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Environmental Services Associate - Full Time

Company: Nantucket Cottage Hospital (NCH)
Location: Nantucket
Posted on: October 6, 2019

Job Description:

Performs various cleaning related duties such as cleaning, wiping, mopping, dusting, emptying waste, emptying recyclables, collecting paper for shredding, vacuuming, etc. as well as laundry related duties such as loading/unloading laundry, equipment, folding, etc. in accordance with Department policies and procedures, and any other duties as assigned





ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES





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Performs the day-to-day hospital housekeeping functions such as cleaning, wiping, mopping, dusting, emptying waste, emptying recyclables, collecting paper for shredding, vacuuming etc. in accordance with Department policies and procedures. Scope of duties extends to hospital campus buildings and MGPO offices.
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Ensures that assigned work areas are maintained in a clean, safe, comfortable and attractive manner reporting problems to department supervisor / manager.
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Follows established safety precautions when performing tasks and when using equipment and supplies.
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Assures that established Infection Control practices are maintained when performing housekeeping procedures.
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Cleans windows/mirrors in patient rooms, recreational areas, bathrooms, and entrance/exit ways.
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Cleans floors, to include vacuuming, sweeping, dusting, damp/wet mopping, disinfecting, etc., and assures that appropriate caution/safety signs are properly set up prior to performing such duties.
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Cleans carpets, to include vacuuming, extracting, deodorizing, and disinfecting.
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Cleans walls and ceilings by washing, wiping, dusting, spot cleaning, disinfecting, etc.
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Cleans hallways, stairways, and elevators as assigned.
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Removes dirt, dust, grease, film, etc., from surfaces using proper cleaning/disinfecting solutions.
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Discards waste/trash into proper containers and relines trash receptacle with plastic liners.
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Reports all hazardous conditions or equipment to the department head.
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Ensures that equipment is cleaned and properly stored at the end of the shift.
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Keeps department head informed of supply needs.
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Assists others in lifting heavy equipment, supplies, etc., as directed or requested.
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Turns in all found articles to department supervisor / manager.
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Performs terminal cleaning procedures, as instructed when a resident is discharged, and/or transferred to another room/area.
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Keeps work/assignment areas free of hazardous objects, such as protruding mop/broom handles, unnecessary equipment, supplies, etc.



LAUNDRY RESPONSIBILITIES


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Collects laundry to be cleaned from work sites and areas ensuring proper procedures are followed and sorts soiled laundry according to approved policy and procedures.
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Loads laundry washing machines in accordance with procedures for same.
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Unloads washed laundry in accordance with procedures for same.
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Folds cleaned laundry in accordance with procedures for same, discarding unfit or torn items.
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Delivers laundry to applicable departments/areas in accordance with department schedules and/or needs.
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Notifies supervisor / manager if there are repairs needed for laundry machines.
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Brings unusual situations in Laundry to the attention of the supervisor / manager.



GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES




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Utilizes hospital reporting systems to report any unsafe situations or equipment
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Apprises Department supervisor / manager in a timely manner of any absences from the department for the purpose of meetings, breaks, illness, etc.

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR THE POSITION



Knowledge of

Hospital Environmental Services concepts and procedures.



Skills

Cleaning and laundry techniques.

CPI / MOAB training if requested



Ability to

Interact cordially and professionally with Hospital employees, visitors, and vendors.

Supervise others including NCH staff, contractors, and vendors.

Utilize hand tools and cleaning equipment with fingers and hands.

Utilize computer, printer, copier, telephone, calculator, cell phone, 2-way radio

Stand, sit, walk, climb, bend, use knees and use back, some crawling required.

Lift up to 50 pounds.

Utilize face shield, masks, gloves, protective clothing, safety glasses, goggles, and other personal protective equipment applicable to the task being performed.

Vision is required to review, read and input data. Hearing is required in order to receive information via telephone or in person. Verbal skills are required in order to provide and receive information. The use of hands/fingers is required for data input.

Must be able to demonstrate the ability to read and write in English.

A minimum of one (1) years prior experience in housekeeping/laundry preferred.



Exposure Hazards

May be exposed to temperature fluctuations, moderate noise levels, minimal dust, infectious diseases and other chemicals as customarily used in a hospital setting.





Special Requirements

Must be available to work overtime as needed to complete all job duties. Some evenings and weekends per department needs.

May be on-call on an infrequent basis.

Must be available to work in the case of a Hospital declared emergency.

Must complete ICS-100 and ICS-200 training within 30 days of hire

DOT training within 6 months of hire if not previously trained

Have a valid drivers license (if hired in 2014 or after)


The hospital does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, citizenship, alienage, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability.

Keywords: Nantucket Cottage Hospital (NCH), Nantucket , Environmental Services Associate - Full Time, Other , Nantucket, Massachusetts

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