Environmental Services Technician SEIU
Posted on: February 25, 2021
Job Title: Environmental Services Technician SEIU
Job Location: Lewistown, Pennsylvania
Job Category: Hospitality Services
Work Type: Part time
Department: GLH Environmental Services Team
Date Posted: 02/19/2021
Job ID: R-09671
Job SummaryPerforms 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.
- Cleans and disinfects patient rooms, surgical suites, clinical
areas, office spaces, corridors and stairwells as assigned by
adhering to current industry best practice and established
- Handles various waste streams including municipal waste,
recyclable waste, pharmaceutical waste, bio hazardous waste,
chemotherapeutic waste and sharps.
- Wears standard personal protective equipment and adheres to
posted isolation precautions when entering an isolation room.
- Follows procedures for the proper use of hospital approved
chemical cleaners and power equipment to prevent damage to floors
- Places the appropriate signage in an area to indicate cleaning
is occurring and floor is wet to reduce the risk of falls.
- Reports identified repairs as directed according to current
established policy or protocol or practice.
- Utilizes mobile technology to ensure compliance with bed
management procedures and other environmental services functions
that are performed daily.
- Gathers and properly disposes of clear bag and red bag
- Properly operates chemclave and autoclave for red bag waste in
conjunction with regulatory requirements were applicable and
properly packages red bag waste for shipment when chemclave and
autoclave technology is not available.
- Performs and maintains competency in current supplemental
cleaning technologies available as prioritized by Infection Control
under the direction of EVS management Prepares special case waste
disposal set-ups for use within the OR as directed.
- Cleans and disinfects all equipment before entry into the OR
- Is familiar with fluid waste management systems and placement
in the docking station for proper emptying and sanitizing as well
as placing back into service.
- Performs weekly detail cleaning of all OR's to include high
dusting, wall washing, ceilings, tracks, vents and lights,
- Performs scrubbing of floors in all OR's, sub sterile areas and
scrub sink areas with powered floor care equipment Extracts carpets
or can direct the proper use of carpet care equipment in a safe and
effective manner, utilizing the appropriate chemicals and
- Remains capable of or can direct the proper use of bonnet
shampooing and spotting carpets equipment.
- Collects soiled linen and transports to hospital staging area
for vendor pickup.
- All EVS Staff who enter Medication Rooms (Where Applicable)
must receive mandatory education on proper Medication Room
protocol.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. Accountable for satisfying
all job specific obligations and complying with all organization
policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile
are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical
elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
EducationHigh School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Preferred)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Our Purpose & ValuesOUR 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. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our
patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare
benefits for full time and part time positions from day one,
including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as
important, from senior management on down, we encourage an
atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. 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
Keywords: Geisinger, Germantown , Environmental Services Technician SEIU, Professions , Concord, Maryland
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