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Season 2, Episode 13

High Reliability Podcast: So, You Want to Be…A Behavioral Health FM Director

High Reliability, The Healthcare FM Podcast is brought to you by Gosselin/Martin Associates. Our show discusses the issues, challenges, and opportunities within the Healthcare Facilities Management (FM) function.

High Reliability, The Healthcare FM Podcast is brought to you by Gosselin/Martin Associates. Our show discusses the issues, challenges, and opportunities within the Facilities Management (FM) function.

Episode 5 of “So, You Want to Be…
In this episode of High Reliability, we re-introduce So, You Want to Be…, a podcast episode dedicated to exploring the various roles available in healthcare facilities management.

Today we welcome Justin Givens to the High Reliability podcast. Justin is Director of Facilities Services at SUN Behavioral Kentucky in Erlanger, KY. Justin has the distinction of being the first healthcare facility management professional who we have talked to who comes from the behavioral health world.

Justin gives great insight into working in behavioral health. Having worked in an acute care hospital before transitioning into behavioral health, he offers his perspective into the differences and behavioral health challenges. It is an interesting podcast, so please give it a listen.

Today’s topics include:

  • Becoming a CNA, and then entering healthcare FM with a clinical background (4:00);
  • Patient interactions, and differences between acute care, behavioral health, and senior living (7:30);
  • Experiences that shape a career path, and finding answers (17:00);
  • Changing mindsets (22:00);
  • Behavioral health construction (41:30).

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