Griffin Hospital is a 160-bed acute care community hospital serving more than 120,000 residents of Connecticut’s Lower Naugatuck Valley Region. Griffin Hospital serves as the flagship hospital for Planetree, an international leader in patient-centered care. The Hospital has received national recognition for creating a facility and approach to care that is responsive to the needs of patients. Many healthcare organizations worldwide have sent representatives to visit Griffin Hospital and have incorporated elements of the Hospital’s facility design and Planetree principles into their care model.
All caregivers within Griffin Health work to ensure that Planetree’s patient-centered care philosophy permeates the organization on every level. By putting patients first, Griffin Hospital has been able to achieve and sustain a high level of performance in clinical quality, safety, and patient experience, which has distinguished Griffin Hospital at both a local and national level. Griffin Hospital is dedicated to improving the health of its community and the quality of life and well-being of residents. By providing leadership and resources that benefit their community, Griffin Hospital has and will continue to make the Lower Naugatuck Valley a better place to live, work, raise a family, and enjoy life.
Griffin Hospital is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt subsidiary of the Griffin Health Services Corporation, affiliated with the Yale School of Medicine and The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University. The Hospital is Joint Commission accredited and has more than 300 active and courtesy physicians with admitting privileges.
Griffin Hospital has received numerous patient care quality awards and recognized for providing an exceptional patient experience. It is the only Hospital to be named to Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” list for ten consecutive years, the only Connecticut hospital recognized four times by The Joint Commission as a “Top Quality Performer” on key quality measures, and a recipient of The Leapfrog Group’s “A” Grade for Patient Safety for six consecutive periods. Griffin Hospital has been named Newsweek Magazine’s “World’s Best Hospital for 2020, 2021, and 2022.” Griffin was awarded Gold certification for Excellence in Person-Centered Care by Planetree International, the highest mark of achievement for engaging patients, families, staff, and the community to improve overall health and well-being.
To be more welcoming and inclusive of LGBTQ patients and families, Griffin Hospital has adopted a number of LGBTQ-inclusive policies. As a result, the Hospital has been designated as an LGBTQ Healthcare Equality Top Performer.
Griffin Hospital seeks an experienced Director of Facilities to oversee hospital engineering. Reporting to the Hospital President & CEO, the Director of Facilities will directly oversee Plant Operations and Telecommunications. Also, the select candidate will work collaboratively with team members and hospital leadership to plan and implement in-house construction projects.
The Director will ensure the optimal functioning of building systems, including mechanical and environmental systems, on a 24-hour basis. In addition, the Director will consistently ensure that all equipment and systems are tested, calibrated, maintained, and functioning at operating levels in compliance with applicable codes and regulatory agencies. These systems and equipment will include but are not limited to, Emergency Generators and Automatic Transfer Switches, fire alarm systems, sprinkler, and fire protection systems, HVAC systems, chemical treatment systems, and other building life safety systems. In addition, the position will be responsible for meeting and complying with The Joint Commission, CMS, EPA, and local AHJ standards and regulations.
There are 19 direct reports, including plumbers, mechanics, electricians, generalists, boiler plant operators, painters, finish trades, HVAC technicians, and a construction project coordinator. The Director is responsible for roughly 500,000 square feet of facilities, including the 400,000 square foot acute care hospital and multiple offsite locations in the surrounding community.
The select candidate will possess a degree, preferably in Engineering or a related discipline. In lieu of a degree, equivalent knowledge and experience in a hospital may be considered. The candidate must have a minimum of 8-10 years of experience in hospital facilities management and have a thorough knowledge of hospital regulations. Familiarity with state, local, and federal codes and inspection procedures relating to Life Safety and Construction is required.
Griffin Hospital seeks a collaborative, visible leader. The Director must possess the attributes of a Servant Leader, with strong verbal and written communication skills. They must be a knowledgeable team builder with technical and soft skills. They will mentor staff.
The applicant will possess the skills necessary to work in a union environment, participating in union negotiations when required and working with union leadership to resolve grievances and related issues.
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