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Grounds Associate - Per Diem

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Location: Teaneck, NJ, United States
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Grounds Associate

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 the maintenance and care of the Medical Center's grounds/facilities including seasonal requirements related to lawns, shrub-beds, parking lots, snow removal, sidewalks and roadways. This includes insuring that all grass and shrub beds are kept neat and trim and all areas are kept clean and free of debris and snow/ice.

What you will do

  • Maintains the grounds and gardens surrounding the hospital and hospital-owned buildings, as directed
  • Performs preventive maintenance on all tools and equipment required for the job
  • Cleans all walks and entrance ways daily
  • Shovels snow from walks, driveways, or parking lots and spreads melting supplies in those areas
  • Operates vehicles and powered equipment, such as mowers, tractors, twin-axle vehicles, snow blowers, chain saws, electric clippers, sod cutters, pruning saws, etc.
  • Cares for established lawns by mulching, aerating, weeding, grubbing, removing thatch, or trimming or edging around flower beds, walks, or walls
  • Gathers and removes litter
  • Maintains or repairs tools, equipment, or structures, such as buildings, greenhouses, fences, or benches, using hand or power tools
  • Mixes and sprays or spreads fertilizers, herbicides, or insecticides onto grass, shrubs, or trees, using hand or automatic sprayers or spreaders
  • Maintains irrigation systems, water features etc. including winterizing the systems and starting them up in spring
  • Provides proper upkeep of sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, fountains, planters, burial sites, or other grounds features
  • Water lawns, trees, or plants, using portable sprinkler systems, hoses, or watering cans
  • Trims or picks flowers and cleans flower beds
  • Rakes, mulches, and composts leaves
  • Uses irrigation methods to adjust the amount of water consumption and to prevent waste
  • Follows planned landscaping designs to determine where to lay sod, sow grass, or plant flowers or foliage.
  • Plants seeds, bulbs, foliage, flowering plants, grass, ground covers, trees, or shrubs and applies mulch for protection, using gardening tools
  • Decorates gardens with stones or plants
  • Hauls or spreads topsoil or spread straw over seeded soil to hold soil in place
  • Advises on plant selection or care
  • Plans or cultivates lawns or gardens
  • Attaches wires from planted trees to support stakes
  • Installs rock gardens, ponds, decks, drainage systems, irrigation systems, retaining walls, fences, planters, or playground equipment
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Education Qualifications

  • High School Diploma Or equivalent Required

Experience Qualifications

  • 1-3 years Landscaping experience Preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Interpersonal and communication skills (High proficiency)
  • Works well independently and in a team environment (High proficiency)
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision (High proficiency)
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions (High proficiency)
  • Ability to work outdoors for long periods of time and in extreme weather conditions, especially heat, as well as rain and some cold (High proficiency)

Licenses and Certifications

  • Valid NJ Driver's License Upon Hire Required

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.