Hospital Supervisor, Custodian Services

University of Iowa Health Care Environmental Services

Supervisor, Custodian Services – First & Second Shift openings

Position Summary:

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics Department of Environmental Services is seeking a Supervisor to supervise, coordinate, inspect, and be responsible for the work activities of hospital custodians in order to provide a safe, clean and healthy environment for patients, guests, visitors and staff of UIHC. We currently have Supervisor openings on first and second shift with rotating weekends. The University of Iowa offers a generous benefits package, which ay be viewed at

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Take part in interviews and effectively recommend hiring decisions
  • Assist Coordinator in evaluating employee performance
  • Work with Coordinator/leadership/HR and effectively recommend disciplinary actions, promotions, merit increases, coaching opportunities, and terminations
  • Develop work schedules and direct the daily work routine of custodial Employees
  • Train and orient new employees
  • Develop and conduct formal training sessions to improve employee knowledge and skills
  • Inspect assigned areas and complete appropriate inspection reports
  • Coordinate and oversee hospital custodial functions that meet various specialized departmental needs using specialized knowledge of requirements for environmental conditions, linen requirements, medical records, proper decontamination procedures, etc.
  • Other tasks and duties as assigned


Position Requirements:

  • Minimum Eligibility Requirements:
    • Two years of custodial experience or related building and facilities maintenance
    • Minimum 6 months of supervisory experience; supervision to include assigning daily work activities, inspecting and monitoring quality or work, and scheduling and coordinating work activities
    • Ability to read, write, and follow directions
    • Basic to intermediate computer skills
  • Desirable Qualifications:
    • Knowledge of hospital equipment and supplies
    • Knowledge of infection control protocols and isolation guidelines
    • Experience cleaning equipment
    • Experience in customer service and working with the public
    • Experience working in a healthcare setting

About Environmental Services:

We as a department are responsible for the upkeep and cleaning of over 2.8 million square feet of the hospital. The department provides support through 24/7 operations

We are committed to providing the highest quality of environmental care services in order to maintain a functional and safe environment for patients, staff, visitors, and other individuals served by and providing services for The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics—recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States—is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®


Additional Information:

  • Percent of Time: 100%
  • Schedule: First/Second shift
    • Weekend Rotating Schedule
  • Location: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  • Classification Title: Supervisor, Custodian Services
  • Appointment Type: Merit
  • Pay Level: 08

Contact Information:

  • Organization: Healthcare
  • Contact Name: Shari Hook
  • Contact Email:
Job Benefits:

Benefits Highlights:

  • Regular salaried position located in Iowa City, Iowa
  • Fringe benefit package including paid vacation, sick leave; health, dental, life, and disability insurance options; and generous employer contributions into retirement plans (
  • Need more reasons to join our team? Check out our Build a Career/Build a Life Page
COVID-19 Precautions:

PPE required and provided by UIHC.

All employees are eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine if requested

Job ID: 77182

Posted 20 days ago

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