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Nebraska Methodist Health System Director Environmental Svcs in Council Bluffs, Iowa

  • Purpose of Job

  • The Director Environmental Services manages the hospital operation of environmental services by managing the cleaning and linen services to ensure a clean environment and an appropriate linen supply is available for all patients, visitors, guests, and staff.

  • Job Requirements

  • Education

  • High school diploma, General Educational Development (GED) or equivalent required.

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred, preferably in Management, Business Administration, or Healthcare.

  • Experience

  • 2 to 4 years management experience required, preferably in Environmental Services, Healthcare or related field.

  • License/Certifications

  • Valid and current driver's license required.

  • Skills/Knowledge/Abilities

  • Knowledge of housekeeping cleaning practices required.

  • Skilled in planning, delegation, time-management, and problem-solving required.

  • Basic computer skills, including Microsoft Office and Outlook, required.

  • Basic math skills required.

  • Strong verbal communication skills for positive interaction with staff and customers required.

  • Excellent customer service skills required.

  • Able to read, write, and comprehend various written reports and documents required.

  • Physical Requirements

  • Weight Demands

  • Medium Work - Exerting up to 50 pounds of force.

  • Physical Activity

  • Occasionally Performed (1%-33%):

  • Keyboarding/typing

  • Repetitive Motions

  • Sitting

  • Frequently Performed (34%-66%):

  • Balancing

  • Climbing

  • Carrying

  • Crawling

  • Crouching

  • Distinguish colors

  • Fingering/Touching

  • Grasping

  • Hearing

  • Kneeling

  • Lifting

  • Pulling/Pushing

  • Reaching

  • Twisting

  • Constantly Performed (67%-100%):

  • Seeing/Visual

  • Speaking/talking

  • Standing

  • Stooping/bending

  • Walking

  • Job Hazards

  • Not Related:

  • Radiation Alpha, Beta and Gamma (particles such as X-ray, Cat Scan, Gamma Knife, etc)

  • Radiation Non-Ionizing (Ultraviolet, visible light, infrared and microwaves that causes injuries to tissue or thermal or photochemical means)

  • Rare (1-33%): - Biological agents (primary air born and blood born viruses) (Jobs with Patient contact) (BBF)

  • Occasionally (34%-66%):

  • Chemical agents (Toxic, Corrosive, Flammable, Latex)

  • Explosives (pressurized gas)

  • Electrical Shock/Static

  • Frequent (67%-100%):

  • Physical hazards (noise, temperature, lighting, wet floors, outdoors, sharps) (more than ordinary office environment)

  • Equipment/Machinery/Tools

  • Mechanical moving parts/vibrations

  • Essential Job Functions

  • Oversees the hospital operation of environmental services by managing the cleaning and linen services to ensure a clean environment and an appropriate linen supply is available for all patients, visitors, guests, and staff.

  • Performs management duties, such as hiring, training, coaching, counseling, corrective action, terminations, and evaluations, to ensure competent staff within the Environmental Services department.

  • Manages direct reports by mentoring, coaching, training, supporting, and establishing objectives to promote success and growth and to contribute to Health System and division goals.

  • Monitors and reviews employee productivity and performance, staff development, and program implementation for customer satisfaction, efficiency, effectiveness, work priorities, and compliance with laws, rules, regulations, and standards.

  • Prepares and maintains work schedules for assigned staff to ensure duties are covered on a daily basis.

  • Ensures overtime is used appropriately.

  • Adjusts staffing appropriately to get necessary work completed on shift.

  • Documents payroll, time and attendance variances accurately by running reports and manually entering data to ensure correct payroll is completed by established weekly deadlines.

  • Develops and maintains the departmental operating budget by implementing action plans to control spending and utilization of approved purchasing practices to ensure fiscal viability of the Health System.

  • Conducts orientation training and in-service training to explain policies, work procedures, and to demonstrate use and maintenance of equipment to ensure compliance with departmental procedures.

  • Develops and implements departmental policies and procedures by analyzing and evaluating quality inspections to ensure a clean and sanitary environment.

  • Attends internal and external meetings to ensure oversight and compliance regarding environmental services issues within the Health System.

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