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Environmental Services Tech (238)
Department: ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES (11998320)
Schedule: Pool
Shift: Variable
About Facility:
Hours: Variable shift and hours. Work e/o weekend & holiday
Job Details:

JOB SUMMARY

Works alone or in groups to perform a variety of cleaning tasks according to procedure assuring facilities are maintained in a clean, neat and sanitary condition.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES  

Performs step-based cleaning procedure which includes, but is not limited to;  (1) empty & clean waste containers, (2) high dust, (3) sweep, dust mop and/or vacuum, (4) dust and/or damp wipe & spot clean, (5) bathroom cleaning & commodes, (6) damp mop and (7) inspection of completed work.  Washes beds and mattresses, and remakes beds after patient discharge. Replaces soiled drapes and cubicle curtains & cleans horizontal and vertical window blinds. Spot cleans rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture and draperies - may be required to operate extraction equipment. Polishes metalwork. Washes walls, ceilings, woodwork, windows, door panels & sills. Cleans vents and lights. Cleans elevators & stairwells. May assist in moving beds, chairs & other furnishings. Collects & transports wastes to disposal area - may be required to operate trash & cardboard compactors (only if 18 yrs or older). May assist with conference room setups & AV equipment. May use floor equipment including but not limited to; sweeper-vac, autoscrubbers & carpet pile lifter. Maintains par levels for sharps containers & replaces full containers as needed.  Service areas include, but are not limited to; occupied patient rooms, isolation & discharge rooms, conference rooms, food service areas, laboratories, morgue, Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Department, exam/procedure rooms, offices, utility rooms, public restrooms & lobbies, OR suites, labor & delivery, x-ray rooms.  May be required to clean hazardous materials, wastes or blood & body fluid spills. Maintains assigned cart, equipment and tools in clean & operable condition at all times.  Completes required checklists & forms.  Attends inservices and other meetings as required.  Assists in training new partners in proper procedure and techniques associated with above tasks.  May work alternate shifts, weekends and holidays.  May be assigned overtime during peak periods.  Maintains flexibility in scheduling and work/area assignments according to department and system needs.  Handles soiled linens. At some MHS locations - sort, wash, dry, fold, hang & distribute resident clothing, deliver & pickup soiled & clean linens, clean carts, equipment & laundry room.  Performs other duties as assigned. 

 

AGE OF PATIENT POPULATION - All Ages                                             

 

COMPETENCIES                                                    

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

 

Quality - Follows policies and procedures. Adapts to changes in the environment. Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Looks for ways to improve and promote quality. Applies feedback to improve performance.

Service - Responds promptly to requests for service and assistance. Meets commitments. Abides by MHS confidentiality and security agreement. Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences.

Partnering - Supports organization's goals and values. Exhibits objectivity and openness to other's views. Gives and welcomes feedback. Contributes to building a positive team spirit. Generates suggestions for improving work.  Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming.

Cost - Conserves organization resources.

 

EDUCATION, TRAINING, & EXPERIENCE  

High school graduate or equivalent preferred.  Previous cleaning experience helpful.

                                       

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Occupational Exposure Category A - All partners in the specified job classification have occupational exposure which means reasonably anticipated skin, eye, mucous membrane, or parenteral contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials that may result from the performance of a partner's duties.                                    

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and fumes or airborne particles. The employee may be exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.  Occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts.

 

INFORMATION ACCESS

Partner may access patient care information needed to perform their job duties.

 

WORK CONTACT GROUP                                                

Patients, visitors and other health care personnel.

 

SPECIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS                                                  

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to perform repetitive motions related to the following; stand, walk, finger, handle, feel, grasp, push, pull and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to climb (using step stool or ladder), balance and stoop, kneel, twist, bend, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

 

LEVEL OF SUPERVISION                                                  

Supervised by Team Leaders, Supervisors, Manager and/or Director.  Work is performed according to standard practices and procedures with some independent judgement required. 

 

SUPERVISES                                                

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

 

Language Skills

Ability to read a limited number of two- and three-syllable words and to recognize similarities and differences between words and between series of numbers.  Ability to print and speak simple sentences.

 

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one- or two-step instructions.  Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables.

 

Computer Skills

None required


EOE&AA/M/F/Vet/Disabled. Mercy is an equal employment opportunity employer functioning under Affirmative Acton Plans.

   
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