Environmental SVS Tech I/Full Time/Night

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Facilities
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24000539 Requisition #

Grady Health System offers many career paths for experienced professionals. Whether you have many years of experience or are in the early stages on your career, you can find a rewarding career at Grady!

SUMMARY:

The Environmental Housekeeper may work in any location on Grady's premises. This individual cleans and keeps in an orderly condition facilities within the healthcare system. General responsibilities include cleaning offices, common spaces, disposing of trash, hard surface disinfection, replenish hand sanitizing supplies, etc. Grady Health System may identify other tasks the position will be required to attain, all within the scope of the housekeeper. These tasks may differ depending on the health system's needs, and the areas assigned to the housekeeper.

• Responsible for daily occupied and discharge/transfer cleaning and disinfection of patient care areas, equipment as assigned and other common areas of assignment.
• Performs duties while demonstrating working knowledge of the health care cleaning and disinfecting principles and requirements, proper and safe chemical use, equipment handling, and labor-saving products for all items within the healthcare environment for which tasked with servicing.
• Demonstrates the ability to operate and properly maintain all EVS tools and equipment needed to clean and disinfect the environment.
• Recognizes and adheres to patient privacy requirements (HIPAA)
• Recognizes the importance of how their communication is received by patients, visitors and other health care workers, staff, etc.
• Recognizes their role as part of the larger organization and models the mission statement through interaction with patients, family, visitors and other facility staff.
• Removes waste and transports to the appropriate disposal area while identifying proper waste streams handling (i.e. regulated medical, recycle, solid, and hazardous).
• Sweeps, mops, scrubs, polishes floors and vacuums hallways, stairs and office space.
• Adheres to all organization safety, risk management and infection control guidelines and standards while promoting a culture of safety.

• Follows all infection prevention practices (i.e. proper cleaning and disinfection protocols and process, hand hygiene, standard & isolation precautions, as well as proper donning and doffing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
• Cleans and disinfects furniture in areas assigned.
• Maintains cleaning cart(s), supplies and equipment evidence by properly stocking and restocking environmental services cart in a neat and orderly fashion.

• Actively participates in departmental performance improvement initiatives, including but not limited to initiatives to improve patient experience and cleanliness metrics.
• Actively participates in departmental performance improvement initiatives, including but not limited to initiatives to improve patient experience and cleanliness metrics.
• Practices critical thinking skills
• Demonstrates personal accountability
• Identify and utilize appropriate resources to ensure identified problems or concerns are followed through and resolved.
• Demonstrates knowledge of facility safety requirements.
• May be asked to perform specialty tasks according to facility needs including tasks such as conference room set up/dismantle according to function sheets and schedules, cleaning of stairwells and elevators, and hanging of cubicle curtains.
• May be asked to assist with on-boarding of new Level I technicians.
• Perform all other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION:

·       High School Diploma or GED preferred

·       Ability to read/write in English at 6th-9th grade level preferred

QUALIFICATIONS:

·       Previous experience in health care support services and/or environmental services, hospitality or related field preferred.

·       Knowledge of general cleaning procedures in a healthcare environment highly desired.

·       Respectfully listens to viewpoint and ideas of others.

·       Ability to communicate orally or in writing openly and candidly, creates an environment where co-workers and team members reciprocate in kind. 

·       Ability to learn proper cleaning procedures.

·       Ability to learn proper management of cleaning chemicals.

·       Ability to learn proper use of personal protective equipment.

·       Basic phone and computer skills

·       Valid Driver's license or government issued ID.

Equal Opportunity Employer-Minorities/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

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