Plant Operations Manager

Denver, CO
Contract Type
Full Time
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  We have an immediate opportunity for a Plant Operations Manager.

General Summary: The Plant Operations Manager oversees the day to day operations of two or more departments, that may include but is not limited to Plant Operations, Bio-Medical Services, Security Services and Environmental Services in accordance with current applicable federal, state, and local requirements. This position promotes a professional and comfortable atmosphere for all customers by diagnosing and performing repairs to all facility assets. The Plant Operations Manager is actively involved in department activities, transdisciplinary team activities, and LifeCare activities to ensure individualized, patient centered health care for all patient populations admitted to LifeCare Hospital.

Patient Population: Has contact with patients in a non-clinical setting; understands and demonstrates appropriate behavior when interacting with patients in the adult (18-65 years of age) and geriatric (65 and older) populations.

Essential Functions:

  • Manages plant operations at the hospital. Determines schedules, sequences and assignments for work activities based on work priority, quantity of equipment and skill of personnel. Maintains and models effective working relationships with hospital employees, medical staff, patients, families and visitors.
  • Evaluates and counsels all employees on their performance in a professional and timely manner ensuring that assigned employees are meeting performance standards
  • Responsible for department’s financial performance to include: monitoring and controlling resource utilization and expenditures, while ensuring adherence to operating budget. Secures service contracts in an efficient and cost effective manner as required (maintenance, communication, utilities, alarms, waste disposal, etc) for plant operations, bio-medical services, and security services
  • Plans, organizes, and coordinates department functions and activities to achieve objectives and complies with regulatory standards and requirements. Ensures routine and non-routine inspections are performed and hospital structure and equipment meet existing codes set forth by local, state and federal government agencies. Schedules and supervises maintenance and repairs on all hospital equipment, structures and vehicles in a timely manner. Ensures that necessary logs and records are maintained including preventive maintenance and operation. Oversees the installation of new structures and equipment in accordance with contractor or manufacturer specifications.
  • Assesses problem situations related to patients, families, visitors, staff and physicians. After thorough investigation, plans and implements corrective action as needed. Evaluates incident and communicates to direct supervisor. Maintains and models effective working relationships with all hospital employees, physicians, patients, families and visitors. Communicates and collaborates with Administrator-On-Call as appropriate for solutions of any specific and/or unusual situations (e.g., activation of disaster plan).
  • Serves as the Hospital Safety Officer (if applicable). Oversees the Hospital’s fire/safety program to include: scheduling/leading Environment of Care (EOC) and safety meetings; following up as needed to ensure completion and compliance; conducting in-services on safety and fire procedures and proper equipment storage usage; reports unsafe practices and makes recommendations; remains informed of all local, state and federal regulations pertaining to fire and safety practices; and works with fire and safety officials for information and recommendations.
  • The knowledge and skills necessary to perform the position requirements are demonstrated through the successful completion of competencies established for the position, to include population served, and other special needs of patients or customers, served by the department.
  • Adheres to LifeCare policies, procedures, all safety plans, and all standards imposed by regulatory organizations.
  • Regular attendance and timeliness is required.
  • This description is a general statement of required essential functions performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.


    Supervision: Directs the activities and personnel of Plant Operations Department (which may include but may not limited to plant operations, bio-medical services, security services and environmental services).

    Experience: Two to five years of plant operations or maintenance experience including previous supervisory experience.

    Education: High school diploma or GED.