Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) is comprised of Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare (FSLH) and St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC). MVHS was formed in 2014, and is operated by a single management team. Construction of a new regional medical center in downtown Utica is underway, with planned occupancy in 2023. The new medical center will replace the existing hospitals. The medical center will have 373-beds across 672,000 square feet of space.
MVHS serves the geographic area of Oneida, Herkimer, and Madison counties in Central New York State. It is an integrated delivery system with 4,200 full-time equivalent employees and a combined operating budget of $566 million. The system has won several awards, and the MVHS Stroke Center has continuously received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for its commitment and success in providing excellent care for stroke patients.
FSLH includes two campuses with 370 acute care beds and 202 long-term care beds. SEMC includes two campuses with 201 acute care beds. In total, the Director will support more than 2 million square feet and 21 offsite medical locations.
The Director, Facilities Management will report to the Vice President, Support Services. The Director will plan, develop, and oversee the long-term objectives for all functions of facilities management and laundry services, and serve as Safety Officer for the Mohawk Valley Health System, formulating and establishing goals and providing direction to the Facilities Management, Laundry Services and Safety departments. The Director will be directly accountable for the organization, direction, and leadership of facilities operations and support of the institution’s physical assets at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Medical Center, as well as all offsite locations.
The Director will establish and implement policies and procedures for department operations; establish standard of customer service, performance, and productivity; maintain preventive maintenance, corrective maintenance, and facility construction and casualty prevention programs; and maintain and augment existing department quality assurance and safety measures. The Director will be responsible for regulatory compliance initiatives relating to local, state, and national accreditation and code requirements, as well as collaborate on construction planning and project management.
Additionally, the scope of these activities includes development of short and long range capital investment strategies; implementation of capital infrastructure initiatives; oversight, tracking, and benchmarking of energy conservation programs; and utilities management and performance. The Director will have a critical role in the construction of the new regional medical center, as well as facility operations planning for post-construction.
A Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate discipline closely related to institutional facilities operations, engineering, business management, or construction, is required. A Master’s degree is preferred.
Additionally, 5 years of health care facility management leadership experience, in a hospital environment, is required. CHFM certification is preferred, as is demonstrable comprehensive knowledge of rules and regulations governing fire and life safety codes and standards. Solid familiarity with the health care system accreditation process as related to the environment of care standards is desirable. A knowledge and understanding of preventative maintenance procedures and proven competencies in financial management and leadership, in a complex and dynamic environment, are needed.
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