Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top dozen medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UW's School of Medicine. The University of Washington 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.UWMC's Environmental Services department has multiple opportunities for temporary/hourly, alternative shift, CUSTODIANS. Under general supervision, the individual in this position will perform routine waste management duties, including check and replaces all sharps and chemotherapy waste containers in soiled utility room and other areas as required. RESPONSIBILITIES:Perform routine activity of picking up and replaces all soiled linens, soiled municipal, and regulated medical waste carts on the unit Routinely picking up sharps, Chemotherapy and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) waste containers, RX Destroyer bins in a designated areas and replaces all soiled linens, soiled municipal, and regulated medical waste carts on the unit Handling regulated medical waste and processes it in the sterilizer machine Pick up all recyclables, compostable material pick up cardboard and processes it in a cardboard baler machine Follow written and/or verbal instructions regarding the use of chemicals, supplies and equipment; comply with safety policies and proceduresReport need for repair and/or maintenanceMay operate high-pressure washerPerform related duties as requiredREQUIREMENTS:Physical ability to do required work.DESIRED:Competitive candidates for this position will exhibit clear and concise communications skills, both verbal and writtenAt least six months of experience in waste managementHave the ability to lift up to 50 pounds and be able to handle 2 heavy (up to 800 lbs) trash or soiled linen carts Ability to work under stress in a busy and potentially hazardous environment
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.