University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Maintenance
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Posted on July 14, 2020
Req #: 168401
Job Location: Harborview Medical Center
Posting Date: 11/20/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $3,576 - $4,796 per month 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: Permanent Night Shift 

As the region's only Level I Trauma center, Harborview Medical Center (HMC) is well known for innovations and excellence in trauma care and its centers of emphasis: Trauma, Burn, Neurosciences, AIDS/STD CARER, and mentally-and medically- vulnerable populations. In addition to the centers of emphasis, HMC serves a mission population for King County. Harborview employees are committed to the vital role the institution plays in the immediate community, as well as the entire Northwest region. HMC is owned by King County and managed by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The UW is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

Harborview Medical Center's Environmental Services Department as an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, night shift, CUSTODIAN SUPERVISOR 2. Under general direction, this person will serve as a second-line supervisor in a custodial department. They will supervise at least 25 custodians and one Custodian Supervisor, train subordinates and perform administrative responsibilities such as recommending supply levels, staffing levels, staff training requirements, and department policies and procedures.

  • With delegated authority, interview and recommend selection of applicants, conduct training, assign and schedule work, act upon leave requests, conduct annual performance evaluations and recommend disciplinary action
  • Determines staffing needs of assigned building; analyze workloads and assign work to employees
  • Responsible for developing and adjusting staffing plans with a focus on OR room turnover times, a critical component of EVS supervision responsibilities
  • Train new staff that has been hired into Housekeeping
  • Inspect Surgery, PACUs, the Emergency Department, Central Processing, the cafeteria and kitchen, and Inpatient units to determine cleaning needs and job assignments. Monitor hand hygiene compliance, retrain as needed and report findings to Operations Manager
  • Prepare reports related to custodial services, such as equipment inventories and custodial procedures
  • Will oversee all of our ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) testing. We use this technology to make sure our Surgery Department, Emergency Department and Inpatient areas are cleaned correctly by swabbing touch areas to ensure these touch areas are germ free
  • Carry pager/portable radio/phone to maintain communications; will also carry a tablet with the EPIC (our bed tracking system) application on it, to ensure throughput in the hospital is moving as fast as possible
  • Will oversee all yearly LMS training and compliance training, for assigned staff to ensure that all mandatory trainings have been completed
  • Identify, report, and take corrective action to resolve potential safety hazards
  • Evaluate, order inventory and maintain stock of custodial supplies; recommend the need for equipment
  • Maintain Kronos time reports and leave records; maintain a record of employees’ job performance
  • Conduct safety meetings and train subordinates; enforce safety rules and regulations; investigate accidents and fill out accident reports, also participate in the Environment of Care inspections done all over the hospital
  • Attend meetings and training as required. This position will oversee the training for all Housekeeping shifts, in setting up the command center for the Disaster Committee
  • Perform UV-C Sterilization in designated areas of hospital while following prescribed safety protocols
  • Create and establish schedules for team member areas and also build a project calendar or monthly/weekly assignments
  • Oversee and, when necessary, ensure hands-on completion of floor care assignments
  • Serve as direct support to Operations Managers and also be a key liaison for the Nursing Supervisors to resolve concerns
  • Monitor current programs and follow through to ensure proper completion
  • Analyze all concerns and evaluate to resolve in a timely manner
  • Be proactive on new technology available to generate lower costs and reduce workloads
  • This position will select/hire a minimum of 20 FTEs per year
  • This position will train a minimum of 20 FTEs per year
  • This individual will review/process leave requests for a minimum of 20 FTEs
  • Perform other duties as required

  • This position provides opportunities to work in a fast-paced, challenging, diverse and rewarding environment. As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

    Three years of experience in custodial or general maintenance work, including two years of experience as a Custodian Supervisor I OR equivalent education/experience.

    Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except with there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

  • Experience supervising custodial services staff in a large institution
  • Demonstrated experience contributing information to the determination of a fixed budget
  • Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or