The Director of Maintenance assumes administrative authority, responsibility and accountability to maintain the facility physical plant and essential mechanical, electrical and resident care equipment in safe operating condition. Manage employees in provision of maintenance services that protect the health and safety of residents, personnel, and the public. The Director of Maintenance must maintain facility in the standard consistent with the Life Safety Code of the National Fire Protection Association and with all state and federal laws and regulations. In collaboration with the Nursing Home Administrator, the Director of Maintenance allocates resources in an efficient and economic manner to provide services to continuously improve quality.
Responsibilities and Duties:
Direct the day-to-day functions of the Maintenance Staff in accordance with current regulations, rules and guidelines that govern the long-term care facility.
Completes preventative maintenance on equipment as required, maintain accurate record keeping in TELS of maintenance performed.
Responds in a timely manner to maintenance requests by other staff members or residents and their families for needed repair in their rooms or other locations of the building.
Performs testing, or when appropriate contracts testing, of facility maintenance equipment or, including fire alarms, smoke detectors, exit door alarms and exit lighting, nurse call system and emergency generator.
Available to take calls and report to work for emergency situations during off hours.
Provides training upon orientation and throughout the year on General Safety, Life Safety and Fire Safety. Conducts all Emergency Management drills in accordance with State and Federal guidelines.
Ability to manage Maintenance Services budgets.
Assures facilities grounds are maintained to include snow removal and applying salt to assure safety on walkways.
Makes all repairs of breakdowns in most efficient time possible.
Under the supervision of the Administrator, manages the Life Safety and Environment portion of survey and interacts professionally with surveyors during inspection process.
Ensure that all Maintenance staff comply with the written policies and procedures established by this facility.
Meet with staff in planning the shifts’ services, programs and activities.
Cooperate with other resident services when coordinating Maintenance Services to ensure that the resident’s total regimen of care is maintained.
Ensure that all Maintenance service personnel are in compliance with their respective job descriptions.
Provide leadership to Staff.
Make daily rounds of facility to ensure that Maintenance staff are performing their work assignments.
Meet with the Maintenance Staff on a regular basis to improve services and assist in correcting problem areas.
Ensure Resident rooms are ready for new admissions.
Supervises and coordinates Maintenance Staff in providing services in adherence to state, federal, and corporate guidelines.
Manages conflict through effective problem-solving and communication skills.
Acts calmly and efficiently in handling emergency situations.
Attends and participates productively at staff meetings, and in-services.
Addresses resident and family concerns.
High School Graduate
Must be able to demonstrate leadership and organizational skills, provide positive attitude, manage the direction and discipline for the Maintenance Department staff.
Must be able to communicate effectively with all staff, residents and resident family members.
Knowledge of maintenance and repair of electrical units, heating and air conditioning units, commercial and residential plumbing, and the ability to read blue prints.
Ability to handle tools and equipment safely, make proper calculations for repairs and reports.
Knowledge of OSHA, Life Safety Codes and Nursing home regulations.
Maintains good grooming and personal hygiene.
Must be able to pass facility physical and drug screen.