Mount Carmel Health System EVS - Area Operations Manager in Columbus, Ohio

EVS - Area Operations Manager

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Job ID 00031070

Location Columbus, Ohio

Schedule Full time

Shift Regular


IN309_78002 EVS Mount Carmel Health West

Expected Weekly Hours:



Evening Shift

Position Purpose:


Responsible for supporting the General Manager in oversight of the day-to-day operations of the Regional Health Ministry's (RHM) Environmental Services (EVS) Department.

Works collaboratively with all levels of leadership teams at RHMs and within the region. Assists in development and implementation of effective cost reduction plans and processes that support Trinity Health and RHM EVS goals, objectives, strategies, policies, and procedures. Ensures productivity improvement objectives are met, while cultivating service/product quality and customer satisfaction. Ensures the General Manager and RHM stakeholders are kept abreast of issues or problems impacting program efficiencies and effectiveness. Develops and trains talent to ensure program quality, sustainability, long-term growth, and development. Leads by exemplifying the mission, vision and values of Trinity Health and the Regional Health Ministry.

Job Description Details:


Knows, understands, incorporates, and demonstrates the Trinity Health Mission, Vision, and Values in behaviors, practices, supports and endorses senior leadership decisions, goals, objectives, and strategies.

Assists the General Manager in day-to-day management of the RHM's EVS department and ensures program service support objectives are met. Leads teams to provide a work environment that fosters positive energy, creativity, and teamwork among colleagues across all functional areas. Provides operational and technical support to the General Manager in support of RHM stakeholders and EVS managers and colleagues in support of the overall management of EVS programs. Coordinates within the RHM:

  • Implementation of core program systems (Cleaning Practices and protocols, auditing tools, competencies, etc.)

  • Staff schedules and daily work assignments.

  • Special project cleaning schedules as designed and required to properly maintain standards of cleanliness, per local, regulatory and THS standards.

Keeps the General Manager informed of issues affecting program costs, service capabilities, effectiveness and efficiencies, as well as issues noted during Performance Improvement audits as assigned.

Meets with direct reports and staff, as required, to review overall operations goals/objectives, to address shortfalls and open issues and to encourage open dialogue for suggested process improvements.

Develops and administers Program Quality Evaluations and reviews Customer Satisfaction Survey scores for discrepancies and overall customer satisfaction for Hospitality Services. Prepares Performance Improvement Plans (PIP) where necessary to resolve customer satisfaction issues and address program quality deficiencies.

Interviews, hires, trains, appraises, counsels, and supervises staff as directed; handles disciplinary actions. Reviews and approves expense reports and holds direct reports accountable to Trinity Health and THS policies and procedures. Reviews hiring justifications to ensure financial cost saving merit.

Ensures timely completion of annual performance appraisals as assigned by the General Manager; addresses colleague problems and issues related to their work or environment. Fosters the development of diverse teams at all levels as appropriate and outlines annual skills development, career growth opportunities, and improvement objectives with direct reports. Establishes and monitors progress on objectives and takes the necessary actions to resolve and prevent recurring issues. Provides the necessary leadership and oversight in cases where disciplinary action or termination is warranted.

Manages multiple projects and tasks in a fast paced environment and possesses the ability to adapt to change. Demonstrates the ability to develop a project plan for major projects with milestones to determine schedule of deliverables to advance project outcomes.

Participates in various RHM committees (Safety; Green; Disaster Preparedness; Infection Control; HR advisory, etc.) as required or selected and remains an engaged interdisciplinary team player in RHM operations.

Ensures all aspects of departmental operations function in a compliant, optimal and efficient manner that ensures patient and customer satisfaction.

Ensures that there are ongoing effective quality improvement programs within the department, inclusive of the cleaning, safety and infection control in the appropriate areas of the hospital.

Ensures safe conditions and procedures are followed at all times to minimize/eliminate workman’s compensation claims and create a safe working environment for all Environmental Services colleagues.

Maintains accurate and appropriate records as required.

Demonstrates a cost-conscious attitude to time usage and consistently makes the best use of time.

May handle additional duties and responsibilities as needed or assigned.

Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State and local laws/regulations; the Trinity Health Integrity and Compliance Program and Code of Conduct; as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical and professional behavior.


A comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Housekeeping/Environmental Services institutional management and hospitality management principles and practices as normally gained through a minimum of two to four years progressive Housekeeping and Environmental Services experience. Bachelor's degree and/or CHESP certification preferred.

Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of JCAHO, Federal, State and local laws, regulations and codes related to safety, sanitation and maintenance of the environment including bio-hazardous and infectious waste management.

Ability to work effectively in a diverse, collaborative, and team oriented culture.

Ability to develop methodologies for collecting and analyzing relevant data; to audit program processes; monitor quality; identify, problems and their root causes, and make recommendations for improvement.

Excellent leadership, analytical, organizational, planning, delegation, coaching, communication (verbal, written and interpersonal), and computer (MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) skills; with a continuous improvement mindset and ability to challenge conventional thinking at all levels of the organization.

A personal presence characterized by a sense of honesty, integrity, and caring with the ability to inspire and motivate others to promote the philosophy, mission, vision, goals, and values of Trinity Health.

Ability to be a self-starter and independent worker able to manage multiple conflicting priorities and demands.

Ability to delegate responsibilities effectively and provide regular follow up to ensure objectives is met.


Works in a well-lighted, well-ventilated area. Occasionally exposed to normal hospital conditions.

Mobility and ability to stand, walk, bend, stoop and reach as necessary to manage environmental services duties (60% of the time).

Trinity Health's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Trinity Health employs more than 120,000 colleagues at dozens of hospitals and hundreds of health centers in 21 states. Because we serve diverse populations, our colleagues are trained to recognize the cultural beliefs, values, traditions, language preferences, and health practices of the communities that we serve and to apply that knowledge to produce positive health outcomes. We also recognize that each of us has a different way of thinking and perceiving our world and that these differences often lead to innovative solutions.

Trinity Health's dedication to diversity includes a unified workforce (through training and education, recruitment, retention and development), commitment and accountability, communication, community partnerships, and supplier diversity.