Environmental Aide III, Environmental Services
Heywood Hospital
Athol, MA, United States
5d ago

Holiday Rotation : Yes

Minimum Education

  • High School graduate or equivalent
  • Minimum Work Experience

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent attendance record.
  • Ability to read and communicate effectively in English.
  • Functional Demands

    Physical Requirements

    Exerts 20 to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and / or 10 to 25 pounds of force frequently, and / or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

    Frequently reaches (extending hands and arms in any direction), and handles (seizing, holding, grasping, turning or working with hands).

    Frequently stoops (bending the body downward and forward by bending the spine at the waist).

    Organizational Expectations

    Behavioral Attributes

    The following behavioral attributes are required : achievement motivation, concern for order, flexibility, initiative, self-confidence, customer service oriented, interpersonal effectiveness, teamwork, analytical thinking and information seeking.

    Essential Functions

  • Conducts interactions with everyone in a friendly, courteous and respectful manner.
  • Goes out of his / her way to offer assistance to others. If he / she cannot offer assistance, then finds someone who can.
  • Advocates to ensure privacy and confidentiality while helping others to maintain awareness.
  • Maintains a clean and safe hospital.
  • Responds appropriately and immediately in emergency situations.
  • Maintains a safe and healthy environment for patients, visitors, and / or staff to provide the highest level of physical comfort, and minimize risk and injury.
  • Ensures compliance with regulations to maintain accreditation and licensure.
  • Complies with the Hospital Attendance and Tardiness Policy.
  • Completed all Hospital and Department Specific Mandatory requirements in the prior calendar year.
  • Reports Incidents in a timely and effective manner.
  • All employees with direct patient contact are responsible for actively engaging in the practice of, monitoring and enforcing compliance to hand hygiene.
  • Removes regular and red bag waste material.
  • Sets up Conference and meeting rooms.
  • Responsible for maintaining adequate inventory of chemicals and supplies.
  • Responsible for directing housekeeping services in the absence of Manager of Environmental Services.
  • Cleans corridors including edges, corners and floor plates.
  • Cleans and sanitizes walls.
  • Cleans light lenses.
  • Properly cleans carpets including vacuuming, shampooing, buffing and extraction.
  • Removes trash and sanitizes container.
  • Refinishes hard surface floors.
  • Properly cleans vent exteriors.
  • Cleans equipment daily.
  • Uses properly labeled chemicals and follows mixing instructions as they apply.
  • Returns all equipment and supplies to the workroom at the end of the shift.
  • Cleans pads daily.
  • Uses proper lifting techniques. Uses correct lifting equipment.
  • Sets up rooms per instructions.
  • Notifies Evening Supervisor when work is completed.
  • Reports damaged, broken or inoperative equipment, lights, furnishings etc. to Nursing Supervisor / Staff.
  • Performs emergency cleaning duties water removal.
  • Removes carpet and hard surface floor spills, following proper removal techniques. Calls supervisor for chemical spills.
  • Demonstrates good working knowledge of Fire Prevention, Infection Control and Emergency Management policies and procedures.
  • May be called to perform job duties off-site in order to support functions of the Hospital and its supporting agencies.
  • Statement of Other Duties

    This document describes the major duties and responsibilities for this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions.

    It should be understood, therefore, that employees may be asked to perform job-related duties beyond those explicitly described.

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