Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY
According to established procedures, cleans and services assigned areas of the Facility.  Responsible for environmental cleaning in a surgical practice setting.  Performs a variety of environmental service tasks in order to maintain the hospital in a neat, clean, and sanitized condition.  May be required to perform other functions as assigned by supervisor.

ACCOUNTABILITY
Director of Environmental Services
Assistant Director of Environmental Services/Operations Manager
Supervisors
Assistant Supervisors

QUALIFICATIONS
1. High School Diploma or GED Preferred
2. Must have 3-5 years of Environmental Services experience, preferably in an OR setting.
3. Must be able to communicate in English both verbally and in writing. 

PERFORMANCE CRITERIA
1. Team Work
A. Involves other departments in project planning and implementation.
B. Is supporting of others and provides help and assistance when possible.
C. Regularly attends and participates in team and/or department meetings and work activities.
D. Keeps other informed.
E. Regularly offers and requests constructive feedback and coaching.
F. Establishes and maintains effective working relations.

2. Service Excellence (both internal and external)
A. Welcomes patients and customers in a warm, friendly manner.
B. Actively listens and constructively responds to questions and concerns in a timely manner.
C. Ensures the dignity of patient/customer is maintained at all times.
D. Abides by and upholds the Hospital Service Excellence Standards.
E. Respect the diversity of the patient/customer population (i.e. ages and culture).

RESPONSIBILIES
1. Selects cleaning materials and supplies and prepares fresh chemicals.  Keeps cleaning products legibly and accurately labeled.  Reports low supply inventory to supervisor. 
2. Loads carts and transports to work area.  Keeps housekeeping cart clean, stocked, and orderly. 
3. Terminal cleans all operating rooms to the highest possible standard of cleanliness.
4. Performs daily preventive cleaning procedures in all assigned adjacent areas within the surgical suite.
5. Performs all periodic project and heavy duty cleaning in assigned areas within the surgical suite.
6. Immediately performs emergency requests such as discharges, spills, floods, and responds to all hospital wide emergencies as instructed.  Cleans up all organic body waste; i.e., blood, feces, sputum, and urine as instructed.
7. Cleans patient equipment including IV poles, commodes, monitors and cables, specialty equipment, stretchers and wheelchairs.
8. Recognizes and reports all physical plant discrepancies within assigned areas of the surgical suite.
9. Reports periodic project work to supervisor for appropriate logs.
10. Cleans and maintains all applicable ES equipment.
11. Follows all appropriate policies and procedures in the performance of assigned duties.  Adheres to Infection Control and Safety policies.
12. Performs quality surveillance inspections in assigned areas.
13. Cleans assigned areas by washing furniture, tile, fixtures, and equipment with hospital approved disinfectant before and after each surgical procedure.
14. Cleans assigned areas by washing walls, doors, ceilings, vents, monitors, and windows.
15. Sweeps and mops floor areas, vacuums carpets, spot cleans carpets using appropriate solutions and arranges equipment and furniture in an orderly manner.
16. Promptly cleans and disinfects potentially infectious material.
17. Operates various types of cleaning equipment both mechanical and electrical.
18. May climb ladder to hang cubicle drapes, shower curtains, and/or window drapes in an orderly manner
19. Collect waste from all areas of responsibility.
20. Collect hazardous waste as established by Infection Control.
21. Cleans isolation rooms after patient has been discharged.
22. Arranges furniture for meetings.
23. Wears Identification Badge in a visible area, above the waistline.  Wears uniform at all times.  Conducts oneself in a professional and friendly manner.
24. Selects priorities and organizes work and time to meet them.
25. Complies with hospital attendance and punctuality policy.
26. Physical Requirements: Ability to reach, bend, push and stand for extended periods of time.  On a daily basis:  lifts/pushes up to 40 lbs, reaches above shoulders, use fingers on both hands, bends and stoops.  Walks/stands for 8 hours.
27. Work Environment and Hazards:
A. OSHA Category I:  Hazards include risk of exposure to communicable diseases.
B. Physical:  Works with chemicals and in areas where chemicals are inherent to the building.  Employee works in areas where universal precautions are standard.
C. Chemical:  Primarily phenol and quaternary-based chemicals.
28. Employee will be expected to perform other tasks as requested. 

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