ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES TECH

  • Conway Medical Center
  • 300 Singleton Ridge Road Conway South Carolina 29526 United States
  • Feb 04, 2019
Full-time Service/Skilled Workers

Job Description

Position Summary: The Environmental Services Tech (EST) will be responsible for cleaning and maintaining a primary assigned area of Conway Medical Center with cross training to occur to back-up multiple other areas of the facility. The EST will be responsible for duties including but not limited to; empting trash, clean, scrub, sweep or vacuum floors, stairways, and halls.May dust mop, wax and buff floors and shampoos carpets.  Other duties may include cleaning, washing, dusting, or polishing hardware, brass, furniture, mirrors, bedside lighting fixtures, vents, radiators, and exteriors of cabinets and equipment. The EST will clean patient rooms and/or offices thoroughly by mopping floors, washing furniture, scrubbing plastic cushions, frames and cleaning and washing bathroom fixtures and walls. The EST will report repairs needed to supervisors including broken or cracked window panes, leaky faucets, toilets, loose tiles, and broken blinds and/or damaged furniture. The EST will follow all universal precautions, blood borne pathogen procedures and use personal protective equipment as needed while cleaning patient care areas. The EST may be required to perform 'Seven Step' cleaning of all surgical areas, wall cleaning, machine scrubbing of floors (no finish) and related tasks with particular attention to specialized needs in the surgical area.  The EST must be willing to report back to work during any emergency situation, this includes if needed during inclement weather, mass casualty, internal disaster, etc. The EST will complete other duties as assigned.

All organizational staff, including this position, are specifically required as a condition of continued employment to make advance preparations for their families and pets in the event of weather emergencies such as Hurricanes and flooding threats.  Any staff member can be determined as essential staff required to report to the facility during these events. In many cases this means reporting and sleeping at the facility before, during and after a weather emergency. By signing this job description, the staff member accepts this responsibility of readiness to report to work during any designated emergency staffing situation. CMC staff members operate as one team meeting the healthcare needs of our communities, thus this position will on occasion complete other duties as assigned beyond those designated in this primary job description which may include “float” coverage at an alternate facility, department or assignment.

Education:
  • High school diploma required or
  • If applicant does not meet minimum education requirement a Minimum 3 years specifice housekeeping experience is required. 
  • Current CMC Environmental Services Techs hired prior to Nov. 1, 2014 grandfathered without satisfying High School Diploma or previous years experience.
Experience:
  • Previous housekeeping experience preferred.
  • Previous housekeeping experience in a hospital setting preferred.
Special Skills:
  • Exemplary core customer service skills strongly required.
  • Strong organizational skills required.
Working Conditions:
  • Occasional exposure to irrational patients.
  • Potential exposure to blood borne and airborne pathogens.
  • Stress level high due to multiple demands frequently occurring simultaneously.
  • Occasional exposure to bio-hazardous materials.                                        
Physical Requirements: Medium - While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) required to stand, sit, and walk; occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) to use hands, fingers; and frequently to talk or hear. The employee must exert 20 to 35 pounds of force occasionally, and/or 10 to 15 pounds of force frequently, and/or greater than negligible up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.  Ability to hear to process instructions and safety code and alarms required.  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and will be assessed by post offer Employee Health fit-for-duty review.