Environmental Services Worker

    Providence Health & Services
    Valdez, AK 99686
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Job Description

    Providence is calling an Environmental Services Worker (Environmental Services, Variable Shift, 0.0 FTE) to Providence Valdez Medical Center in Valdez, Alaska. We are a community of caregivers delivering every day on our Mission to provide compassionate care that is accessible for all - especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

    In this position you will:
    • Clean areas of assignment according to specific established procedures and standards
    • Wash sinks, furniture, fixtures, walls, ceilings, doors, trim, windows and bathroom utilities; scrubs, vacuums and buffs floors; removes trash; dusts counters, shelves and tables; polishes stainless steel fixtures; and cleans isolation areas according to special standards and procedures as assigned
    • Conduct in patient care, office, public access areas and entryway and the Housekeeper must often perform these cleaning duties around the activities of these areas
    • Shampoo carpets and refinishes resilient floors
    • Operate a wet or dry vacuum, a buffer, scrubbing machine or four wheel cart to complete these assigned duties
    • Confer with department heads and staff to coordinate housekeeping services with their activities and needs
    • Perform safety and infection control procedures to ensure a safe and clean environment for patients and staff
    • Understand and follow all safety and infection control policies and procedures and using personal protective equipment appropriately
    • Perform laundry duties such as collecting, sorting, washing, drying, folding, ironing and stocking the linen
    • Evaluates the cleaning procedures along with product efficiency to maintain a safe and aseptic environment in compliance with infection control procedures
    • Inspect the physical condition of the supplies and equipment and ensures that maintenance repairs are completed in a timely manner
    • Utilize the current approved process for purchasing and inventory of laundry supplies and equipment

    Qualifications :

    Required qualifications for this position include:
    • Able to learn and have the physical ability to operate such cleaning equipment as a buffer, scrubber and vacuum
    • Must be able to work independently
    • Must have the physical ability to lift bags of trash, and push and pull heavy carts
    • The Environmental Services Worker must have the visual ability to determine effective cleaning of assigned areas
    • Must be able to lift 50 pounds
    • Grade school level ability to be able to read and understand directions both written and verbal
    Preferred qualifications for this position include:
    • Previous cleaning experience in a healthcare setting
    About the Providence Valdez Medical Center

    Providence Valdez Medical Center is a 21 bed Critical Access Hospital and we employ about 100 people (87 FTE's). Of those 21 beds, 10 are licensed Long Term Care beds and 11 are Acute/Swing Beds. We have four physicians on our active medical staff who practice out of the Valdez Medical Clinic. Our average daily census is three-four inpatients and 20-30 outpatients. Our facility contains an emergency room, labor room, post-partum, nursery, cardiac room, orthopedic, and med/surg rooms. We also have an operating room for emergency surgeries and elective procedures, C-sections, hernias and appendectomies. All our beds are licensed for "swing bed" status of which 1-3 are usually occupied.

    Posting ID: 555163811Posted: 2020-07-14