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Director, Plant Operations - Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital

Company: Kindred Healthcare, Inc.
Location: Fort Smith
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Job Description:

We are continuing our COVID-19 best practices. You may expect to have more digital experiences in the Kindred interview process. Director, Plant Operations - Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital - Fort Smith, AR Fort Smith, Arkansas
Description

Director, Plant Operations Mercy Health Rehabilitation Hospital - Fort Smith, AR Kindred Healthcare is excited to announce our newest Joint Venture Partnership with Mercy Health at Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital in Fort Smith, AR! This will be a brand new hospital with 50 private rooms. Recently celebrating our groundbreaking, the anticipated opening will be 2 nd --quarter of 2021.--Kindred will manage day-to-day operations of Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital Fort Smith. The new hospital will care for adults recovering from conditions such as stroke, neurological disease, injury to the brain or spinal cord and other debilitating illnesses or injuries. Kindred and Mercy are also partners for rehab hospitals in Oklahoma City, St. Louis and Springfield, Missouri. With more than 20 standalone inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) across a dozen states, Kindred Hospital Rehabilitation Services (KHRS) is a partner of choice for many major hospital systems in the creation and success of joint-venture operations that outperform in both clinical and financial outcomes. We bring proven rehabilitation management and services expertise that benefits our partners as well as the nearly 50,000 IRF patients we see each year who seek to recover and get home quickly from any of a number of conditions, including stroke, brain injury, spinal cord injury, orthopedic injury, neurological conditions, amputation and trauma.-- As the Director of Plant Operations, you will be:
Responsible for planning, organizing, directing and/or completing all activities of the Plant Operations Department which are necessary in maintaining the physical structures, HVAC, mechanical, electrical systems, utility systems and grounds of the hospital in an operative and safe working condition. Responsible for maintaining performance improvement activities within the Plant Operations Department and ensuring Joint Commission preparedness to comply with Environment of Care and Life Safety requirements. Also oversees the Environmental Services Department. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Develops and recommends departmental policies and procedures.
  • Develops programs to ensure departmental effectiveness.
  • Monitors existing policies, procedures and programs for effectiveness.
  • Develops, implements, administers and modifies programs to maintain the physical plant, grounds, and equipment of the hospital through effective utilization of personnel and materials.
  • Maintains required documentation for state, federal and other regulatory agencies.
  • Develops and determines priorities and monitors status of special projects on an ongoing basis.
  • Assures complete and proper logging of files and records and required cost computation of time spent, materials and supplies used for each completed requisition or work order.
  • Inspects building and grounds to ensure conformance with established standards and regulations.
  • Establishes preventive maintenance schedules and prioritizes repair and maintenance work to minimize disruption of hospital operations.
  • Directs and maintains plant engineering functions of the hospital. Develops systems to control the efficient and effective use of all utilities.
  • Plans, organizes, directs and supervises the functions and activities of facilities management and engineering, loss prevention management and telecommunications.
  • Assigns individual tasks, requisitions, supplies and equipment and oversees training.
  • Plans for and oversees major repairs, renovations, and new construction. Serves as the liaison between hospital and contractor during construction phasing and implementation.
  • Interprets blueprints, works from sketches or verbal instructions.
  • Develops budget for the unit and allocates funds within budget limit to accomplish objectives. Monitors variance against budget on an ongoing basis.
  • Participates in hospital/medical staff committee meetings as requested. Attends and serves on professional/civic organizations as hospital representative.
  • Directs the preparation and maintenance of department reports. Prepares periodic reports for management, as required.
  • Maintains professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest trends in field of expertise.
  • Develops, implements and monitors the hospital wide safety program.
  • Is strategically involved in safety education and continuing education of all employees and training.
  • Works closely with each facility department in safety management and development of departmental safety programs.
  • Updates and maintains accurate safety management policies and procedures for the hospital.
  • Has operational involvement in environmental rounding.
  • Compiles and is involved in gathering and reporting accident and incident information.
  • Prepares reports of hospital safety management activities to the Quality Council.
  • Acts as the Safety Officer with the responsibility to act in the event of emergency and to disseminate whatever action needed to effect immediate corrections for life threatening conditions.
  • Other duties as assigned.
    Qualifications

    QUALIFICATIONS:
    • One (1) year certificate from college or technical school; or 3 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Knowledge of utility systems management.
    • Experience in hospital operations and Joint Commission preparedness highly preferred.
    • Able to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.
    • Basic computer knowledge. What is your favorite Kindred Core 6 value and how have you seen it at work? 0:58 My favorite core value is create fun in what you do. The people I work w--- Bonita Infection Preventionist / Employee Health Nurse Benefits & Recognition Our goal is to offer valuable compensation and incentive programs that enables us to attract, reward, retain, and motivate highly qualified individuals. Compensation can include bonus plans and recognition for going above & beyond. Healthcare We offer a variety of Health Savings Account (HSA) and PPO plan options. 401(k) Plan Employees can contribute pre-tax dollars through payroll deduction. Paid Time Off Your work/life balance is important to us. We offer our employees a flexible Paid Time Off program. Wellness Program We offer tools, resources and support for weight loss, stress reduction, smoking cessation and making overall healthier choices. Community Community involvement is consistent with our company's principles and with our mission of customer service and quality care. You have high standards. So do we. Find your future with Kindred, the country's largest provider of post-acute care. A career here will allow you to learn, thrive and grow in a positive and supportive environment where your input matters. Join us and see all that you can accomplish when you combine your talent, skills and dedication with a highly successful and compassionate healthcare leader. Get the latest job openings based on your skills and background sent directly to your inbox. Connect with Our Recruiters Share some preliminary info about yourself and we will contact you to discuss your career and future opportunities.

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