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Director of Plant Operations and Environment of Care - (14818)

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Director of Plant Operations and Environment of Care - (14818)

Facility Name
Laurel Ridge Treatment Center
SAN ANTONIO, TX 78259 US (Primary)
Career Area
Facility Maintenance
Job Description

               One of the nation’s largest and most respected hospital companies, Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS) has built an impressive record of achievement and performance. Steadily growing from a startup to an esteemed Fortune 500 corporation, UHS today has annual revenue nearing $10 billion. In 2017, UHS was recognized as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune; ranked #276 on the Fortune 500, and listed #275 in Forbes inaugural ranking of America’s Top 500 Public Companies.

                Our operating philosophy is as effective today as it was 40 years ago: Build or acquire high quality hospitals in rapidly growing markets, invest in the people and equipment needed to allow each facility to thrive, and become the leading healthcare provider in each community we serve.

                Headquartered in King of Prussia, PA, UHS has more than 81,000 employees and through its subsidiaries operates more than 320 acute care hospitals, behavioral health facilities and ambulatory centers in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and the United Kingdom.

               Laurel Ridge Treatment Center is seeking a dynamic and talented Director of Plant Operations & Environment of Care.  To learn more about Laurel Ridge Treatment Center go to

POSITION PURPOSE:  The Plant Operations and Environment of Care Director ensures the maintenance of a safe, clean, healthy, and physical environment for patients, staff and guests in the standard consistent with the philosophy and objectives of Laurel Ridge Treatment Center.  The Director is responsible to manage FTE’s and budgetary daily initiatives within that department. Responsibilities also include state, federal, local and Managed Care regulatory compliance for Fire and Life Safety Codes, building and engineering codes, maintenance and operations of HVAC equipment plumbing, electrical, carpentry and grounds maintenance. Strong management skills and the ability to communicate in verbal and written form, in a clear concise manner with staff and administrative personnel is required.

JOB SUMMARY:  This position directs and coordinates activities of this Director’s staff that will engage in repairs, maintenance and installation of plant equipment. This position assures the maintenance of building security, safety, grounds, and utilities are up to standard 24/7/365. This is accomplished through utilization of Shared Services Staff, cost effective labor, equipment and supplies. The Director’s role is one of fire marshal, plant safety manager, chief security officer and chairman of the Safety Committee. This position also exists to protect life and property of all persons on the hospital premises and to police the hospital grounds to prevent fire, theft, and vandalism. Performs other duties as assigned.


1.             Ensure compliance with all local, state and federal regulations.

2.             Develops, writes, and implements departmental policies and procedures.

3.             Develops, writes and implements quarterly training for staff.

4.             Ensures customer satisfaction to all patients, visitors, and staff.

5.             As Safety Officer, develops, writes and implements plant operations program that is reported to Safety Committee.

6.             Covers work areas as needed.

7.             Maintains Computerized Maintenance Management.

8.             Meets Roof Maintenance Standards.

9.             Meets Building Maintenance Program for Life Safety.

10.          Meets TJC Emergency Preparedness Standards.

11.          Meets Infrastructure Assessment Standards.

12.          Proficient in Long-range Capital Planning.

13.          Proficient in Disaster Planning, Recovery and Mitigation.

14.          Meets Medical Equipment Maintenance Standards.

15.          Proficient in Inventory Management.

16.          Maintains, controls, supervises all aspects of central supply, purchasing, and mailroom.

17.          Responsibilities Outlined in Trainings - Environment of Care and Life Safety

Job Requirements


SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:  Knowledge in the following areas:  (1) Maintenance practices (2) Departmental & personnel policies and procedures (3) Fire and safety code (4) JCAHO requirements (5) State and federal regulations as it relates to plant operations with broad knowledge of plant technology and engineering.  Skills in the operation of cleaning and maintenance equipment; Ability to plan, organize, and conduct maintenance processes in a timely manner; Compliance with Laurel Ridge safety and loss control policies; strong verbal and written communication skills.

EDUCATION:  College graduate; preferably with Facility Engineering Degree or work experience equivalent.

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:  Valid Class C driver license; clean driving record.

EXPERIENCE:  Must have a minimum of 5 years in general plant operation/engineering and building construction.  Supervisor experienced required.

 PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS FOR THE JOB:  Must be able to stoop, kneel, crouch, reach, stand for sustained periods of time; walk, lift, pull objects from a lower to higher positions or horizontally from position to position; express or exchange ideas orally and potentially louder, accurately and quickly. Visual acuity is needed while cleaning to ensure work is being done correctly.  Work is moderately heavy with frequent lifting and carrying objects weighting up to 50 pounds.  Work involves considerable walking, standing, pushing, pulling or equipment.  Frequent reaching for handling cleaning tools, maintenance tools and equipment.  Work is completed indoors and outdoors.  Must be able to assist in crisis intervention prevention with patients.  May have exposure to communicable diseases or bodily fluids.

This opportunity provides the following:

UHS is Challenging and rewarding work environment
Growth and development opportunities within UHS and its subsidiaries
Competitive Compensation
Excellent Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Drug Plan (if applicable)
401k plan with company match (if applicable)
Generous Paid Time Off
Relocation Expense (if applicable)

                UHS is a registered trademark of UHS of Delaware, Inc., the management company for Universal Health Services, Inc. and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. Universal Health Services, Inc. is a holding company and operates through its subsidiaries including its management company, UHS of Delaware, Inc. All healthcare and management operations are conducted by subsidiaries of Universal Health Services, Inc. To the extent any reference to "UHS or UHS facilities" on this website including any statements, articles or other publications contained herein relates to our healthcare or management operations it is referring to Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Further, the terms "we," "us," "our" or "the company" in such context similarly refer to the operations of Universal Health Services' subsidiaries including UHS of Delaware. Any employment referenced in this website is not with Universal Health Services, Inc. but solely with one of its subsidiaries including but not limited to UHS of Delaware, Inc.

                UHS is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at UHS via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of UHS. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by UHS as a result of the referral or through other means.

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