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University of Michigan

Job Description

How to Apply

An attached resume is required for consideration for this position.  Applications received without an attached resume will not be considered.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 30,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings


Duties including but not limited too:

  • Wet mop floors and stairways, including carpeted areas.
  • Operate vacuum cleaning equipment. 
  • Clean and wax furniture, cases, fixtures, and furnishings.
  • Clean mirrors, inside of exterior glass and both sides of interior glass while standing on floor or stool. 
  • Clean toilet rooms and fixtures. 
  • Stock restroom supplies. 
  • Dust Venetian blinds while standing on floor or stool. 
  • Spot wash walls to remove such items as splash marks around sinks and fingerprints around light switches. 
  • Clean patient bedside equipment. 
  • Make beds and change linen.
  • Collect and transport waste materials to central location. 
  • Report items in need of repair. 
  • Sweep and dust floors and stairways. 
  • Wet mop small areas of floor or stairs to clean up such items as spilled liquid or food. 
  • Maintain an inventory of supplies in accordance with specific instructions. 
  • Open or lock buildings or rooms.
  • Turn on and off lights and equipment.
  • Replace burnt out incandescent light bulbs while standing on floor or stool. 
  • Move and arrange furniture and furnishings collect and transport soiled linen to central locations. 
  • Clean assigned area of work and equipment.

Required Qualifications*

  • Must have a High school diploma, GED or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must be able to read, write, speak and understand English and be able to follow instructions.
  • Must have a positive attitude with good customer relation skills.
  • Must be able to perform a wide range of physical activities including pushing, pulling, lifting, bending, kneeling, reaching, etc.
  • Must not have any type of lifting restrictions.
  • Must be able to work around sick and disabled patients (children and adults) within a hospital setting.
  • Must be a team player, able to prioritize work and be able to handle stress on a daily basis.
  • Must be able to perform all tasks listed on the Unit Custodian Classification Description.

Work Schedule

This position is 40 hours per week / Days / Friday-Monday / 8:00am-4:30pm

Union Affiliation

This position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the AFSCME union, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings.  Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of five calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the sixth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations, including one booster when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working remotely and temporary workers.   More information on this new policy is available on the U-M Health Response website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.

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