BUILDING A 10 Question Form about Facility Management: Must be able to answer the questions with a YES or NO. Examples are given on the bottom of the page For this assignment, you are to create an assessment to measure how your clinic/department is doing in the area of facility management. Follow these directions for your assignment. Create a practice assessment with questions that are relevant to assessing your medical facility. Include questions that will help you identify if the practice environment is as comfortable and attractive as possible and has efficient and effective flow patterns. You may also want to include your handling of biohazard waste materials or meeting OSHA requirements. An introductory statement explaining the purpose of and how to use the assessment must be included. A minimum of 10 questions must be defined. An explanation of how the assessment results will be used and the frequency of the assessment is to be typed at the bottom of the assessment. Create the assessment in the Excel template attached. (Download the template.) Save the assessment in Excel format AND in a .pdf format. Submit the assignment as a .pdf file online through Canvas Your portfolio assignment this week will be to build an assessment which can be used to assess your office and determine if your existing facility promotes or inhibits patient access, safety and convenience. Content Have a good look at your facility. What do you see when you look around? Patients and their families are entrusting you with their lives and their well-being. Does your facility reflect how much you care about your patients? Here are a few questions that you may consider when creating your assessment for this area. EXAMPLE QUESTIONS Is there sufficient parking places for patients? Are parking places for the handicapped well marked and as close to the entrance as possible? Are there wheelchair ramps and automatic doors to accommodate the handicapped, elderly and others? Is the reception area of sufficient size to allow for patient comfort? Is your facility clean? Building Your Assessment Now, it’s time to draw upon your experience as a healthcare leader. Use your past and/or present experience to create your assessment for this area. Before you can make meaningful changes, you must understand the importance of good facility management and how it impacts the success of your medical operations. An inefficient layout can cost precious time for busy providers. What questions could you ask that would be valuable in making your facility a safe, cost-effective and employee-friendly environment? Here are some things to consider as you create your assessment: Do you have a plan for future growth? Do you know if you should have one? Do you have a clear understanding of facility needs (medical space, patient flow, operations, etc.)? Is the appearance of the facility clean and neat, not worn? Is the space decorated appropriately? Is it easy for patients to find their way around? Do you make regular rounds of the practice space to identify maintenance and repair issues?