CUSTODIAN - WASTE MANAGEMENT/LINEN

University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Maintenance
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Posted on July 7, 2020
Req #: 178592
Department: UWMC - ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
Job Location: UW Medical Center - Montlake
Posting Date: 04/08/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $2,898 to $3,412 per month 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 

Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top dozen medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW’s School of Medicine. The University of Washington 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.

UWMC's Environmental Services department has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time, day shift, CUSTODIAN. Under general supervision, the individual in this position will perform routine waste management duties, including check and replaces all sharps and chemotherapy waste containers in soiled utility room and other areas as required.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Perform routine activity of picking up and replaces all soiled linens, soiled municipal, and regulated medical waste carts on the unit
  • Routinely picking up sharps, Chemotherapy and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) waste containers, RX Destroyer bins in a designated areas and replaces all soiled linens, soiled municipal, and regulated medical waste carts on the unit
  • Handling regulated medical waste and processes it in the sterilizer machine
  • Pick up all recyclables, compostable material pick up cardboard and processes it in a cardboard baler machine
  • Follow written and/or verbal instructions regarding the use of chemicals, supplies and equipment; comply with safety policies and procedures
  • Report need for repair and/or maintenance
  • May operate high-pressure washer
  • Perform related duties as required

  • REQUIREMENTS:
    Physical ability to do required work.

    As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.
    For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.


    DESIRED:
  • Competitive candidates for this position will exhibit clear and concise communications skills, both verbal and written
  • At least six months of experience in waste management
  • Have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds and be able to handle 2 heavy (up to 800 lbs) trash or soiled linen carts
  • Ability to work under stress in a busy and potentially hazardous environment
  • 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 dso@uw.edu.