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Water Management Services Supervisor
Job SummaryThe South-West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA) is pleased to invite suitably qualified persons to forward applications to fill the post of Water Management Services Supervisor at the SWRHA.
The Water Management Services Supervisor leads and directs the work of subordinate staff in the provision, storage, treatment and timely distribution of the required waters (potable, dialysis, softened, chemically treated, distilled etc.) as well as to Hospitals and other Health Care Facilities of the South-West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA).
This person is also responsible for effluent treatment and management throughout SWRHA’s Facilities. This person manages a team of technical staff, is fully responsible for the performance and development of the Section and possesses the direct authority to make line decisions concerning its day-to-day operations. The position has financial authority limits as determined by the Board of the SWRHA. The job may involve considerable travelling and fieldwork throughout the region.
The Water Management Services Supervisor will report to the Plant Engineer.
NB: This job is subject to exposure to electrical and mechanical hazards, vibration, dust, hazardous waste and other conditions as found in a hospital environment.
key functions & Duties:
- Designs, plans and execute programmes for the timely provision and maintenance of the required treated waters in Health Care Facilities in the SWRHA.
- Supervises water technicians in operation of water production equipment for potable water and dialysis etc.
- Supervises chemical, physical and microbiological tests and analyses for all water refinement and effluent plant processes.
- Researches and/or develops new testing and/or analytical methods and techniques.
- Supervises analytical, sampling, and instrument operation tasks associated with water and effluent quality assurance and laboratory result quality control.
- Evaluates and interpret daily plant process tests and relay results to water technicians to ensure water and effluent quality meets standards set by Chief Medical Officer, Environmental Management Authority and applicable international standards.
- Liaises with Hospital Head Chemist to determine chemical requirements and recommend corrective action or enhancement for treatment processes.
- Develops quality assurance/quality control methods, and maintain records and reports.
- Conducts plant process trend analysis based on test results and provide operations staff with timely information and process adjustment recommendations.
- Supervises operation, troubleshooting, repair, calibration and maintenance of water refinement and effluent management equipment and laboratory instruments and equipment.
- Enforces laboratory safety procedures, order, and cleanliness.
- Works closely with all supervisors (institution and community) to solicit/provide technical support for the maintenance of water installations under their jurisdiction.
- Oversees the establishment of new water treatment installations and or the repairs to existing installations being carried out by external contractors.
- Ensures that all pertinent equipment and installations are successfully inspected according to statutory requirements.
- Provides and periodically reviews inventories of tools and equipment, including Tradesmen’s Tool Kits, required to effectively perform the job.
- Directs utilisation of the computerised maintenance management system to ensure that all system operating, maintenance and repair costs are recorded against sub-systems and/or components.
- Ensures that the computerized maintenance management programme is updated in a timely manner with all pertinent information.
- Consults with Plant Engineers for the provision of adequate resources to execute the functions of the section.
- Monitors and measures the performance of subordinate staff.
- Works closely with the Plant Engineer for the ongoing development of technical competences within the section.
- Enforces health and safety regulations according to statutory requirements and applicable local and international safety standards and codes.
- Reviews and analyses subordinates’ documentation of operations activities in logs and/or incident reports, and implements appropriate action where required.
- Applies continuous effort to increase output quality and reliability and reduce turnaround times for on-going work.
key knowledge, skills and abilities:
- Laws, regulations, guidelines, and codes standards pertaining to water refinement equipment in health institutions.
- Laws, regulations, guidelines, and codes standards pertaining to effluent management in health institutions.
- Local and international codes for water quality for biomedical and potable use.
- Local and international safety codes pertaining to health institutions.
- Production and safety practices, methods, materials, and tools used for water refinement and effluent management systems and equipment in health institutions.
- Word processing, spreadsheet and database and project applications.
- Ability to supervise technical staff.
- Ability to read and understand technical manuals and instructions.
- Ability to read and interpret gauges, meters, charts and other monitoring and recording devices.
- Ability to produce written documents and reports with clearly organized thoughts using standard English sentence construction, punctuation and grammar.
- Ability to organize resources and establish priorities.
- Ability to develop and interpret budget estimates and performance criteria.
- Ability to communicate orally and in writing with user departments’ representatives, manufacturers, contractors and the general public.
- Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications (word processing, spreadsheet, database, et al).
Required Qualifications, Training and Experience:
- A First Degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or an appropriate discipline from an accredited institution plus three (3) years’ experience in water treatment/management; or
- A Certificate in Process & Utilities Engineering Technology with a Chemical Major or a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in chemistry or water/effluent, both with ten (10) years minimum experience in the management of water systems.
- Five (5) years in a Supervisory Management Capacity.
- An equivalent combination of skills and experience.
- Possession of a valid driver’s license.