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Mary Greeley Medical Center Environmental Services Worker in Ames, Iowa

  • Position Summary

  • Under general supervision: performs general floor maintenance and housekeeping functions directed at maintaining the Medical Center and it’s facilities in a clean, sanitary, attractive and orderly condition. Exhibits and promotes a cooperative team spirit. Ensures all actions taken in carrying out responsibilities support patient centered care.

  • Position Responsibilities

  • Unit Specific Position Responsibilities

  • Cleans and disinfects patient carpeted and tiled floors.

  • Cleans and disinfects patient care areas, public restrooms, administrative areas, kitchen, cafeteria, morgue and meeting rooms.

  • Removes general and potentially infectious medical waste and transports it to a general holding and/or disposal area.

  • Cleans and disinfects all types of body fluids and chemotherapy spills.

  • Cleans windows, furniture, air diffusers and grilles, doors and entrances.

  • Performs cleaning tasks as assigned to meet the needs of the organization.

  • Preserves the dignity of patients through maintaining strict confidentiality.

  • Actively participates in medical center and departmental teams promoting continuous quality improvement and patient satisfaction.

  • Identifies mechanical or structural deficiencies in assigned areas and reports them for correction

  • Exhibits and promotes a cooperative team spirit.

  • Protects and preserves patient dignity and confidentiality.

  • Removes various waste streams and transports to proper holding and / or disposal area.

  • Performs cleaning tasks as assigned to meet the needs of the organization such as ( floors, patient care areas, public restrooms, public waiting rooms, office areas, kitchen, cafeteria, morgue and meeting rooms) including body fluids.

  • Actively participates in medical center and departmental teams promoting continuous quality improvement and patient satisfaction, including but not limited to department huddles, quarterly updates and Kainexus.

  • Identifies mechanical or structural deficiencies and reports them for correction using the 3535 or Facility Dude software.

  • Follows Standard Work.

  • Qualifications, Knowledge & Experience

  • Required Qualifications (Including any licensure, certification, education):

  • Entry level position. After a sufficient training period, must be able to comprehend and demonstrate knowledge of institutional housekeeping activities and services; safety and regulatory standards; housekeeping equipment and supplies; supervisory principles and techniques.

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED preferred

  • Required Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Ability to read, write and speak English.

  • Ability to use telephone and pager system.

  • Ability to understand oral and written instructions; ability to maintain simple records.

  • Ability to exhibit and promote a cooperative team spirit.

  • Experienced in and able to interact with numerous and diverse customers.

  • Excellent communication, problem solving and customer service skills

  • Ability to adapt quickly to unexpected changes in circumstances.

  • Knowledge of body mechanics and universal/safety precautions

  • Adherence to Departmental and Hospital policies and procedures

  • Position requires wearing and maintaining a uniform

  • Preferred Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

  • Related work experience in a health care facility is preferred

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