Over the past two decades, shortages of generic, injectable medications critical to the lifesaving work of hospitals in the United States have become commonplace. Approximately 200 medically necessary drugs are on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s shortage list. Manufacturing challenges and predatory pricing are both the cause and result.
Who suffers most? Patients.
Civica is a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization established in 2018 by health systems and philanthropies to reduce chronic generic drug shortages and related high prices in the United States. Led by an experienced team of health care and pharmaceutical industry leaders.
Today, more than 50 health systems have joined Civica. They represent over 1,200 hospitals and over 30 percent of all U.S. hospital beds. Civica has also begun to supply the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the U.S. Strategic National Stockpile of essential medicines.
Civica is improving patient outcomes and reducing healthcare costs by making strides to ensure patients and their needs come first and that essential generic medications are accessible and affordable. Since established, the #1 Policy for the Civica team has been “Do What Is in the Best Interest of Patients.”
Civica is launching a subsidiary to enter the Outpatient pharmacy market partnering with Blue Cross Blue Shield with the goal of reducing drug prices, especially high-cost generic drugs where market forces are not working to control drug costs.
To find out more about how Civica’s innovative model is directly impacting patient care, click here to read a recent article from the New England Journal of Medicine.
Intro to Civica
The Maintenance Supervisor supervises facilities and maintenance technicians and coordinates the day-to-day maintenance and repair of production equipment, buildings, grounds, and other associated equipment. Oversees staff that installs, inspects, repairs, and maintains building systems, including mechanical, electrical, plumbing, HVAC, safety, and waste management.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:
- The Facilities and Maintenance Supervisor (FMS) tracks facilities service requests and ensures requests are completed within established timelines and quality standards.
- Schedules and ensures completion of preventative maintenance.
- The FMS maintains a safe and effective working environment.
- Trains team on policies and procedures. May coordinate work to be completed by contractors and skilled trades.
- Reports to the Facilities and Maintenance Manager.
- The FMS supervises a group of primarily para-professional level staff.
- Makes day-to-day decisions within or for a group/small department.
- Collaborates with production and engineering.
- Monitoring and tracking equipment daily by job site, type, and usage; maintaining a dispatch board or log sheet
- Coordinating repairs and maintenance with mechanics; generating purchase orders for repairs and/or required maintenance
- Purchasing small tools and any supplies needed for the equipment and/or work crews
- Inspecting equipment on a regular basis to comply with company safety policies
- Coordinating training sessions for new equipment with the operators as needed
- Coordinating updates of DMV registration and current insurance
- Performing other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)
- Requires an associate degree and at least one certification as a plumber, electrician, or HVAC technician
- Should be knowledgeable of procurement and inventory control.
- Has some authority for personnel actions.
- Should have 3-5 years of experience in the related area as an individual contributor.
- Thorough knowledge of functional areas and departmental processes.