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DIRECTOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES

The Director of Environmental Services (EVS) will oversee the daily operations of the housekeeping & laundry departments. The EVS Director will direct, manage, and coordinate all aspects of the departments including budget management and the development and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure a high level of quality for our patients, staff, and visitors. The EVS Director will also determine staffing needs based on census and schedule staff accordingly.

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Two (2) to Four (4) years prior EVS experience
  • Two (2) to Four (4) years prior housekeeping management experience preferred

General Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the general knowledge, skill and / or ability required:

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.
  • Ability to add and subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10s and 100s.
  • Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distance.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Equipment, Tools and Materials

  • Calculator
  • Fax, scanner, and copy machine
  • General office materials/supplies
  • Information Systems
  • Telephone system
  • All EVS/Laundry equipment

Security and Access

Will have access to confidential information and abides by the organization’s privacy policies and regulations concerning this information.

Essential Job Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Oversees all aspects of EVS operations effectively and efficiently.
  • Oversees day-to-day operations, which includes problem solving issues and ensuring effective processing.
  • Develops and documents department procedures to ensure consistent and accurate processing.
  • Works with other departments in providing services and resources.
  • Monitors workflow and departmental processes.
  • Develops and maintains department policies.
  • Sets and achieves department goals and objectives.
  1. Makes rounds throughout the hospital owned buildings to inspect work of staff.
  • Appraises proper cleaning/disinfecting techniques are used.
  • Audits staff adherence to cleaning schedules.
  1. Adheres to and maintains the established EVS standards and policies and procedures.
  • Knows, understands and conveys to other EVS staff personnel the Federal and State rules and regulations regarding hospital and extended care requirements and is responsible for their enforcement.
  • Instructs personnel in use, care, and maintenance of equipment.
  1. Orders all EVS supplies.
  • Work with vendors on EVS purchases
  • Implements cost control procedures.
  1. Oversees and performs employee relations functions effectively to promote a positive work environment, influence retention and enhance communication.
  • Works with department management to ensure effectiveness in the application of employee relations within their areas of accountability.
  • Develops, supports, and actively seeks activities and establishes an environment that promotes recognition and retention for employees.
  • Communicates effectively and provides feedback to staff which may include department meetings, individual employee meetings, rounding, etc….
  • Addresses employee issues in an effective and timely manner.
  • Communicates with Administrator and HR regarding employee issues appropriately in an effort to obtain guidance and reduce potential organizational liability.
  • Enforces and interprets policies and procedures with employees, as necessary.
  • Administers annual performance appraisal process for staff, with feedback for positive reinforcement of strengths and opportunities for growth/improvement.

 

  1. Recruits and develops a qualified and productive workforce.
  • Maintains and creates reporting job descriptions.
  • Recruits effectively for department positions by following established hiring practices and guidelines.
  • Orients new employees in a thorough manner to department and organizational operations and procedures.
  • Provides training to department staff in an appropriate and thorough manner.
  • Offers opportunity for continuing education by sharing own knowledge, accessing internal opportunities, and considering external opportunities to support the continued development of department staff.
  • Monitors and verifies the compliance of staff in regards to maintaining required licenses and certifications, as applicable.
  1. Oversees departmental financial operations.
  • Maintains, develops, monitors and reports budgets, expenses, variances and strategic planning for department.
  • Maintains timekeeping records and updates appropriately and accurately for department staff.
  • Works with vendors and management, as appropriate, to negotiate best value purchases.
  • Guides and participates in annual budgeting planning process for areas of responsibility.
  1. Performs all other duties as assigned.
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Department: Housekeeping
Reports To: Director of Facility Management
FLSA Status: Exempt
Base Wage: $51,792/annual (additional salary commensurate with education and experience)
Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision, Life, and Retirement offered with Employer Contribution. Additional Voluntary Benefits offered.