Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital is seeking a Director of Environmental Services to join our exceptional team in Baytown. At Houston Methodist, the Director Environmental Services position is responsible for the planning, organization, development and direction for the overall operation of Environmental Services, Linen Services, and/or Patient Transportation departments. This position works inter and intra-departmentally to ensure achievement of annual goals and high performance outcomes in support of continuous operations, creating an environment conducive to healing through both the physical appearance and personal experience in staff interaction within Houston Methodist entities. All department functions and operations for the Director Environmental Services must be managed and achieved in accordance with all food and safety, federal, state, and local standards and guidelines in conjunction with regulatory bodies to assure that the highest degree of environmental safety and highest quality patient care is maintained at all times.
The Director position responsibilities include overseeing the activities of the department staff, ensuring quality, productivity, functional excellence and efficiency to accomplish strategic and operational objectives. In addition, this position is accountable for employee engagement, adequate staffing levels, budget development and compliance, staffing decisions such as hiring and terminating employment, coaching and counseling employees on work related performance, and developing and implementing policies and procedures to ensure a safe and effective work environment. This position also ensures training, monitoring and operations initiatives are implemented which secure compliance with ethical and legal business practices and accreditation/regulatory/government regulations.
Bachelor's degree required.
Master's degree preferred.
Six years of progressively responsible experience in environmental services, three years of which must be in a leadership role.
US Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials (DOT HazMat) Certification within 60 days of hire/transfer.
Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations.
Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially about activities impacting patient or employee safety or security.
Demonstrates the ability to interact with others in a way that gives them confidence in one's intentions and those of the organization.
Ability to use appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans; modifying one's own behavior to accommodate tasks, situations and individuals involved.
Demonstrates leadership qualities and critical thinking through self-direction initiative and effective interpersonal skills and oral/written communication skills.
Ability to identify and understand issues, problems and opportunities, comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions; using effective approaches for choosing a course of action or developing appropriate solutions; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints and probable consequences.
Extensive knowledge of regulatory and accreditation agency requirements that impact department; stays abreast of industry changes.
Demonstrates highly effective communication skills-strong written communications and platform presentation abilities.
Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability in the workplace.
Capable of leading teams/facilitating groups, building consensus and garnering highest confidence in professionalism and work product by senior leadership.
Ability to work under pressure and balance many competing priorities; highly responsive and solution/action oriented.
Proficiency in spreadsheet, word processing, and presentation software.
Maintains a positive and supportive attitude and demeanor.
Professional handling of exposure to confidential/sensitive information.
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About Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital
At Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital, you’ll experience personal fulfillment while advancing your own career working as part of an innovative health care organization. Build your career caring for those who mean the most to you: friends, neighbors and family. Located in Baytown, Texas, just a short drive from downtown Houston, Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital brings the highest caliber of quality health care close to home.
Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer inclusive of female, minority, disability and veterans.