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Grounds Coordinator - Full Time

Location: Teaneck, NJ, United States
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Holy Name is New Jersey's last remaining independent, Catholic health system, comprising a comprehensive 361-bed acute care medical center, a cancer center, medical fitness center, residential hospice, nursing school, and physician network. The system has a national reputation for providing culturally sensitive care to a diverse population, drawing patients from across the New York City region to its specialty centers and renowned doctors. Holy Name's mission to provide technologically advanced, compassionate and personalized care extends across a continuum that encompasses education, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and wellness maintenance. The system is known as a high-quality, low-cost provider of extraordinary clinical care given by compassionate, highly trained physicians and staff.

A Brief Overview
Responsible for overseeing and maintaining grounds/facilities including seasonal requirements, sidewalks and roadways. This role functions as support to the Grounds Manager and performs all necessary duties as assigned. Oversees Grounds Associates and ensures operational success.

What you will do
  • Maintains the grounds and gardens surrounding the hospital and hospital-owned buildings as directed
  • Operates vehicles and powered equipment, such as mowers, tractors, twin-axle vehicles, snow blowers, chain saws, electric clippers, sod cutters, pruning saws, etc
  • Maintains irrigation systems, water features etc, including winterizing the systems and starting them up in spring
  • Maintains or repairs tools, equipment, or structures, such as buildings, greenhouses, fences, or benches, using hand or power tools
  • Provides proper upkeep of sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, fountains, planters, burial sites, or other grounds features
  • Follows planned landscaping designs to determine where to lay sod, sow grass, or plant flowers or foliage
  • Oversees plant maintenance and assists with planting seeds, bulbs, foliage, flowering plants, grass, ground covers, trees, or shrubs and applies mulch for protection, using gardening tools
  • Inspects and evaluates the physical condition of the hospital. Recommends projects, painting, improvements or repairs to improve appearance and efficiency
  • Controls use of supplies, equipment and personnel to optimum efficiency
  • Installs rock gardens, ponds, decks, drainage systems, irrigation systems, retaining walls, fences, planters, or playground equipment
  • Observes staff at work to ensure instructions and safety rules are complied with
  • Ensures staff are compliant with routine procedures
  • Instructs and trains employees
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Education Qualifications
  • High School Diploma Or equivalent Required

Experience Qualifications
  • 1-3 years Minimum two years experience in grounds and/or facilities management Required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Strong interpersonal communication, organizational (High proficiency)
  • Time management (High proficiency)
  • Irrigation, plant maintenance, grounds upkeep, etc (High proficiency)

Holy Name is a mission-driven facility whose quality standards and philosophy are rooted in the principles of its founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace. Those principles are exercised daily by the Medical Center's dedicated and talented team of physicians, nurses, allied health employees, and a wide variety of non-clinical administrative and operational staff members. Holy Name is an Equal Opportunity Employer.