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Environmental Services Technician - Evenings - Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital

Company: Houston Methodist Hospital
Location: Tomball
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY
At Houston Methodist, the Environmental Services Technician position performs a variety of general as well as moderately complex cleaning tasks in assigned specialty areas to provide a safe and attractive environment for patients, guests, and staff. This position maintains environmental and infection control standards within established policies and procedures. In addition, the Environmental Services Technician position follows Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN) standards for turnover and terminal cleaning of procedure rooms. This position works with floor maintenance equipment and chemicals as well as handling and interaction with hazardous materials for appropriate disposal, conference room set ups and linen distribution, collection and tracking, as appropriate.

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.

PEOPLE - 20%

  • Interacts in a positive, professional manner with patients, family and staff. (EF)
  • Actively participates in meetings, huddles and with other team members using positive communication. (EF)
  • Promotes a positive work environment and contributes to a dynamic, team focused work unit to achieve optimal results. (EF)
    SERVICE - 30%
  • Responds promptly and positively to requests for assistance with directions and information from patients, staff and visitors. (EF)
  • Promptly responds to all assignments to create an environment that is conducive for healing. Communicates and documents any facility or patient related issues to management, as appropriate. (EF)
  • Performs efficient room cleaning processes ensuring timely patient admissions. (EF)
    QUALITY/SAFETY - 30%
  • Follows department process for room cleaning and discharge inspections, as appropriate, with the goal of meeting or exceeding HCAHPS cleanliness scores. (EF)
  • Achieves discharge, daily room cleaning and assigned area turn-around times, as appropriate. (EF)
  • During discharge activity, tracks, logs, and notifies appropriate management of safety and repair needs for equipment. (EF)
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety rules. Corrects minor safety hazards and observes standard infection control precautions and complies with OSHA standards. (EF)
  • Performs one or more of the following: (EF)
  • Follows proper cleaning/maintenance procedures for all floor types utilizing equipment, as appropriate.
  • Collects, transports and disposes of solid/biohazard waste through proper procedures.
  • Follows identified cleaning procedures, which may include utilizing specialty equipment, in assigned areas (e.g. surgical, procedural or isolation areas, etc.).
  • Uses appropriate transporting techniques for clean or soiled linen and assists with quality assurance by examining, identifying and rejecting poor quality linen.
    FINANCE - 10%
  • Appropriately uses and stores chemicals, paper goods, supplies, and equipment utilized during a shift. Reports, tracks and assesses wasteful practices. (EF)
  • Manages time effectively and prioritize department daily tasks, minimizing incidental overtime. (EF)
    GROWTH/INNOVATION - 10%
  • Assumes responsibility for growth and development. Participates in continuing education and in-service programs. Actively participates in EVS shared governance, meetings or huddles by contributing ideas towards improving the efficiency and effectiveness of department processes. (EF)
  • Fosters a positive and constructive teaching environment by engaging coworkers in learning opportunities that are valuable and in alignment with business objectives. (EF)
    This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

    EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
  • High School diploma or equivalent education (examples include: GED, verification of homeschool equivalency, partial or full completion of post-secondary education, etc.) preferred
    EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
    • One year of experience preferred
      CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
      • Valid Texas Driver's License preferred
      • US Department Of Transportation Hazardous Materials Certification within 90 days of employment (renewed every 3 years)
      • Note: Current incumbents have 120 days from this job description revision date to acquire certification Associated topics: climate, emr, hazard, inspector, nursing, physician, sewer system, usda, waste, wastewater treatment plant

Keywords: Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston , Environmental Services Technician - Evenings - Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital, Other , Tomball, Texas

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