ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICE AIDE II / 40 HOURS / NIGHT / BWH ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES DEPARTMNT
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POST DATE 9/9/2016
END DATE 11/3/2016
Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH)
JOB DESCRIPTIONGENERAL SUMMARY/OVERVIEW STATEMENT:
In addition to performing any or all of the tasks performed by the Environmental Services Aide I, this position performs project work not normally a part of the daily cleaning routine. This position also performs specialized cleaning procedures for critical care areas such as operating rooms, dialysis, emergency services and ICUs.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Completes work in assigned areas by cleaning, sanitizing, and polishing environmental surfaces according to departmental and hospital policies & procedures
Cleans (on a daily & routine basis) horizontal & vertical surfaces including (but not limited to) patient rooms, lavatories, offices, corridors, stairwells, elevators, treatment rooms, special care areas, conference rooms, locker rooms, lounges, and public areas
Uses a variety of chemicals and equipment including (but not limited to) germicidal detergent, bleach, window cleaner, all purpose cleaner, stripper, floor finish, bucket/wringer, floor machine, vacuum cleaner, carpet extractor, escalator machine, and a variety of hand tools
Empties/relines soiled laundry, waste & RMW containers according to department procedures. Contains & transports soiled laundry, waste & RMW to disposal site.
Cleans & prepares post-discharge patient rooms according to department procedures
Periodically removes & re-hangs window curtains & cubicle curtains
Uses mechanical equipment & specialized processes to clean, strip, refinish & burnish hard-surface flooring. Shampoos & extracts carpeting & upholstery
Performs specialized cleaning in critical areas requiring aseptic technique and complex processes
Routinely moves furniture/equipment utilizing dollies and hand carts
Secures dysfunctional equipment against unauthorized use. Reports breakdowns to supervisor
Performs other similar or related duties that may be assigned or as necessary.
Basic ability to speak and understand English (oral & written)
Requires physical ability to bend, stoop, reach & climb ladders. Must be able to lift in excess of 50lbs several times per shift (e.g. waste & soiled laundry handling). Must be able to perform repetitive motions in the process of drymopping, wet mopping, vacuuming, and hand scrubbing. Must be able to operate & control high-powered equipment.
Requires moderate level of verbal communication skills to interact with patients, visitors & staff, often under stressful situations
Requires technical knowledge of general & specialized cleaning procedures & products
Modern, updated facilities with exposure to blood, vomit, feces, urine, dirt, fumes & odors
Brigham and Womens Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information, military service, or other protected status.
Brigham and Womens Hospital I CARE Standards
The I CARE Standards guide me in my interactions with patients, family members, visitors, colleagues, and neighbors in my workplace and surrounding community to optimize the Brigham experience and help fulfill my role in our mission of providing seamless, high quality patient and family centered care.
C. I will Communicate my commitment to high quality performance
A. I will Appear and act as a professional
R. I will Respect all individuals
E. I will Extend myself