As one of the largest, most comprehensive and most highly respected providers of health-related services to the people of Central Maryland, 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
Northwest Hospital, located in Randallstown, MD, serves the health care needs of Central Maryland, including Baltimore County, western Baltimore City, and Carroll and Howard counties. The hospital was established in 1962 as Liberty Court Rehabilitation Center, and in 1963 became Baltimore County General Hospital. In June of 1993, it changed its name to Northwest Hospital.
In keeping with Northwest Hospital’s philosophy of patient-centered care, its facilities have been designed around the Friesen concept, with nursing alcoves outside each patient room so nurses can spend more time with their patients. The Friesen-designed hospital functions differently from the traditional hospital in that it creates an environment conducive to direct patient care through smaller 20-bed units; private patient rooms; elimination of nursing stations; and the placement of supplies, medications and charts in close proximity to patients. The hospital has 238 licensed beds.
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 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.
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.
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.