Since 1949 Franciscan Children’s has served children and adolescents with complex medical, mental health and educational needs. Franciscan is the only pediatric post-acute provider in New England, and often, they offer care to children and adolescents that other health organizations cannot.
Located in Brighton, Massachusetts, Franciscan is an integral part of Boston’s important pediatric medical landscape. Many of the region’s top physicians and hospitals refer to Franciscan because of their unparalleled level of expertise. The spirit of the children, and the people who care for them are what make all the difference. At their very core, Franciscan believes that every child deserves the chance to reach their fullest potential and live their best life, offering an environment where children receive specialized care from people who are committed to excellence, innovation, and family support.
Franciscan Children’s was founded on comprehensive, quality-driven medical care, supporting children and adolescents with complex medical, mental health, and educational needs:
- Medical services and programs focus on special needs, including pediatric and pulmonary rehabilitation, outpatient surgical services, pediatric dentistry, and therapeutic services;
- Inpatient and outpatient mental health services, and community programs;
- The Kennedy Day School at Franciscan Children’s offers fully collaborative special education, therapeutic, and health services to more than 60 students, ages 3 to 22.
Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Director of Facilities contributes to the delivery of strategic and operational objectives by reducing facility costs and improving department productivity. The Director will ensure a safe and efficient working environment, essential to the children and families Franciscan serves, while maintaining equipment and buildings to high quality standards.
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 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 requirement. The Director will have oversight of construction planning and project management, including budgets and schedules for facility modifications, as well as estimates on equipment, labor materials, and other related costs.
The Director will ensure continuous regulatory compliance and readiness to all regulatory bodies, including TJC, NFPA, CMS, and local Authorities Having Jurisdiction. The Director will oversight of grounds, and will be a member of the Environment of Care Committee.
The position has 4 direct reports, including the hospital Safety Officer, and is accountable for 172,400 square feet of space, including 48 acute care medical beds, 32 acute care mental health beds, and 24 residential beds.
The qualified individual will have at least seven (7) years of facilities management experience in a hospital or healthcare setting, including three years in a leadership role. The incumbent must have extensive experience in facilities operations, building systems, space management, design and construction management, project budgeting, and scheduling and fiscal management.
A Bachelor’s degree in Business, Construction, Engineering, Architecture or related field is required, with a Master’s degree preferred. Familiarity with regulatory and construction codes and methods, to include OSHA, Joint Commission, NFPA, Life Safety, and LEAN process, beneficial.
The incumbent will have integrity at the foundation of their management approach, performing actions in the best interest of patients, families, staff members, and colleagues. A teamwork approach is required, with a focus on collaboration, communication, and inclusion. An energetic, pro-active, can-do approach to the daily challenge of facility operations is required. Soft skill expertise is a must, and the Director must mentor and develop staff while maintaining high department standards.
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