Describe your day-to-day responsibilities.
I have a variety of skills including carpentry, painting and drywalling. At our facility, painting is the number one thing I’m responsible for. From time to time I do other maintenance tasks like fixing a sink, plunging a toilet, adjusting the air conditioning, fixing a thermostat, inspecting fire doors and extinguishers, and keeping an eye on the emergency power plant. There are 14 of us on our team and together we cover all the maintenance aspects of our facility.
How did you arrive in your current role?
In 2000, I started working with my father, doing a lot of drywalling and some painting. I eventually left and joined a bigger drywall company. That company had a lot of healthcare clients, and we did contract work for hospitals. When Medxcel came on board at this site, I spoke to a couple of people, and they encouraged me to join Medxcel. I decided to join the team and it’s the best career decision I’ve ever made.
What types of training and development have you had with Medxcel?
I’ve done a lot of ASHE (American Society of Healthcare Engineering) trainings including one for fire extinguishers. Medxcel has helped me obtain a lot of certificates. I received my ASHE Certified Physical Healthcare Environment Worker certificate earlier this year. I am helping some of my coworkers with that too, I’m helping them prepare for the exam. That’s a great accomplishment. Medxcel offers so many training opportunities, you just need to take advantage of all that they offer. I take advantage of everything that I can.
What is the best part of your job?
The best part of my job is the feeling of satisfaction I get when I complete a project. We have a lot of painting projects here and they’re always on a timeline. I get a real sense of satisfaction when we complete a project, knowing we’re making someone else happy whether it’s a person moving into that room, or making the hallways look clean and bright. It’s important to keep the facility looking nice and clean; the overall appearance of the building says a lot to the patients and visitors who come here.
Which of Medxcel’s Core Values is most important to you?
Integrity is very important to me. I try to have a good moral compass and act the same way at work as I do in my personal life. I try to live out my values every day and set a good example for my children, family, and coworkers.
What is the most unusual thing that’s happened to you during the course of your work at Medxcel?
Once I was making rounds to some of our outbuildings at night, and a baby opossum had gotten into one of the buildings. I think he snuck in when housekeeping was leaving. I had to wrangle him and get him out of the building safely. It was a little scary, I’ve never had to do that before.
What would you say to someone considering working for Medxcel?
I tell people they should absolutely consider a career with Medxcel. I’ve gotten so far with the organization because of the opportunities they offer, and the pay, benefits and PTO are outstanding. I’ve never had these kinds of benefits before in my career. The opportunity is there for you grow as an individual and to grow your career. The sky’s the limit with Medxcel.