UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. UW Medicine - Northwest is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services. With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle. We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are: The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award; The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award; The Stroke Care Excellence Award; Winner of the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.
UW Medical Center - Northwest has an outstanding opportunity for a DAY SHIFT, FULL TIME, CUSTODIAN 5 / HOUSEKEEPING SUPERVISOR. The incumbent will supervise the Environmental Services department by organizing workflow, managing personnel and supplies to ensure efficient functioning and cost effectiveness of the department, and maintaining housekeeping standards.
Ensures that housekeeping staff consistently perform work in an effective, safe, and technically correct manner
Forms, manages, and maintains an effective team of employees; orients, trains, develops skills, and manages performance
Presents in-service education programs, monitors compliance with all department and hospital procedures, facilitates transfer of information at shift change to ensure seamless continuation of service
Identifies staffing needs and proactively takes appropriate action; flexes staffing to accommodate workload and priority fluctuations, prepares employee schedules and prioritizes daily work activities, assigns and checks work, acts as expert technical resource and assists staff with problems and questions
Makes rounds of patient care units, public and office areas to evaluate environmental services operations and state of the environment, monitors quality control data, and takes prompt action when a problem occurs
Performs housekeeping duties during short staffing or to facilitate completion of special projects
Inventories and orders supplies, facilitates distribution of supplies and equipment to staff, assures that equipment is properly cleaned, maintained, repaired and in safe working order, troubleshoots and resolves equipment problems, and assists with linen service management as needed
Serves as liaison to other departments, serves as a member of hospital committees, task forces, and working groups
Assists department manager to establish and update standards, procedures, and policies, including disaster procedures
Two to four years’ experience supervising or directing others in large-scale housekeeping, janitorial, general or building maintenance or custodial work
A two-year college degree is preferred
Professional peer group certification in housekeeping management preferred
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.