The Director of Facilities Management is a full-time employee with core hours of 0800-1700 Monday – Friday. The director is responsible for overall plant operations, equipment needs, and building maintenance services. Oversight for maintenance of equipment such as HVAC, refrigeration, electricity, plumbing and elevators is required along with knowledge of grounds keeping. The director may be asked to be involved with the design or renovation of the building by soliciting and evaluating contractor bids, consulting with architects, engineers and other contractors. Other responsibilities include managing hazardous materials, managing compliance with the Life Safety Code and Environment of Care, coordinating with doctors and departmental managers, developing programs to manage healthcare and utilities assistance equipment, create deferred maintenance schedules, and participate in emergency training and drills. The director must be familiar with State and Federal requirements as well as standards applicable to the healthcare facilities industry for organizations such as the American Institute of Architects, Americans with Disabilities Act, Environmental Protection Agency, National Fire Protection Association, Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The director is also responsible for developing and keeping within the operating budget, as well as, negotiating service agreements that meet the facility’s budgetary goals.
Oversees and directs maintenance personnel, laborers, custodians and outside contractors engaged in equipment or systems installation, facilities and clinical equipment repair, preventive maintenance, painting, carpentry, electrical, plumbing, grounds maintenance, transportation functions, and other projects.
Manages staff relations including performance management, staff satisfaction and conflict management. Performs and oversees scheduling, recruitment, and payroll.
Budget and manage expenses for department.
Administers project activities through the assignment of qualified key personnel by establishing and maintaining project budget, equipment, material supplies and other necessary services and by obtaining and furnishing personnel with basic job information.
Monitors the timely addressment and completion of work orders and preventative maintenance for designated plant operations equipment.
Ensures the highest state of compliance for all standards related to the Environment of Care and Life Safety governed by CMS, TDH, OSHA and other regulatory bodies.
Serve as the facility Safety Officer (primary or alternate) and provides consultative services to departments within the organization to help achieve and maintain regulatory compliance by collaborating with clinicians and other staff to develop and implement processes that ensure all standards related to the Environment of Care, Life Safety Code and Emergency Preparedness are always met.
Responsible for chairing the Environment of Care Committee and participating in the Emergency Preparedness Committee and preparing the minutes and topics to be discussed in each of these committees. This person will also be responsible for annual reporting and assimilating all reporting into the EOC or EM minutes and agendas.
Serve as a liaison with vendors / contractors that need to come onsite to perform necessary scopes of work related to compliance, preventative maintenance, renovations, and new construction.
Assures the completion of Code drills.
Inspect buildings and physical plant; conduct building space studies; inspect construction, projects, and contractor installations progress for conformance to standards and specifications.
Ensures staff maintains an environment that is in sanitary, attractive and in orderly condition.
Respond to emergency calls including after-hour calls, to protect person or property from fire, water, or other hazards.
Direct transportation operations including maintenance of vehicles to provide optimum use of vehicles by hospital personnel.
Participates in hospital and departmental performance improvement activities and seeks opportunities to improve department and inter-department processes.
Conducts rounds as required.
Applies regulatory standards to design and redesign of departmental and hospital processes and procedures.
Performs other related and similar duties as requested.
Standards & Expectations
Personal Behavior: The Mission/Vision/Legacy (MVL) Statement and Core Values defines the culture of VVRMC and each employee is expected live MVL and adhere to the behaviors defined in the six (6) Core Values. This agreement is reinforced annually. All employees are to understand and actively support MVL and the Core Values. All leadership is expected to be active role models and intervene when appropriate. Attached as a part of this job description is a copy of the MVL and Core Values.
Compliance to Regulatory and/or Administrative Rule: VVRMC is a County Hospital District operating in compliance with the rules, regulations, and policies established by Federal, State, County and hospital authorities. Employees and leaders are expected to understand the limitations of their role and responsibilities and to act within their scope of work. Each is expected to ask for assistance from competent leadership when in doubt.
Job Competency: All positions in the hospital require competency assessments each year. Each employee and leader is expected to satisfactorily complete the appropriate testing and/or assessment required within the time frame established.
Minimum Entry Level Qualifications
Experience and/or level of competency:
Supervisory experience in an acute care hospital setting.
Two (2) years experience managing safety programs in a healthcare setting or general industry setting.
Hazard Material Awareness training (or able to obtain within 90 days of hire).
Required: High School diploma or GED.
Preferred: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited university in engineering (electrical or mechanical), healthcare administration or other degree with a major in safety
Required: Certified Health Facility Manager (CHFM) (or able to obtain within one year of hire).
Preferred: Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP)
Internal Number: 830-1
About Val Verde Regional Medical Center
First class care right here in Val Verde County, Texas
Val Verde Regional Medical Center, (VVRMC), has been part of the history of Val Verde County for nearly six decades. Val Verde Memorial Hospital, as it was named at the time, first opened its doors in 1959. It originally had fewer than 30 beds.
From the time of its opening, VVRMC has undergone three major renovations and expansions in 1969, 1985 and 2002. In 1996, Val Verde Memorial Hospital was renamed Val Verde Regional Medical Center. VVRMC celebrated 50 years of service in 2009.
Throughout its many renovations, expansions in services, and continued advancements in knowledge and technology, VVRMC's commitment to serve the community has remained unchanged; there has always been a tradition of caring and of progressing along with medical advancements. It is the primary medical care provider in the area and is a leading healthcare provider among rural hospitals in the state. VVRMC is an integral part of the community and is a frequent participant at community events. VVRMC's 700+ employees spend free time participating in a variety of activities which support the community.
Helping is what VVRMC is all about. The s...ervices offered are comprehensive and top notch. You can find some equipment here that is unavailable even in big cities. VVRMC strives to optimize and continually improve services, quality, technology and cost-effectiveness for every member of our community from the very youngest to the very oldest. VVRMC treats you like family because, let's face it, in a rural community hospital employing over 700 people; you are probably related to someone who works there.