Director Facilities Management and Plant Operations

Director Facilities Management, Full-time
Palms West Hospital
Loxahatchee, FL
Facility Description:
Since 1986, Palms West Hospital has celebrated excellence in healthcare. Our state-of-the-art 204-bed facility, centrally located in Palm Beach County, offers top-quality care in every category from preventative programs to elective, major, and emergency surgeries. Palms West Hospital has a dedicated Pediatric ER and full-service Children's Hospital, offering dozens of pediatric healthcare services in one child-friendly place.
Palms West Hospital is located on a spacious 94-acre campus in Palm Beach County, just 12 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. The surrounding areas include Wellington, Royal Palm Beach and Loxahatchee. Wellington is known for its abundant parks, equestrian interests and quality schools. Money Magazine named Wellington as one of the ""Best Places to Live"" in 2016. Royal Palm Beach and Loxahatchee are known for their large acreage parcels, new homes, and equestrian community. Family Circle recognized Royal Palm Beach as one of the ""Top 10 Best Towns for Families.""
Palms West Hospital is a member of the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, Hospital Corporation of America. HCA has been named one of Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies for eight consecutive years. Join our tradition of excellence!
Job Description:
Reporting to the COO, the Director Facilities Management plans, coordinates and directs all functions and activities of the Department of Plant Operations, Engineering, Landscaping and Bio-Medical Engineering. This individual is responsible for staff performance and the accomplishment of departmental responsibilities in accordance with corporate, hospital, department and safety policies and procedures to meet both company and regulatory requirements.
Responsibilities include:

  • Direct daily department operations to achieve quality improvement, fiscal, productivity and patient satisfaction goals

  • Ensure continuous safety and efficient and economical operation of the hospital's equipment, machines, plant, and building

  • Achieve set objectives within budgetary limits and in accordance with all regulatory licensing, codes and standards

  • Primary facility representative with vendors and contractors in the development of local construction and renovation proposals and manages the day to day activities of these construction, renovation and utility projects

  • Provide oversight of the Safety Officer and serve as the point person on management of the Environment of Care (EOC) with the goal of full compliance with all applicable regulatory agency requirements

  • Involved in the hospital's quality improvement program relative to safety and the EOC

  • Manage physical space control, safety and EOC of satellite buildings and departments, relocation of equipment and departments, landscaping, property development and the emergency preparedness program

  • Serve as the Hospital leader in planning, directing and managing the departments and staff members to assure quality on a 24-hour basis

  • Ensure all TJC Standards are met complying with corporate policy and procedures, for managing supplies and equipment in the facility, for promoting teamwork with physicians and all health care providers, for promoting internal and external customer satisfaction, and for appropriate resource and utility management

  • Manage all capital, in-house, development, construction and turnover acceptance projects

  • Provide high-quality service to and act as liaison with patients and their representative, physicians and employees

  • Ensure efficient department operations maximizing productivity and minimizing costs

  • Supervise 7 FTEs

For additional information, contact Jennifer.Bennett1@HCAHealthcare.com.

  • Professional Engineer and/or Certified Hospital Engineer desired

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or related field desired; High School graduate w/experience greater than the minimum would be considered

  • Minimum 4-6 years acute care facility experience in general hospital maintenance including management of Plant Operations

  • Minimum 3 years previous Directorship experience in a hospital or equivalent plant services operation

  • Must have ability to read and interpret floorplans

  • Must be familiar w/applicable codes, State requirements and NFPA/The Joint Commission regulations relating to health care facilities

  • Must be knowledgeable of equipment specifications, inspection procedures and applicable codes

  • Ability to read, write and understand English

Company Description:

At its founding in 1968, Nashville-based HCA was one of the nation's first hospital companies. Today, we are the nation's leading provider of healthcare services, a company comprised of locally managed facilities that includes about 165 hospitals and 115 freestanding surgery centers in 20 states and England and employing approximately 204,000 people. Approximately four to five percent of all inpatient care delivered in the country today is provided by HCA facilities. Milton Johnson serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HCA.

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