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Supv-Environmental Services

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

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Environmental Science
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time

Reporting to the Operations Manager, Environmental Services, this position is responsible for supervising Lead Attendants/ Attendants in maintaining established work schedules, to provide a clean, safe, and aesthetically pleasing environment. To also ensure sound infection Control Practices, internal moves and set ups, for special meetings/ Conference room request during assigned shift by applying sound management and human relation practices.



Job Responsibilities:

  • Directly supervises Environmental Services Personnel. Supervise, instruct, train and motivate the housekeeping staff to ensure and maintain a clean, safe environment; ensure the retaining of attendants in the proper Environmental Services cleaning techniques and utilization of equipment and supplies, departmental and hospital policies and procedures; approves scheduled time off, according to the needs of the shift and department, including vacation and holidays; reviews and process bi-weekly payroll and notes and/or discusses any discrepancies; provide job coaching and annual performance evaluations of Lead Attendant/ Attendant for satisfactory job performance; counsel, discipline, and recommend the suspension/ termination of Lead Attendant/ Attendant as needed and has the authority to suspend in the absence of management and on off shifts; complete daily/ weekly required quality assurance reports and review them with the operations manager for any unsatisfactory cleaning conditions or employee problems or issues; and participates in the recruitment of staff for the department through interviewing candidates and making recommendations for hire.
  • Coordinates the activities and functions of the Environmental Services department within specific assigned areas, to ensure all customer needs are consistently met. Daily demonstrates knowledge of all policies, procedures, chemicals and products relative to the assigned area(s); daily inspects and surveys hospital for compliance with department, hospital (infectious diseases), and JCAHO cleanliness standards while using prescribed forms to document inspections; and daily coordinates routine Environmental Services personnel activities and projects, thus ensuring all department needs are met satisfactorily.
  • Assists in maintaining Environmental Service’s budgets (capital/ staffing) within acceptable limits. Daily reviews and verifies Environmental Services personnel hours worked for payroll purposes. Notes and discusses any discrepancies with employee. Coordinates the ordering and distribution of cleaning and disposable supplies. Ensures appropriate levels of inventory are on hand. Notify manager of any par level deficiencies. Also initiates work orders, as needed, for general repair and maintenance of equipment and furnishing. Daily reviews and verifies supply lists, comparing amount ordered with amount returned and ensuring all unused supplies are returned to storeroom.
  • Other duties include: daily inspections of all equipment to assure prescribed standards of cleanliness and preventive maintenance is carried out; assists in maintaining budget through cost containment and improved efficiencies; Daily reviews and maintains personnel hours documenting productive and non-productive hours on a daily basis, and takes necessary corrective action as needed; assists in hospital’s fire/ disaster plan; and maintains a positive, cooperative attitude towards staff, visitors, patients, patient families, and vendors.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance.


Minimum Education and/or Training:

State the minimum education and/or training required.

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Preferably one year of post - high school education (Management, Business Administration, or related field) and/ or exposure to leadership training and responsibilities.


Minimum Experience:

  • Minimum two years of Lead Attendant/ Supervisory experience.


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; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk or hear; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear and or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • 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 dust particles, cleaning chemicals, and organisms that cause diseases. The employee may be required to wear personal protective equipment. Exposure to blood and other bodily fluids. Employee may be exposed to vibrations, including shaking objects or surfaces, which may cause strain on the body or extremities.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

3rd shift Environmental Services Supervisor

Schedule: 11:00 pm to 7:30 am, with bi-weekly weekends




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 $21.00 - $35.50 per hour for the role of Supv-Environmental Services.


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