Director Facilities

Industry: Facilities Management
Location: Maryland - Lanham
Sector: Healthcare
Search ID: 21-0501-04
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Thomas M. Dunn
Thomas M. Dunn
Luminis Health has retained Helbling & Associates to conduct an executive search to retain a Director – Facilities at Doctors Community Medical Center.

Position Objective 

The Director – Facilities is responsible for the strategic direction, organization, planning, leadership, and control of department-level human resources and assets. Such efforts help to maintain a safe and comfortable physical environment for hospital staff, patients, and the general public. Standards for the environment are established by hospital policy as well as local, state, and federal requirements. The Director or designee will also serve as the Project Director during construction projects, renovation projects, and equipment installations.

The Director is responsible for facility leadership regarding operational administration and the management of the physical plant for the organization, operational budgets, tactical plans and policies, and regulatory compliance. The Director is also responsible for establishing productive working relationships with applicable inpatient, outpatient, and ancillary departments.

Essential Job Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  1. Develop a vision for the department that is shared by management and staff members. Lead or support project planning, infrastructure functional programming, construction quality control, renovation processes, major equipment purchases, and project commissioning. Encourage, evaluate, and champion these initiatives while minimizing risk.
  2. Develop operating plans to assure efficiency and minimize down times. Support planning activities for new facilities or redesign of present areas, integrating departmental participation, and articulating organizational requirements among employees and consultants to maintain project schedules.
  3. Develop, manage, forecast, and track operational and capital budgets to efficiently and effectively ensure all projects meet functional, financial, organizational, and life-cycle goals and expectations.
  4. Develop and implement extensive preventive maintenance (PM), electrical safety, gas safety, and work order programs that meet guidelines, codes, or other requirements; monitor and track progress; and promptly schedule PM.
  5. Develop and nurture upward, lateral, and downward relationships that support the organization’s culture of respect, inclusion, service, and excellence while furthering a culture of safety, transparency and open communication among all stakeholders, including inspectors, contractors, employees, and patients among others.
  6. Develop and maintain the ongoing education of department employees to ensure timely renewal or issuance of certifications, training, etc. Mentor and teach department employees while serving as a role model for leadership, accountability and teamwork.
  7. Maintain and elevate the hospital’s preparedness for The Joint Commission, Office of Health Care Quality and other regulatory agencies’ visits through code compliance, environmental safety, disaster preparedness and routine operations/maintenance of the physical plant.
  8. Provide space administration for the hospital’s main and north buildings for clinical and general use.
  9. Serve on the Environment of Care Committee and Emergency Preparedness Committee, attend Leadership Meetings, and join other collaborative groups to further the organization’s vision and mission.

About Luminis Health & Doctors Community Medical Center

Formed in 2019, Luminis Health was established through the merger of Doctors Community Medical Center and Anne Arundel Medical Center to provide comprehensive medical and surgical services throughout Prince George’s and Anne Arundel counties. Luminis Health has more than 611 licensed beds, handles more than 150,000 annual emergency visits, and employs more than 1,800 medical staff with more than 6,400 total employees. 

Doctors Community Medical Center is located in Lanham, Maryland and was originally founded in 1975. The medical campus encompasses 37 acres, and its buildings equate to more than 1.2 million square feet of developed space. The medical center is entering a period of significant growth and expects major capital investment and upgrades to its existing facilities over the next five years. Doctors Community Medical Center has a deep commitment to advancing health care in the county and region, and its core values are safety, excellence, respect, vision, innovation, compassion, and everyone.

Helpful Links

  • Luminis Health – Doctors Community Medical Center Website:

Educational/Experience Requirements

Required Minimum Education:
  • Associates Degree in Mechanical Engineering and/or technical training in mechanical and electrical fields. Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Health Care Management, or Business Administration with coursework in Healthcare and Project Management preferred but not mandatory.
  • Master’s degree preferred.
Required Minimum Experience:
  • Eight years of health care experience with increasing levels of responsibility and knowledge of all phases of hospital engineering management and operations.
  • Leadership, analytics as well as conceptual and interpersonal skills to provide direction to staff and successfully implement major organizational strategies.
  • Demonstrated successful project management experience.
  • Computer literacy including working knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and MS project.
Required License/Certifications:
  • Current first-class stationary engineer’s license.
  • Valid Maryland driver's license and a driving record with no more than two (2) points.
  • Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM) or must be obtained within six (6) months of hire.

Working Conditions, Equipment, Physical Demands

  • There is reasonable expectation that employees in this position will be exposed to blood-borne pathogens.
  • Physical demands can be described as heavy work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • The physical demands and work environment that have been described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • The above job description is an overview of the functions and requirements for this position.  This document is not intended to be an exhaustive list encompassing every duty and requirement of this position; your supervisor may assign other duties as deemed necessary.

Luminis Health is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.
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