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Geisinger Health System Environmental Services Technician - Housekeeping in WILKES BARRE, Pennsylvania

JOB TITLE: Environmental Services Technician

LOCATION: Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre

DEPARTMENT: Environmental Services - Housekeeping

WORK SCHEDULE: Evenings. Weekend and holiday rotation.

WORK TYPE: Full-time

Are you seeking a career with lasting impact? Geisinger has exciting opportunities for you to join our team as an Environmental Services Technician (EVS Tech). This critical role is responsible for the cleaning, housekeeping and janitorial duties throughout the healthcare system. On the job training is provided!

Eligible for Sign-on Bonus


Performs a variety of healthcare environmental services (EVS) duties to enhance the healthcare environment by maintaining the location assigned. Follows special healthcare cleaning and trash handling techniques as required ensuring a professional and appropriate service standard while performing the job. Follows system wide standards as well as department specific service standards.

Responsible for ensuring the very best patient/family/ customer experience by optimizing all customer interactions. Fosters a positive work environment through mutual support and cooperation and adheres to unit specific service standards. Performs duties to support the goals and objectives of Geisinger in its efforts to provide quality patient care and patient satisfaction.


TEAM PLAYER - Must be able to work and communicate effectively in a team environment.

COMUNICATION SKILLS - Demonstrates oral, written, and electronic communication skills.

INFECTION CONTROL - Utilizes knowledge of patient safety and error prevention to impede the spread of infection and disease.

HEALTHCARE REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT - Knowledge and understanding of legislation and regulatory bodies affecting healthcare practices.

HOUSEKEEPING - Knowledge of processes for providing a clean and bacterially safe environment for patients and facility staff.

HOUSEKEEPING - Knowledge of cleaning and sanitation methods for maintaining linens for hospital facility.


High school diploma or GED preferred.

Previous experience in environmental services in a health care setting preferred.


Requires ability to stand, walk, bend, lift up to 50 lbs., carry and push carts from 100 lbs. to 500 lbs. when performing duties. Works under a variety of temperature conditions. May involve transporting items outside of buildings in all weather conditions.

Possesses the ability to stand for long periods as well as to walk long distances to perform cleaning and disinfecting tasks of both high and low items/areas.

Requires ability to perform job duties correctly with in established System EVS standards to facilitate patient throughput.

Requires ability to tolerate the associated visual, auditory and scents associated with providing all kinds of medical and surgical care.

Work is typically performed within a office, clinical or classroom environment; frequently performs duties around patients, their families and clinical care providers as well as non-clinical staff

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION : We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.

GEISINGER WYOMING VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER: (GWV), located in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., is an acute care hospital that is licensed for 274 beds, and houses the only Level II Trauma center in Luzerne County. The campus includes the Frank M. and Dorothea Henry Cancer Center, The Richard and Marion Pearsall Heart Hospital, the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital Pediatric Unit, a transplant program and the Brain & Spine Tumor Institute. Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre is GWV’s ambulatory campus.

About Geisinger

One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit or connect with us on Facebook at , Instagram at , LinkedIn and Twitter at .

** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.

*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.