Job: Environmental and Custodial Services
Primary Location: TN-Nashville-Light Hall
Organization: Environmental Srvcs-Med Schl 104114
Environmental Tech II (Floor Tech)
Vanderbilt Medical Center/School of Medicine – Dept. of Environmental Svcs.
Second Shift – 5:00 P.M.-11:30 P.M.
This position is located in the Environmental Services department for the Vanderbilt School of Medicine. The Vanderbilt School of Medicine is located on the main campus of Vanderbilt University Medical Center in the midtown area of Nashville, Tennessee. The Vanderbilt School of Medicine ranks 16th among the nation’s elite programs, according to U.S. News and World Report’s annual ranking of top medical schools for research, released in the 2020 edition of America’s Best Graduate Schools.
Performs cleaning tasks related to floor care within and outside of the Medical Center. Performs project tasks done on a rotational periodic basis. Knowledgeable of chemicals, procedures, and equipment used in completing assigned tasks. Performs general cleaning tasks, removes trash, soiled linens and makes beds.
- Cleaning and Maintenance
- Maintains cleanliness of floors throughout the facility. Responsibilities include but not limited to: striping, waxing, buffing/polishing, extraction, and carpet bonneting of all floor types.
- 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. This includes low speed and high speed equipment, proper use of pads, cleaning chemicals and striping and waxing procedures.
- 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; enlists cooperation
1 year experience
Licensure, Certification, and/or Registration (LCR):
Physical Requirements/Strengths needed & Physical Demands:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.