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Vice President - Facilities amp Construction 1016

Company name
Akron Children's Hospital

Omaha, NE, United States

Employment Type

Clevel, Executive, Construction, Architecture, Engineering, Healthcare, 100k

Posted on
Jul 02, 2020

Valid Through
Oct 15, 2020

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Job Description

When you work at Children’s, you’re part of a treasured place of healing in the Omaha community—and beyond. Join our team of highly engaged, caring professionals who believe deeply in the organization’s mission—to improve the life of every child. We support equity, diversity and inclusion, and as you apply your skills and expertise to helping children, you too will have opportunities to grow your career. In 2021, we’ll open the new Hubbard Center for Children, tripling our capacity to serve children.

When children are your everything, anything can be…

We're searching for a Vice President - Facilities & Construction. This position is responsible for leading the delivery of safe, efficient and cost effective Plant Engineering and Plant Operations/Maintenance, Grounds, Safety, Security, Emergency Preparedness, and Environmental Services. This role is also responsible for construction and the management of all leasing and real estate activities including negotiations and acquisitions, property build-out, management, operations and dispositions, as well as space management for Children’s properties.

Essential Functions/Competencies

% of Time


Develops, recommends and executes strategy and provides operational leadership for the facilities division in support of the organization’s strategic plan

Participates in the development and implementation of the organization’s strategic and master plans.

Provides strategic leadership to assigned areas of responsibility to include the ability to anticipate, envision, and maintain strategic initiatives in the facilities department in support of Children’s strategic plan. Actively educates, monitors and corrects progress around goal attainment.

Provides industry leading guidance on the planning, design and execution of construction projects including vendor and business partner selection, performance oversight, design and adherence to construction standards to ensure that projects are executed at an appropriate level of quality.

Oversees project design processes to ensure the input of appropriate stakeholders to optimize program and space efficiency, effectiveness as well as code compliance.

Participates in the strategic, financial and capital planning processes pertaining to space, facilities construction, real estate and other related projects including the completion of projects on –time and within established budgets.

Oversees all real estate acquisitions including due diligence, proper valuation, leasing and terminations.

Responsible for all building and facility related operations, environmental services and maintenance departments

Ensures a safe and efficient work environment, essential to the performance of the business.

Oversees the Emergency Preparedness plan for the enterprise to maintain continuous preparedness through planning, drills and education.

Evaluates key business and organizational challenges and identifies needs, opportunities and solutions.

Leads the development of the annual budget for the division. Prepares budget variance reports and develops corrective strategies to meet the area’s operational or financial plan. Works with Finance and other departments as needed on both the annual capital budget and long term capital planning.

Ensures compliance with quality assurance, safety practices, policies, regulatory, and legal requirements.

Develops professional relationships with community partners to further the strategic and tactical goals of the organization.

Assures the development of operating systems and an effective organizational structure that result in optimum service delivery and achievement of identified tactics. Holds self and others accountable to meet stated objectives, outcomes, goals, timetables and commitments.

Prioritizes, proposes and oversees operational initiatives / system changes based on analysis of current processes and organizational goals.

Evaluates the effectiveness of and monitors the implementation and enforcement of policies, practices and procedures to maximize customer focus, efficiency and effectiveness of assigned department(s) while achieving identified standards.

Collaborates with the Executive Team on the establishment of organization wide facilities services policies.

Identifies and measures performance against best practice quality standards in support of organization’s quality plan and leads department(s) to assure that quality standards are met.

Develops or enhances operational systems to meet the needs of customers, manages resources efficiently and effectively, reduces or eliminates non-value added activities and manages costs.

Motivates, mentors and directs employees to ensure that job accountabilities are established and met.

Serves as subject matter expert regarding trends, best practices and innovations for assigned areas and identifies opportunities for their application.

Assures that the performance management system including the establishment of Employee Engagement targets is in place and that appropriate actions are taken in assigned departments to achieve those targets.

Serves as a catalyst and role model in working effectively with the medical staff and hospital leadership to create collegial relationships that optimize quality, service, cost effectiveness and achievement of identified goals. Holds routine meetings with physicians, seeks physicians’ input on pertinent matters and responds to physician questions/requests in a timely manner.

Selects/hires employees.

Conducts employee performance management duties including completion and delivery of performance evaluations, setting goals, dissemination of information, coaching, addressing performance issues/correction actions, and termination of employment.

Approves salary recommendations in conjunction with Human Resources.

Approves non-routine personnel actions such as corrective actions and terminations.

Determines division staffing needs and allocates personnel.

Regular attendance at work is an essential function of the job.

Performs physical requirements as described in the Physical Requirements section



Performs other duties as assigned



Achieves department/organization Outcomes


Patient/Customer Satisfaction

Identifies, facilitates and leads performance improvement projects that enhance patient care or business delivery systems and/or family/customer satisfaction.

Ensures patient, family and/or customer satisfaction through the process of monitoring, developing, improving and delivering excellence in service.

Meets department and organization patient satisfaction goals


Develops and/or participates in the development of annual department budget. Monitors/analyzes budget and fiscal performance regularly.

Makes decisions that demonstrate sound stewardship of financial resources. Oversees the implementation of identified systems and processes in order to improve efficiency and reduce expenses without compromising quality of services/mission.

Meets department and organization financial goals.


Directs performance measurement to improve patient/customer outcomes

Exhibits conceptual vision/forward momentum, evaluating new opportunities objectively and with an eye towards innovative ideas.

Adjusts to unforeseen situations and overcomes obstacles and setbacks.

Coordinates department workload and maintains optimal staff to provide quality services.



Patient/Customer Satisfaction



Adherence to Policies, Procedures, Safety, and Compliance/Regulatory Requirements


Leads staff in emergency situations (i.e., CPR, internal/external disaster, disruptive individuals, Code Adam). Ensures Facilities’ Division staff is trained to effectively respond to emergency situations.

Develops, reviews, revises and implements policies and procedures to assure department’s consistency and compliance with hospital standards, accrediting bodies and regulations. (e.g., Joint Commission, HIPAA, OSHA, Infection Control, Environment of Care, National Patient Safety Goals, Wage and Hour).

Ensures that privacy and confidentiality is protected in patient relationships and all other appropriate work-related areas.

Coaches staff in addressing non-compliance with standards and develops action plans as necessary.

Administers policies, performance evaluations, and disciplinary actions with consistency and without regard to personal agendas or beliefs.

Ensures self and staff meet department/ organization job requirements within established time frames (i.e. licensure/certification, CPR for direct care providers, physicals, annual mandatory reviews.

Participates in and attends 75% of meetings.

Keeps abreast of department/organization policies/regulations, as well as industry knowledge through technical publications, newsletters, personal networks and professional affiliations.

Role models and ensures adherence to staff, visitor, patient, and vendor identification policy.

Directs utilization of the variance reporting system to enhance safety and identifies and implements changes for best practice.



Communication, Team Work and Leadership.


Promptly and consistently shares relevant information with others.

Delegates responsibilities to others, giving staff the authority, resources, and guidance to make decisions and accomplish tasks independently.

Effectively recruits, hires, evaluates, develops and coaches staff to achieve desired outcomes.

Collaborates with other departments to maintain effective communication channels by gathering and exchanging information, obtaining solutions to problems, and coordinating services to ensure optimal outcomes are achieved.

Drives changes with an enthusiastic “can-do” attitude for department/organization initiatives. Sets an example that inspires superior performance while instilling confidence and trust in others.

Effectively uses a variety of communication skills in achieving positive/optimum outcomes, to include confronting issues with tact and diplomacy.

Creates an environment for raising concerns and ideas or providing constructive feedback,

Leads and/or participates in appropriate committees/ and workgroups, managing effective group/team meetings.




Quality Improvement

– Constantly pursuing ways to improve our work.


– Exchanging understandable and actionable information.

Team Performance

– Empowering high-performance teams through clear expectations, guidance, and resources.

Change Management

– Ensuring success of changes and new initiatives that improve organization performance.

Developing Others

– Enhancing the capabilities and performance of others through a variety of ongoing learning experiences.

Strategic Orientation

– Formulating credible, effective, long-range strategies to attain organizational objectives.


Familiar with standard construction project documents including the American Institute of Architects (AIM) standard agreement templates

Advanced knowledge of the design and construction industry, standard practices and the different delivery methods.

Demonstrated ability to manage large, complex capital budgets and projects.

Strong planning, management and organizational experience.

Exhibits flexibility, demonstrates ability to act as a change agent.

Ability to apply strategic influence to persuade, engender support or agreement.

Promotes teamwork, facilitates collaboration.

Strong analytical, business planning and interpersonal skills.

Knowledge of systems theory and ability to apply it to operations.

Ability to effectively communicate, verbally and in writing, with individuals at all levels of the organization.

Skills in negotiating and problem solving. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management, Engineering, Architecture or related field required. Master’s degree preferred

Minimum 15 years of progressive experience in planning and managing a facilities department, to include construction and real estate management in a health care environment required.


Annual Physical

Annual Mandatory Review


Job Details






Date Posted

July 2, 2020




8200 Dodge Street

Located In

Omaha, NE

Work At



CH Administration

Job Type

Full-time Employee


Salary, Based on Experience, Executive compensation

Experience Level

Advanced (15 yrs. experience)




8 am to 4 pm


8 am to 4 pm


8 am to 4 pm


8 am to 4 pm


8 am to 4 pm


8 am to 4 pm


40 hours per week

SOC Category


Chief Executives



This job offers the following benefits

403(b) Retirement Savings Plan

Dependent-Care Spending Accounts

Flexible Spending Accounts

Health-Care Spending Accounts

Accidental Death and Dismemberment

Business Travel Accident Insurance


Dependent Life Insurance

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Group Homeowners and Auto

Group Legal

Life Insurance

Long-Term Disability

Maternity / Paternity / Family Leave


Prescription Drug Plan

Short-Term Disability

Supplemental Insurance


Voluntary Life Insurance

Bereavement Pay

Cafeteria / Food

Continuing Education Program

Credit Union

Discounts on Employer Merchandise & Services

Employee Referral Program

Financial Planning

Free Parking

Health Fair

Nursing Facilities

Paid Holidays

Paid Vacations

Tuition Reimbursement

Wellness Program

Workout Facilities

Achievement Awards

Bonus Plan

Merit Increases

This job requires the following skills

Business - Planning

Executive Leadership

Construction Project Management

Finance Management

Financial Planning

Planned Giving

Computer Usage

Excellent Communications

Excellent Team Member


This job is related to other jobs in these career categories

Governance »

Vice Presidents

Management »

Senior Managers / Executives


Company info

Akron Children's Hospital
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