To plan, organize, execute and control work activities of Environmental Services personnel to provide a clean, attractive, safe environment.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES :
Maintains the highest practicable quality housekeeping standards in the hospital.
Supervises and directs assigned staff including interviewing and hiring new staff, evaluating work performance, coaching and disciplining
Ensures employee relations matters are conducted in a fair, even handed manner consistent with Christiana Care's policies.
Coordinates departmental activities and responsibilities with other Christiana Care departments.
Meets with material suppliers, manufacturer designers and service contractors on various equipment, materials, tools and contract services available.
Evaluates technical information and makes recommendations to the Director on whether or not to purchase/obtain services from the business.
Verifies and approves time sheets and develops schedules to provide adequate work coverage.
Establishes goals with a plan of action for accomplishment, including clearly stated desired results in conjunction with the Director, Environmental Services.
Requests maintenance for buildings, furnishings and equipment as necessary.
Develops the department annual operating and capital budgets to include personnel, equipment, material, engineering services and project needs.
Monitors and manages the budget after adoption.
Ensures that the proper in-service education programs are selected and provided to the staff.
Inspects and evaluates the physical condition of the facilities, and makes corrective recommendations.
Manages processes for the delivery of soiled linen to textiles and set up services for the conference center.
Assists the Director with the execution of work performed by contractors. Ensures that contractual provisions and construction schedules are met.
Ensures that the Environmental Services Department is in compliance with CDC, JCAHO, EPA, OSHA and other relevant
Ensures housekeeping equipment is properly maintained.
Conducts regular staff meetings to communicate and coordinate all activities.
Reviews, updates, and enforces the department policies and procedures.
Participates in on-site visits by regulatory agencies as scheduled.
Remains up-to-date on environmental matters.
Directs preparation of department records, reports and analyses ensuring that they are complete, accurate and timely.
Ensures that a safe work environment is maintained in work areas and that proper safety procedures are followed.
Determines the extent to which departmental goals are being obtained; takes corrective action when necessary.
Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices; reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
Performs other related duties as required.
Schedule: Day shift, possible weekends if needed
SCOPE,PURPOSE, AND FREQUENCY OF CONTACTS :
Responsible for planning, organizing, directing, coordinating and controlling the activities of hospital personnel engaged in providing a clean, safe, and attractive hospital environment. Daily contacts are with Christiana Care staff, contractors, suppliers and regulatory agencies. Contacts deal with technical matters, administrative issues, supervisory and personnel matters. Contacts are face-to-face, telephone, memorandums, letters, and meetings.
National Executive Housekeepers Association certification a plus.
Previous experience of five to seven years in a large, progressive housekeeping management position.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:
Knowledge of technical and management theory.
Skill in interpersonal relationships ; necessary for interacting with all levels of hospital personnel , vendors, contractors; and to counsel and/or discipline employees.
Skill in oral and written communication.
Ability to manage personnel, prepare budgets, and analyze products.
Ability to manage, plan, organize, direct, coordinate, and control the activities of a large service department.
Internal Number: JR50442
About Christiana Care Health System
Christiana Care Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are... positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
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