Northern Light Health #40608 - Environmental Service Tech I in Ellsworth, Maine
Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital
Department: Environmental Services
Position is located: Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital
Work Type: Full Time
FTE: 40 Hours per Week
Work Schedule: 3:00 PM to 11:30 PM - BONUS ELIGIBLE
This position is eligible for a $1,000 (minus tax) sign on bonus.
Current employees of any Northern Light Health Organization or those with service breaks less than one year are not eligible for a sign-on bonus
Under the direction of the Director, Safety & Environmental Services, the Environmental Technician/Porter is responsible for cleaning all areas of the hospital according to policies and procedures.
Performs 7 Step cleaning of patient rooms, nursing units/offices, clinical areas, waiting areas, lobbies, lounges, and rest rooms
Follows discharge cleaning procedures as written
Follow infection control guidelines when cleaning precaution rooms
Utilizes the appropriate chemicals and supplies according to procedures.
Uses and maintains equipment properly.
Removes trash, biomedical waste, and soiled linen from patient rooms to appropriate disposal areas for Porter pick up.
Replenishes paper supplies, bedside and bio bags as needed.
Makes additional rounds for trash removal in patient rooms
Ensures cubical curtains are hung correctly.
Keeps housekeeping cart clean at all time and replenishes supplies on cart
Replenishes supplies in designated closet
Follows all infection control practices including hand hygiene techniques, standard precautions and isolation precautions.
Observes safety precautions at all time and reports hazards as appropriate
Puts in work orders when necessary
Removes "wet floor" signs after floor is dry.
Assures cleaning cart is secured at all times, includes taking the cart off units when going on break
Wears PPE as appropriate
Replaces sharps container when filled to appropriate level.
Understands how to read Safety Data Sheets and where they are located
Responds to pages as they are received
Logs beds in computer Bed Status report and Bed Book
In absence of Porter removes soiled linen from units to appropriate storage
In absence of Porter removes trash from units to appropriate storage
In absence of Porter removes biomedical waste from units to appropriate storage
In absence of Porter dry mops corridor floors
Performs additional Porter functions as necessary
Participates in Northern Light Health recycling program.
Participates in the washing of cleaning cloths/mops and slings
Completes work assignments in a timely manner.
Completes task area sheets daily.
Competencies and Skills
Behaves with Integrity and Builds Trust: Acts consistently in line with the core values, commitments and rules of conduct. Leads by example and tells the truth. Does what they say they will, when and how they say they will, or communicates an alternate plan.
Cultivates Respect: Treats others fairly, embraces and values differences, and contributes to a culture of diversity, inclusion, empowerment and cooperation.
Fosters Accountability: Creates and participates in a work environment where people hold themselves and others accountable for processes, results and behaviors. Takes appropriate ownership not only of successes but also mistakes and works to correct them in a timely manner. Demonstrates understanding that we all work as a team and the quality and timeliness of work impacts everyone involved.
Practices Compassion: Exhibits genuine care for people and is available and ready to help; displays a deep awareness of and strong willingness to relieve the suffering of others.
- Required High School Diploma/General Educational Development (GED)HSD /GED Helpful but not required.
Potential exposure to hazardous materials.
Potential exposure to noise levels being uncomfortable.
Potential exposure to noxious odors.
Potential exposure to very hot or cold temperatures.
Work with computers, typing, reading or writing.
Extend body and limbs to reach items.
Prolonged periods of kneeling.
Lifting, moving and loading less than 20 pounds.
Lifting, moving and loading 20 to 30 pounds.
Prolonged periods of standing.
Prolonged periods of walking.
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