DAY SHIFT CUSTODIAN - HARBORVIEW

University of Washington   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Maintenance
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Posted on March 26, 2020
Req #: 152874
Department: HMC ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
Posting Date: 03/16/2020 
Closing Info: Open Continuous  
Salary: 50%-100% of $2,898 to $3,412 per month 
Union Position: Yes
Shift: First Shift 
Notes: This candidate bank will be used to fill multiple full-time (100% FTE) and part-time (50%-90% FTE) first shift Custodian positions. 1st shift ranges from 7:00AM - 3:30PM, and may include weekends and holidays.   

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, Center for Advanced Reconstruction and Rehabilitation (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.

Our Environmental Services department has multiple opportunities for day shift CUSTODIANS.

This candidate bank will be used to fill multiple full-time (100% FTE) and part-time (50%-90% FTE) first shift Custodian positions.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Cleans and disinfects all furniture, fixtures, and equipment according to procedure
  • Removes and properly handles soiled linen; disinfects and remakes beds in patient rooms; dust and wet mops hard floors with disinfectant
  • Empties/relines wastebaskets, regulated medical waste containers, and recycle containers. Clean outdoor ashtrays
  • Performs bloodborne pathogen and chemical spill containment and clean-up according to procedure
  • Cleans, disinfects, and restocks supplies in restrooms
  • Strips, cleans, buffs, and applies finish to floors.  Uses high speed floor buffers, polishers, and automated floors scrubbers
  • Performs in between case cleaning and terminal cleaning of surgical, obstetrical, and invasive procedure rooms including flood mopping and disinfecting according to procedure
  • Vacuums and spot clean carpets; operates automated carpet shampooers and extractors
  • Spot cleans and disinfects walls, doors, ceilings, and vents.  Wipes down “hand touch” areas with disinfectant.  Performs high dusting
  • Transplant cleans patient and construction areas according to procedures
  • Cleans interior or easily accessible exterior windows.  Takes down and rehangs cubicle curtains
  • Performs cleaning and related activities in areas within a reasonable distance outside of the facility using hand-operated tools or small power equipment to remove snow or debris, and sweep sidewalks or stairs
  • Follows written and/or verbal instructions regarding the use of chemicals, personal protective apparel, supplies, and equipment.  Complies with safety policies and procedures and medical center emergency and disaster procedures
  • Maintains environmental services closet, supplies, cart, and equipment in a clean and orderly manner
  • Sets up, moves, and takes down equipment and furniture and transports items to be repaired
  • Reports the need for repair and/or maintenance of furniture or equipment
  • Performs related duties as requested by the supervisor

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

    REQUIREMENTS:
    Physical ability to do required work.

    DESIRED:
  • Top candidates will have an eye for detail and be dedicated to providing a high level of customer satisfaction 
  • Ability to understand English and follow oral and written instructions
  • Knowledge of the materials, methods, implements and devices used in cleaning building area
  • Competitive candidates for this position will exhibit clear and concise communications skills, both verbal and written
  • 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.