospital's plant operations, safety, and security. The programs supported include, but are not limited to, hazardous materials, law and insurance regulations, buildings, grounds, equipment, and occupant safety. All duties to be done in accordance with Joint Commission, Federal and State regulations, the State Department of Public Health, Oceans' Mission, policies and procedures, and QAPI Standards. This role also provides guidance on construction/remodeling projects upon direction from organizational leadership. The Director presents a positive image of the hospital to patients, visitors, physicians, and the public. Oversees the Housekeeping department and works hand-in-hand with the Environment of Care Director on Hospital projects.
Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for establishment and oversight of the Organization's Plant Operations Program to include facility maintenance, life safety, and housekeeping operations; has a working knowledge of the Organization's Plant Operations Safety policies and procedures. Ensures that the Organization's Plant Operations and Safety forms meet regulatory standards and serve to provide adequate documentation of the hospital's plant operations functions.
    • Inspects the facility for proper operation and working conditions. Maintains maintenance records to the extent of malfunction of equipment. Collaborates with the Corporate Plant Operations Director to review the records for auditing and training (when applicable).
      • Leads the process in the facility in obtaining bids. Collaborates with the Corporate Director of Plant Operations in scheduling and coordinating repairs/replacements beyond the scope of the hospital Plant Operations Director with outside vendors.
        • Oversees the Plant Operations staff day-to-day operations, to ensure that general semi-skilled to skilled maintenance, alternation and repairs to machinery, equipment, or facilities as assigned or in accordance to basic skills and abilities, and standard procedures diagrams or manufactures instructions.
          • Serves as an additional trainer to the facility for Crisis Intervention and De-escalation training. Collaborates with the Environment of Care Director when needed to act as an additional competent trainer.
            • In accordance with the Corporate Compliance Audit and Monitoring Plan, conducts audits of the facilities' compliance with Life Safety Standards. Prepares and reviews findings with Plant Operations Department staff to determine plans of correction. Works collaboratively with the Environment of Care Director and the Corporate Plant Operations Director to ensure plans of correction are appropriate.
              • Collaborates with the Corporate Plant Operations Director for construction/remodeling projects. Works collaboratively with the operational leadership to ensure that all projects meet safety standards and are cost-effective for the facility.
                • Serves hand-in-hand with the Environment Care Director as the Hospital Safety Officers. Schedules regular meetings. Provides the Hospital Leadership Team with information and recommendations for ensuring practices and resources are in place to promote a safe workplace for all employees and safe care environment for all patients; additionally coordinates and maintains the Housekeeping Department to ensure the hospital is safely cleaned and well maintained on a daily basis.
                  • Determines cause of problems; formulates and evaluates possible solutions; knows where to obtain information; solicits input from others when appropriate. Responds in the best interests of our patients and the hospital; possesses and applies required job skills and knowledge; is current in area of expertise. Actively pursues certifications, continuing education, etc., as applicable.
                    • Performs other duties and projects as assigned.RequirementsEducational / Experience Requirements:1. A minimum of 5 years in Facilities Management required; preferred Healthcare experience.
                      2. Experience in management/supervision of a Plant Operations Department including (EVS, Security, Grounds, Biomed, etc.)
                      3. Knowledge of facility buildings, equipment, and utilities
                      4. High school diploma or equivalent required. College degree in Engineering preferred.
                      Qualifications / Skills:Ability to read, write and follow written and oral instructions. Mathematics, computer, reasoning and language skills preferred. Must be able to perform heavy work or lifting and carrying, pushing and/or pulling objects; climb ladders; and use hand tools. Must successfully complete CPR certification and an Oceans approved behavioral health de-escalation program.
                      Work Environment:Subject to many interruptions. Occasional pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries. This position can be high paced and stressful; must be able to cope mentally and physically to atmosphere. Work requires spending approximately 90% or more of the time inside a building that offers protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.

Keywords: Oceans Healthcare, New Orleans , Director of Plant Operations, Executive , Gretna, Louisiana

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