Genesis Healthcare Director-Environmental Services in Florence, Alabama

POSITION SUMMARY: The Environmental Services Director is responsible for efficiently managing the housekeeping/laundry operations. The work requires considerable familiarity with housekeeping/laundry equipment, the use of cleaning supplies, solving operational problems, diagnosing cause of malfunctioning equipment, and planning and laying out work. The Director performs the work of the employees on a relief basis. The Director of Environmental Services supervises a variety of activities in housekeeping and laundry in maintaining the center in an orderly, clean, and sanitary condition and in processing linens, garments, and other washables through washing and drying cycles.

RESPONSIBILITIES/ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  1. Plans, develops, organizes, implements, evaluates and directs the programs and activities of the Housekeeping and Laundry Departments;

  2. Schedules work to be performed and regulates flow through various processes, such as call in replacements, and handles any disciplinary actions necessary in the departments;

  3. Reviews and evaluates the work performance of assigned personnel as well as counsel/discipline assigned personnel according to established company policies;

  4. Participates in and plans in-service programs, as necessary;

  5. Attends Department Head Meetings and performs on required committees;

  6. Orders and requisitions supplies through the approved process;

  7. Assumes responsibility for budget planning and cost control of Housekeeping and Laundry departments;

  8. Orients new employees;

  9. Maintains required records, as outlined in the policies and procedures;

  10. Assumes other positions/assists staff should a staffing shortage occur;

  11. Recruits, interviews and selects potential employees; plans and participates in retention activities;

  12. Concerns his/herself with the safety of all center customers in order to minimize the potential for fire and accidents. Also, ensures that the center adheres to the legal, safety, health, fire and sanitation codes by being familiar with his/her role in carrying out the center's fire, safety and disaster plans and by being familiar with current MSDS;

  13. Puts Customer Service First: Ensures that customers and families receive the highest quality of service in a caring and compassionate atmosphere which recognizes the individuals' needs and rights;

  14. Performs other duties as requested.

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SPECIFIC EDUCATIONAL/VOCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: 1. High school degree or equivalent, as well as supervisory experience and experience in housekeeping/laundry. 2. This position requires that the employee is able to read, write, speak and understand the spoken English language to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our patients and visitors at the work site when responding to their medical and physical needs. 3. Must provide verification of TST (tuberculin skin test) as required by state law and in accordance with Company policy. TSTs will be administered at the work site if required.

Genesis HealthCare is an EO Employer- Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories