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Vanderbilt University Medical Center Housekeeping Immediate Need in Nashville, Tennessee

Housekeeping Immediate Need - 2102277

Job : Environmental and Custodial Services

Primary Location : TN-Nashville-Vanderbilt Hospital (VUH)

Organization : EVS Discharge Team - Admin 201755



Your Role :

As a housekeeping cleaning tech you will be performing general cleaning tasks within and outside of our adult hospital. One of the most important duties of the housekeeping clearning tech is to clean patient rooms and provide a safe environment for our patients. You will interact on a daily basis with them to offer excellent customer service and a positive impression of our hospital to them, their family members, and our guests. Your goal will be to clean both empty and occupied patient rooms in a timely manner with a compassionate, caring spirit. The housekeeping cleaning tech may remove solid and/or biohazardous trash. Must have the ability to become knowledgeable of chemicals, procedures, and equipment used in completing assigned tasks during the environmental training period.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Cleaning and Maintenance

  • Cleans assigned area according to established procedures

  • Uses chemicals and supplies appropriately and correctly

  • Reports light outages and other maintenance needs to supervisor

  • Equipment Operation

  • Uses buffers, extractors, vacuums safely and correctly

  • Uses buckets, wringers, and other non-electrical equipment correctly

  • Cleans and maintains equipment daily to ensure correct and proper operation

  • Customer Service

  • Collects soiled linen and pillows in public waiting areas

  • Greets visitors cheerfully and offers assistance as needed

  • Interfaces with other staff in a friendly, professional manner

Department/Unit Summary

As an Environmental Services Department at Vanderbilt Medical Center, we are dedicated to maintaining a healthy and clean environment for our patients and family members. We have a very diverse department with team members who enjoy what they do and are excited about being a part of the Vanderbilt family. We sustain a high cleaning standard by employing a nine-step cleaning process while training on proper chemical use, proper protective equipment, and patient safety. The Environmental Services Team is responsible for ensuring the hospital environment is patient ready and our team is full of employees who are always willing to help!

Position Shift:


1st shift - hrs. 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Discharge Team 1 - hrs. 10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Discharge Team 2 - hrs. 12:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

2nd shift - hrs. 3:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

3rd shift - hrs. 11:00 p.m. - 7:30 a.m.

All positions are full-time, 40 hours per week

All positions involve working every other weekend and rotating holidays

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Discover Vanderbilt University Medical Center:

Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and operating at a global crossroads of teaching, discovery and patient care, VUMC is a community of individuals who come to work each day with the simple aim of changing the world. It is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity — of culture, thinking, learning and leading — is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt’s mission is to advance health and wellness through preeminent programs in patient care, education, and research.

VUMC Recent Accomplishments

Because we are committed to providing the best in patient care, education and research, we are proud of our recent accomplishments:

  • US News & World Report: #1 Hospital in Tennessee, #1 Health Care Provider in Nashville, #1 Audiology ( Bill Wilkerson Center ), 9 adult and 9 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training

  • Truven Health Analytics: among the top 100 hospitals in the US

  • Becker's Hospital Review: one of the "100 Greatest Hospitals in America"

  • The Leapfrog Group: grade "A" in Hospital Safety Score

  • National Institutes of Health: among the top 10 grant awardees for medical research in the US

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science: 12 faculty members elected fellows in 2014

  • Magnet Recognition Program: Vanderbilt nurses are the only group honored in Middle Tennessee

  • Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer

  • American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US

Basic Qualifications

Position Qualifications

  • Previous experience not required, but previous housekeeping/janitorial experience and/or customer service experience preferred

  • Great Customer Service Skills

  • Less than one year of experience

Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):

  • Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands: Movement

  • Occasional: Sitting: Remaining in seated position

  • Occasional: Standing: Remaining on one's feet without moving.

  • Occasional: Walking: Moving about on foot.

  • Occasional: Lifting under 35 lbs: Raising and lowering objects under 35 lbs from one level to another

  • Occasional: Push/Pull: Exerting force to move objects away from or toward.

  • Occasional: Bending/Stooping: Trunk bending downward and forward by bending spine at waist requiring full use of lower extremities and back muscles

  • Occasional: Crawling:Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.

  • Occasional: Reaching below shoulders: Extending arms in any direction below shoulders.

  • Occasional: Handling: Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hand or hands. Sensory

  • Occasional: Vision: Clarity of near vision at 20 inches or less and far vision at 20 feet or more with depth perception, peripheral vision, color vision.

  • Occasional: Noise: May include exposure to occupational noise levels which equal or exceed an 8-hr time-weighted average of 85 decibels, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Hearing Conservation Program which includes training, use of hearing protection, and periodic audiometry.

  • Continuous: Communication: Expressing or exchanging written/verbal/electronic information. Environmental Conditions

  • Occasional: Chemicals and Gasses: Medications, cleaning chemicals, oxygen, other medical gases used in work area.

  • Occasional: Pathogens: Risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other contagious illnesses.

  • Occasional: Radiation: May be exposed to occupational radiation, requiring enrollment in VUMC's Radiation Safety Program which includes training, use of personal protective equipment with lead shielding, and personal dose monitoring.

  • Occasional: Climate: Ability to withstand exposure to atmospheric extremes including heat, cold, humidity, and barometric pressure changes.




Req ID: 2102277

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