Vanderbilt University Medical Center Environmental Tech Lead in Nashville, Tennessee

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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!

Our supplemental – shift team consists of all shifts who clean patient rooms, offices, conduct safe trash disposal, and perform floor care. With a team of managers committed to creating an environment of excellence our department has made great strides as we celebrate higher HCAPS scores, consistent employee retention, and overall improved moral. Welcome to EVS where “Everyone Smiles.”

Your Role:

  • Performs general and/or specialized cleaning and/or floor care tasks within the medical center. Leads a group or team of employees in completion of assigned tasks at the direction of the supervisor.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Cleaning and Maintenance

  • Cleans assigned area according to established procedures at 90% standard

  • Uses chemicals/supplies correctly, stocks designated storage areas

  • Reports maintenance needs

  • Equipment Operation

  • Uses buffers, vacuums, extractors, etc. correctly

  • Performs basic equipment maintenance/cleaning

  • Quality Activities

  • Makes rounds daily to ensure cleanliness standard is met

  • Initiates corrective with assigned staff to correct substandard cleanliness

  • Personnel Activities

  • Trains staff upon hire and at in-service intervals

  • Directs staff to completion of assigned task/project

  • Reviews staff performance and reports issues to supervisor

  • Customer Service

  • Interfaces with customers daily to gauge satisfaction

  • Corrects customer concerns or reports to supervisor for assistance

  • Greets visitors cheerfully and offers assistance as needed

  • Coordinate Patient Discharges

  • Responsible for coordinating all discharges directly to EVS staff.

  • Responsible for ensuring discharges are completed in a timely manner.

  • Responsible for educating housekeeping staff on the discharge process as needed

Position Qualifications

Required:

  • .High School Diploma or GED and 2 years’ experience

Preferred:

  • Previous Housekeeping experience

  • Previous Leadership experience

  • Great Customer Service Skills

Position Shift:

  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts available

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 at http://www.vanderbilthealth.com/billwilkerson/ ), 12 adult and 10 pediatric clinical specialties ranked among the nation's best, #15 Education and Training

  • Truven Health Analytics: among the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.

  • 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

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

  • Nashville Business Journal: Middle Tennessee's healthiest employer

  • American Hospital Association: among the 100 "Most Wired" medical systems in the US Download the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Facts 2016-2017 at https://www.vanderbilthealth.com/main/39107 to learn more about our services and facilities.

*CA

2 years 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.

Job Environmental and Custodial Services

Organization: EVS Admin 201350

Title: Environmental Tech Lead

Location: TN-Nashville-Vanderbilt Hospital (VUH)

Requisition ID: 1801816