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Environmental Services Attendant

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (St. Jude)
Memphis, Tennessee
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
11 Oct 2024

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Health Science
Job Type
Research Assistant
Employment - Hours
Full time

Reporting to the Supervisor, Environmental Services, this position is responsible for performing various cleaning tasks, movement of equipment and furniture, and floor care maintenance to provide patients, visitors and health sciences staff with a safe and clean environment by maintaining standards of cleanliness, sanitation and freedom from hazards and infections.



Job Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description
  • Completes required training and continuous education/training, including department specific requirements
  • Complies with established personal protective equipment requirements necessary for protection against exposure to blood and other potentially infectious body fluids, chemical disinfecting, radiation, asbestos, and other hazardous substances
  • Transports custodial supplies and equipment to and from storage and work areas
  • Cleans toilets, basins, showers, bathtubs, and apartments during vacancy and scrubs walls, dusts, cleans and vacuums furniture, fixtures, doors and related furnishings using appropriate cleaning supplies
  • Cleans common areas offices, and public restrooms, Exercise, Teen Arts and Crafts Rooms, dinning, and any rooms that provide activities for patients, parents, and staff
  • Operates and maintains industrial vacuums, carpet shampooing, and upholstery shampooing equipment
  • Removes waste bags and containers
  • Cleans restrooms, locker rooms, lounges, storage, toy room, administrative offices, windows, all storage rooms and common spaces within the plaza, equipment rooms and closets; Maintains rooms so they are available for prompt reuse by cleaning ledges, fixtures, washing walls, vents and lights
  • Terminal clean all apartments between vacancies, which includes, but not limited to tables, floors, lights, vents, ceiling, walls, furniture, beds, closets, kitchen, stove, refrigerator, microwave, dishes, pots/pans,
  • Meets deadlines in special projects in daily responsibilities and communicates all accomplishments including unfinished tasks to supervisor
  • Manages the waste removal and linen collection for designated work areas
  • Collects and transports linen to the laundry service area to be washed and laundered and restocked for future use. Wash and fold for future use.
  • Collect, transports, cleans and stocks all houseware items
  • Collects and transports all staging items to the staging area for future use
  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance
  • Performs other related duties as assigned in order to meet the goals of the department and institution


Minimum Education and/or Training:

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent Preferred


Minimum Experience:

  • Previous Environmental Services experience in a hospital/hotel environment preferred. Previous experience in housekeeping related equipment operations is preferred


Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • The employee frequently is required to sit and climb or balance
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • The employee must move about the work space to access work surface and shelves, cabinets, drawers, and equipment that are at, below or above the work surface
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals and noxious odors
  • On occasion the employee may be exposed to infectious disease
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud
  • An essential function of the job is to be able to comply with all applicable federal, state and local safety and health regulations that would apply to this job
  • Nothing in this job description limits management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time as business needs dictate
  • This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned
  • The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job

Shift: Monday through Friday with rotating weekends and holidays. 9:00am-6:00pm




In recognition of certain U.S. state and municipal pay transparency laws, St. Jude is including a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This is an estimate offered in good faith and a specific salary offer takes into account factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be hired at or near the top of the salary range and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. A reasonable estimate of the current salary range is $19.00 - $27.50 per hour for the role of Environmental Services Attendant.


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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has a diverse, global patient population and workforce, built on the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our founder Danny Thomas envisioned a hospital that would treat children of the world—regardless of race, religion or a family’s ability to pay. Learn more about our history and commitment.


Today, we continue the mission to advance cures and means of prevention for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. As we accelerate this progress globally, we believe our legacy of diversity, equity and inclusion is foundational to success. With the commitment of leaders at all levels of the organization, we strive to ensure the St. Jude culture, leadership approaches and talent processes are equitable and culturally responsive. View our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Report to learn about the hospital’s roots in diversity, equity and inclusion, where we are today and our aspirations for an even better future.


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