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To receive Veteran Preference, appropriate discharge papers must be attached to the online application or must be included with your emailed resume/CV. Please refer to Veteran Preference document requirements listed on the bottom of this posting.
The Chief Engineering Officer is responsible for administering and directing programs to manage clinical engineering, plant operations, environmental services, buildings & grounds, safety & security, environment of care, transportation, parking and fleet management for all Cook County Health (CCH) facilities and premises. The Chief Engineering Officer leads all CCH programs in a manner that creates an overall culture of safety for all CCH employees, patients and visitors ensuring all CCH buildings and facilities operate within the environment of care standards and are in compliance with federal, state, county and city regulatory agency requirements. The Chief Engineering Officer will be responsible for CCH' Disaster Management program.
This position is exempt from Career Service under the CCH Personnel Rules.
Reviews and evaluates existing programs, services, policies and procedures and identifies and addresses areas for quality improvement
Determines appropriate distribution of work assignments and adequate personnel to ensure services are provided in a timely and efficient manner
Develops both long and short term objectives consistent with CCH goals
Prepares operational and capital budgets and assures expenses are within annual budget
Confers with and accompanies regulatory agency surveyors during inspections, when necessary
Attends and participates in labor disputes and union negotiations as requested by CCH Human Resources and Labor Relations
Creates a culture of service and excellence to provide the highest quality of healthcare to the patients of CCH
Develops an effective leadership team and success plan for all senior positions
Creates an environment that values and seeks excellence
Oversees and guides Directors and staff in the areas of Clinical Engineering, Plant Operations, Environmental Services, Buildings & Grounds, Safety and Security, Environment of Care, Life Safety, Environment of Care, Transportation, Parking and Fleet Management in performing their leadership duties.
Provides direction and implementation of all aspects of clinical engineering, building operations, housekeeping, maintenance, remodeling, construction and other assigned departments, areas or functions in Clinical Engineering, Plant Operations, Environmental Services, Building and Grounds
Keep medical equipment, mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems operating by establishing and enforcing operating and preventive maintenance rules and arranging for repairs to ensure operational efficiency
Leads planning and implement of building improvements and expansions
Work with CCH Leadership and staff to meet the needs of the facility
Works with the Cook County Office of Capital Planning and Policy and assists in the supervision of facility and building construction projects
Provides direction to hospital security personnel and members of law enforcement staff across the health system to ensure all staff, visitors, and patients act in accordance with professional standards and protocols of safety with respect to incident prevention, investigations, emergency response actions, and all related standards of public and patient safety
Coordinates with federal, state, county and city law enforcement officers where activities of public peace and safety are involved
Conducts surveillance such as periodic walks or rounds of core areas throughoutr CCH to ensure compliance with environmental standards, sanitation, security and comfort
Plans, organizes and directs a comprehensive public safety and security operation and ensures public safety objectives are met in accordance with CCHS goals
Prepares and review plans of correction in response to identified or cited safety deficiencies
Prepares CCH for emergency response activities by overseeing and training life safety and emergency response teams, coordinating drills and exercises for emergency response and evacuation in cooperation with site Leadership and site specific emergency response teams, establishing and maintaining emergency supplies and equipment and conducting emergency response program compliance and effectiveness audits
Oversees the development, implementation and monitoring of CCH life safety policies and procedures to ensure all CCH building and facilities provide a safe environment for patients, employees, vendors and visitors
Prepares reports on life safety activities including, hazard surveillance rounds, fire drill performance, complaint investigation and summary of corrective actions
Leads the development and implementation of life safety training programs for current and new employees and directs the implementation of life safety plans during emergency occurrences
Handles in-house emergencies such as floods, shortages, utility failures, lockouts and utilizing the available resources and manpower to maintain normalcy and continued patient care and delivery of vital services
Assists with pedestrian traffic flow planning
Assists students, faculty, staff, patient and visitors in maintaining compliance with parking rules and regulations
Oversees Parking Standard Operating Procedures in relation to System parking locations, occupancy and revenue
Oversees the inventory and management, including maintenance and operation, of CCH vehicles
Performs other duties as assigned
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required (Must provide official transcripts at time of interview)
Seven (7) years of facilities operations and/or plant operations work experience in a large multi-site organization is required
Three (3) years of management and/or supervisory experience is required
One (1) year of experience with a unionized workforce is required
Prior project management experience is required
Current experience with Life Safety Codes is required
Proficient using Microsoft Office is required
Master's or advanced degree from an accredited college or university is preferred
Five (5) years of supervisory/management experience is preferred
Licensed as an Engineer or licensed in a hospital-related trade is preferred
Current hospital and/or healthcare system experience is preferred
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS
Ability to balance competing priorities and agendas
Effective communication skills
Strong analytical skills
Ability to use sound judgment and make sound decisions
Effective interpersonal and negotiating skills
Strong delegation skills and the ability to hold subordinates accountable
Credibility and high integrity
Ability to build effective teams and to lead, mentor and develop management
Ability to work with health system governing body, community organizations, and the media
Creative problem solver, who can manage conflict effectively and in an objective manner, is energized by challenges and change and can conceive of solutions that are within the financial constraints of the organization
Knowledge of applicable Federal and State laws and regulations related to the healthcare industry
Sensitivity and respect in caring for patients and in dealing with clients of diverse backgrounds
Knowledge and experience with hospital accreditation and regulatory requirements
Experience supervising hospital building projects and strong leadership skills
Excellent conflict resolution and negotiation skills
Excellent communication skills to prepare materials and to correspond with CCHHS personnel and the general public
Conflict management skills and demonstrated ability to handle incidents in a manner that is focused on deescalating problems
Strong decision making skills and demonstrated ability to make decisions in an emergency situation
Experience working with emergency response and life safety initiatives
Ability to build relationships within the organization and to represent CCHHS with appropriate regulatory agencies
Knowledge of applicable National Incident Management System (NIMS) requirements and implementation standards
General office environment where work is generally sedentary in nature, but may require standing and walking for up to 80% of the time. Environment is fast paced and some stress may occur. Visual acumen and manual dexterity for working with computer and keyboards is required.
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service.
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must:
* Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
* Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, "Are you a Military Veteran?"
* Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11).
Discharge papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable
* A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver's License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.
If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference
VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER'S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.
Medical, Dental, and Vision Coverage
Basic Term Life Insurance
Deferred Compensation Program
Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time
You may also qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF)
MUST MEET ALL REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING.
Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.
Must successfully meet the credentialing standards established by the Cook County Health and Hospitals System to include a State of Illinois MD license and any other license, certification, or specialized training, etc. no later than two (2) weeks prior to the candidate's start date
*Please note all offers of Employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.
*CCHHS is strictlyprohibitedfromconditioning,basingorknowinglyprejudicingoraffectinganytermoraspectofCountyemploymentorhiringuponorbecauseofanypoliticalreasonorfactor.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH & HOSPITAL SYSTEMS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
ABOUT COOK COUNTY HEALTH (CCH)
The Cook County Health’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCH is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCH is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, ...collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER