Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.
Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its three hospitals: Ben Taub, LBJ and Quentin Mease.
Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its three hospitals — Ben Taub, Lyndon B. Johnson and Quentin Mease — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Job Summary Exhibits a strong, self-motivated work ethic. Possesses the effectiveness to plan, organize, direct and facilitate activities within a matrixed structure to ensure the standardization of facility engineering processes and documentation across the System. Ability to implement policies, procedures, and programs related to the efficient and effective operation and maintenance of the central energy plant, utility systems, Life Safety systems, and grounds maintenance. Possesses knowledge of the Life Safety Code®; local and state licensing requirements; and regulatory compliance associated with accreditation requirements. Directs and collaborates administrative activities involved in the initiation, planning and execution of projects and maintenance, organizing, staffing, and procurement and contracting. Implements and standardizes operational policies that incorporates best practices and procedures to enhance the overall effectiveness and efficiency of facilities directly under the assigned span and control. Assists in preparation and development of Facilities Engineering operating staffing models at local and system levels, operational and capital budgets, prepares budget justifications and cost estimates, and monitors actual performance/expenditures. Carries out special projects, and serves as subject matter expert regarding facilities and building operations for Harris Health.
Degrees: Bachelors of Science in Engineering or related field required Masters of Engineering or related field; Business administration as an alternate preferred
Work Experience: Five (5) Years Work Experience Demonstrated experience in healthcare construction activities as a project manager, owner agent, or other project leadership role that required review and input to project design plans, detailed knowledge of facility mechanical, electrical, and plumbing infrastructure requirements.
Ten (10) Years Work Experience In an acute care hospital and CMS Regulatory Compliance in facility engineering or directly related field with at least five (5) years of experience working within a trauma level 1, 2, or level 3 facility.
Management Experience: Ten (10) Years of Management Experience Senior supervisory capacity in Facility Engineering Operation and Building Management with at least eight (8) years of experience leading engineering operations within acute care hospital settings.
Communication Skills: Above average Verbal Communication (Heavy Public Contact) Writing/ Correspondence Writing/ Reports
Proficiencies: MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Outlook, P.C.
Equipment Operated: Familiar with High Pressure Steam Boilers, central Chiller Plant and other equipment associated with Hospitals.
Benefits and EEOC
Harris Health System benefits program is designed to provide you with more flexibility and choices in meeting your specific needs. Harris Health System benefits program allows you to protect your income in case of illness, death and disability, and to help you save for retirement.
It is the policy of Harris Health System to provide equal opportunity for all applicants for employment regardless political affiliation, race, color, national origin, age, sex, religious creed or disability. Applicants may request any reasonable accommodation(s) to participate in the application process.
Internal Number: 152618
About Harris Health System
The Harris Health System is a fully integrated healthcare system that cares for all residents of Harris County, Texas. We are the first accredited healthcare institution in Harris County to be designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home, and are one of the largest systems in the country to achieve the quality standard. Our system includes 23 community health centers, five school-based clinics, a dental center and dialysis center, mobile health units, a rehabilitation and specialty hospital and two full-service hospitals.Ben Taub Hospital is a world renowned Level I Trauma Center with 586 licensed acute-care beds and provides a wide range of specialty care outpatient services. Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a 328 licensed bed acute-care hospital with a newly expanded Level III trauma center and a distinguished regional center for neonatal intensive care for high-risk deliveries.Harris Health is a teaching system for Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). We train the next generation of healthcare providers on the latest medical procedures and technological breakthroughs.With... our fully integrated electronic medical records system, we offer patients the convenience and assurance that their medical history is accurate, safe and available when and where it is needed. Our Medical Home designation ensures that we offer a full range of preventive, specialty and acute care services for the entire family.