At Natividad, our dedication to the people of Monterey County is at the heart of everything we do—from the health care services we provide to the specialized programs we promote. This commitment to our community spans more than 130 years and, more importantly, has touched countless lives. It has also earned us a Joint Commission ranking in the top percentile of hospitals nationwide. If you believe in inspiring healthy lives by focusing on community-based care, consider joining Natividad today.
HOSPITAL DIRECTOR OF ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
Natividad is currently seeking a full-time Hospital Director of Environmental Services for our Environmental Services Department. Under administrative direction, this position manages and directs the work of the Environmental Services Department at Natividad to ensure that all infection control standards are met. The incumbent will be responsible for implementation of an integrated waste management program, including infectious and biohazardous waste disposal, recycling and waste prevention programs, linen distribution and collection, as well as performing related duties as required to ensure aseptic/sanitary conditions are maintained.
Examples of Duties:
Participates as a team member in the work of the department's management team, understanding and implementing assigned duties and responsibilities to support team goals and objectives, working cooperatively with other team members, receiving and sharing information, soliciting input, identifying operational and interpersonal issues, and participating in problem solving
Plans, organizes and directs programs which encourage environmentally sound and cost-effective methods for infection control, disposal of garbage, recovery of recyclables and waste prevention
Develops new and reviews existing programs; recommends and directs implementation of changes
Provides technical expertise to other departments and divisions
Reviews and analyzes federal, state and local infection-control, biohazard and environmental legislation for its impact on NMC
Develops and recommends environmental services policies to Administration
Prepares and reviews a variety of complex and comprehensive reports
Works with other public agencies to develop programs to address infection-control, biohazard and environmental problems
Represents NMC in meetings with public officials, regulatory bodies, the business community, members of policy and advisory boards, community and civic groups, and the public
Explains programs and procedures
Serves as the liaison with biohazard and waste management franchise holders
Directs the preparation and administration of the Environmental Services Department budget
Recommends and justifies program goals and related financial and staff resource needs
Accounts for the effective use of allocated resources
Negotiates contracts with contractors and consultants, including preparing and directing the preparation of requests for proposals, reviewing and evaluating proposals and developing contracts
Monitors implementation of contracts for compliance and levels of service
Directs and coordinates the work of subordinate exempt and nonexempt staff
Manages the hiring, training, promotion, evaluation and discipline of hospital housekeeping/custodial employees
Monitors and reviews employee productivity and performance, staff development and program implementation for customer satisfaction, efficiency, effectiveness, work priorities and compliance with laws, rules, regulations and standards
Ensures that staff is provided with resources and technology necessary to provide excellent customer service while ensuring that aseptic conditions are met and maintained
Develops and implements employee development plans
Evaluates staff performance, provides employee counseling and recommends employee discipline, participates in the selection of new employees
Performs housekeeping duties as needed
Minimum qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Planning or a related field OR three years of managerial or progressively responsible supervisory experience in hospital environmental management. Requires thorough knowledge of JCAHO, Federal, State and local laws, regulations and codes pertaining to biohazardous and infectious waste management; environmental issues and concerns related to solid, hazardous and recoverable waste collection and disposal; solid waste and recycling programs; principles and practices of effective management and supervision, including long- and short-range planning; principles and practices of contract negotiation and administration; group and interpersonal dynamics; written and oral communication techniques and methodologies; principles and practices of public administration; program planning and implementation; hazardous materials and hazardous waste storage, treatment and disposal; and computer systems and applications.
Natividad fosters a culture of service excellence and seeks candidates who have demonstrated the ability to provide and continually improve the responsiveness of that service. The Human Resource department takes a leadership role in implementing Natividad's customer service program. Customer service relations at Natividad recognizes, respects, and understands the rich diversity of the health care environment.