DUTIES: The Department of Environmental Services at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time Director of Environmental Services/Senior Staff Associate. The Director is responsible for the planning, organization, development, and direction of the department. All department functions and operations must be managed and achieved in accordance with all federal, New York State, local standards and guidelines, and all other applicable regulatory standards, to ensure the highest degree of quality patient care is maintained at all times. The successful candidate will be accountable for, but not limited to: - Lead the department in fulfilling all goals and objectives within budget, with quality of schedule. - Evaluate safe work practices; performs regular inspections of patient, public and private areas. - Actively partners with various key management staff to ensure a clean, safe and comfortable environment. - Chairs the Hazardous Materials subcommittee of the EOC. - Develops and maintains written policies and procedures for the department as well as standardized cleaning schedules for all assigned areas. - Seeks out new methods and principles to improve departmental functions. - Works closely with Nursing and Bed Management to promptly respond to room requests. - Coordinates repair needs with Facilities Management and other appropriate departments. - Directs the responsible care use of supplies, equipment, facilities, etc. and maintains or improves the appearance of all patient, public, private areas, and performs regular inspection of these areas for sanitation, order, safety, and proper performance. - Demonstrates and fosters the components of the Principles of Behavior. - Coordinates department activities with all other hospital departments. - Serves as the department representative of various hospital committees and submits reports as required. - Performs other job duties and projects as directed. - Assures all department staff follows established safety regulations in the use of equipment and supplies at all times. (DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE ABOVE POSITION DESCRIPTION) QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's Degree required. 10 years of Environmental Services experience, with 5 years of experience at the Director level in an institution of similar size and complexity as Downstate Health Sciences University preferred. Additional Info: *Please ensure you include the 5-digit Line Number and Job Title in the subject line and body of your email submission.Closing Date: Open Until Filled STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY / AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
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About SUNY Downstate Medical Center
SUNY Downstate's College of Medicine, Health Related Professions, Nursing and its School of Graduate Studies offer students a broad professional education that will prepare them for practice or careers in any location and community. This education provides exceptional opportunities for those students with a commitment to promoting health in urban communities and addressing the complex challenges of investigating and preventing diseases that confront clinicians, educators, and researchers in such an environment. This special aspect of Downstate's unique mission is reflected in the students it attracts and selects, the vast majority of whom are drawn from the New York City Metropolitan area. Many of these students are members of minority and cultural groups underrepresented in the health professions, and/or come from families of first-generation immigrants or from economically disadvantaged backgrounds.