Responsible for total sanitation, floor care, preparation and organization of patient rooms, floors, bed set-ups, and ancillary areas.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
+ Responsible for thorough cleaning of assigned areas including, but not limited to, furniture, tile, fixtures, windows, sinks, tubs, toilets, mirrors, showers, etc. Perform high and low dusting of TV's, lights, walls, mop floors, elevators and stairs, clean door frames, ceiling vents, and vacuum carpet, etc.
+ Adhere to all organizational policies and procedures.
+ Observes all isolation procedures and Infect Prevention Standards. Is knowledgeable on correct chemicals used for different pathogens.
+ Maintains EVS closet, EVS cart, and all equipment in a neat and orderly manner. Reports any safety hazards or equipment in need of repair to supervisor and/or Facilities. Maintain correct amount of supplies. Is knowledgeable on correct chemicals used for different pathogens.
+ Replenishes paper, soap supplies, hand sanitizer.
+ Hangs cubicles/drapes according to department policy.
+ Special project assignments, including coordinating specifics such as; contacting affected departments to advise of upcoming project (i.e. construction projects, wall cleaning, drapes, changing cubicles, window washing, etc.), and post informational signs.
+ Moves furniture, supplies and equipment as requested adhering to departmental safety and lifting procedures. Seeks assistance when in doubt.
+ Responsible for properly mixing and storing chemicals to achieve correct dilution ratio. Uses proper personal protective equipment including safety goggles when needed. Reads directions carefully and asks supervisor when in doubt. Uses wet floor signs, etc. to block off work area.
+ Makes beds in accordance with specific area needs. Is knowledgeable and can identify various bed types. Utilizes bed tracking phone/pager, places bed in EPIC and removes when bed has been completed. Responds to phone/pager call from supervisor within 5 minutes. Reports phone/pager problems to supervisor. Logs out of EPIC. Ensures dismissal rooms are ready for the next patient. Uses Xenex UV Light robot for specified rooms where available.
+ Returns soiled and clean unused mops to department and places in proper containers/areas.
+ Adheres to all applicable regulations and standards.
+ Adheres to proper handling, transport and disposal of all waste types, including but not limited to: hazardous, infectious, sharps, confidential, recycling, regular trash, universal. Complete DOT Certification in order to package and transport regulated medical waste. Asks supervisor or lead when in doubt.
CULTURE OF EXCELLENCE BEHAVIOR EXPECTATIONS
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following behavior expectations:
Quality - Follows policies and procedures; adapts to and manages changes in the environment; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness giving attention to details; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Manages time and prioritizes effectively to achieve organizational goals.
Service - Responds promptly to requests for service and assistance; Follows the Mercyhealth Critical Moments of service; Meets commitments; Abides by MH confidentiality and security agreement; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; and effectively communicates information to partners; Thinks system wide regarding processes and functions.
Partnering - Shows commitment to the Mission of Mercyhealth and Culture of Excellence through all words and actions; Exhibits objectivity and openness to other's views; Demonstrates a high level of participation and engagement in day-to-day work; Gives and welcomes feedback; Generates suggestions for improving work: Embraces teamwork, supports and encourages positive change while giving value to individuals.
Cost - Conserves organization resources; Understands fiscal responsibility; Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures; contributes to profits and revenue.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
High school graduate or equivalent preferred. Previous cleaning experience helpful.
Passing the Driver's License Check and/or Credit Check (for those positions requiring).
Passing the WI Caregiver Background Check and/or IL Health Care Workers Background Check.
Must be able to follow written/oral instructions.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
+ Effectively performs scheduled floor cleaning which includes stripping, scrubbing, finishing, shampooing, and extracting in a timely manner (includes working other shifts for annual floor maintenance) following all unit specific guidelines giving attention to detailed areas such as baseboards, corners, carpet stains, etc. Clean equipment after use.
+ Performs spot cleaning of carpets and carpet bonneting, extraction of carpet, burnishing, and wet/dry vacuum. Operates, understands, and maintains all equipment (i.e. extractors, vacuums, wet vac, burnisher, flatbed, etc.) in a safe and professional manner. Clean equipment after use and ensure batteries are charged.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Occupational Exposure: Category A - All partners in the specified job classification have occupational exposure.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and fumes or airborne particles. The employee may be exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. Occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts.
AGE OF PATIENTS SERVED
Neonate (birth - 28 days)
Infant (29 days - less than 1 year)
Pediatric (1 year - 12 years)
Adolescents (13 years - 17 years)
Adult (18 years - 64 years)
Geriatric (65 years and older)
Partner may access patient care information needed to perform their job duties.
WORK CONTACT GROUP
Partners, physicians, patients/family, visitors, vendors
SPECIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The Special Physical Demands are considered Essential Job Functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.
This is considered very heavy work. While performing the duties of this job, the partner is regularly required to perform repetitive motions related to the following: stand, walk, finger, handle, feel, grasp, push, pull and reach with hands and arms. The partner is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The partner is frequently required to climb (using step stool or ladder), balance and stoop, kneel, twist, bend, crouch, or crawl. The partner is occasionally required to smell. The partner must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move over 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, distance vision, depth perception.
LEVEL OF SUPERVISION
Supervised by EVS Tech 3/Team Leads, Supervisors, Manager and/or Director. Work is performed according to standard practices and procedures with some independent judgment required.