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Massachusetts Employer EVS Associate - SPAN in Boston, Massachusetts

SPANISH The EVS Associate - Public performs daily cleaning tasks in patient areas, office, public, and/or other non-patient areas. This includes daily cleaning, equipment cleaning and project cleaning in an assigned area. Responsible as a member of the healthcare team for respectful and compassionate communication and interaction with our customers. May include but is not limited to: Public Areas/Restrooms, Waste Removal/Biohazard, Clean Linen/Soiled Linen, Outpatient Clinics (Off Hours), Office Space, Research/Labs, Discharges, Auto scrubber Floor cleaning, Conference Set-Ups, On Call room cleaning. As part of this pilot program, in the first weeks of employment will be required to attend and participate fully in ESOL instruction offered by BILH as part of the workday. Essential Duties & Responsibilities: 1. Performs multiple step cleaning procedure, daily cleaning, discharge cleaning, discharge bed making, wall and glass care. Continues work from previous shift and reports all incomplete assignments and maintenance issues. Performs dry mopping, wet mopping of common areas using appropriate equipment including floor care machine. 2. Responds to stat orders such as discharges, spills, floods, and all hospital-wide emergency drills. Cleans up all organic body waste (i.e. blood, feces, sputum, and urine). Cleans patient equipment including: IV poles, commodes, monitors and cables, specialty equipment, stretchers, wheelchairs, and cardiac chairs. Assists in moves, special set-ups and any other occasion as needed. 3. Collects solid and contaminated waste. Seals boxes used for contaminated waste in the area where the waste is generated. Delivers boxes after sealing to the designated areas and delivers it to the compactor area. 4. Uses department procedures in preparation and selection of cleaning solutions. Reports low supply of inventory to supervisor and/or team leader. Signs equipment in and out of designated storage areas. Keeps housekeeping cart clean, stocked and orderly. Reports any malfunctioning equipment to supervisor and/or team leader. Delivers soiled mops, cleaning cloths, and linen to designated area. 5. Reports observed hazards within the immediate physical environment to the appropriate personnel. Adheres to Infection Control, Safety, and Environmental/Transport Department policies and procedures. Will be expected to learn how to respond appropriately to internal and external disaster drills. Participates in departmental training activities and meetings. Skills, Knowledge & Abilities: 1. Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are based on specific instructions, standard practices and established procedures which generally require little or no supervision. 2. Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are routine, somewhat repetitive and generally solved by following clear directions and procedures and by identifying opportunities for process improvements. 3. Independence of Action: Ability to follow general instructions and procedures as provided. Work is monitored by supervisor/manager. 4. Written Communications: Willingness to learn how to understand basic safety instructions and take direction from supervisors; communicate effectively with patients, families and other medical center staff; and respond to basic questions. 5. Oral Communications: Ability to understand spoken communication to follow basic safety instructions and take direction from supervisors.with patients, families and medical center staff in response to routine questions. 6. Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate basic knowledge of fundamental concepts, practices and procedures with the ability to use them in routine situations. Specialized knowledge not required. 7. Teamwork: Ability to interact respectfully with other employees, professional staff and/or external contacts to offer ideas, identify issues, obtain information or deliver services. 8. Customer Service: Abilit