|Location||Grand Rapids, Michigan|
|Date Posted||September 23, 2022|
In keeping with our organization's goal of improving the lives of the Residents we serve; the Director of Maintenance plays a critical role in maintaining all physical plant assets on the property. The Director of Maintenance manages the day-to-day operations of the maintenance department.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Responsible for all service and repair tasks as assigned.
- Operates the maintenance department in a safe manner by ensuring compliance with Federal, State, and local regulations and following established policies and procedures.
- Ensures the physical building meets all safety and building codes.
- Schedules vendors and contractors for necessary building repairs and emergencies outside the scope of routine maintenance.
- Assists in emergency situations related to the physical plant and acts as the facility's safety officer.
- Ensure that regular equipment and systems maintenance schedules are monitored and followed at all times.
- Works with department heads to ensure routine maintenance in Residents care areas does not interfere with the care or safety of Residents.
- Responsible for operating the Maintenance Department within budgetary guidelines and limitations.
- Completes annual performance reviews of all subordinate staff. Provides guidance and education to staff in regard to their performance.
- Responsible for training and educating staff members.
- Provides counseling and disciplinary action to subordinate staff members as needed.
- Assure that established infection control and standard precaution practices are maintained at all times. Follow established safety precautions when preforming tasks and using equipment and supplies.
- Reports all hazardous conditions, damaged equipment and supply issues to the supervisor.
- Maintains the comfort, privacy and dignity of Residents and interacts with them in a manner that displays warmth, respect and promotes a caring environment.
- Must answer and respond to call lights promptly and courteously when working in Residents care areas.
- Maintains a high level of confidentiality in accordance with HIPAA guidelines at all times and protects confidential information by only providing information on a need-to-know basis.
- Assists with training of new staff.
- Communicates and interacts effectively and tactfully with Residents, visitors, families, peers and supervisors.
- Attend and participate in meetings and in-services as directed or scheduled. Attends in-service and education programs and attends continuing education required for maintenance of professional certification or licensure (if applicable).
- Understands Infection Control and follows the Company's Infection Control guidelines, such as hand washing principles, understanding of isolation and standard precautions, recognizing signs and symptoms of infection, demonstrating and understanding of the process for identifying and handling infectious waste and cross contamination, maintaining personal hygiene, and complying with OSHA standards in the workplace.
- Promotes and Protects Resident Rights by assisting Residents to make informed decisions, treating Residents with dignity and respect, protecting Residents' personal belongings, reporting suspected abuse or neglect, avoiding the need for physical restraints in accordance with current professional standards, and supporting independent expression, choice and decision-making consistent with applicable laws and regulations.
- Perform other tasks as required.
Supervises employees in the department and others for whom they are administratively or professionally responsible by following policies and applicable laws. Uses independent judgment and discretion on behalf of the organization in the performance of these duties.
For those with direct reports, supervisory responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training dietary employees; scheduling, planning, and assigning and directing work; receiving calls and finding replacements for absent staff; preparing performance evaluations, monitoring and correcting job performance of employees, and handling disciplinary action for employees, up to and including discharge; and fixing and approving timecards for payroll.
Education, Training, and Experience:
- High School diploma or equivalent.
- Minimum 3 years' experience working in a building maintenance capacity.
- Preferred experience in the healthcare setting.
- Knowledge of Standard Precautions, Disaster Preparedness, OSHA, and other state/federal regulations.
Specific skills, knowledge, and abilities:
- Must have working knowledge of carpentry, preventative maintenance and ground maintenance.
- Ability to communicate effectively and read blueprints, building plans and repair manuals.
- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Ability to identify issues and determine that repairs are needed.
- Ability to plan maintenance schedules for the facility systems.
- Excellent management and supervisor skills.
- Knowledge of building codes, regulations, and standards applicable to facility operations.
- Basic knowledge of electrical systems, plumbing, refrigeration and heating preferred.
- Basic computer knowledge required.