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Job Posting Number:
Job Title:
Director, Facilities Services
Job Category:
Support Services
Human Resources
Job Type:
Permanent Full Time
Open Positions:
City, Province, Country:
Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
Date Posted:
April 15, 2019
Available Shifts:
Day Shift Monday through Friday
Closing Date:
June 28, 2019
Non Union

As part of the Cornwall Community Hospital you uphold the mission, vision and ICARE values in order to create a safe environment for patients/clients, families, staff, physicians and volunteers, recognizing 'Patient Safety' and our hospital's 'Senior Friendly Strategies' as a top priority in creating a culture of safety and 'The Workplace of Choice'.

Summary of responsibilities

Cornwall Community Hospital provides a full range of acute inpatient, outpatient and community mental health services to their catchment area of 100,000 people from the communities of Cornwall, the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry and to the Mohawk Community of Akwesasne.

With 156 beds, more than 1100 employees and 110 physicians, Cornwall Hospital offers a wide range of care and services. These include emergency, surgical, medicine and rehabilitation services, mental health and addiction programs as well as a family birthing centre.

Position Overview

The Director of Facilities Services will report to the Chief Privacy and Human Resources Officer; as a member of the Leadership Team is responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership.

We are looking for an innovative and collaborative leader who is able to engage others. The Director of Facilities Services is primarily an engineering function involving the safe, effective and efficient operation and maintenance activities related the all hospital building assets, grounds, parking, medical and life safety equipment. Responsibilities also include security management and violence prevention along with leading hospital’s emergency management activities.

Requirements of the job

• Responsibility for all construction, maintenance and repair related activities of hospital grounds and equipment as well as maintenance team.
• Capital equipment and planning project management involving hospital redevelopment plans and Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care processes such as the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund, , and capital planning.
• Engaging and managing contractors, consultants, engineers, project managers and various disciplines involving construction, problem solving of building matters, renovations and major capital investments.
• Ensuring compliance with current building, fire, electrical, elevator and Canadian Standards Association codes as well as applicable Ministry of Environment legislation.
• Management of hospital building insurance and FM Global Risk requirements.
• Preparing and updating of the Hospital’s emergency management program as a coordinated, interdisciplinary and organization-wide process that includes risk identification, risk assessment and implementation of plans to mitigate, eliminate or manage real and potential emergencies, and ensures business continuity relationships with allied agencies that respond to real emergencies and assists in recovery to normal operations.
• Enhancing the overall safety and security of patients, physicians, visitors and staff.
• Developing and monitoring performance versus financial and operational budgets and targets.

• Professional Engineering Undergraduate Degree preferably in Building Sciences or Mechanical Engineering Discipline.
• Certified Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) registered and in good standing with Professional Engineers Ontario (or other provincial equivalent).
• Minimum of 5 years relevant experience in facilities management or other equivalent engineering experience. Experience in healthcare setting ideal but not necessary.
• Demonstrated experience in managing maintenance budgets and performing financial analyses of alternatives.
• Experience with strategic planning with an emphasis on capital projects.
• Computer literacy (Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
• Functional level in oral French would be an asset.