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VP - Facilities Management

New Orleans, LA, USA | Ochsner Health System

  • Industry:
    Healthcare - Hospitals
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
    Operations / Production
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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This job is responsible for providing the strategic vision, long term planning, direction and overall accountability for Facilities Services and Grounds Departments system wide, including facilities operations, budget, trade, work order management and inventory control. Ensures a work climate conducive to staff development and supports a cooperative and collaborative working relationship between Facilities staff and other departments. Serves as a key adviser to Facilities Executive Leadership, performs required administrative activities related to personnel management and performance management, and ensures clarity of objectives and performance requirements. Oversees procurement and implementation of service and construction contracts/projects as needed, ensuring appropriate scope definition, vendor competition, and ongoing contract management.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at the company’s discretion.


Required – Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare, Business Administration or related field

Work Experience

Required – 10 years’ experience Managing a Technical staff in an Operations/Maintenance capacity.

Prior leadership experience with direct report across multiple facilities.

Experience working in the Healthcare industry.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

Must have computer skills and dexterity required for data entry and retrieval of information.

Must be proficient with Windows-style applications, various software packages specific to role and keyboard.

Strong interpersonal skills.

Demonstrates strong administrative, leadership and supervisory skills.

Working knowledge of applicable federal, state and local regulations, code requirements and safety practices.

Ability to organize and prioritize work, take initiative, solve problems and manage multiple tasks simultaneously.

Exemplary interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact effectively with people of all backgrounds.

Ability to excel at working in a broadly-diverse community.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present and communicate ideas and information clearly and professionally to a diverse set of constituents in the healthcare environment.

Job Duties

Implements and enforces preventive and predictive maintenance and resolves technical issues and failures quickly and efficiently, to ensure work conditions are safe and conducive to efficient operations.

Participates in contract negotiations and recommends contract changes, ensuring compliance with all federal, state, and local laws and standards in areas of workplace safety and chemical use.

Works in collaboration with Facility Management to monitor energy use, analyze trends, and readiness of the central plants at each location, adjusting operations as necessary to ensure effective and efficient efforts to reduce energy consumption.

Oversees the execution of work orders through the maintenance management systems and analyzes relevant and attainable data from the work order systems, toward improved efficiencies and Patient Satisfaction & Quality improvements.

Manages an effective and economical program for procurement and distribution of supplies and materials, developing System facilities and/or departmental policies and procedures as necessary.

Manages, mentors, develops and maintains staff, directors and managers. Oversee all administrative aspects of employee management, including performance management, hiring, and updating of job descriptions. Defines departmental goals and polices to supervisory staff to assure objectives are being met.

Provides guidance to leadership in handling day-to-day operational problems and grievances as needed. Designs training programs for system facilities groups. Conducts frequent meetings and facilities checks with system facilities leaders to review plans, policies and to provide/receive feedback.

Works closely and constructively with departments within Facilities and across the system. Develops positive relationships with all constituents of facilities management, including faculty, staff, patients, and members of the community. Provides clear and professional correspondence and communication to address issues as necessary and further the interests of the department.

Develops a robust and understandable set of performance measurements, or “metrics” around the work done in the department. Uses metrics as a tool to promote transparency, drive improvement, and celebrate collective accomplishments.

Other related duties as required.


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