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Director – Environmental Services (Regular Full-Time)

Posted Jan 10th, 2020 in Careers

Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre is a faith based 134 bed Hospital specializing in rehabilitation, complex care and seniors’ health.  We take pride in providing an environment where our staff can grow professionally and personally.  Add to that the beautiful environment of the Niagara Region with its breathtaking nature trails, award-winning wineries, acclaimed arts and culture and post-secondary institutions, and Hotel Dieu Shaver is where great careers begin and excel.

Director – Environmental Services (Regular Full-Time)

The Director, Environmental Services oversees the Plant and Environmental Services operations, in accordance with all Ontario healthcare regulatory and accreditation guidelines.  The incumbent is responsible for the efficient management of staff, materials, and other budgeted resources and works with other Directors, Managers, staff and external contractors to maintain a high level of efficiency in maintenance, infrastructure integrity, fire prevention management, emergency preparedness, utilities utilization, construction and renovation project management, housekeeping, linen support, biomedical and waste management, patient/non-patient food services, security and other essential hospital services.

 Other responsibilities of the Director of Environmental Services include:
  • Accountable for all administrative and technical plant and environmental services and project management including strategic and operational planning functions, quality of services, and safety. 
  • Responsible for two managerial reports of the Food and Housekeeping Departments, and direct management of the Maintenance Department.
  • Development and monitoring of capital and operating budgets for internal departments and external projects.
  • Project management skills to identify project needs and objectives, determine priorities and appropriate time frames, establish and implement strategies for the completion of projects including the scheduling of tasks, budget and delegation of assignments and to undertake ongoing assessments and revisions.
  • Determines the need for outside contracted services, assists in the development of procurement documentation, related negotiation, finalization, contract monitoring and authorization of payment for such services.
  • Coordinates with hospital staff, contractors, engineers and architects in regard to ongoing maintenance requirements as well as planning and construction of new facilities and alteration or renovations to existing infrastructure.
  • Ensures appropriate equipment, processes and personnel in place to facilitate adequate heating, cooling, ventilation, building fabric and structure as well as specialized equipment throughout the hospital.
  • Develops, maintains, and supervises preventative maintenance programs for the building infrastructure and grounds, to ensure a safe environment for staff and patients.
  • Provides on-going follow-up of all work orders and work schedules to ensure continuing progress or completion and maintain relations with other hospital departments and personnel by keeping them advised concerning outstanding work orders.
  • Acts as Hospital liaison with the Fire Department and as the Hospital Chief Fire Warden.  Ensures that all fire detection and firefighting equipment is inspected regularly, is operative and maintained properly in accordance with local and provincial regulations and that all Hospital staff receives regular training in its use.
  • Acts as lead with development and implementation of Code Red and participates in development and implementation of all other Hospital Emergency Codes.
  • Ensures that all elevator equipment is properly maintained, inspected, and operating.
  • Ensures that medical gas storage and distribution systems and vacuum systems are maintained in safe operating condition to required Canadian Standards Association and Provincial Standards.
  • Ensures that all building and systems conform to requirements of regulatory bodies including fire and building codes, OHSA, AODA, and other legislative and regulatory requirements.
  • Responsible for security and liaison with Police as required.
  • Other job duties as required.
The successful candidate will possess:
  • University degree in Business Management, Engineering or related field preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in management of Environmental Services.
  • Experience in a healthcare environment, including experience with Hospital Infrastructure Renewal Fund (HIRF) an asset.
  • Experience in all aspects of Project Management required.
  • Strong computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.) and Environmental Services related software.
  • Exceptional supervisory and people management skills to allocate human resources effectively, ensuring appropriate matches between personnel and projects, with experience in a unionized environment preferred. 
  • Human relations skills sufficient to develop positive working relationships with managers, staff at all levels, union reps and other contacts internal and external to the organization.
  • Systems development, planning and organizational skills to develop and implement proposals for projects, departmental policies, procedures, goals and objectives.
  • Finance management skills to develop budget proposals, administer budgets and develop methods to improve upon resource usage.Knowledge of accident prevention theories and occupational safety practices, principles, and processes to develop, implement and evaluate occupational safety program systems and initiatives.
  • Thorough knowledge of all applicable regulations, legislation and best practices such as Building Codes, TSSA guidelines, Public Hospitals’ Act, Occupational Health & Safety Act, Workplace Safety & Insurance Act, and the AODA.
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills sufficient to assess safety concerns and work practices in order to identify problem areas and recommend the implementation of appropriate corrective measures.

If you are interested in serving our community in an environment of holistic and compassionate care and would like to join our team, we invite you to submit your resume and cover letter.


Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre
Human Resources Department
541 Glenridge Avenue
St. Catharines, ON  L2T 4C2

Fax: (905) 687-3228


Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available on request throughout the recruitment process.  

We thank all applicants for their reply and advise that only those under consideration will be contacted by the Human Resources Department.

Applications must be submitted to the Human Resources Department no later than 1600 hours on January 30, 2020. Please include your resume.

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Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre is a specialty hospital that excels in providing rehabilitation and complex care to thousands of patients across the Niagara Region.

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