The Director of Maintenance assumes administrative authority, responsibility and accountability to maintain the physical plant and essential mechanical electrical and resident care equipment in safe operating condition. Managers the maintenance staff and services that protect the health and safety of residents, personnel and the public and provide a hazard-free, functional comfortable and homelike environment.
Persons who have been found guilty by a court of law of abusing, neglecting or mistreating individuals in a health care related setting are ineligible for employment in this position.
Knowledge of regulatory standards and compliance requirements.
Freedom from illegal use of drugs.
Freedom from use of and effects of use of drugs and alcohol in the workplace.
Working knowledge of personal computer and software applications used in job functions, (word processing, graphics, databases, spreadsheets, etc.)
Strong organizational and analytical skills; oral and written communication skills.
Working knowledge and ability to apply professional standards of practice in job situations.
Current knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations that apply to practice of physical plant and equipment maintenance in long-term care.
High school diploma or equivalent preferred. Minimum of five (5) years physical plant and equipment experience in an institutional environment with supervisory or management responsibilities.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Demonstrate competence in application of mechanical and technical concepts to facility plant repair and maintenance projects.
Able to maintain all essential mechanical, electrical and patient care equipment in safe operating condition.
Demonstrates sufficient knowledge of basic math to perform essential functions.
Technical knowledge and analytic ability to diagnose and repair equipment malfunctions. Able to coordinate and oversee activities of outside contractors, trades-people in construction, repair and maintenance of physical plant and equipment.
Sufficient interpersonal skills to interact with facility staff and residents to answer questions and to make prompt efforts to resolve grievances.
Able to apply building and safety codes to facility situations and maintenance procedures and to establish criteria to assure that services provided meet acceptable standards of quality.
Demonstrated ability to manage departmental budget, ordering supplies and tracking inventory.
Current knowledge of state and federal laws and regulations that apply to maintenance services and records of long-term care. Able to assure compliance with regulations as they relate to maintenance department.
Able to perform personnel functions including interviewing prospective staff, conducting performance evaluations that assure staff can perform essential functions of their job, taking job actions as appropriate. Able to apply facility policies to facts leading to job actions without regards to race, religion, age, national origin, sex, disability.
Carries out all duties in accord with the facility mission and philosophy.
Demonstrates knowledge of and respect for the rights, dignity and individuality of each resident in all interactions.