ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICE WORKER I in Indianapolis, IN at Eskenazi Health

Date Posted: 11/19/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    Not Specified
  • Date Posted:
    11/19/2019

Job Description



Organization: HHC



Division:Eskenazi Health  



Sub-Division: Hospital  



Req ID:  247 



Schedule: Any 



Shift: Any 

Eskenazi Health is an organization that celebrates diversity, and seeks to employ a diverse workforce. We actively encourage all individuals to apply for employment and to seek advancement opportunities. Eskenazi Health also provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities as required by law. For additional questions please contact us at: 317-880-3344.



JOB SUMMARY:
 
The Environmental Services Worker I is responsible for daily intensive cleaning of assigned area in the hospital. This position utilizes intensive cleaning efforts to ensure maximum infection prevention. In addition, this position is responsible for updating the Environmental Services Supervisor on task status and reporting any areas in need of improvement.
 


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
 

  • Performs cleaning functions in assigned areas following established schedule, using prescribed methods, and the 7-Step Cleaning Procedure
  • Empties and cleans waste receptacle as needed, removes trash and relines baskets
  • Removes all soiled linen and delivers to soiled linen chute or soiled linen room
  • Dusts high horizontal surfaces above shoulder height, including lights, vents, curtain rods, ceiling vents, etc.
  • Wipes and disinfects all horizontal surfaces, furniture, window sills, ledges, railings and equipment as specified
  • Mops and dries floors in rooms, corridors, stairs, elevators and offices; cleans and polishes kick-plates
  • Vacuums all carpets as scheduled in assigned areas using either an upright or canister vacuum cleaner
  • Spot cleans walls, cabinet sides, windows, doors and door frames; polishes metal surfaces
  • Cleans restroom fixtures including sinks, feminine hygiene containers, urinals, toilets, tubs, showers and mirrors
  • Polishes chrome/metal fixtures; runs water in the showers/sinks for ten minutes; ensures the emergency pull cord is hanging without touching the floor, instead of tied to the rail
  • Replenishes supplies in areas needed (paper towels, toilet paper, soap, hand sanitizer, etc.)
  • Removes linen from beds, cleans and disinfects every inch of the beds, mattresses and bed rails; remakes beds on transfer or discharge; cleans and remakes on-call room beds
  • Adjusts draperies, shades and blinds; arranges furniture in its proper location
  • Polishes metal fixtures and stainless steel walls, doors and corner guards so that they are free of finger prints and smudges
  • Cleans spills observed or upon request
  • Mixes cleaning agents in accordance with oral/written instructions in order to avoid damage to floors, walls and furnishings, and to prevent harm to self and others
  • Observes and reports needed repairs of equipment, furniture, buildings and fixtures
  • Maintains assigned equipment for cleanliness, safety, organization and infection prevention; has repairs made when needed; sets up cart according to policy
  • Keeps janitor closet clean and orderly, with all liquids always stored on bottom shelf and all paper products in their original containers; does not store personal items in closet
  • Responds within the 15 minute transient time to service patient discharge room cleaning requests
  • Keeps supervisor updated on the status of tasks completed
  • Completes daily work assignments; may require additional time due to heavy workload
  • Follows established break procedures and stays in assigned area
  • Maintains thorough, detailed work, and high quality of cleaning
  • Completes work orders and/or communicates areas in need of improvement to supervisor
  • Demonstrates AIDET (a departmental model for customer service) through patient and customer engagement
  • Helps co-workers as needed, performs as a team member
  • Provides comments and ideas on how work processes can be improved 




JOB REQUIREMENTS:
 

  • Must be able to read, write, speak, understand and execute written instructions in English
  • Customer service, hospitality, and/or healthcare related experience 
     

Accredited by The Joint Commission and named one of the nation’s 150 best places to work by Becker’s Hospital Review for three consecutive years and Forbes list of best places to work for women, and Forbes list of America’s best midsize employers’ Eskenazi Health’s programs have received national recognition while also offering new health care opportunities to the local community. As the sponsoring hospital for Indianapolis Emergency Medical Services, the city’s primary EMS provider, Eskenazi Health is also home to the first adult Level I trauma center in Indiana, the only verified adult burn center in Indiana, the first community mental health center in Indiana and the Eskenazi Health Center Primary Care – Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, just to name a few.

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