Housekeeper - Evening
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.
EDUCATION: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred.
EXPERIENCE : None. This is an entry-level position.
LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: None required.