Operations Manager, Hospital Engineering
Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.
Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.
Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Skills / Requirements
JOB SUMMARY: Exhibit a strong, self motivated work ethic. Possess the effectiveness to plan, organize, direct and supervise assigned activities of the Engineering Department/Service function which are necessary in maintaining the physical structure, HVAC, mechanical, electrical systems, fire alarm systems, utilities and grounds of the hospital in and operative and safe working condition. This position may have the need to manage multiple site operations. Be accountable to the Director for planning and maintaining an effective organization, for administering labor and material controls, for training of maintenance personnel on safety and for effective management practices. Have effective communication skills at all organizational levels; possess knowledge of the Life Safety Code® and Regulatory Compliance.
Education/Specialized Training/Licensure: Associates Degree in Engineering, Management, Business or a related field. Bachelor's degree in Business preferred. Certified Healthcare Facility Manager/CHFM, HVAC, Electrical, Stationary Engineering or other certification/licenses preferred
Work Experience (Years and Area): Five plus years hospital or related work experience preferred, familiar with healthcare operations, Budgeting, Regulatory Agency Requirements such as TJC, DNV, TDSHS, CARF, and NFPA
Management Experience (Years and Area): Five plus years experiences of supervisory level in engineering maintenance.
Equipment Operated: Valid Texas Drivers License preferred.
Communication Skills: Above Average Verbal (Heavy Public Contact); Exceptional Verbal (e.g., Public Speaking); Writing /Composing: Correspondence / Reports
Other Skills: Analytical; Mathematics; Typing; P.C.; MS Word; MS Excel; CMMS Access
Work Schedule: Flexible; Travel
Other Requirements: Extended education and knowledge of utility systems, MEPF, Infrastructure, (Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing, Fire protection), Other licenses such as Boiler operator preferred.