Environmental Services Associate II-Floor Tech
The EVS staff provides a sanitary and aesthetically pleasing environment for patients, visitors and employees. Cleans and disinfects surfaces as required by wiping, dusting, dust mopping, wet mopping, scrubbing, and vacuuming. This position cleans sterile areas, all patient rooms, procedure rooms, office spaces and public spaces within the hospital and outlying buildings. Also gathers and disposes of trash, waste materials, and bio-hazardous materials, services and cleans paper and soap dispensers. Maintains hospital equipment and supplies in good working order. The Environmental Services Associate assists in moving heavy articles such as mattresses, bed boards, furniture, and removes and re-hangs draperies and cubicle curtains and is required to have the ability to lift up to 75lbs.
The Environmental Services (EVS) Department at TMC is responsible for cleaning 1,300,000 square feet on a daily basis. The Department, on a daily basis, conducts an average of 400+ occupied patient room cleans, as well as 200+ terminal patient room cleans. Annually, the Department conducts a total of 65,000+ terminal patient room cleans.
Housekeepers on a patient unit will be assigned, on average, 24 – 30 occupied patient rooms to clean, 4 – 6 terminal patient room cleans, as well as being responsible for the cleaning of all the other areas in the department on a daily basis. The productivity level for an EVS staff member at TMC is 1,500 sq ft an hour. This translates to cleaning a small 3 bed room home each hour, on the hour, to hospital standards.
The EVS Department operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Housekeepers are required to be flexible enough to work any day of the week, weekend and Holidays.
Uses appropriate soaps, disinfectants, finishing products and equipment to clean, polish and maintain carpeted, tiled or other floors throughout the hospital. May clean other surfaces including but not limited to walls, doors, windows, countertops, work surfaces, or bath facilities as needed to maintain a sanitary, healthful environment for patients, employees and visitors. Moves furniture and fixtures as needed. Performs sterile area cleaning in conjunction with hospital policies and AORN guidelines, while wearing appropriate PPE. Cleaning of a sterile environment requires attention to detail and contact with bodily fluids.
Adheres to and supports team members in exhibiting TMCH values of integrity, community, compassion, and dedication.
Buffs, strips, washes and polishes floors; operates mechanical floor cleaners, polishers and vacuums.
Shampoos rugs and furniture.
Cleans vents, fans and other equipment using vacuum machines; cleans and disinfects fixtures, floors, mirrors, windows, doors and walls of bathrooms; cleans fixtures, tops of windows, door frames and high areas using a ladder.
Dusts furniture, woodwork, equipment and dust mops floors. Polishes and cleans fixtures in utility rooms and bathrooms.
Performs terminal cleaning procedures of patient and surgical rooms and prepares room for new occupant; follows isolation procedures in isolation rooms. Follows standardized sterile environment cleaning steps, according to AORN guidelines.
Wet mops rooms, walls stairways and public areas.
Removes waste and soiled linens from work area and places in specified bags or containers.
Inspects and evaluates the hospital’s physical condition.
Makes recommendations concerning, painting, repairs, furnishings and furniture, relocation of equipment and allocation of space to improve sanitation, appearances and efficiency.
Moves, removes and relocates furniture, furnishings, equipment, as directed.
Assists in hanging drapes and dividers and takes them down for cleaning.
Adheres to TMC organizational and department-specific safety and confidentiality policies and standards.
Exhibits excellence in customer service through appropriate attitude and interaction with all patients, visitors and staff.
Performs related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
EXPERIENCE: One (1) year of related experience.
LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: None required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of best practices used on cleaning floors and general cleaning.
Knowledge of cleaning products and how to use them properly.
Ability to operate and maintain (general cleaning and troubleshooting) mechanical floor cleaners, polishers, and vacuums.
Skill in organizing own work assignments and following directions.
Ability to read or listen and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos.
Ability to write simple correspondence.
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.
Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.
Ability to perform basic computer tasks (e.g. log in and out, check e-mail, etc.).
Ability to perform detailed cleaning in a sterile environment