Career Ladders

The management of health facilities is a profession that has evolved into a focused career path while providing subsets of specialties all offering challenging and professionally fulfilling employment opportunities. From large healthcare systems to community hospitals to rural critical access providers, the charge remains the same; design, build, and maintain a healing environment that supports quality health care for patients.

Please note, individual career paths and competencies will differ. However, the competencies and ladders represented here are representative of professionals working in the discipline today in hospitals and systems.  

Strategic Competencies:

Facilities continuity planning, Execution, Quality, Innovation, Proactive, Process Improvement

Operational Competencies:

Emergency Preparedness, Sustainability, Financial acumen/budget management, Operations and Maintenance – Work order and preventive maintenance, Project management, Real Estate and Property Management, Space management, process management, Design and construction, Customer service, Compliance, Capital Asset Management, Technology – BAS/ energy/IT, Technical aptitude – mechanical/electrical/plumbing, Utilities management, decisiveness, consultant and subcontractor management

Foundational Competencies:

Leadership, Visibility, Adaptability/Change Management/Change Agent, Collaborative, Communication, Integrity, Teach/Mentor/Team Build, Conflict Management, Emotional Intelligence, Delegation, Motivate and Coach, Education, Certifications and Licensure, Analytical, Decision-making, Influence

Strategic Competencies:

Planning, Team Leader, Collaborative, Innovation, Multi-taking, Customer service, public speaking/presentation skills, develop goals and deliverables, Life span – concept through operational, Organize team structure, Sustainable/energy expertise, Multi-tasking/project oversight

Operational Competencies:

Capital budgeting, Process management, Team leader, Programming, Needs Assessment/Feasibility, Compliance, Budget and schedule management, Subcontractor/consultant management, FF&E, Real estate management, Customer service, Space Analysis & management, Project definition/scope/budgeting, Technical aptitude, Design and construction review and oversight, quality assurance

Foundational Competencies:

Leadership, Visibility, Adaptability/Change Management/Change Agent, Collaborative, Communication, Integrity, Teach/Mentor/Team Build, Conflict Management, Emotional Intelligence, Delegation, Motivate and Coach, Education, Certifications and Licensure, Analytical, Decision-making, Influence

Strategic Competencies:

Customer service, Real estate, Change Management/Change Agent, Culture, Vision, Execution

Operational Competencies:

Customer service, Technical, Compliance, Environmental Services, Facilities, Capital Asset Management

Foundational Competencies:

Critical thinking, Inspiring, Emotional Intelligence, Servant Leadership, Integrity, Communication, Ethical leadership, Mentor, Analytical, Decision-making, Influential

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We were seeking a high level executive leader who could develop strategies for our newly configured regional hospital system. Lots of change and plenty of challenges beyond the traditional engineering operations position. Gosselin/Martin Associates was diligent in their search for an individual who not only provided this vision, but aligned well with our established culture and corporate philosophy.

Bimal Patel
Regional VP of Operations,Hartford Hospital Healthcare, Hartford, CT
Gosselin/Martin Associates is the only national search firm with a distinct and specific focus on healthcare facilities management roles. They bring an understanding of the profession that can bring strong value to all of us. Expediting this search and selection is a priority and getting the right person in the role is extremely important. Gosselin/Martin Associates already knows the candidate network in place, which will assist in moving the process along quickly and with a targeted focus.
David Duncan
System Vice President of Facilities & Support, Service Care, New England
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