Cornerstone Healthcare Group

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Corporate Director of Plant Operations and Construction

Corporate Director of Plant Operations and Construction

Job ID 
2017-4858
Location 
US-TX-Dallas
Posted Date 
8/17/2017
Division 
Corporate

More information about this job

Overview

Who We Are

 

Cornerstone Healthcare Group is a leading long term acute care hospital group (LTAC) committed to improving the health and well-being of patients by providing an environment of continuous process improvement, teamwork, integrity, fiscal responsibility and endless customer service. Cornerstone, with its recent merger of Solara Healthcare, is headquartered in Dallas and owns 18 hospitals in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Arizona, West Virginia and Oklahoma.

 

Why Work for Us?

 

Our hospitals offer competitive compensation and benefits, but that is not why our employees come to work for us. As a Cornerstone employee, you are truly a valued contributor to our team. It is no wonder why our employees gave us high scores in both overall satisfaction and employee engagement in our latest Cornerstone Employee Partnership Survey.

 

Our Core Values are woven into the fabric of our culture and engrained in our employees and how they perform their jobs every day

Responsibilities

Overview

Director will be responsible for establishing corporate standards and best practices, vendor relationships, and providing leadership and support to all facility managers in an effort to effectively and efficiently operate all Cornerstone Properties. This position will have specific knowledge of The Joint Commission, Environment of Care requirements, NFPA Standards, Building Codes, Hospital Safety Considerations, General Contracting, and Environmental Hazard Remediation. Defines and develops project solutions that are cost effective, yet fully compliant with operational needs for patient safety and care. Supports all physical plant construction, renovation, restoration, and major repair programs at any facility associated within Cornerstone. Serves as a resource in building systems and construction methods specifically in a health care environment. Develops concepts and plans for facility growth or change in service as well as capital upkeep and replacement.   Serves key role as advisor to each individual facility managing director to assist in growth planning as it relates to buildings and campus needs.

 

  1. In collaboration with a hospital’s Environment of Care (EOC) committee, hospital Regulatory Managers and Corporate Leadership - develops and directs the implementation and execution of operational strategies for ensuring:
    1. Organizational compliance with federal and local government mandates and regulatory requirements (NFPA, CMS, DOH, The Joint Commission, OSHA and any other applicable hospital specific requirements and standards)
    2. Provides leadership for safety assessments and participates in creating of the activities of patient safety, environmental rounds, documentation reviews, site surveys, TJC, Fire / Life Safety inspections and Statement of Conditions.
    3. Provides education and consultation on applicable regulatory processes, policies, and procedures while communicating literature-based ideas regarding effective patient safety strategies to others within the organization.
    4. Determines the degree of compliance with applicable standards, specifically NFPA101, Life Safety Code-SOC/ILSM, Safety Management, Security Management, Hazardous Materials and Waste Management, Emergency Management, Fire Safety Management, Utilities and Equipment Management, to include integration into Construction and Renovation Management, as directed.
    5. Develops goals and objectives to integrate and align with hospital organizational goals and departmental standards.
    6. Mentors and develops regulatory, quality, managerial and technical leaders at the hospital level to the highest professional and performance standards through appropriate training and accreditation.
    7. Assures the organizational alignment to hospital structure, procedures, processes and resources for the successful implementation and execution of an integrated quality program meeting the needs of the client while conforming to applicable.
    8. Healthcare quality and regulatory requirements.
    9. Collaborates with corporate clinical team for regulatory compliance in managing, facilitating and implementing a building management review process.
    10. Plans work activities, establishes work priorities, multi-tasks workload, manages confidential information and responsive to changing work priority.
    11. Works effectively with all levels of hospital staff, administration, medical, and corporate staff.

Qualifications

Qualifications

  1. Bachelor's degree required in engineering or equivalent level of education or experience (i.e., through military or trade school).
  2. Three years of hospital experience in engineering or safety management (mechanical, electrical, civil, biomedical, safety officer, or occupational safety and health specialist), including at least two years in a consulting capacity.
  3. Working knowledge of Joint Commission Environment of Care Standards (required) including Life Safety Code (NFPA101), EPA, OSHA, local, state and federal codes as applied to healthcare facilities and experience with a minimum of two Joint Commission accreditation surveys.
  4. Specialized knowledge of building systems, utility systems, and fire protection systems (smoke detection and sprinklers) desired.
  5. Familiar with standard medical concepts, practices, and procedures.
  6. Familiar with standard infection control issues, especially those pertaining to construction.
  7. Current certifications and/or licenses registration in a field related to plant, technology, and safety management, such as Certified Health Care Facilities Management (CHFM) or Certified Health Care Safety Professional (CHSP).
  8. Ability to communicate effectively and professionally.
  9. Detail orientated.
  10. Ability to work independently.