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Environmental Services Aide

Company: Mid Michigan Health
Location: Gladwin
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Summary

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 chemicals properly.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Employee follows standard universal precautions and infection control policies.

Wears gowns, gloves, masks, and goggles when necessary.

Employee observes safe work practices and proper lifting techniques.

Employee attends mandatory hospital comprehensive in-services and must participate in a minimum of 6 housekeeping meetings in a calendar year.

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 Control Plan.

One year previous housekeeping experience in a healthcare facility preferred.

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 position.

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 device(s).

Frequently required to sit/stand/walk for long periods of time.

May require frequent postural changes such as stooping, kneeling or crouching.

Some exposure to blood borne pathogens and other potentially infectious material.

Must follow MidMichigan Health bloodborne pathogen and TB testing as required.

Ability to handle multiple tasks, get along with others, work independently, regular and predictable attendance and ability to stay awake.

Overall dexterity is required including handling, reaching, grasping, fingering and feeling.

May require repetition of these movements on a regular to frequent basis.

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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