Reporting to the Vice President of Operations, plans, organizes, directs, coordinates and controls the activities of the Plant Operations, Maintenance, Biomedical Services and Telecommunications departments within the SwedishAmerican Health System ensuring safe and efficient operations. Functions as Health System Safety Officer and directs the Corporate Health System Safety Committee. Manages, develops and oversees an effective Safety Management Program that protects patients, associates and visitors within the SwedishAmerican Health System (SAHS). Maintains a safe and comfortable physical environment for patients, associates and the public and develops and implements business and strategic plans in accordance with system, state, Joint Commission, OSHA and other local and governmental agency standards. Provides opportunities for continuous quality improvement activities and educational experiences in support of departmental philosophy and objectives, as well as Health System Incentives.
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Engineering or health related field. In lieu of degree, five (5) – seven (7) years of progressively more responsible management experience in plant operations/engineering/maintenance. Master’s Degree preferred.
NFPA Life Safety and ASHE Healthcare Construction Certification preferred.
Excellent communication and contract negotiation skills. Knowledge of NFPA, JCAH, IDPH, OSHA, Federal and State codes and regulations. Ability to utilize computer spreadsheets, databases and word processing applications. Ability to effectively interact with Board Members, Officers, Physicians and all levels of staff and regulatory officials within the community. Successful completion of annual job specific competencies and skill verification tools required.
About Swedish American Health System
SwedishAmerican Health System, a 357 bed, teaching hospital based in Rockford, Ill., is a nonprofit, locally governed health care system that serves more than 10 counties in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. It comprises an acute care hospital and a network of more than 10 primary care and multispecialty clinics that provide a full spectrum of outpatient, wellness and education programs. Swedish American became a division of University of Wisconsin Health, a nationally recognized academic and research medical center in 2015.