(Work Schedule - PRN / As Needed)
Under the direction of the Environmental Services Director and/or the Supervisor, Environmental Service Technician I is responsible for Environmental cleaning and disinfecting. He/she performs a variety of routine cleaning functions as assigned, to maintain a sanitary, attractive and orderly condition throughout all areas of the hospital.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
-Dust or wet mops floor and vacuum carpets. Dust and clean furniture, fixtures, windowsills, vents and related furnishings.
-Cleans and polishes mirrors, glass partitions, doors and similar interior glass surfaces. Scours, cleans or polishes water fountains, bathtubs, showers, lavatories or other fixtures and walls, counters, or other surfaces.
-Replenishes bathroom supplies of paper towels, soap and other items from storage.
-Disposes of refuse in specific containers as required (i.e. Bio-Waste) and regular trash.
-Operates mechanical equipment, such as vacuum cleaners and other carpet cleaning equipment after appropriate instructions.
-Cleans custodial equipment and storage areas. Arranges cleaning supplies, and requests needed supplies for Supervisor.
-Reports broken or inoperative equipment to Supervisor.
-Collects and places soiled linens in laundry collection area.
-Constantly on the lookout for areas that are not clean and demonstrate initiative to clean them.
-Assists other housekeeping or Hospital personnel as needed.
-Must be able to work harmoniously with a variety of individual personalities, often in a high activity environment.
-Demonstrate consistent use of safety measures associated with chemicals and equipment.
-Demonstrate his/her responsibilities for fire, emergencies, and disasters after appropriate instructions.
-Must be flexible to meet changing conditions.
-Greets patients and visitors courteously and professionally.
-Participates in the departmental quality improvement process, CQI
-Assists with other duties as assigned by the Director, Assistant Director and Supervisor.
-Participates in hospital or departmental performance improvement activities, and seeks opportunities to improve department and inter-department processes.
-Serves as a resource to department staff, students, volunteers and other departments, and contributes to the teamwork essential to ensuring quality patient care
-Takes appropriate measures to ensure safety of patients.
-Environmental Services training helpful.
-Must be able to read signs, labels and notices.
-Must be able to speak, read and understand English.
-Prior Environmental Services experience preferred, but not necessary.
-Ability to communicate effectively.
-Integrity to work with confidential information.
-Ability to follow established cleaning procedures.
-Ability to work independently.
-Ability to handle stress.
-Must possess good interpersonal skills.
-Must be committed to quality service and patient care.
-Ability to anticipate needs of the patients and employees.
-Ability to work around patients during emotional periods.
-Ability to demonstrate flexibility in response to unexpected needs of the department.
Patient rooms, clinical and non-clinical areas and departments, common areas, and hospital grounds.
A little about us:
HCA is the nation’s leading private provider of healthcare services. Comprised of locally managed facilities which include 230,000 employees at over 160 hospitals, over 120 surgery centers and 100 urgent care facilities in 20 states and the United Kingdom