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.
Provides a sanitary and aesthetically pleasing environment for patients, visitors and employees. Cleans sterile areas of the hospital. Cleans and disinfects surfaces as required by wiping, dusting, dust mopping, wet mopping, scrubbing, and vacuuming. 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. Removes and re-hangs draperies and cubicle curtains.
Adheres to and supports team members in exhibiting TMCH values of integrity, community, compassion, and dedication.
Identifies appropriate cleaning methods for specific environment.
Identifies appropriate cleaning product; follows manufacturer directions and/or established hospital procedures for application of cleaning product.
Collects refuse and deposits in allocated place for pickup and disposal; handles discarded hazardous materials safely and appropriately.
Identifies and matches paper and soap products for appropriate dispensers and fills as required.
Cleans and assists with basic daily maintenance of equipment; uses proper body techniques to move furniture or other items as needed.
Follows procedures for scheduled removal or as needed maintenance and replacement of draperies and curtains.
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 terminal cleaning procedures of patient rooms and prepares room for new occupant; follows isolation procedures in isolation rooms.
Performs related duties as assigned.
Makes recommendations concerning, painting, repairs, furnishings and furniture, relocation of equipment and allocation of space to improve sanitation, appearances and efficiency.
EDUCATION: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred.
EXPERIENCE: None. This is an entry-level position.
LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION: None required.