Director of Facilities

Griffin Hospital is a 160-bed acute care community hospital serving more than 120,000 residents of the Lower Naugatuck Valley Region in Connecticut. 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 from around the world 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 the Planetree patient-centered care philosophy permeates their organization on every level. By putting patients first, they have 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 our community, Griffin Hospital has and will continue to make the Lower Naugatuck Valley a better place in which to live, work, raise a family and enjoy life.

A not-for-profit, tax-exempt subsidiary of the Griffin Health Services Corporation, Griffin Hospital is 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.

Position Description

Griffin Hospital seeks an experienced Director of Facilities. Reporting to the Hospital President & CEO, the Director of Facilities will have direct oversight of 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. 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, which include plumbers, mechanics, electricians, generalists, boiler plant operators, painters, finish trades, HVAC technicians, and a construction project coordinator. In total, the Director is responsible for roughly 500,000 square feet of facilities, which include the 400,000 square foot acute care hospital and multiple offsite locations in the surrounding community.

Qualifications

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, possessing both 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.

The select individual will possess an approach that resonates with a mission-driven non-profit organization. The individual will thrive working in this fast-paced environment. The Director will attend professional meetings and conferences to keep informed of current practices and trends in the discipline while providing training and development opportunities to staff.

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Gosselin/Martin Associates is an established leader in healthcare consulting. The firm is a leading healthcare management recruiter and provides healthcare management skills education to facility departments in hospitals and systems across the country. If interested, please contact us at 508-660-1800.

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