Covenant Health

Job Title
ENVIRONMENTAL SVCS LEAD WORKER
ID
3314198
Facility
Morristown-Hamblen Health System
Department Name
ENVIRONMENTAL SVCS

Overview

 

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The Environmental Services department at Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System takes pride in maintaining a professional, clean facility. Housekeepers strive to give excellent service in our patients’ rooms to ensure a comfortable environment during their stay.

 

 

 

 

Environmental Services Lead Worker

Full Time,  80 Hours Per Pay Period, Day Shift

 

 

Position Summary: Under the general supervision of department leadership, performs the same duties as a Housekeeper I and/or Housekeeper II and provides guidance in the absence of the department leadership.

 

Minimum Education: None specified; will accept any combination of formal education and/or prior work experience sufficient to demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skill and ability needed to perform the essential tasks of the job, typically such as would be equivalent to a high school diploma or GED. Preference may be given to individuals possessing an Associate’s degree in a directly-related field from an accredited college or university.

 

Minimum Experience: One (1) year of environmental services experience required.

 

 

Responsibilities

  • Perform cleaning functions in assigned areas following established schedules and using prescribed methods. Performs personal inspection of all tasks performed/areas assigned.
  • Assists in cleaning of emergency spills observed or upon request.
  • Performs daily check of assigned equipment for cleanliness and proper repair. Observes and reports the need for repairs to equipment, furnishings, buildings and fixtures.
  • Removes waste and soiled linens from work area. Places in specified containers or bags. Demonstrates proper handling of bio-hazardous wastes.
  • Practices current infection control, sanitation, and hospital safety procedures, including usage of safety equipment such as gloves, safety belt and goggles. Demonstrates knowledge and safe use of chemicals, equipment, and supplies in the daily performance of duties.
  • Monitors levels of supplies and equipment. Notifies supervisor of need for additional supplies.
  • Moves furniture and assists in setting up meeting rooms.
  • Collects trash from utility rooms and other trash collection points and transports to compactor area. Cleans trash cans and relines with plastic bags upon request. Demonstrates proper handling of bio-hazardous wastes.
  • Maintains floors, baseboards, and carpets in good condition by dust mopping, damp mopping, polishing, vacuuming, shampooing, and extracting.
  • Assists department leadership in departmental activities, both daily and special projects, including creating staffing plan. Adjusts staffing as needed to provide necessary coverage for areas of responsibility.

Qualifications

Minimum Education:            None specified; will accept any combination of formal education and/or prior work experience sufficient to demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skill and ability needed to perform the essential tasks of the job, typically such as would be equivalent to a high school diploma or GED. Preference may be given to individuals possessing an Associate’s degree in a directly-related field from an accredited college or university.

 

Minimum Experience:          One (1) year of environmental services experience required.

 

Licensure Requirements:     None

 

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