St. John's Riverside Hospital

  • Assistant Director of Plant Operations

    Job ID
    Facility Name
    St. John's Riverside Hospital
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Hours Per Week
    Work Shift
    workdays and hours vary includes weekends and holidays
    Posted Salary
  • Overview

    St. John's Riverside Hospital is a leader in providing the highest quality, compassionate health care utilizing the latest, state-of-the-art medical technology. Serving the Westchester community from Yonkers to the river town communities of Hastings-on-Hudson, Ardsley, Dobbs Ferry and Irvington, St. John's Riverside has been and continues to be a unique and comprehensive network of medical professionals dedicated to a tradition of service that spans generations.


    St. John’s has been an integral part of the community since the 1890's and its’ commitment to provide the community with the most advanced medical services available continues to be the hospitals’ vision, mission and value. St. John's Riverside Hospital built itself around an early foundation of nursing and community service. In 1894, the Cochran School of Nursing, the oldest hospital-based school of nursing in the metropolitan area, was founded, thus making the St. John's Nursing Staff more than just the backbone of the hospital, but the heart and soul. St. John’s dedicated nurses give superior attention to those who need it most with a strong emphasis on patient and family-focused nursing care.   


    St. John’s Riverside Hospital staff is committed to making life better for all patients. The hospital continues to elevate the services provided with the goal of increasing the quality of life for all who entrust St. John's Riverside Hospital to their care.


    Personalized care together with advanced technology is what it means to be Community Strong


    The Assistant Director of Plant Operations will partner the Director in the maintenance and repair of Hospital buildings, grounds, and utility systems, including the administration of a building maintenance program.  Assists with facility planning, design, and construction in collaboration with consultants and design professionals. Provides technical expertise and consultative services related to building systems and infrastructure for existing facilities and facilities under design.  Serves to ensure compliance with all regulatory agencies, policies and procedures governing health care facilities. Incumbent is guided by a thorough knowledge of Plant Operations methods, techniques, procedures, principals of engineering and use of departmental equipment and supplies, as well as knowledge of sound principals of management and supervision. Plans, organizes, and controls, the activities of the Maintenance and Construction staff at all hospital facility locations in maintaining, repairing, constructing and renovating the hospital facilities and its grounds. Manages and directs through subordinate supervisors and staff, the technical and administrative aspects of engineering, maintenance, construction, and safety. Maintains flow and quality of work to assure timely completion of both maintenance and construction projects. Provides operations, fiscal and strategic planning for facilities planning and capital development, including construction, property management and building operations. Prepares and maintains all departmental records and reports. Manages the computerized building management system for preventive maintenance of hospital equipment. Reviews and evaluates existing methods, systems, programs, practices and procedures and implements same as required. Regularly conducts meetings and visits at all hospital locations. Directs, designs, assesses, measures, and improves a comprehensive fire and safety environment of care program that provides functional and safe conditions for patients and other individuals served by or providing services at all Hospital facilities. Responsible for Environment of Care Fire Safety and Utilities Management Care Plans, documentation, reports to the EOC Committee, and conducts environmental tours of all Hospital facilities.  Responsible for the administration, record-keeping, and updating of the Joint Commission electronic Statement of Conditions for all Hospital and off-site locations. Performs safety tours at all hospital locations, including off-site locations and tracks deficiencies and generates Track-it safety reports. Prepares computer drawings for hospital–wide use. Assumes the duties and responsibilities of the Director of Plant Operations when needed. Establishes and coordinates employee work schedules to ensure necessary work coverage. Formulates new and revised departmental procedures on a semi-annual basis or as needed. Reviews all vendor/contractor invoices prior to submittal to Director of Plant Operations. Tracks all utility costs and generates energy cost reports. Prepares on-call schedules for supervising staff and maintains same. Coordinates the external agency reviews of physical plant and ensures compliance with their applicable codes. Direct supervision and responsibility for the Plant Operations Supervisor and the Maintenance Foreman at all hospital facilities in adherence to their workload and schedules. Meets with the Director of Plant Operations daily to coordinate, implement, and/or recommend changes as necessary to maintain a smooth flow of work and repairs to the main to the Maintenance staff. Prepares construction plans for bidding and preliminary design drawings for departmental use. Designs custom cabinetry and other furniture for fabrication by in-house and vendor carpenters. Operates personal computers as they relate to preventative maintenance, energy management and word processing. Handles personnel matters pertaining to employment, training, termination and grievances of all employees under his supervision in conjunction with the Director of Plant Operations. Maintains tools, equipment and work area in clean, safe and orderly condition. Maintains an adequate inventory of supplies and repair parts and assists in preparation of requisitions as necessary. Utilizes appropriate safety equipment when necessary. May be required to work weekends, holidays and overtime if needed. Must attend all required hospital in-service programs. May be required to perform related, unrelated, and other departmental duties as required and may be assigned maintenance and other construction work outside of his specific job title. Is required to respond to emergency situations during or after normal working hours. Responsible for reviewing Hospital and Departmental Continuous Quality Improvement Goals, Procedures, and Models.  Performs other related assigned duties.  Performs unrelated duties in times of emergency.  In addition to having oversight of Engineering at Park Care and Dobbs, they will have ‘Supervisory’ day-to-day oversight of the Environmental Services staff at the Dobbs Ferry Pavilion (only).  


    Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Architecture preferred.  Minimum of ten years experience in leading and managing work teams and outside vendors in the design, construction, and maintenance in a healthcare or academic medical center setting.   Seven or more years of experience as a Facilities Manager in a hospital environment, including a minimum of five years supervisory experience.  Experience with the operation of high pressure boilers, steam engines and auxiliary equipment.  Knowledge of building codes, Joint Commission standards, and OSHA requirement. Drivers License required.


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