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    Director, Healthcare Facility Operations & Life Safety
      The University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences System (UI HEALTH) is seeking a Director, Healthcare Facility Operations & Life Safety.
      The Director, Healthcare Facility Operations & Life Safety is responsible for the overall management of facilities of the UI Health System. Day-to-day responsibilities include oversight of the installation, operation, maintenance, modification, and protection of Hospital and off campus outpatient care building systems and the equipment necessary to provide a comfortable, healthy, and safe environment for patients, visitors, and staff.

The Director plans, organizes, supervises, coordinates and controls the activities of the building operations and maintenance functions which are necessary in maintaining the physical structures, H.V.A.C., mechanical, electrical systems, utilities and hospital grounds in an operative and safe working condition. Coordinates with onsite Outpatient Care Center Facilities staff, regarding projects and programs, as appropriate. Schedules contractual maintenance services, assists with equipment selection, and procurement to support operations, renovation projects, and future expansions.
      Essential Responsibilities:
      Responsible for administering and directing programs for the management of building maintenance, utilities, grounds and equipment for UI Health including budget development and execution.

Organize and oversee a preventive maintenance program by preparing schedules and implementing new changes to meet Joint Commission elements of performance, CMS accreditation conditions of participation and all federal, state and city codes.

Direct daily operations by managing the flow and quality of work to assure timely completion of workload and adherence to facility's standards and regulation.

Supervise work of contractors in connection with the maintenance and improvement of buildings and building facilities.

Conduct periodic inspections of buildings, evaluates the complexity of any needed repairs to determine best solution, projects job cost, and oversees the implementation of approved procedures to ensure the ongoing efficient operation of assigned buildings.

Maintain ongoing relationships with all department units to keep abreast of their service needs and to be able to anticipate problems before they become crisis situations.

Supervise and train staff in the approved practices and procedures for proper facility maintenance and in the implementation and observance of all approved safety procedures to ensure compliance with existing safety regulations including but not limited to the National Fire Protection Agency's Life Safety Codes and Signaling Codes.

Maintain contact with directors, administrators, supervisors, architects, engineers, and other staff personnel to facilitate the timely accomplishment of all projects and assignments.

Inspect and verify the satisfactory completion of all construction projects throughout Hospital facilities. Ensure that specifications for construction projects are met along with verification of all warranty work.

Direct major space renovation projects and premises expansion at the Hospital. Plan best allocation and utilization of space and resources, i:e-organize and expand current premises.

Monitor work performance of building maintenance, engineering and contracted trades staff, inspect and certify work, and perform acceptance testing prior to authorizing payment for services rendered.

Develop Emergency Management back-up plans for common problems (such as power shortage) for implementation by contractors to ensure uninterrupted service.

Administer the Hospital's building security program through coordination with UIC Police, UIC Security, UIC Campus Facilities Management, and the Hospital's Environment of Care Committee.

Facilities Management, and the Hospital's Environment of Care Committee.

Oversee the Hospital Joint Commission Statement of Condition Report. Design and implement the Joint Commission Utilities Management Plan.

Participate in announced and unannounced facility and life safety surveys conducted by accrediting and inspection agencies such as the Joint Commission, CMS/IDPH, and OSHA.

Serve as the Hospital Facilities liaison to the University (Campus Facilities Management), Campus Utilities, and Campus Telecommunication) as well as to external contractors and surrounding Hospitals/Medical Centers.

Other duties and projects as assigned.

Requirements include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering, architecture, science, safety, health or related field required.

  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience as a Director/Manager of Engineering/Facilities in the construction and maintenance of a healthcare or medical center environment required. A minimum of five (5) years of project management experience required.

  • Working knowledge of building construction and maintenance codes and standards, including healthcare related life safety codes. Working knowledge of engineering design and shop practices. Working knowledge of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. Working knowledge of NFPA, IDPH, TJC codes and regulations.

  • Capability of comprehending engineering and architectural design documents. Must be knowledgeable of equipment specifications,inspection procedures and applicable codes and familiarity with blue prints.

  • Experience with at least one TJC Medical Center Survey and at least one CMS/IDPH Federal Monitoring Facility/Life Safety Survey. Direct experience with the preparation of a post-survey Plan of Correction and/or Measure of Success (MOS) documents.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, to chair or co-chair committees related to position, and to serve on assigned committees/teams such as the Environment of Care Committee and the Emergency Management Committee.

      Salary & Benefits:
  • UI Health offers competitive benefit packages, including: vacation days, paid holidays, Floating Holidays, State University Retirement System, tuition waiver, tuition discount for dependents, and excellent medical, dental, and vision packages.
      To Apply:

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance

of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

  To add an employment opportunity, call or send details to:
Glenn Fischer  | 
971.219.0563 gfischer@squarefootage.net

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