Environmental Services Aide
Company: Mid Michigan Health
Posted on: August 6, 2022
This position performs routine, repetitive tasks on a continuous
basis as a part of the department responsible for total cleaning of
the Medical Center and its related rental properties, all to comply
with sanitation standards. The goal is to help reduce/eliminate
nosocomial acquired infection, provide a pleasing environment, and
promote customer satisfaction.
(50%)* Completes daily check list and submits to housekeeping
supervisor. Cleans and services the inpatient unit, rooms, baths,
showers, tubs, lavatories, special areas and offices, halls,
stairways, walls, ceilings, windows, and screens. Damp dusts
furniture and cleans the inside of cabinets when patient is
discharged. Polishes brass, cleans and polishes glass panels in
doors, keeps tracks in doors, door frames, and partitions clean.
Arranges furniture, equipment and supplies in an orderly fashion.
Cleans exteriors of refrigerators and cabinets. Keeps utility and
storage areas in good order and clean. Restocks utility closets
with paper supplies and other products. Cleans IV poles, walkers,
commodes, and other nursing care items in the soiled room and
returns them to the clean room.
(30%)* Arranges for the laundry service to wash and make any
repairs to window and cubicle drapes. Picks up soiled linen and
takes it to the dirty linen room to be picked up by the laundry
service. When clean linen comes in, it is sorted and the linen
carts are filled and taken to the nursing unit. Trash is picked up
on all shifts and taken to the compactor and disposed of.
(10%)* Employees are taught to use floor machines and equipment.
Employee then operates floor machines and other floor care
equipment properly. When finished with equipment, employee properly
cleans and maintains floor care equipment.
(10%)* Employee has hard floor care duties, which include stripping
off old wax, then applying new finish and sealer. Uses cleaning
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Employee follows standard universal precautions and infection
Wears gowns, gloves, masks, and goggles when necessary.
Employee observes safe work practices and proper lifting
Employee attends mandatory hospital comprehensive in-services and
must participate in a minimum of 6 housekeeping meetings in a
Participates in PI activities when needed.
Employee takes initiative to take on extra assignments or to assist
others during periods of increased activity.
MidMichigan Health is a technology driven organization and
employees need to demonstrate competency in Microsoft Windows. An
employee may be required to participate in further learning
opportunities offered by MidMichigan Health.
All other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, TRAINING AND SKILLS:
HS Diploma or GED required.
Ability to make simple mathematical calculations and follow written
and oral direction.
Mandatory tuberculosis (TB) testing must be done as required.
Mandatory Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
training must be completed annually according to the Exposure
One year previous housekeeping experience in a healthcare facility
PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS AND TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
Exposure to stressful situations, including those involving public
contact, as well as, trauma, grief and death.
Able to wear personal protective equipment that includes latex
materials or appropriate substitute if required for your
Is able to move freely about facility with or without an assisted
device and must be able to perform the functions of the job as
outlined in the job description.
Overall vision and hearing is necessary with or without assisted
Frequently required to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time.
May require frequent postural changes such as stooping, kneeling or
Some exposure to blood borne pathogens and other potentially
Must follow MidMichigan Health bloodborne pathogen and TB testing
Ability to handle multiple tasks, get along with others, work
independently, regular and predictable attendance and ability to
Overall dexterity is required including handling, reaching,
grasping, fingering and feeling.
May require repetition of these movements on a regular to frequent
Physical Demand Level: Medium. Must be able to occasionally (0-33%
of the workday) lift or carry 21-50 lbs., frequently 34-66% of the
workday 20 lbs. and or Walk/Stand/Push/Pull of Arm/Leg controls and
constantly (67-100% or the workday) 10 lbs.
Keywords: Mid Michigan Health, Flint , Environmental Services Aide, Other , Gladwin, Michigan
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