Mount Sinai Careers

Handyperson Building

New York, New York
Support Services

Job Description

To perform minor repairs to appliances, fixtures and building systems.  Is cognizant of the philosophy, standards, objectives and policies of the Department and Hospital Center.

A. Clinical/Technical/Service

Demonstrates the ability to perform clinical/technical/service/administrative tasks:

·         Makes minor repairs to appliances, fixtures and building systems.

·         Reviews work assignments and designated time schedules and asks supervisor for clarification if necessary.

·         Makes minor electrical, plumbing, carpentry and locksmith repairs as directed.

·         Provides timely explanation when unavoidable delays are encountered.

·         Keeps supervisor advised of activities and any problems or potential problems.

·         Identifies potential safety hazards or problems in work areas.  Takes appropriate measures to ensure the safety of self and others in work areas.

·         Communicates information concerning unsafe conditions to supervisor.

·         Maintains tools and equipment.  Cleans and oils tools to ensure they remain in proper working order.

·         Arranges and stores tools properly to ensure safety.

·         Consults with supervisor on matters of uncertainty.

·         Demonstrates good judgement by following verbal and written instructions carefully.

·         Advises supervisor of problems requiring follow up attention.

·         Maintains work area in a neat and orderly manner.

·         Completes assignments within allocated time frames.

·         Seeks additional assignments when work is completed.

·         Interacts and communicates ideas, problems, suggestions, and messages in a timely and effective manner.

·         Ensures that records of completed jobs and relevant paperwork are forwarded to the department of Real Estate at the conclusion of each day.

·         Ensures that records are maintained up to date for all supplies ordered and received including:price quotes, dates ordered and dates received and maintains a list of vendors.

·         Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care, based on physical, psychosocial, educational, safety, and related criteria, appropriate to the age of the patient served in assigned areas



Age Specific Competencies (check all patient population served)

         Neonate/Infant    Pediatric   Adolescent   Adult   Geriatric   Not Applicable


         a. Identifies physical, behavioral and emotional characteristics typical for the age group.


         b. Modifies approaches based on patient age-specific needs and responses to treatment.


         c. Provides care for patients based on age-specific needs.


         d. Uses communication techniques that are age appropriate.

B. Organizational/Managerial




·         Participates in the department’s performance improvement activities

·         Maintains patient/employee confidentiality in the management of information

·         Identifies potential safety hazards or problems in work areas.  Takes appropriate measures for safety of self and others in work area.  Communicates information concerning unsafe conditions to supervisor.

·         Maintains the confidentiality of all hospital center related information

·         Communicates ideas, problems, suggestions and messages in a clear, concise and timely manner.

·         Recognizes problems and seeks solutions through application of the appropriate policy / procedure.  Is able to determine when a problem should be referred to the supervisor or requires follow -up attention.

·         Seeks information necessary for accurate completion of job duties.

·         Makes appropriate suggestions which would enhance or beneift the area or department.

·         Volunteers assistance to others when appropriate.

·         Complies with Corporate Compliance/Code of Conduct





C. Educational/Professional Development




·         Participates in the development of other staff members

·         Meets regulatory, licensure and annual health assessment requirements

·         Identifies learning strengths and needs

·         Utilizes learning resources





D. Communication/Relationships




·         Demonstrates a professional, courteous and respectful attitude in dealing with patients, staff, families and significant others.

·         Displays courtesy, tact and patience with all members of the hospital staff and extended community

·         May be required to perform other duties as assigned or perform other duties when necessary


      High school graduate or GED preferred.


      3-5 years janitorial experience in a residential or commercial building required. Ability to utilize time effectively through careful coordination of daily tasks.  Able to adjust well to changes in scheduling.  Fire Safety training preferred.