With well over a million square feet of facilities, the Plant Operations group is responsible for the maintenance, operation, and continuous improvement of the facility and building systems to support the essential clinical functions of the hospital. The Director of Facilities Operations and Maintenance is the key leader for day-to-day operation of this group, responsible for the all maintenance, repairs, preventive efforts, as well as improvement of documentation and analysis of systems to maintain critical up-time of hospital facilities. Strong organization and leadership skills and solid knowledge of hospital systems are necessary.
An ideal candidate will possess excellent customer service and leadership skills as well as possess knowledge of the principals and practices of mechanical/electrical engineering, and a general knowledge of supporting engineering disciplines as they apply to the design, construction, and maintenance of facilities belonging to hospitals and healthcare.
The candidate should have a general knowledge of The Joint Commission, DNV ,NFPA, CMS and other code requirements for healthcare facilities. The candidate should have the ability to manage department workflow, operating budgets, capital budgets, contracts, and continual improvement initiatives. He/she will be responsible for analyzing existing work practices to improve effectiveness and to assure compliance with guidelines and federal and state regulations. The candidate must also have the ability to exercise good judgment in appraising situations (often emergent) and making decisions; the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with maintenance staff, professional and technical construction personnel, and Augusta “clients”; and the ability to express oneself clearly and concisely in oral and written form and to follow oral and written instructions.
Education Requirements •Minimum education requirements include a bachelor’s degree in engineering or other appropriate/ technical discipline related to the area of assignment. •All degrees must have been received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Experience Requirements ?A minimum of 5-8 years in a supervisory / leadership role that includes combined experience in facility planning and design, facility management, maintenance and operations, construction, or project management in a healthcare setting - or equivalent combination of training and experience.
License Desired •Preference for candidates that are licensed as a professional engineer in Virginia with an engineering background in mechanical/electrical engineering and with experience as either a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Certified Maintenance Professional (CMP), Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM), or equal.
Work experiences should include the following: •Experienced and proficient with a wide range of personal computer hardware and software, including spreadsheets. •Must have knowledge of various codes, procedures, etc., that apply to hospitals such as NFPA 25, NFPA 99, NFPA 101 and DNV,CMS requirements, etc. •Reads, understands and interprets blueprints, drawings, floor plans and schedules as they relate to electrical, mechanical, plumbing, HVAC equipment, building structures and finishes. •Successfully performed high level decision-making in an operational management capacity. •Proven verbal and written communication skills and success in dealing with high level administration. •Proven knowledge of broad based management methods and implementation techniques. •Proven ability in providing leadership, counsel, motivation and commitment to the department’s and organization’s goals. Skilled in responding to and developing plan of actions quickly when urgent needs arise. •Proven ability in developing and maintaining relationships with higher management, peers and subordinates and skilled in resolving conflicts and gaining cooperation with others. •Proven experience in planning, organizing, administering, coordinating, reviewing, evaluating and personally participating effectively in the management of facilities. •Skilled in developing and directing the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures, management systems, work standards and program evaluation. •Skilled in effectively and professionally representing the department in a positive manner. Skilled in working in and creating a team atmosphere.
Internal Number: DIREC02031
About Augusta Health
Located in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, Augusta Health offers an impressive array of inpatient, outpatient, and community-based services. Our main location is a 255-bed community hospital situated on a 230-acre campus in Fishersville and is the sole community provider in Augusta County. Our excellent interdisciplinary care team has enabled us to earn multiple national distinctions, including being named one of Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals and one of the 100 Great Community Hospitals by Becker's Hospital Review.