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Director of Plant Operations

Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY
The Director of Plant Operations is responsible for managing and organizing the operations of the facility including housekeeping, maintenance and grounds keeping while maintaining compliance with all applicable codes, standards of government and regulatory agencies. This position also serves as the facility's Safety/Security Officer and serves on the Safety/Risk Management Committee.



Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS  
Education: Degree in facility management or related field preferred; or equivalent in trade school degree and related experience preferred.
Experience: A minimum of six (6) years related experience with at least one year of management experience. Must have experience with reading blueprints and understand Life Safety Code, Joint Commission standards and OSHA Regulations.
Licensure: Must have a valid driver's license.
Additional Requirements: Must have complete knowledge of the physical plant within two weeks of hire and be able to speak in front of audiences. Must be able to communicate in a clear, concise manner.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES



1. Oversee, plan, organize and direct the day-to-day activities of all Plant Operations personnel.



a. Manage employees through observation of job performance, periodic written performance evaluation, budget and staffing audits, periodic departmental and supervisory meetings and inspections.



b. Consult with the CEO and the Controller, in respect to new hires, evaluations, counseling and termination of all Facility Operations employees.



c. Manage staff activities to reduce the risk of human injuries.



d. Establish a program of continuing education for all departmental employees, to include job training and presentation of new policies and procedures.



2. Maintain and upkeep the building grounds and all its equipment (fixed and mobile).



a. Comply with established facility standards through regular inspections of the buildings and grounds.



b. Set up, operate and oversee an ongoing preventive maintenance program and perform scheduled inspections on the equipment in the facility,                



c.    Maintain current awareness of new products and techniques.



3. Serve as the Chairman of the Safety Committee and assume the role as the facility safety director while developing, implementing, and directing the facility's safety/security management programs:



a. Provide safety training for all new employees which may include orientation in minimizing security risks for personnel, orientation of proper emergency procedures to be followed during a security incident and orientation on the procedure for reporting security incidents that involve patients, visitors, personnel and property.



b. Update present employees of any new information on safety training.



c. Schedule, operate, and conduct the required number of fire and disaster drills on an annual basis. Establish, record and report them to the Safety/Risk Management Committee.



d. Ensure that departmental safety/security policies and procedures are distributed, practiced, and enforced.



e. Review all department safety/security policies and procedures as needed.



f. Provide a physical environment free of hazards and support the Risk Manager with establishing and evaluating the impact on patient and public safety, the buildings, grounds, equipment, occupants, and internal physical systems.



g. Comply with established measures for infection control, OSHA regulations and safety risk management, plans, policies and procedures.



h. Prepare annual evaluation reports of the objectives, scope, performance, and effectiveness of the safety/security plans.  



i. Investigate all incidents that involve property damage, occupational illness, and patient, personnel or visitor injury.



j. Ensure the emergency service areas are clearly, identified and easily accessible. 



k. Promote an ongoing hazard surveillance program, including response to product safety recalls. 



l. Intervene whenever conditions exist that pose an immediate threat of damage to life or health to employees or patients health or pose a threat of damage to equipment or buildings



m. Present cleaning agents to the Infection Control Committee for approval at least annually.



4. Ensure the facility meets necessary standards set forth by JCAHO, federal, state and local laws concerning the operation of the facility.



a. Maintain documentation of required tests under JCAHO for electrical leakage, conductivity, emergency generator power testing, fire alarm testing and all other testing.



b. Maintain a reference of all library codes, standards and resource materials.



5. Participate in the annual budget preparation.



a. Ensure the facility's dollars are spent in the most economical fashion to maintain the equipment in the plant.



b. Provide support in planning and achieving remodeling projects.



c. Coordinate with outside contractors any necessary repairs beyond facility operations capability or time scope, within reasonable cost.



6.Organize work and work of others in the department to avoid crisis management prior to JCAHO and state surveys.



7.Adhere to facility, department, corporate, personnel and standard policies and procedures.



8.Attend all mandatory facility in-services and staff development activities as scheduled.



9.Adhere to facility standards concerning conduct, dress, attendance and punctuality.



10.Support facility-wide quality/performance improvement goals and objectives.



11.Maintain confidentiality of facility employees and patient information.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES



1.Knowledge of JCAHO, federal, state and local laws concerning facility operations.



2.Knowledge of life safety, all applicable codes and OSHA regulations.



3.Knowledge of Blue Print reading.



4.Knowledge in all areas of maintenance, engineering, housekeeping, and grounds keeping.



5.Knowledge of all code procedures.



6.Knowledge of risk and safety precautions.



7.Knowledge of various hand/power tools and equipment.



8.Skill in organizing and prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines.



9.Skill in telephone etiquette and paging procedures.



10.Effective oral and written communication skills.



11.Ability to analyze problems and situations.



12.Ability to communicate effectively with patients and co-workers.



13.Ability to adhere to safety policies and procedures.



14.Ability to use good judgment and to maintain confidentiality of information.



15.Ability to work as a team player.



16.Ability to demonstrate tact, resourcefulness, patience and dedication.



17.Ability to accept direction and adhere to policies and procedures.



18.Ability to recognize the importance of adapting to the various patient age groups (adolescent, adult and geriatric).



19.Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.



20.Ability to meet corporate deadlines.



21.Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.



PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND SPECIAL DEMANDS



1.Ability to work a 40-hour work week.



2.Ability to move continuously is required in the completion of job requirements.



3.Ability to operate machinery and equipment in a safe manner.



4.Ability to sit, stand, walk, run, bend, stoop, squat, crouch, kneel, push, pull, and twist.



5.Lifting and carrying up to 75 pounds may be required without assistance.



6.Ability to work under any weather conditions, inside or out, without regard for temperatures any time of the day or night.



7.Visual acuity is needed for accurate reading of documents.



8.Ability to hear sound with or without correction.



9.Good hand and finger dexterity for the use of tools and equipment.



10.Ability to read and write.



11.Ability to drive a motor vehicle.



12.Ability to exert up to 80 pounds of force to move objects.



13.Ability to respond to exposure to blood and bodily fluids.
MACHINES, TOOLS. EQUIPMENT, AND OTHER WORK AIDES:



1.Computer and various software programs.



2.Telephone and paging system.



3.Facsimile machine.



4.Various hand/power tools and equipment



5.Cleaning agents.



6.Testing equipment.



7.Motor vehicle - must have operator's license. 8.Policies, procedures, plans and program manuals.

Job Snapshot

Location US-IL-Waukegan
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Health Care
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Pay Type:
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Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY
The Director of Plant Operations is responsible for managing and organizing the operations of the facility including housekeeping, maintenance and grounds keeping while maintaining compliance with all applicable codes, standards of government and regulatory agencies. This position also serves as the facility's Safety/Security Officer and serves on the Safety/Risk Management Committee.



Job Requirements

QUALIFICATIONS  
Education: Degree in facility management or related field preferred; or equivalent in trade school degree and related experience preferred.
Experience: A minimum of six (6) years related experience with at least one year of management experience. Must have experience with reading blueprints and understand Life Safety Code, Joint Commission standards and OSHA Regulations.
Licensure: Must have a valid driver's license.
Additional Requirements: Must have complete knowledge of the physical plant within two weeks of hire and be able to speak in front of audiences. Must be able to communicate in a clear, concise manner.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES



1. Oversee, plan, organize and direct the day-to-day activities of all Plant Operations personnel.



a. Manage employees through observation of job performance, periodic written performance evaluation, budget and staffing audits, periodic departmental and supervisory meetings and inspections.



b. Consult with the CEO and the Controller, in respect to new hires, evaluations, counseling and termination of all Facility Operations employees.



c. Manage staff activities to reduce the risk of human injuries.



d. Establish a program of continuing education for all departmental employees, to include job training and presentation of new policies and procedures.



2. Maintain and upkeep the building grounds and all its equipment (fixed and mobile).



a. Comply with established facility standards through regular inspections of the buildings and grounds.



b. Set up, operate and oversee an ongoing preventive maintenance program and perform scheduled inspections on the equipment in the facility,                



c.    Maintain current awareness of new products and techniques.



3. Serve as the Chairman of the Safety Committee and assume the role as the facility safety director while developing, implementing, and directing the facility's safety/security management programs:



a. Provide safety training for all new employees which may include orientation in minimizing security risks for personnel, orientation of proper emergency procedures to be followed during a security incident and orientation on the procedure for reporting security incidents that involve patients, visitors, personnel and property.



b. Update present employees of any new information on safety training.



c. Schedule, operate, and conduct the required number of fire and disaster drills on an annual basis. Establish, record and report them to the Safety/Risk Management Committee.



d. Ensure that departmental safety/security policies and procedures are distributed, practiced, and enforced.



e. Review all department safety/security policies and procedures as needed.



f. Provide a physical environment free of hazards and support the Risk Manager with establishing and evaluating the impact on patient and public safety, the buildings, grounds, equipment, occupants, and internal physical systems.



g. Comply with established measures for infection control, OSHA regulations and safety risk management, plans, policies and procedures.



h. Prepare annual evaluation reports of the objectives, scope, performance, and effectiveness of the safety/security plans.  



i. Investigate all incidents that involve property damage, occupational illness, and patient, personnel or visitor injury.



j. Ensure the emergency service areas are clearly, identified and easily accessible. 



k. Promote an ongoing hazard surveillance program, including response to product safety recalls. 



l. Intervene whenever conditions exist that pose an immediate threat of damage to life or health to employees or patients health or pose a threat of damage to equipment or buildings



m. Present cleaning agents to the Infection Control Committee for approval at least annually.



4. Ensure the facility meets necessary standards set forth by JCAHO, federal, state and local laws concerning the operation of the facility.



a. Maintain documentation of required tests under JCAHO for electrical leakage, conductivity, emergency generator power testing, fire alarm testing and all other testing.



b. Maintain a reference of all library codes, standards and resource materials.



5. Participate in the annual budget preparation.



a. Ensure the facility's dollars are spent in the most economical fashion to maintain the equipment in the plant.



b. Provide support in planning and achieving remodeling projects.



c. Coordinate with outside contractors any necessary repairs beyond facility operations capability or time scope, within reasonable cost.



6.Organize work and work of others in the department to avoid crisis management prior to JCAHO and state surveys.



7.Adhere to facility, department, corporate, personnel and standard policies and procedures.



8.Attend all mandatory facility in-services and staff development activities as scheduled.



9.Adhere to facility standards concerning conduct, dress, attendance and punctuality.



10.Support facility-wide quality/performance improvement goals and objectives.



11.Maintain confidentiality of facility employees and patient information.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES



1.Knowledge of JCAHO, federal, state and local laws concerning facility operations.



2.Knowledge of life safety, all applicable codes and OSHA regulations.



3.Knowledge of Blue Print reading.



4.Knowledge in all areas of maintenance, engineering, housekeeping, and grounds keeping.



5.Knowledge of all code procedures.



6.Knowledge of risk and safety precautions.



7.Knowledge of various hand/power tools and equipment.



8.Skill in organizing and prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines.



9.Skill in telephone etiquette and paging procedures.



10.Effective oral and written communication skills.



11.Ability to analyze problems and situations.



12.Ability to communicate effectively with patients and co-workers.



13.Ability to adhere to safety policies and procedures.



14.Ability to use good judgment and to maintain confidentiality of information.



15.Ability to work as a team player.



16.Ability to demonstrate tact, resourcefulness, patience and dedication.



17.Ability to accept direction and adhere to policies and procedures.



18.Ability to recognize the importance of adapting to the various patient age groups (adolescent, adult and geriatric).



19.Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.



20.Ability to meet corporate deadlines.



21.Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations.



PHYSICAL, MENTAL, AND SPECIAL DEMANDS



1.Ability to work a 40-hour work week.



2.Ability to move continuously is required in the completion of job requirements.



3.Ability to operate machinery and equipment in a safe manner.



4.Ability to sit, stand, walk, run, bend, stoop, squat, crouch, kneel, push, pull, and twist.



5.Lifting and carrying up to 75 pounds may be required without assistance.



6.Ability to work under any weather conditions, inside or out, without regard for temperatures any time of the day or night.



7.Visual acuity is needed for accurate reading of documents.



8.Ability to hear sound with or without correction.



9.Good hand and finger dexterity for the use of tools and equipment.



10.Ability to read and write.



11.Ability to drive a motor vehicle.



12.Ability to exert up to 80 pounds of force to move objects.



13.Ability to respond to exposure to blood and bodily fluids.
MACHINES, TOOLS. EQUIPMENT, AND OTHER WORK AIDES:



1.Computer and various software programs.



2.Telephone and paging system.



3.Facsimile machine.



4.Various hand/power tools and equipment



5.Cleaning agents.



6.Testing equipment.



7.Motor vehicle - must have operator's license. 8.Policies, procedures, plans and program manuals.

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