Housekeeper - Environmental Services Technician - Full Time - Days - Environmental ServicesWellstar Cobb Hospital • Austell, GA • Facility, Environmental, and Nutrition & Food Services • 114936 • Days • Full-Time
This critical role provides the full range of support necessary for regular, terminal, and isolation cleaning. A key part of this role's accountability is to ensure compliance standards are maintained during the cleaning of hospital specialty areas ( i.e. Operating Room Suites, CATH Labs, GI Labs, VARU, Pharmacy Compounding Lab, Vascular, Labor and Delivery Suites, etc.). More general duties include the following; 1) Proper removal, placement and transporting of waste (i.e. Solid, Chemotherapy, Bio-Hazard, Pharmaceutical, & Hot), recyclables, and other regulated materials; 2) Proper use of Ultra Violet Light devices; and 3) Changing out, removal and replacement of containers (Sharps, Pharmacy Waste, Bio-Hazard, & Chemo Therapy). Since this role is extremely visible to all stakeholders, the incumbent must have good customer service and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with staff members, guests, patients and their families. Individuals will be trained and authorized to handle the proper duties in their assigned areas.
Core Responsibilites and Essential Functions
- Safety & Infection Prevention
* Performs the full range of restroom cleaning and complete patient room cleaning. Always following the cleaning protocol as determined by room, area, location type, i.e. regular room cleaning, terminal cleaning, isolation room cleaning, etc.
* Follows infection prevention protocols, knowledgeable of and selects the proper chemicals to accomplish cleaning task(s)
* Performs the full range of routine type cleaning tasks such as maintenance of wall, doors, glass/windows, furniture, equipment, floors to include dust mopping, wet mopping, corners, edges, base coves, kick plates, etc.
* The proper removal of trash and linen, ensuring that waste streams guidelines and protocol is followed based on waste type, i.e. solid waste, bio-waste, chemotherapy waste, pharmaceutical waste, etc.
* Consistently uses correct personal protective equipment (PPE) and donning and doffing techniques to ensure personal safety and that of others.
* Consistently uses proper lifting techniques to avoid personal injury.
* Comply with all hospital and department rules, policies and procedures.
* Follow all protocol for proper and safe us of Ultra Violet Light equipment
* Places proper type, size and number of replacement liners in waste containers and complete proper tie off as required.
* Work with special project team and/or projects as assigned by supervisor.
* Participate in performance improvement projects as required
- Customer Service
* Always exhibit a positive disposition when greeting and supporting staff members, patients, and visitors.
* Consistently practices great customer service shills and interpersonal skills when interacting with patients, patient family members, guest and co-workers.
* Consistently practices skills and behaviors that support efforts toward ?World Class Service?
* Documents daily assignments completed. Adjusts to staff shortages and covers other assigned areas.
* Uses Epic system to maintain productive flow of beds and patients. Logs in and out as required.
Required for All Jobs
- Performs other duties as assigned
- Complies with all WellStar Health System policies, standards of work, and code of conduct.
Housekeeper – Environmental Services Technician
Environmental Services Unit
Day Shift 7a-3:30 pm
Monday – Friday and every other weekend
Required Minimum Education
- High school diploma or equivalent Preferred or
Required Minimum Experience
- Some experience Preferred
Required Minimum Skills
- The ability to speak fluent English must possess the ability to read, write and understand simple instructions in English, The satisfactory completion of the Departmental Training Program must be accomplished during the first thirty (30) days of employment.
Required Minimum License(s) and Certification(s)
Additional Licenses and Certifications