Support Roles

WVU Hospitals (WVUH) offers a variety of exciting support roles in both clinical and non-clinical areas. In this section, we will highlight a few WVUH departments and opportunities. WVUH offers flexible schedules and a variety of shifts, as well as full-time, part-time, and casual positions, in order to meet the changing needs of individuals and families.

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Environmental Services

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Environmental Services provides housekeeping services in multiple buildings on a 24/7 basis. This department is often considered the backbone of the hospital due to the vital role the housekeeping assistants play in maintaining a clean, safe and attractive environment. The scope of services includes general cleaning, trash removal, furniture moving, pest control, and exterior and interior window washing. Staff members maintain about 800,000 square feet of space.

Nutrition Services

rubyhospitalJ.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital – The Nutrition Services staff provides food for patients, visitors and staff 24/7. Employees assigned to Dietary Patient Services may be responsible for a variety of tasks, including assembling meal trays, assisting patients with meal selection, and washing dishes. In the Ruby Cafeteria, most employees are involved in directly serving customers, either as cashiers, servers, cooks, or stockers. The production area is where most food preparation occurs – hot and cold food for the cafeteria and patient meal service.

Chestnut Ridge Center – Nutrition Services operates a small kitchen and cafeteria for the clients and staff of Chestnut Ridge Center. Due to the smaller scope of this area, employees here do a variety of tasks in a typical day, including cooking, assembling patient meal trays and delivering to units, serving customers and patients in the cafeteria, delivering supplies to the nursing units, washing dishes, putting away deliveries, removing trash, and general cleaning.

Clinical Associates

At WVU Medicine, our clinical associates are the heart of our nursing care. Clinical associates succeed through their commitment to patients and families while .

Clinical associates perform patient care activities under the supervision of a registered professional nurse. The role of a clinical associate is challenging and vital to excellence in patient care delivery.

Clinical associates have the opportunity to experience something new every day and to develop a fundamental skill set that promotes present and future success in healthcare careers.