Groundskeeper - Grounds - Full Time/Days in Lancaster, CA at Antelope Valley Hospital

Date Posted: 7/22/2020

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Lancaster, CA
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

Job Objective:

Under the immediate management of the Director of Engineering, Supervisor or Lead Groundskeeper, performs work with a high degree of accuracy and skill maintaining the overall appearance of the hospital grounds, which results in a safe well-groomed environment by cutting and edging lawn, trimming, raking, shoveling snow, pruning shrubs and trees. Plants grass, flowers, trees, and shrubs. Communicates with Director of Engineering or designee of any problem areas that need attention.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Maintenance on Campus
    1. Removes trash and debris from parking area and hospital entrances.
    2. Cuts lawns using powered equipment.
    3. Edges walkways and flower beds using edging tools.
    4. Rakes leaves and removes to appropriate area.
    5. Shovels snow from walkways and entrances.
    6. Prunes shrubs and trees using appropriate powered and non-powered equipment.
    7. Fertilizes lawn, shrubs, trees, and sprays insecticides.
    8. Plants grass, flowers, trees, and shrubs.
    9. Pulls weeds.
    10. Performs painting as needed on grounds.
  1. Safe Operation of Equipment/Vehicles
    1. Responsible for operating hospital vehicle in a safe and appropriate manner.
    2. Operating all tools in a safe and appropriate manner.

Non-Essential Duties:

  • Administrative duties

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Knowledge of methods of Landscaping.
  • Knowledge of the use and care of motorized equipment and hand/power tools used in grounds maintenance work.
  • Knowledge of the proper use of chemicals, fertilizers, and pesticides.
  • Knowledge off irrigation techniques using sprinklers, hoses and flooding methods.
  • Communicate effectively.


  • Communicate effectively.


  • Ability to follow oral instructions and read written instructions.
  • Ability to use hand tools, operate motorized equipment and vehicles such as cars, trucks and vans.
  • Ability to bend or stoop repeatedly over time.

AVH Values: All AVH employees will effectively demonstrate these values:

  • Patients Come First – We listen actively and communicate with our patients and families, placing safety as a top priority.
  • Accountability & Ownership – We fully complete tasks, are transparent, effectively communicate, and recognize that what we do reflects on us.
  • Teamwork – We build trusting relationships, promote a sense of community, and are respectful of everyone.  Success is about the whole team.
  • Integrity & Honesty – We tell the truth at all times, speak up when something is wrong, and do the right thing when no one is looking.
  • Excellence – We take pride in our work, are goal-oriented, and on a never-ending quest for top tier quality.
  • Initiative & Innovation – Our can-do attitudes, creativity, and resourcefulness empower us to improve the patient’s experience, solve our own problems, make timely decisions, and look for opportunities to add value.
  • Tenderness & Compassion – We have genuine empathy, show kindness, and encourage and advocate for each other.

Education and Experience:


  • High School diploma


  • Landscaping experience

Required Licensure and/or Certifications:

  • CA Driver’s License

AVH Conduct/Compliance Expectations:

  • Ability to adhere with AVH Absenteeism and Tardiness Policy 
  • Ability to adhere with AVH Leaves of Absence Policy
  • Ability to adhere with AVH Paid Time Off (PTO) Policy
  • Ability to adhere with AVH Recording of Hours Worked Policy
  • Ability to adhere to the department dress code
  • Ability to organize work and establish priorities
  • Ability to expand on own initiative in performance of duties
  • Skill and ability to follow the telephone etiquette/standards
  • Conforms to AVH Standards of Excellence
  • Ability to function effectively under pressure and meet time parameters
  • Ability to communicate effectively while maintaining good working relationships with co-workers, managers and other hospital staff
  • Ability to adhere to the normal standards of courtesy and conduct as defined under the rules of hospitality at AVH
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of patient, hospital and department information
  • Ability to adhere to safety rules and regulations
  • Safely and effectively uses all equipment necessary to carry out duties
  • Ability to interpret and function under hospital and department policies and procedures
  • Conforms with required and appropriate Joint Commission requirements
  • Conforms with and supports hospital quality assurance and improvement guidelines
  • Ability to participate effectively in department and hospital staff education
  • Display a willingness to work as a team player
  • Ability to give and support the highest level of patient/customer satisfaction at all times
  • Supports and adheres to the values and mission statement established by the AVH Board of Directors
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Compliance & Integrity Program and its established policies.
  • Ability to follow the Code of Conduct

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • Work involves standing and walking for the majority of the day, and requires frequent bending, twisting, squatting, kneeling and reaching.
  • Majority of work is performed outside during all seasons and all weather conditions to include extreme cold and heat.
  • Will require frequent climbing to 5-10 feet, occasionally over 15 feet.
  • Will require frequent pushing/pulling of up to 50 lbs.
  • Will require frequent lifting of up to 10 lbs. with occasional lifting of up to 50 lbs.
  • Exposure to loud noises, chemicals, odors, fumes, moving and mechanical parts, with use of PPE required.

A detailed description of the physical requirements of this job is maintained in the Employee Health Department.                                                                                                                                                                                                                    (05.12.20)

Looking for an opportunity to work in healthcare the way you always dreamed you could? At Antelope Valley Hospital, our employees are at the heart of what we do best – delivering high quality, patient-centered healthcare.

Antelope Valley Hospital, a 420 bed acute care facility, located just 60 miles north of Los Angeles, the Antelope Valley is one of Southern California’s fastest growing communities. We are a Level II Trauma Center and Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Accredited. Serving the community for over 50 years, our non-profit hospital has grown to be the preeminent healthcare facility for our district’s nearly 1.2 million residents. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer.


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