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Employer: Covington Care and Rehabilitation Center
Location: SIOUX FALLS, SD 57106
Employment Type: Full Time

Performs maintenance and repair of physical structures of buildings by performing the following duties:

 Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities

*Collects and reviews maintenance requisitions from all units and departments of facility. Reviews information, establishes priorities, assigns staff or inspects, replaces, repairs or otherwise resolves problems.

*Implements the approved preventative maintenance program throughout physical plant and for all equipment per the

*Maintains and tests the emergency power system to ensure availability of power to all entrances, exits, fire detection alarms, extinguishing equipment, and life support systems in the event electrical supplies are interrupted.

*Maintains all essential equipment (e.g., boiler room equipment, nursing unit/medication room refrigerators, kitchen refrigerator/freezer, laundry equipment) in safe operating condition.

*Assists the Administrator in establishing procedures to ensure the availability of potable water to essential areas in the event of loss of normal water supply.

*Tests facility hot water system on regular basis to evaluate water temperatures in essential locations of facility. Monitors acceptable range of temperatures and immediately starts repairs to eliminate hazards for facility residents, staff and others.

*Inspects, tests and maintains resident call system to ensure a functioning communication system from rooms, toilets and bathing facilities.

*Inspects physical plant for any signs of rodents or pests. In cooperation with Housekeeping, implements effective pest control system to eliminate any rodents and pests.

*Maintains adequate and comfortable lighting level, appropriate for tasks, without glare, ensuring lighting supports independent functioning and task performance of residents.

*Maintains facility ventilation system to provide appropriate air movement with acceptable temperature, humidity and odor control levels.

*Posts signs to identify smoking and non-smoking areas as appropriate.

*Responds to emergency maintenance needs promptly.

*Cooperates with other departments to identify and accommodate individual resident needs and preferences. Communicates directly with residents. Maintains furniture and equipment appropriate to individual resident’s needs and abilities.

*Monitors the performance of maintenance staff by observing staff on all units, on all shifts and interviewing facility staff, residents, and families. Performs quality assurance functions, including compliance rounds, on daily basis to evaluate compliance with state and federal laws and regulations, and facility policies and procedures. Initiates proper job action according to facility policy to correct problems in staff performance. Initiates other corrective actions as appropriate.

*Develops and updates maintenance policies and procedures that reflect the philosophy and objectives of the facility and are consistent with state and federal regulations.

*Completes required documentation and record keeping of maintenance activities. Audits records of maintenance staff for accuracy and completeness. Implements approaches to improve department record keeping practices.

*Collaborates with consultants with timely responses to request for information and suggestions to improve quality of maintenance services.

*Monitors staff for compliance with Ergonomics Guidelines OSHA mandates on workplace safety including hazard communication and blood borne pathogens. In cases of workplace exposure, provides immediate first aid and refers employee to appropriate facility staff member for post-exposure follow-up.

*Communicates with Chief Executive Officer on a daily basis to discuss physical plant, equipment, personnel and budget Recommends to Chief Executive Officer the numbers and types of maintenance personnel needed to meet facility needs in compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. Develops staffing plan that assures sufficient numbers of maintenance personnel to meet resident and facility needs.

*Maintains confidentiality of all pertinent resident care information to assure residents' rights are protected and HIPAA guidelines are met.

*Actively participates in long term care survey process by instructing staff in matters of conduct and disclosure, maintaining a presence at all times surveyors are on-site and directing the timely collection of information required by                 the survey team. Undertakes corrective action while survey is in progress if appropriate. Gathers and presents             supplemental documentation to avoid potential deficiencies. Collaborates with Chief Executive Officer to develop responses to survey report as needed.

*Maintains adequate supplies and tools for efficient and effective functioning of maintenance department and Facility

*Participates in the development of the department budget. Provides relevant financial information to Executive Director regarding department financial needs and status.

*Attends continuing professional education programs and inservice education. Applies information to current job responsibilities.

*Coordinates facility fire and disaster drills. In the event of an emergency, carries out assigned duties to assure resident safety.

*Reports injury of resident or self to unit charge nurse immediately.

*Complies with all federal, state, local and Facility regulations and procedures.

*Ensures that all duties performed comply with the standards established by the Quality Assurance Program.

*Carries out all duties in accord with the Facility mission and philosophy.

*Other duties as assigned by the facility CEO/Designee.


Supervisory Responsibilities

*Manages employees in the Maintenance Department. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this unit.

*Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Must be free from convictions of abusing, neglecting, or mistreating individuals in a health care related setting.

Education and Experience:

High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Advanced learning for this position is customarily acquired by a prolonged course of specialized intellectual instruction.

Language Skills:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of residents or employees of the Facility.

Mathematical Skills:

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Must consistently utilize discretion and judgment.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

Current driving license in good standing.

Other Skills and Abilities:

Good organizational and communication skills.

Knowledge and experience in plumbing repairs such as drain pipes, faucet fixtures, and water and heating supply lines.

Knowledge and experience in simple electrical repair and replacement such as switches, outlets, circuits, and light fixtures.

General knowledge and experience in other building maintenance such as window replacement, re-screening, tiling, and lock installation.

Drug Free Workplace

Must be able to speak, read and write in English

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Contact Information

Covington Care and Rehabilitation Center
Lucy Oromo

Phone: 605-361-8822

Other Information

Category(s): Maintenance
Industry: Healthcare / Health Services
Experience Req.: No
Degree Req.: No
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