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Director, Facilities Management

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, a clinical affiliate of Rutgers University, is a 1,070-bed, 1.1 million square foot hospital. Bergen New Bridge Medical Center is both the largest hospital and licensed nursing home in New Jersey and the fourth-largest publicly-owned hospital in the nation. As a not-for-profit safety net facility, the organization provides high-quality comprehensive services, including acute care, behavioral health care, and long-term care to the greater Bergen County community. The Medical Center, including its Long-Term Care Division, is fully accredited by The Joint Commission.

Bergen New Bridge Medical Center provides a continuum of health care services in critical areas, including behavioral health, medical detox and substance abuse treatment, long-term care, and acute care. The Medical Center also provides ambulatory care and addiction treatment.

Publicly owned by Bergen County, NJ, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center brings an enhanced level of expertise and a new vision of integrated health care governed by non for profit transparency and accountability. Bergen New Bridge Medical Center is part of New Bridge Health. It is managed by Care Plus Bergen, Inc., an innovative alliance between three world-class partners – Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Integrity House, and Care Plus NJ Inc.

Since 1916, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center has been a pillar of Bergen County and is proud to say that they are “Connecting Compassionate, Quality, and Inclusive Care to All Communities.”

Position Description

Reporting to the Vice President, Support Services, the Director of Facilities Management is responsible for the overall operation and maintenance of the physical plant, facilities, and grounds. Also, the director plays a key role on the team that oversees campus maintenance and construction projects, working closely with BCIA representatives, and will supervise emergency repair work while regularly inspecting hospital buildings and equipment. This role manages a multi-trade team of employees that includes engineering, electrical, HVAC, painting, maintenance, and ground staff.
The Director will also oversee recruitment, retention, training and development for all facilities operations staff, including plant engineers, maintenance, HVAC, electricians, painters, groundskeepers. The select individual will maintain excellent relationships with union representatives and leadership, and work to improve staff satisfaction. They must foster the development and growth of the facilities team.
The ability to take initiative, embrace change, and exercise sound judgment with all, including staff and colleagues, is required. In conjunction with Medical Center leadership and, when required, Bergen County leadership, the Director will exhibit a collaborative, team-building approach, with integrity at the core of their management approach. The Director will have oversight of 1.1 m square feet. There are 46 employees in the department.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess a four-year Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant engineering curriculum, or a closely affiliated discipline. A minimum of 7 – 10 years of progressive leadership experience is strongly desired in a relevant healthcare facilities setting. Familiarity with OSHA, The Joint Commission, NFPA, and CMS policies is required. Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM) designation preferred.

The ideal applicant will be a visible leader and collaborative leader. They will bring a demonstrated history of effective leadership and the ability to think strategically. The candidate should possess a strong work ethic and the competencies to solve complex problems in a fast-paced, complex environment.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills are necessary to develop and maintain cooperative working relationships. The incumbent must be an excellent communicator with strong competencies and experience in facilities management, including leading and motivating professional teams.  

About Us

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.

 

 

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