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.
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.
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
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.