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Environmental Services Worker

Mary Greeley Medical Center
Ames

Job Description

Under general supervision: performs general floor maintenance and housekeeping functions directed at maintaining the Medical Center and its facilities in a clean, sanitary, attractive and orderly condition. Exhibits and promotes a cooperative team spirit. Ensures all actions taken in carrying out responsibilities support patient centered care.

Position Responsibilities

Unit Specific Position Responsibilities
Cleans and disinfects patient carpeted and tiled floors.
Cleans and disinfects patient care areas, public restrooms, administrative areas, kitchen, cafeteria, morgue and meeting rooms.
Removes general and potentially infectious medical waste and transports it to a general holding and/or disposal area.
Cleans and disinfects all types of body fluids and chemotherapy spills.
Cleans windows, furniture, air diffusers and grilles, doors and entrances.
Performs cleaning tasks as assigned to meet the needs of the organization.
Preserves the dignity of patients through maintaining strict confidentiality.
Actively participates in medical center and departmental teams promoting continuous quality improvement and patient satisfaction.
Identifies mechanical or structural deficiencies in assigned areas and reports them for correction
Exhibits and promotes a cooperative team spirit.
Protects and preserves patient dignity and confidentiality.
Removes various waste streams and transports to proper holding and / or disposal area.
Performs cleaning tasks as assigned to meet the needs of the organization such as ( floors, patient care areas, public restrooms, public waiting rooms, office areas, kitchen, cafeteria, morgue and meeting rooms) including body fluids.
Actively participates in medical center and departmental teams promoting continuous quality improvement and patient satisfaction, including but not limited to department huddles, quarterly updates and Kainexus.
Identifies mechanical or structural deficiencies and reports them for correction using the 3535 or Facility Dude software.
Follows Standard Work.

Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience

Required Qualifications (Including any licensure, certification, education):

Entry level position. After a sufficient training period, must be able to comprehend and demonstrate knowledge of institutional housekeeping activities and services; safety and regulatory standards; housekeeping equipment and supplies; supervisory principles and techniques.

Preferred Qualifications:

High school diploma or GED preferred

Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

Ability to read, write and speak English.

Ability to use telephone and pager system.

Ability to understand oral and written instructions; ability to maintain simple records.

Ability to exhibit and promote a cooperative team spirit.

Experienced in and able to interact with numerous and diverse customers.

Excellent communication, problem solving and customer service skills

Ability to adapt quickly to unexpected changes in circumstances.

Knowledge of body mechanics and universal/safety precautions

Adherence to Departmental and Hospital policies and procedures

Position requires wearing and maintaining a uniform

Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

Related work experience in a health care facility is preferred

Employment Type

80 hour Full Time

Schedule

Day Shift

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