Environmental Services Aide

Compensation

: $70,376.67 - $149,200.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Engineering



St. Luke's is proud of the skills, experience and compassion of its employees. The employees of St. Luke's are our most valuable asset! Individually and together, our employees are dedicated to satisfying the mission of our organization which is an unwavering commitment to excellence as we care for the sick and injured; educate physicians, nurses and other health care providers; and improve access to care in the communities we serve, regardless of a patient's ability to pay for health care.

JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Receive assignment. Assemble needed materials and supplies, load service cart and transport

to work area. May work as a crew member.

Performs tasks such as the following: Use specified cleaning/disinfecting/sanitizing agents.

Follow specific procedures, work patterns and routines.

Floors: Sweep, dry/wet mop, scrub, wax (or remove), buff sanitize/disinfect.

Carpeting/rugs: Vacuum, shampoo or launder.

Walls, windows, doors, ceilings: Spot clean surfaces between washings, was and sanitize as needed.

Fixtures, furnishings, furniture: Dust, damp wipe, spot clean, wash, sanitize/disinfect, polish. Change slip covers, drapes, dividers, etc.

Clean/sanitize shelves, ledges, vents, woodwork, window frames. Empty, clean, reline waste baskets and empty and clean ash trays. Straighten and rearrange furniture as needed. Clean light fixtures. Stairways, elevators, entrances and exits: spot clean walls daily and wash as scheduled. Scrub floors and sanitize.

Waste and soiled linens: remove regular trash, infectious waste and soiled linens from work area. Handle carefully. Place in specified bags or containers. Take linens to soiled linen room or place for pickup. Take waste and trash to outside trash compactor storage area or place for pickup.

Horizontal surfaces: Remove dust, dirt, greasy film, wash if necessary and sanitize daily in patient rooms and patient care areas.

Patient Rooms: In addition to above, perform terminal cleaning procedures and prepare room for new occupant, or concurrent cleaning procedures for rooms with long-term patients. Follow isolation procedures in isolation rooms.

Bathrooms: Clean and disinfect daily all fixtures, floors, mirrors, windows, doors, and walls. Clean higher areas as scheduled. Replenish bathroom supplies.

Dietary department: Clean as listed above except that which is normally cleaned by dietary personnel.

Clean linen: Fill linen carts and take to floors. Insure all areas are supplied with sufficient amount of linen.

Notify supervisor when supplies are low, mechanical failures, or negative conditions are

observed in assigned area.

Take mop heads, rags, etc. to soiled linen room. Clean equipment used in performance of

duties and store it properly. Clean and store housekeeping cart.

Maintain established department policies, procedures, objectives, quality assurance, safety,

environmental and infection control.

Attend inservice and other required meetings.

Enhance professional growth and development through inservice and other educational

programs.

Clean entrances and sidewalks of dirt and debris as needed.

Perform courier runs as needed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Maintains confidentiality of all materials handled within the Network/ Entity as well as the proper release of information.

Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding issues of employee, patient and environmental safety and follows appropriate reporting requirements.

Demonstrates/models the Network s Service Excellence Standards of Performance in interactions with all customers (internal and external).

Demonstrates Performance Improvement in the following areas as appropriate: Clinical Care/Outcomes, Customer/Service Improvement, Operational System/Process, and Safety.

Demonstrates financial responsibility and accountability through the effective and efficient use of resources in daily procedures, processes and practices.

Complies with Network and departmental policies regarding attendance and dress code.

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

Other related duties as assigned.

PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:

Applicants will be evaluated through a static strength test. Below is a list of the specific tasks

and the strength requirements necessary to perform the task;

Leg lift ..72 lbs.

Torso lift 32.5 lbs.

High arm lift 26 lbs.

High near lift 19.5 lbs.

Near waist ..65 lbs.

Far waist .65 lbs.

Push out ..26 lbs.

Low arm lift 49 lbs.

Extensive standing and walking.

Pushing, pulling heave equipment.

Considerable reaching, stooping, kneeling, and crouching.

Completion of cleaning projects with deadlines.

POTENTIAL ON-THE-JOB RISKS:

Subject to injury from moving parts of equipment and falls from ladders.

Exposed to cleaning agents/chemicals.

Identified Risks, None Identified and/or Fit Tested Statement Which States That:

Employees who work in patient care areas where they may have potential exposure to patients with suspected or proven tuberculosis (TB) must have the ability to wear a particulate respirator and be fit-tested in compliance with the current recommendations from the CDC (enforced by OSHA) or must provide physician documentation as to the inability to wear a particulate respirator.

SPECIFIC PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT AVAILABLE: Gloves

MOST COMPLEX DUTY:

SUPERVISION (RECEIVED BY AND/OR GIVEN TO): Environmental Services Manager

Please complete your application using your full legal name and current home address. Be sure to include employment history for the past seven (7) years, including your present employer. Additionally, you are encouraged to upload a current resume, including all work history, education, and/or certifications and licenses, if applicable. It is highly recommended that you create a profile at the conclusion of submitting your first application. Thank you for your interest in St. Luke's!!

St. Luke's University Health Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer.* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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