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DescriptionJob Schedule: Full Time
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Every day, almost 30,000 Hartford HealthCare employees come to work with one thing in common: Pride in what we do, knowing every moment matters here. We invite you to become part of Connecticut’s most comprehensive healthcare network.
Join us at Backus Hospital as we live our values every day. As part of Hartford HealthCare we create a better future for healthcare in Connecticut and beyond. By embodying these values we have become nationally respected for patient care and most trusted for personalized coordinated care. Come be part of something special!
For more than 118 years, Backus Hospital has been the primary source of healthcare services for much of Eastern Connecticut. We are home to the only trauma center in New London and Windham counties, and are the only area hospital with LIFE STAR helicopter services. We deliver and coordinate a continuum of high-quality healthcare with the goal of improving the health of our communities.
Responsible for landscaping and grounds maintenance services for the facility. Performs minor carpentry, mechanical, plumbing and electrical repairs and maintenance to insure safe, efficient and proper functioning of these devices and systems in the main Hospital campus and off-site facilities. Responds to emergencies as necessary and may be required to provide unrestricted on call coverage as emergency situations dictate.
Education: High school diploma or equivalent required. Additional twelve (12) months training specific to the horticulture or arborist field preferred.
Experience: One (1) to two (2) years landscaping/groundskeeping or mechanical maintenance experience. Three (3) to five (5) years landscaping/groundskeeping experience preferred.
License and Certification: Current valid driver’s license with a clean driving record required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Ability to read and understand oral and written instructions, and effectively communicate information. Basic computer skills (including opening/reading email, basic internet use).
Ability to communicate effectively in order to provide information and understand instruction. Knowledge of lawn care, shrubs, ornamental plantings and proper fertilizer use. Some mechanical ability specific to the operation and repair of small engines and power equipment. Basic computer knowledge in order to enter/retrieve data. Works efficiently and organizes time appropriately.
PROBLEM SOLVING AND DECISION MAKING
Work is performed in accordance with instructions and procedures, but incumbents must organize the work and set priorities. Requires the ability to exercise discretion and use good judgment to perform duties promptly and consistently with little direction.
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With locations around the state, Hartford HealthCare offers exciting opportunities for career development and growth. Here, you are part of an organization on the cutting edge – helping to bring new technologies, breakthrough treatments and community education to countless men, women and children. We know that a thriving organization starts with thriving employees-- we provide a competitive benefits program designed to ensure work/life balance. Every moment matters. And this is your moment.