The Maintenance Director assumes administrative authority, responsibility and accountability to maintain the facility physical plant and essential mechanical, electrical and patient/resident care equipment in safe operating condition. Manages employees in provision of maintenance services that protect the health and safety of patients/residents, personnel and the public and provided are consistent with Life Safety Code of the National Fire Protection Association and with all state and federal laws and regulations.
Collects, reviews maintenance requisitions from all unit and departments of facility.
Reviews information, establishes priorities, assigns staff or inspects, replaces, repairs, or otherwise resolves the problem.
Establishes and conducts scheduled maintenance throughout physical plant and for all equipment.
Maintains and tests the emergency power system to ensure availability of power to all entrances, exits fire detection alarms and extinguishing equipment, and life support systems in the event electrical supplies are interrupted.
Must be able to perform all perform all daily duties of maintenance staff and maintains all essential equipment (e.g., boiler room equipment, nursing unit/medication room refrigerators, kitchen refrigerator/freezer, and laundry equipment) in safe operating condition.
Establishes procedures to ensure the availability of potable water to essential to essential areas in the event of loss of normal water supply.
Monitors acceptable range of temperatures and immediately starts repairs to eliminate hazards for facility residents, staff and others
Communicates directly with residents, families, legal representatives to identify appropriate to individuals needs and abilities
Monitors the performance of maintenance staff by observing staff on all units, on all shift and interviewing facility staff, residents, and families.
Performs quality assurance functions, including compliance rounds, on daily basis to evaluate compliance with state and federal laws and regulations, and facility policies and procedures.
Develops and updates maintenance policies and procedures that reflect the philosophy and objectives of the facility and are consistent with state and federal regulations.
Completes required documentation and record keeping of maintenance activities. Audits records of maintenance staff for accuracy, completeness. Implements approaches to improve department record keeping practices.
Collaborate with consultants with timely responses to requests for information and suggestions to improve quality of maintenance services.
Monitors staff for compliance with OSHA mandates on workplace safety including hazard communication and blood borne pathogens. In cases of workplace exposure, provides immediate first-aide and refers employee to appropriate facility staff member for post-exposure follow-up.
Participates in the development of the department budget. Provides relevant financial information to Nursing Home Administrator regarding department financial needs and status.
Hires and retains qualified, competent maintenance staff to provide services to achieve a hazard-free, sanitary, comfortable, homelike environment for residents, facility staff and others.
Actively participates in long term care survey process by instructing staff in matters of conduct and disclosure, maintaining a presence at all times surveyors are on-site and directing the timely collection of information required by the survey team.
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED:
Minimum or high school graduate or equivalent.
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
One (1) year experience in physical plant operations and equipment maintenance.
MINIMUM LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION REQUIRED BY LAW:
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: (Preferred qualifications)
Must have basic working know of a computer (i.e. Microsoft Office Suite)