Mount Nittany Health provides primary, specialized, emergency, and surgical care to the residents of central Pennsylvania.
Every day, Mount Nittany Health employees live out a mission to make people healthier. Supporting regional and national organizations that share the same vision, Mount Nittany Health is proud to be a leader in efficient, localized, and quality care.
Comprised of Mount Nittany Medical Center, The Foundation for Mount Nittany Medical Center, the Children’s Advocacy Center of Centre County, and Mount Nittany Physician Group—which features more than 130 providers across 20 specialties in 15 locations—Mount Nittany Health’s aim is to become the region’s most trusted healthcare resource.
Mount Nittany Medical Center, based in State College, PA, is a 260-bed, 600,000 SF under roof, acute care facility offering advanced medical, surgical, diagnostic, and community services to help patients reach their healthiest potential. The Medical Center employs about 2,300 skilled healthcare professionals and support staff, and credentials hundreds of employed and non-employed physicians in more than 70 specialties and subspecialties. The Medical Center contains several specialized facilities including:
Cardiovascular Pavilion: the 26,000 SF space features two flex-designed labs, EKG exam room, four echocardiography exam rooms, and new imaging and monitoring technology.
Seig Neuroscience Center: the first of its kind in the area, the facility is designed to be a comfortable environment for neurology experts to collaborate and provide patients with the highest quality specialty neurology care.
Lance and Ellen Shaner Cancer Pavilion: Through the Cancer Care Partnership between Mount Nittany Health and Penn State Cancer Institute, medical oncologists from both institutions partner to care for patients under one roof.
State College, home to Penn State University, is a vibrant college town. It offers a diverse culture, a beautiful environment, excellent public and private schools, countless options for dining, theatre, sports and recreation, nightlife, and more all located within a safe, friendly community that makes the area perfect for raising a family. State College has recently been named the 8th best city in the United States to move to as well as the 6th best city in the U.S. to raise children. University Park Airport is located only five miles from town and State College offers easy access to Interstates 80 and 99.
Money Magazine has ranked State College as one of the best places to live.
Psychology Today ranked State College the lowest stress community in America.
Kiplinger Washington picked State College as one of the strongest growth areas in the mid-Atlantic.
The Manager assumes responsibility to manage day to day operations of the unit / department to provide a high quality and safe environment for both staff and patients. The role coordinates and controls outside contractors in the performance of purchased services, or other building trades work; assures work is performed in compliance with Life Safety and all other regulatory requirements and in conformance with hospital standards and practice; supports contractors with required utility shutdowns and interfacing of existing systems; and plays an integral role in promoting a seamless integration of construction requirements and facility staff involvement. The Manager directs and develops staff; collaborates with multidisciplinary professionals; and provides service excellence.
The Manager assists the Director with (not limited to):
Workforce strategic planning;
Establishing and implementing standards for practice and maintenance of authority, accountability, and responsibility for staff in their area of responsibility;
The ongoing support and cultivation of a culture of shared decision making;
Budgeting and planning.
Manages the operations and staff: Facilities and Plant Operations, Maintenance, Environment of Care, and Utility Management Plan.
The Mount Nittany Health (MNH) Leadership Values include:
Respect, appreciation and caring for all-positive outlook
Initiative, achievement-oriented, drive for excellence and continuous improvement; perseverance and ability to see the big picture
Teamwork and support for others; interdependence and commitment to the collective; system success as opposed to individual achievement or credit
Open, respectful, candid communication; handles conflicts and differing points of view directly; does not shy away from difficult issues or conversations
Stewardship of resources and passion for efficiency
Ownership of actions and results focused
Resilient; adaptable to change; perseveres in the midst of challenges
Unit / Department Management:
Financial Management: analyze, monitor, and explain budgets and variances; evaluate productivity on an ongoing basis; and maximize care efficiency and throughput. Budgets include:
Off-Site Facilities: $1M
Human Resource Management: Evaluate staffing needs and patterns; utilize recruitment techniques as they relate to staff selection; and ensure proper orientation.
Performance Improvement: utilize lean tools and methodology for identified areas of improvement; use of MDI (Manage for Daily Improvement) strategies to drive outcomes; evaluate and improve customer and patient engagement performance; monitor patient safety reporting; participate in root cause analysis; promote workplace safety; maintain survey and regulatory readiness; foster a just culture; and promote intra- and interdepartmental communication.
Foundational thinking skills: apply systems-thinking knowledge as an approach to analysis and decision making.
Technology: use technology to support decisions and improvement activities.
Change management: facilitate change through assessing readiness, involving key stakeholders and those that do the work, communicate changes, and evaluate outcomes.
Appropriate clinical practice knowledge: maintain knowledge pertinent to scope of responsibility and promote evidence-based practice.
Human resource leadership skills: effective and respectful communication, performance management activities, including conducting evaluations, assessing staff, monitoring fitness, and initiating corrective actions and terminations, among others; staff development and assurance of competencies; and staff retention skills and activities.
Communication skills: demonstrate open, respectful, and effective communication—both oral and written.
Relationship management and influencing behaviors: manage conflict; manage situations, promote team dynamics, mentor and coach staff and peers, apply communication principles; encourage participation of staff; serve as a role model for professional behavior; act as a change agent; and apply principles of self-awareness.
Diversity and Inclusivity: maintain an environment of fairness and equality.
Personal and professional accountability: practice ethical behaviors; hold self and others accountable for respectfulness and professionalism; promote and model life-long learning.
Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or related engineering field. May have an equivalent combination of education and/or experience in lieu of specific education.
Advanced degree in related field of study or specialty is preferred.
License / Certification / Registration:
Registered Professional Engineer preferred.
Within three months from the hire/transfer date, completes the Crisis Prevention Institute’s (CPI) Nonviolent Crisis Intervention training and renews annually.
American Society of Healthcare Engineering - Certified Healthcare Facilities Management (CHFM) preferred upon hire. Must be obtained within 1 year of hire/transfer to the position.
Five (5) years of plant engineering and maintenance experience.
Three (3) years’ facilities management experience.
Previous experience in direct supervision of plant maintenance, plant operations, and contracted services in a healthcare setting preferred.
Project management experience preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
Demonstrated leadership and management skills.
Demonstrated ability to work under stressful situations.
Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
Effectively function as a liaison among staff, physicians, medical center administration, and ancillary departments.
Uses tact, sensitivity, sound judgment, and exhibits a consistent professional attitude.
Consistently demonstrates maturity and accountability surrounding job performance.
Conducts business in a professional and cordial manner that upholds the integrity and reputation of Mount Nittany Medical Center.
Knowledge of human resource laws and regulations as they relate to the management of staff.
Thorough knowledge of NFPA 101 Life Safety Code, BOCA Building Code, TJC regulations, and all local, state, and national building codes.
Detailed, technical knowledge in one or more of engineering, design, construction, or maintenance fields.
Reports to and receives minimal supervision from the Ancillary Services Director.
Performs all duties in an independent manner with little or no need for direct supervision.
Supervises the activities of the unit/department staff including:
16 Staff at Medical Center
Includes Plant Operations Workers, Utility Specialist, Maintenance Worker
Mount Nittany Health is conducting a national search with the assistance of Helbling & Associates (www.helblingsearch.com), an executive search firm specializing in areas of facilities management, construction, engineering, and real estate development.
Please Submit Applications or Nominations to
Helbling & Associates, Inc.
8000 Brooktree Road, Suite 100
Wexford, PA 15090
Richard T. Nawoczynski, Senior Managing Consultant
Mount Nittany Health is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 4132021
About Mount Nittany Health
Helbling & Associates was founded by industry veteran Tom Helbling on the value of his strong relationships with construction contractors and real estate developers. Our network expanded as our clients began referring us to their colleagues outside of those sectors. Today, we serve architecture, engineering, construction, and real estate development firms, as well as entities that have significant real estate assets and facilities management needs.