Performs work of routine difficulty in a variety of cleaning tasks that involve use of hazardous chemicals, heavy lifting, and exposure to patients (including blood and body fluids). Daily cleaning of patient rooms (plus transfer and discharge), and isolation precaution room cleaning, completes a variety of set-ups and special events per departmental requests.
Proper use of PPE
Proper lifting, pushing and pulling techniques
Demonstrates competence in using ladders to clean light fixtures, vents, and other high areas
Demonstrates competence in vacuuming carpet in public and private areas as well as service vacuum equipment
Demonstrates competence in sweeping, dry and wet mopping hard floors in all areas; including stairs
Demonstrates competence in high and low dusting in public and private areas
Cleans equipment used in daily work tasks
Demonstrates competence in handling clean linen and exchanging the linen cart.
Demonstrates competence in handling soiled linen and delivers to soiled utility room.
Maintains housekeeping closet; keeping it clean, stocked and organized
Demonstrates competence in using trash compactor and box crusher
Demonstrates competence in using all cleaning chemicals (except cleaning tech level 5)
Reports work orders to maintenance for broken equipment; reports work orders for project work to Environmental Services – both via the Intranet
Cleans walls, mirrors, light fixtures, and windows in assigned work area(s)
Demonstrates competence in cleaning spills containing blood or bodily fluid
Demonstrates competence in cleaning public / private restroom
Demonstrates competence in cleaning up / disposing of patient trash
Cleans up hazardous spills as trained (spill team)
Delivers biohazard trash to storage area; labels and tapes boxes and prepares for pickup
Demonstrates competence in handling biohazard trash and needle boxes
Demonstrates competence in daily and discharge cleaning, patient room equipment; including bed, over-bed table, chairs, commode, wheelchair, IV stand, and monitor tower, etc.
Demonstrates competence in cleaning / sanitizing patient showers
Demonstrates competence in daily and discharge cleaning of precaution rooms
Environmental Service training and / or experience in a patient setting preferred.
Must have knowledge of environmental duties and responsibilities. Be able to accept, demonstrate, and perform new responsibilities assigned to the Environmental Service Department. Must be able to exhibit tact, good judgment, honesty, and a high sense of responsibility when dealing with guests and peers. Must be able to comprehend written and verbal communication to complete daily work assignments. Must be able to use the computer. Must be able to complete daily work reports for completed assignments. Must be able to read, speak and understand English to use chemicals and to communicate with customers. Must be able to operate hospital computer.