Director of Environmental Services

Heatherwood Rehabilitation & Health Care Center - Newport, RI
Posted 2 months ago

We are looking to hire a Director of Environmental Services at Heatherwood Rehab in Newport!

Monday-Friday shift; the schedule may adjust depending on emergencies. Pay ranges from $28-$32/hour based on experience.

Working with our team and residents will give you purpose in your professional and personal life.

Here at Athena Health Care Systems, our employees are the heart of our organization, and we take immense pride in their dedication. We are not only committed to delivering high-quality care and customer service to our patients and their families, but we also aspire to be the employer of choice. We strive to create a workplace where your skills and talents are nurtured to allow you to grow within the company.

In this department head role, you plan, organize, develop, and direct the overall operation of maintenance, housekeeping, and laundry departments.

Education & Experience:

  • High school diploma or its equivalent preferred.
  • A minimum of two (2) years’ experience in a supervisory capacity with experience in laundry, housekeeping or maintenance in an acute or long-term care environment.
  • Training in operation of laundry, housekeeping and maintenance equipment.
  • Must be knowledgeable of boilers, compressors, generators, etc., as well as various mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems.
  • Must have ability to read and interpret blueprints and be knowledgeable in building codes and safety regulations.

Specific Requirements:

  • Must be able to read, write, and comprehend the English language.
  • Must be licensed in accordance with current applicable standards, codes, labor laws, etc.
  • Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
  • Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.
  • Must be knowledgeable of housekeeping and laundry practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing these functions in a skilled nursing facility.
  • Must possess leadership ability and willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise professional and non-professional personnel.
  • Must have the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies, procedures, etc., of housekeeping, laundry, and maintenance department.
  • Must oversee the maintenance and care of supplies and equipment.
  • Must maintain regular inspections of resident and non-resident areas for sanitation, order, safety, and employees proper performance duties.
  • Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm as well as be willing to handle residents based on whatever maturity level they are currently functioning.  Must be able to relate information concerning a resident’s condition/incident.
  • Serves on-call for emergencies and off-duty hours.
  • Represents department at pertinent facility meetings and in various capacities.
  • Supervises department personnel including recruiting, interviewing, hiring, training, orienting, evaluating, and disciplining.
  • Must possess the ability to carry out programs in repair, new construction and equipment installation.
  • Possess sufficient mechanical abilities to handle facility preventative maintenance with little outside contract use.

About Athena Health Care Systems:

Heatherwood is managed by Athena Health Care Systems. Athena Health Care Systems, headquartered in Connecticut, has been a pioneer in delivering exceptional healthcare services since its establishment in 1984. Operating nursing homes across Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, Athena stands out as one of the premier and highly regarded providers of skilled nursing centers in Southern New England. Through our commitment to improving both the lives of our residents and the quality of our environments, we have transformed our managed facilities into thriving communities where residents enjoy an enhanced quality of life, and employees find a fulfilling and supportive work environment.

Become a vital part of our team committed to delivering exceptional care to the residents we serve.

Athena’s Benefits:

  • Competitive and Weekly Pay
  • Holiday Pay for Hourly and Salaried Employees
  • Overtime Pay for Hourly Employees
  • Career Advancement Opportunities
  • Exclusive Employer Discount Program

Benefits Available for Eligible Team Members:

  • Employer Paid Life Insurance
  • 401(k) with Employer Match
  • Vacation and Personal Time
  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Health insurance among the lowest employee contributions in the state (Employee Contributions as low as $12.00 for singles & $39.00 for families)

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply. Athena Health Care Systems and its managed centers follow federal and state mandatory guidelines regarding staff vaccinations; our vaccination policy requires all newly hired staff, regardless of position or work location, to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they receive an approved exemption from Athena, except where prohibited by state law.

Job Features

Job CategoryHousekeeping, Physical Plant/Maintenance
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