Director of Plant Operations and Environmental Services | San Antonio Medical Center LTACH

Post Acute Medical
January 12, 2022
San Antonio, TX
Job Type


Director of Plant Operations and Environmental Services 

The Director of Plant Operations and Environmental Services is responsible for managing Plant Operations, Maintenance, Environmental Services, Safety, and Security activities within established standards and guidelines, Post Acute Medical policies and procedures, and budgetary limitations. This position will conduct inspections and maintain the facility and equipment to ensure that all aspects of the Environment of Care, Life Safety Code, and interim Life Safety Code are achieved. Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. This is an exempt position. 


• Conducts monthly in-service and departmental meetings; documents objectives and employee attendance.
• Develops the department budget process. Reviews operating expenses and manages within budget limitations, assuring conformance to budgetary requirements.
• Interprets hospital policies & procedures to ensure department compliance. Develops and reviews departmental policies and procedures.
• Manages plant operation activities effectively within established standards. This includes all plant, utility, & life safety equipment.
• Ensures an attractive, clean, & well-maintained exterior, including lawns, walkways, parking areas, trees and shrubs.
• Inspects, maintains, and repairs interior and exterior structure.
• Ensures building general maintenance is conducted including functional doors/hardware, lighting, painting, etc.
• Coordinates the medical equipment program. Coordinates with outside biomedical services.
• Serves as supervisor for security. Responsible for implementing and monitoring security needs for the facility.
• Ensures all communication equipment is functional (which includes phones, pagers, and nurse call systems). Relies on outside sources as needed.
• Ensures preventive maintenance is conducted on department and hospital equipment per manufacturer’s recommendations.
• Ensures all inspections, testing and work done to facility, medical, and life safety equipment are documented.
• Coordinates the building access system to include control of the building access cards and ensures visitor control for the facility.
• Acts as the site coordinator for contractors during construction or renovations.
• Works with Infection Control to ensure hospital/system policies and procedures are followed by contractors.
• Organizes and directs hospital activities concerned with the provision of housekeeping and laundry services.
• Analyzes and evaluates methods to improve service. Collects and prepares pertinent data and submits monthly reports.
• Assures that all physical properties in the service areas are maintained in a good state of repair and cleanliness.
• Assures that hospital and service safety and infection control policies are followed.
• Establishes standards and work procedures for the staff in accordance with established policies of the hospital/system, develops departmental policies and procedures to promote quality environmental services. Provides appropriate training for staff.
• Plans work schedules and assigns hours, days and areas of work to ensure adequate service for all areas of the hospital.
• Serves as Safety Officer. Works with the chairman of the Safety Committee to implement the hospital’s safety program.
• Acts as an instructor for Life Safety & Security, as assigned.
• Conducts periodic inspections of building and assists in hazardous surveillance for safety.


 Education and Training: Must have high school diploma or equivalent; a community electrical maintenance license if required. A bachelor’s degree is preferred. Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM) certification desired. 

Experience: Minimum of five years of related experience required. Hospital maintenance experience required. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

• Must be familiar with JACHO, NFPA, & OSHA regulations.
• Thorough knowledge of the use & maintenance of Plant Operations equipment.
• Ability to read and interpret documents, such as safety rules, policies & procedures, operating instructions, & blue prints.
• Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
• Ability to manage the department budget.
• Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
• Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
• A working knowledge of fire alarm & other life safety equipment.
• Ability to implement and maintain a comprehensive preventive maintenance program.
• Computer skills to manage assigned software programs and office applications.


PAM Health is committed to being the most trusted source for post-acute services in every community it serves by utilizing experienced and dedicated staff to provide high quality patient care and customer service. With over 44 Long Term Acute Care and Rehabilitation hospitals and 16 Outpatient Clinics currently in operation across the country, we are proud to offer services including comprehensive wound care, aquatic therapy, ventilator weaning, amputation treatment, pain management and much more.

Joining our PAMily allows you to work in a collaborative environment with colleagues and leadership with exposure to a variety of patient care levels. Aside from our competitive pay, generous paid benefit time, and excellent insurance options, you will also have opportunities for professional growth through our Education Advancement Program.

We are excited to learn more about you and hope that you consider joining us on a shared mission to improve the lives of others by being an integral part of our We Care Program. Please take a moment to visit us online at for a comprehensive look at how we're able to positively impact our local communities.

PAM Health does not discriminate and does not permit discrimination, including, without limitation, bullying, abuse or harassment, on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or HIV status, or based on association with another person on account of that person's actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, gender, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or HIV status.

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