Director, Facilities

As one of the largest, most comprehensive, and most highly respected providers of health-related services to the people of northwest Baltimore, LifeBridge Health advocates preventive services, wellness and fitness services, and educational programs. LifeBridge Health consists of:

  • Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
  • Northwest Hospital
  • Carroll Hospital
  • Levindale Hospital
  • Grace Medical Center

Founded in 1866 as the Hebrew Hospital and Asylum, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore is a Jewish-sponsored, non-profit health care organization that provides quality patient care, teaching, and research to all people in the surrounding Baltimore community, as well as national and international patients. Its renowned Centers of Excellence provide specialized, advanced care by teams of experts. The hospital has a total of 504 beds, over 18 medical departments, and boasts an average of 27,000 admissions annually. Sinai Hospital of Baltimore seeks a Director of Facilities.

Dedication and a commitment to patient satisfaction are trademarks of the work performed by employees at Sinai, and that is why the hospital has been recognized for numerous honors and awards, including a Nurses Credentialing Center’s highest honor for nursing excellence and as a non-profit health care organization that provides quality patient care to all people in the surrounding community. Additionally, Sinai’s BioIncubator gives emerging biotech and health sciences companies lab space and access to leading physicians. As a nonprofit teaching hospital, Sinai provides training for more than 140 residents and 400 medical students yearly. It is the largest community hospital in Maryland.

Position Description

Reporting to the Assistant Vice President, Facilities and Plant Operations, The Director of Facilities will plan, coordinate, and direct the operation of the maintenance and engineering departments at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. The select candidate will be responsible for establishing and enforcing service standards and conducting quality inspections in partnership with other staff members and physicians to proactively identify and provide for customers’ needs, utilizing LifeBridge customer service standards. A demonstrated knowledge of hospital engineering and operations, design and construction, and an understanding of benchmarking and performance improvement is required. Reporting to the Assistant Vice President, Facilities and Plant Operations, The Director, Facilities directs the maintenance, plant engineering, grounds and equipment of Northwest Hospital. The Director acts in an advisory capacity to the administration and Capital Improvements division when changes in the existing structure or systems are planned, or additions to the physical plant are proposed. The Director supervises emergency and major repair work and regularly inspects hospital buildings and equipment.

The Director will maintain sound departmental operations that support the goals of this 1.7m sq. ft. hospital. Their actions will be guided by fiscal responsibility and accountability. They will provide oversight in the development of financial projections and assist in the preparation and monitoring of controls to ensure optimal financial performance of assigned units, departments, and service areas within the constraints of approved budgets.

The hospital is fiscally strong and has plans to expand the Sinai Hospital campus footprint. The Director will develop strategies that support Sinai Hospital and LifeBridge Health and will stay abreast of trends in maintenance and engineering management. They will advise management to ensure an optimal environment and will be responsible for directing and blending divisional long-range goals with those of the department and the hospital. There are 4 direct reports and 50 indirect reports.

The Director will be a hand’s on, visible leader who combines strong technical aptitude with leadership and development skills. A demonstrated knowledge of hospital engineering and operations and an understanding of benchmarking and performance improvement is preferred. The Director will maintain sound departmental operations that support the goals of this 500,000 square foot hospital. The position has 1 direct report and 25 indirect reports. LifeBridge employs a matrix-based reporting structure in the Facilities & Plant Operations Department.

Qualifications

A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Facilities, or Business, or an appropriate discipline closely related to Facilities Management, is preferred. In lieu of a Degree, an Associate’s Degree, or a minimum of 5-7 years of healthcare facilities management experience, will be considered. Additionally, 3-5 years of supervisory experience in a healthcare environment is preferred, as is CHFM certification. Large hospital campus experience is highly preferred. The ideal applicant will bring a demonstrated history of the effective management of diverse teams and the ability to think strategically to solve complex problems related to facilities management. The Director must possess a strong work ethic and integrity, leading by example and setting high department standards while working collaboratively with staff and colleagues. The ability to evaluate and, if needed, implement programmatic and process change is required.The qualified candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree or in lieu of a degree, 5 to 7 years of hospital experience. Candidates who do not have hospital experience, but have a working knowledge of facility management theory and practice within a specialized field, may be considered.

The preferred candidate will possess critical thinking skills, knowledge of building codes and regulations, and knowledge and experience with The Joint Commission Environment of Care standards. The select candidate must have demonstrated soft skill and leadership skills in a complex environment, as well as the ability to mentor and develop facility management staff.

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