The Vice President, Facilities provides leadership, direction, strategy development and execution for key and critical support areas spanning across the Rush campus including: the Medical Center, Ambulatory, and University. The role serves as an executive-level partner to the Senior Vice President, Hospital Operations & Chief Nursing Officer ensuring the establishment and execution of strategic goals and priorities as well as oversight of key business drivers, departmental managing leaders, performance metrics, and operating components.
Oversees master planning for all facilities management short and long-term initiatives ensuring appropriate resources are identified and leveraged; keeps relevant internal and external stakeholders apprised of project planning.
Develops, informs, and ensures the effective execution of annual facilities strategic plan development in alignment with both Hospital Operations and system strategies, focusing on the coordination of all support services within portfolio.
Successfully integrates facilities services across the Rush campus aligning strategies in support of organizational and system priorities.
Develops, builds support for, and executes a plan to address deferred maintenance and implement a comprehensive planned and predictive preventive maintenance programming; prioritizes and remains apprised of upgrades and upkeep of campus buildings and landscape through the maintenance programs.
Responsible for the overall leadership of all Facilities activities within the assigned entities.
Provides leadership and strategic direction in facilities operations, expense management, and clinical integration.
Communicates strategic vision and execute a plan of action for overall improvements in operations, expense, clinical integration and quality and service.
Establishes a clinically driven facilities management methodology through strong alliances with health system providers, clinicians, and administrative leaders.
Ensures services are relevant and supportive of system and facility clinical initiatives.
Drives culture development and management ensuring an effective environment for operational excellence and value adding performance.
Leads staff coaching/mentoring, development, competency, and productivity.
Oversees and drives all employee engagement and positive employee relations efforts by maintaining a climate pulse, promoting an environment of high performance, promoting employee participation in engagement surveying and establishing employee engagement improvement goals that align to Hospital Operations macro goals.
Ensures effective vendor interfacing and management.
Drives product standardization to support the system's financial goals.
Creates capital and operational budgets with particular emphasis on staffing effectiveness indicators.
Meets or exceeds established budget targets, evaluating opportunities to enhance revenue and reduce expenses without sacrificing quality.
Establishes and meets expense savings goals toward optimizing financial scalability and toward meeting financial planning objectives.
Accountable for ongoing facilities state of readiness with accreditation standards and regulatory requirements.
Evaluates and implements "Best Practices" and ensures that all the policies and procedures are followed in relation to construction technology, building, and life safety codes, regulatory compliance, work standards, codes, and safety regulations.
In collaboration with the Senior Vice President, Hospital Operations & Chief Nursing Officer identifies spacing expansion and recession opportunities developing executing action plans.
Leads the development of quality performance metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) within portfolio; guides individual departmental managing leaders to continually evaluate metric performance as well as connect to holistic Hospital Operations performance.
Consistently reviews portfolio's standard operating procedures and guide relevant departmental managing leaders on improvement opportunities toward positively impacting operating performance.
Monitors utilization measures and identifies key trends to highlight opportunities and inform interventions to manage costs while improving quality and patient satisfaction.
Participates and develops collaborative relationships with national and professional organizations.
Develops effective business relationships with internal and external facilities, practitioners, regulatory bodies, and other related entities to support organizational goals, standards, and business strategies.
Develops and implements a local and regional vendor and contracting strategy to grow spend in local communities in support of the organizations Anchor Mission and Business Diversity mission.
Works in collaboration with the Facilities Board Committee for strategic guidance for facilities and corporate real estate
Oversees the strategic planning, business management and direction for corporate real estate
Required Job Qualifications:
Master's Degree in Business Administration, Operations Management, or related discipline required.
Minimum fifteen (15) years' experience in hospital or academic medical center with a focus on Operations Management required; minimum of seven (7) years of the fifteen (15) documented leadership experience with progressive responsibility.
Professional in Project Management certification (PMP) preferred.
Lean Six Sigma Green or Black belt preferred
Ability to demonstrate strategic thinking and planning, problem solving, and a commitment to model, support and promote the institution's mission, purpose and values.
Demonstrates proven ability to positively influence behavior and outcomes and resolve conflicts.
Ability to make difficult decisions and handle political sensitive matters with tact and demeanor.
Strong acumen and interest in people development and talent management.
Strong acumen in process improvement.
Strong level of emotional intelligence and professional maturity.
Excellent communication acumen including: written, interpersonal, and oral communication (public speaking)
Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.
Ranked among the top 20 best places to work in healthcare by Indeed.
Rush is ranked second for Quality and Accountability among 102 leading academic medical centers in the United States in a study conducted by the health care services company Vizient.
For the 12th consecutive time, Rush University Medical Center and Rush-Copley Medical Center received an A grade in a nationwide safety evaluation of hospitals, putting them among the top 2.2 percent of hospitals.
Rush offers a competitive salary, and valuable healthy living benefits including: health, dental and vision to help you maintain and improve your health. Rush also offers several ways to invest in your future.
Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.
Internal Number: 2021-0341
About Rush University Medical Center
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