ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES WORKER

Job Locations US-AK-Haines
Job ID
2022-6374
Category
FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
Type
Regular Full-Time/80hrs (1.0 FTE) -A1

About Us:

SEARHC is a non-profit health consortium which serves the health interests of the residents of Southeast Alaska. We see our employees as our strongest assets. It is our priority to further their development and our organization by aiding in their professional advancement.

 

Working at SEARHC is more than a job, it’s a fulfilling career. We offer generous benefits, including retirement, paid time off, paid parental leave, health, dental, and vision benefits, life insurance and long and short-term disability, and more.

Job Overview:

Performs light maintenance, preventive maintenance and environmental service work with strict adherence to cleaning specifications and protocols, proper use of chemicals and equipment and maintenance and engineering specifications and protocols to ensure a healthy and clean environment. 

Responsibilities:

  • Cleans and disinfects all environmental surfaces including entire exam rooms, waiting areas, bathrooms (includes showers if applicable), as well as staff offices, furniture, hallways, sweeping and mopping, maintaining a healthy and clean visual appearance of entire building by properly using environmental services equipment.  
  • Replenishes supplies in areas such as patient care rooms, restrooms, and all other areas as needed, which may include paper products, linen, soaps, sharps containers, terminal cleaning supplies, and parts needed for environmental services equipment. 
  • Disposes of solid waste, regulated medical waste according to procedures in the SEARHC Safety and Infection Control manuals and Environmental Services Policy and Procedure manuals (may vary by campus).  
  • Laundry, including sorting, washing linen, towels, scrubs etc., drying, folding, storing, refill exam rooms and other designated locations. 
  • Helps maintain security by ensuring all doors and windows are locked and unused appliances are turned off or unplugged. 
  • Empties garbage; cleans vents, walls and windows. 
  • Washes privacy curtains no less than quarterly unless soiled.  
  • Logs Environmental Services activity in log book daily, month, quarterly, i.e., washing cubical curtains, QUAT checks, washing windows.  
  • Assists in recycling activities according to local Environmental Services Policy and Procedure manuals (may vary by campus) 
  • Provides simple nontechnical repairs such as replacing screws, nails and light bulbs; reports building maintenance needs to supervisor in a timely manner. 
  • Assists with operation of the building mechanical system; perform preventive maintenance tasks not requiring a licensed technician and “handyman” tasks such as moving and setting up office furniture, assisting with setting up conference rooms, handling freight, etc 
  • Assists with periodic maintenance test and checks of life safety equipment and document on PM forms.  
  • Documents boiler status with photo or log at the beginning and end of shift; may be required to log boiler status on weekends or holidays during cold temperature months.  

Other Functions 

  • May assist in vehicle ferry loading and offloading, grounds care, snow and ice removal, other light maintenance activities as needed, which may vary by campus. 
  • Other duties as assigned 

Qualifications:

Education/Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent 
  • Valid, unrestricted driver’s license

 

Experience Required 

  • 1 year healthcare or other commercial environmental services experience preferred 
  • 1 year or more years work experience in general repair preferred 

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities 

Knowledge of: 

  • Cleaning practices and corresponding quality assurance inspections 
  • Infection control 
  • Safety protocols 

Skills in: 

  • Using and maintaining cleaning equipment 

Ability to: 

  • Clean and disinfect using approved and accepted policies and procedures and cleaning products 
  • Operate and basic maintenance of vacuums, rotary floor machines, burnishers, and other cleaning equipment according to manufacturer specifications 
  • Follow and carry out detailed verbal and written instructions 

 

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