The Assistant Manager, Environmental Services is responsible for assisting in the management and coordination of the day to day operations of the department. Supervises staff and supervisors, coordinates projects, directs personnel functions and develops/implements policies and procedures.
Department 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!
This position is full-time. This position involves working every other weekend and rotating holidays.
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Implement plans and goals that are consistent with the Medical Center's objectives
Assist in the development, implementation, planning, and maintenance of all policies and procedures for the department, as well as recommend ideas, resources, and solutions that will support the mission of VUMC.
Prepare work schedules and monitor attendance using established internal departmental tools and resources.
Plan work flow and staffing levels to insure quality service, efficient labor utilization, and staffing balance.
Ensure the smooth operations of EVS Department staff segment so that quality services are provided to all ancillary and clinical areas within the hospital.
Supervise and coordinate departmental projects.
Coordinate operational tasks and resolve problems with other department managers to ensure timely and efficient service.
Evaluate service and recommend operational and or organizational change.
Coordinate activities and problem resolutions with various departments throughout the hospital. Serve as liaison to ensure availability, quality and cost effective resolution to problems.
Supervise a section with responsibility for planning, coordination, and controlling day to day operations and procedures, to include daily absence tracking, staff planning, quality monitoring, Kronos editing, and other EVS administrative functions.
Troubleshoot and resolve operational and staffing issues by implementing all VUMC policies and practices and EVS departmental policies and practices, to include conflict resolution, progressive discipline, employee recognition, as well as participating in staff recruiting initiatives.
Ensure all financial resources are utilized effectively.
Assist Manager in budget preparation and staff payroll.
Monitor compliance of expenditures to annual budget and determine allocation of department resources to include staff finance and equipment.
Supervise staff to ensure a safe, satisfying and enriching environment for employees.
Conduct in-service educational program per established guidelines, as well as maintain a vibrant employee recognition program.
Conduct hiring, training, evaluation, professional development and salary administration per institutional procedures.
Ensure all Quality Standards within assigned area are met.
Implement policies and procedures, and maintain quality monitoring and reporting through Qtrax to provide quality assurance.
Ensure department functions are in compliance with state and federal regulations.
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.
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 Adult Hospital in Tennessee and metropolitan Nashville, named to the Best Hospitals Honor Roll of the top 20 adult hospitals, 10 nationally ranked adult specialty programs, with 3 specialties rated in the top 10 nationally, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt named as one of the Best Children's Hospital in the nation, with 10 out of 10 pediatric specialties nationally ranked.
Healthcare's Most Wired: Among the nation's 100 "most-wired" hospitals and health systems for its efforts in innovative medical technology.
Becker's Hospital Review: named as one of the "100 Great Hospitals in America", in the roster of 100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Oncology Programs and to its list of the 100 Hospitals with Great Heart Programs.
The Leapfrog Group: One of only 10 children's hospitals in the to be named at Leapfrog Top Hospital.
American Association for the Advancement of Science: The School of Medicine has 112 elected fellows
Magnet Recognition Program: Received our third consecutive Magnet designations.
National Academy of Medicine: 22 members, elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding achievement
Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index: 6 th year in a row that Vanderbilt University Medical Center was a Leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is home to Vanderbilt University Hospital, The Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and the Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital. These hospitals experienced more than 61,000 inpatient admissions during fiscal year 2015. Vanderbilt’s adult and pediatric clinics treated nearly 2 million patients during this same period. Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized again this year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals as among the nation’s best with 18 nationally ranked specialties. Vanderbilt University Medical Center is world renowned because of the innovation, work ethic and collegiality of its employees. From our health care advances to our compassionate care, Vanderbilt owes its accomplishments and reputation to staff and faculty who bring skill and drive and innovation to the medical center day after day. World-leading academic departments and comprehensive centers of excellence pursue scientific discoveries and transformational educational and clinical advances across the entire spectrum of health and disease.As t...he largest employer in middle Tennessee, we welcome those who are interested in ongoing development in a caring, culturally sensitive and professional atmosphere. Most of us spend so much of our lives at work, we want to be part of maintaining a workplace in which people support one another and encourage reaching for excellence. Many high-achieving employees stay at Vanderbilt because of the professional growth they experience and because of their appreciation of Vanderbilt’s benefits, public events and discussions, athletic opportunities, beautiful setting and, above all, sense of community and purpose.Vanderbilt and its employees share a set of mutual expectations that have been created with productivity, legality, fairness and safety always in mind. We believe that our investment in training and compensating employees multiplies in value when we enable individuals to deliver their best performance for the benefit of us all.
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