Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES TECHNICIAN in Baltimore, Maryland

JOB SUMMARY

  • Under the supervision of the Environmental Services Manager or Team Leader, the Environmental Services Technician will perform a variety of patient restocking, housekeeping, laundry and minor maintenance duties to maintain the hospital in a clean, sanitary and attractive condition. Some assignments will require the operation of large floor equipment.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF POSITION

  • Among other duties, performs routine cleaning, vacuuming, waxing and buffing of departments, restrooms, hallways, stairways, and associated locations.

  • Collects office, patient, bio-hazard trash and soiled linen from receptacles and disposes into designated areas.

  • Utilizes appropriate chemicals and supplies according to manufacture direction, policy and procedure.

  • Follows all infection control, sanitation and safety practices

  • Operates and maintains cleaning equipment.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Educational Requirements

  • High school diploma or G.E.D. preferred

  • Licensure, Certification and Registration

  • Work Orientation and Experience

  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Other Requirements Specific to Assigned Area

  • Prefer one (1) year housekeeping and/or Laundry experience in a healthcare environment

  • Ability to read, write, add and subtract.

  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

  • Must have knowledge of cleaning chemicals and their use or ability to be trained.

  • Must be skilled in the use of small electrical equipment (vacuums, etc.)

  • Ability to walk and stand for prolonged periods.

  • Ability to bend, stoop, and crouch for prolonged periods.

  • Ability to lift and move equipment up to twenty (20) pounds.

  • Ability to work cooperatively around patients and other staff members.

  • Ability to maintain flexibility in work assignment and schedule.

  • Specific assignments require knowledge of and ability to operate heavy equipment.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

  • Supervision Received

  • Reports to the Environmental Services Manager or Team Leader.

  • Supervision Exercised

  • None

INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS

TOOLS/EQUIPMENT USED

  • Routinely uses dusters, brooms, mops, buckets and cleaning chemicals. Specific assignments require use of rotary scrubber, floor extractor, floor vacuum, buffer machines, washer and dryer.

PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT/WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Regular or continuous risk of exposure to body fluids, infectious waste or blood borne diseases. Subject to chemicals, slippery floors, dust, fumes, odors and aerosol sprays. Employees are expected to exercise good judgment in the use of personal protective equipment and adherence to established protocol.

This job description identifies the general nature and level of work to be performed. It is not to be considered an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties or skills required of an incumbent.