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Steward Health Care System Environmental Service Aide in Taunton, Massachusetts

POSITION SUMMARY:

Cleans and maintains assigned areas of the hospital in a sanitary, orderly, and attractive condition.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Sweeps and mops floor areas, vacuums/spot cleans carpets using appropriate solution; arranges furniture and equipment in an orderly fashion after cleaning assigned areas. • Routinely climbs ladder to hang cubicle/window drapes, or reach high areas for other cleaning purposes. • Accurately selects cleaning materials and supplies and prepares solutions according to procedure; loads service cart and transports to work area. • Competently operates various types of equipment, both mechanical and electrical (i.e., buffers, scrubbers). Reports malfunctions immediately. • Routinely collects medical waste as established by Infection Control Committee. • Demonstrates responsibility for maintaining floors by sweeping, mopping, applying floor finishes/polishing; strips floors of finish as required. • Demonstrates responsibility for arranging and moving furniture as requested. • Demonstrates thoroughness in cleaning assigned areas by washing furnishings, floors and equipment with special cleaning solutions and disinfectants to prevent the spread of disease. • Thoroughly washes walls, ceilings, and inside windows using appropriate solutions; washes outside windows and screens as required. • Maintains work area in a neat and orderly manner at all times. • Properly completes patient room/discharge cleaning according to departmental and infection control policies

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

• Is responsible for ongoing development of his/her work skills through the use of available resources (i.e.: in-services, formal educational programs, other work groups and on-the-job training). • Attends and participates in staff meetings and in-services and/or reviews documentation as required. • Assists in the orientation of others and actively participates in mentoring. • Performs analytical and decision making functions with minimal supervision. • Recognizes and seeks assistance/consultation when appropriate. • Demonstrates an understanding of relative Hospital and all-departmental policies and procedures including safety issues. • Possesses awareness of programs/services provided by Hospital and where they are located.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE/TECHNICAL/OTHER:

Education/Experience Required: • High School Diploma or GED, or equivalent related work experience.

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