All across UW Medicine, our employees collaborate to perform the highest quality work with integrity and compassion and to create a respectful, welcoming environment where every patient, family, student and colleague is valued and honored. At UW Medical Center – Northwest (formerly, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center), we’re proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are: The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award; The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award; The Stroke Care Excellence Award; Winner of the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row. We’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.
UW Medical Center – Northwest includes a full-service, non-profit community hospital offering comprehensive medical, surgical, and therapeutic services.?With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus, just north of Seattle.
The OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT has an outstanding opportunity for a FULL TIME, DAY SHIFT, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE. The DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE will lead a management team to maintain and operate facility mechanical, electrical, electronic, and structural infrastructure, as well as fixed and portable direct patient care and support equipment, in a large, world-class, complex, 24/7 medical center.
Directs managers to ensure timely completion of repairs, maintenance, and testing of all building related systems
Collaboratively leads teams of various sizes and makeup to respond to critical hospital emergencies, such as water contamination, leaks, mechanical failure, and sewage backups
Reviews asset data and research to provide plans for capital investments and operational repairs
Reviews key performance indicator metrics and evaluates performance of management team
Writes departmental policies and procedures, including those needed for operational functions and regulatory compliance
Reviews and responds to incident/accident/quality improvement and utility disruption reports
Interviews and hires full and part time employees, trains employees, conducts employee evaluations, counsels and administers disciplinary action when needed
Gives detailed, vital input to department Director and Senior Director concerning activities, structure and direction of work unit
Provide support and leadership during department Director’s absence
Responds to off-hour emergencies
Responds to client concerns dealing with operations, maintenance, and alteration projects
Maintains client relations and provides outstanding customer service
Estimates job costs. Maintains strict budget oversight when approving material, parts, tools, and equipment requests
Manages and reviews service contracts to ensure proper performance
Coordinates with contractors, project managers, trades specialists, schedules, Infection Control, Public Safety, clinical staff, affected departments, etc. to respond to and resolve emergency repairs
Represents department and organization at high level and detailed project and operational planning meetings, gathers data, meets with consultants and contractors, and reviews prints and specifications for construction, remodel, and maintenance projects
Assists in interviewing and selecting consultants
Participates in the selection of complex infrastructure and building systems and equipment
Represents department in place of Director or Senior Director as needed when meeting with regulatory agencies (DOH, TJC, CDC, etc.), peer hospital entities, and UW Medicine leadership
Integral member of committees overseeing safety, emergency management, patient care equipment, regulatory compliance, etc.
Schedules and reviews building system confidence testing to assure regulatory compliance
Reviews ECRI reports regarding equipment recalls and service bulletins, and assigns work accordingly
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field OR Equivalent experience
Four to Five years working in Medical Facility Plan Operations, at least three years as a manager or supervisor
UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, and Airlift Northwest.??
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.