Director of Facilities Management & Construction
2022 marks Matheny’s 75th year of operations. Matheny has developed a strategic plan including the development of a master facility plan which will define Matheny’s space and facility needs for its future.
Through the years, the organization’s mission has remained consistent: To provide exceptional care and an optimal quality of life for children and adults with special needs and medically complex developmental disabilities. Matheny’s vision is to be the recognized model of excellence in the field of developmental disabilities.
Matheny’s main campus in Peapack, NJ, is home to 101 children and adults with developmental disabilities. Matheny’s five group homes, located in Somerset and Warren counties, provide a residence in the community for an additional 30 adults. Many of the children and adults currently at Matheny, in addition to their primary diagnoses, have a long list of associated clinical conditions such as vision and hearing deficits, seizure disorders, mental retardation and dysphagia, with resulting aspiration problems. Matheny also trains healthcare professionals, therapists, and educators in how to work effectively with persons who have developmental disabilities.
Matheny’s specialized services include:
- Matheny Hospital is an inpatient facility for children and adults with medically complex developmental disabilities;
- Matheny School provides academics, combined with functional life skills, for students between the ages of 3-21;
- A comprehensive outpatient center meeting the health care needs of people with all types of disabilities in the community, including the Matheny Center of Medicine and Dentistry.
While the great majority of Matheny patients have cerebral palsy as their primary diagnoses, Matheny also has patients with spina bifida, Lesch-Nyhan Disease (LND), and a wide range of uncommon conditions including Rett syndrome, Angelman syndrome, Cornelia De Lange syndrome, Wolf-Hirshorn syndrome, and 4Q Deletion syndrome. Lesch-Nyhan Disease is a rare x-linked recessive disorder associated with cognitive impairment, high levels of uric acid in the blood, kidney involvement and the hallmark symptom — severe and involuntary self-injurious behaviors. Matheny is recognized as the leading source of information on care issues regarding LND.
Matheny is fully accredited and nationally recognized by The Joint Commission for safe and effective quality care.
Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Director of Facilities Management will perform duties which include oversight of the operation and maintenance of facilities and grounds; compliance; and construction and renovation. The selected candidate will help develop and manage the initiatives of the hospital’s Environment of Care program for all patients, staff, and visitors in full compliance with regulatory agencies and best practices. The Director of Facilities Management will also have oversight of Environmental Services.
The successful professional will develop and implement programs to maintain and regenerate the institution’s assets and insure effective operations for 170,000 square feet of institutional facilities, including offsite group homes. There are 8 direct reports and 16 indirect reports.
The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Facilities Management, or Business and 3-5 years of proven facilities and engineering experience, preferably in a healthcare environment. Experience in the operation, performance, and function of mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems, as well as knowledge of The Joint Commission and regulatory standards, may be considered in lieu of a degree. Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM) certification highly preferred.
Covid vaccination is required.
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