HOUSEKEEPING TECHNICIAN NETWORK FLOAT POOL ON/CALL
September 13, 2018
Job Summary The Environmental Services Technician performs a variety of heavy cleaning tasks to maintain patient rooms, offices, hallways and other assigned areas of the hospital. They perform cleaning and floor refinishing functions following established protocols to achieve quality standards and facility objectives; operate a variety of floor care equipment and other necessary tools, products and supplies; and gather and dispose of trash and waste materials.
Places linen on distribution carts. Folds and stages scrub sets for stocking in Scrub Ex machines. Cleans and organizes linen room.
Fills requisitions for housekeeping supplies, delivers and replenishes nursing unit supply closets. Stages Housekeeper carts with supplies, chemicals and mops. Fills requisitions for housekeeping supplies. Delivers and stocks in designated storage areas.
Dust mops floors and corridors as assigned
Inspects cleaning equipment and performs scheduled preventative maintenance.
Participates in patient safety rounding. Monitors patient for signs of distress. Alerts Nursing personnel when intervention or clinical monitoring is required
Maintains hard surface floors by following the correct processes for daily and periodical floor care. Evaluates what process is needed to maintain hard surface floors and maintaining them to organizational standards. Follows correct stripping and refinishing procedures and daily hard surface floor care. Inspects cleaning equipment and performs scheduled preventative maintenance.
Maintains soft surface floors (carpet) by following the correct processes for daily and periodical carpet care. Evaluates what process is needed to maintain carpets. Is knowledgeable about spotting techniques as demonstrated by maintaining floors to organizational standards.
Clean assigned patient/non-patient areas and equipment Daily cleaning of assigned patient/non-patient areas and equipment according to a 7-Step or 10-Step cleaning procedure (determined by dept) as demonstrated through inspection and feedback. Standards of 90% on Quality Inspections must be met
Clean/sanitize/make beds on transfers/discharges. Patient beds from transfers and discharges are to be cleaned as soon as possible as demonstrated by inspection. Standards of 90% on Quality Inspections for discharge/transfer cleaning must be met.
Transports regular waste, medical waste, and linen to appropriate collection sites from patient rooms. Waste and linen are collected and taken to designated areas for pickup by the waste tech as demonstrated by inspection. Soiled utility rooms and waste carts should be kept clean at all times. PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) must be worn for all staff while performing cleaning responsibilities or transporting waste.
Internal Number: 2018-11261
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