Aide II / 32 Hours / Night Fri - Mon / BWH - Environmental Services

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Boston , MA 02298

Posted 11 months ago

GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:

In addition to performing any or all of the tasks performed by the Environmental Services Aide I, this position performs project work not normally a part of the daily cleaning routine. This position also performs specialized cleaning procedures for critical care areas such as operating rooms, dialysis, emergency services and ICU's.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Completes work in assigned areas by cleaning, sanitizing, and polishing environmental surfaces according to departmental and hospital policies & procedures

  • Cleans (on a daily & routine basis) horizontal & vertical surfaces including (but not limited to) patient rooms, lavatories, offices, corridors, stairwells, elevators, treatment rooms, special care areas, conference rooms, locker rooms, lounges, and public areas

  • Uses a variety of chemicals and equipment including (but not limited to) germicidal detergent, bleach, window cleaner, all purpose cleaner, stripper, floor finish, bucket/wringer, floor machine, vacuum cleaner, carpet extractor, escalator machine, and a variety of hand tools

  • Empties/relines soiled laundry, waste & RMW containers according to department procedures. Contains & transports soiled laundry, waste & RMW to disposal site.

  • Cleans & prepares post-discharge patient rooms according to department procedures

  • Periodically removes & re-hangs window curtains & cubicle curtains

  • Uses mechanical equipment & specialized processes to clean, strip, refinish & burnish hard-surface flooring. Shampoos & extracts carpeting & upholstery

  • Performs specialized cleaning in critical areas requiring aseptic technique and complex processes

  • Routinely moves furniture/equipment utilizing dollies and hand carts

  • Secures dysfunctional equipment against unauthorized use. Reports breakdowns to supervisor

  • Performs other similar or related duties that may be assigned or as necessary.

  • May be present in secure medication storage areas and are allowed incidental access to medications.

HS School Diploma or GED preferred.

Basic ability to speak and understand English (oral & written)

SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

Requires physical ability to bend, stoop, reach & climb ladders. Must be able to lift in excess of 50lbs several times per shift (e.g. waste & soiled laundry handling). Must be able to perform repetitive motions in the process of drymopping, wet mopping, vacuuming, and hand scrubbing. Must be able to operate & control high-powered equipment.

Requires moderate level of verbal communication skills to interact with patients, visitors & staff, often under stressful situations

Requires technical knowledge of general & specialized cleaning procedures & products

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Modern, updated facilities with exposure to blood, vomit, feces, urine, dirt, fumes & odors


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Aide II / 32 Hours / Night Fri - Mon / BWH - Environmental Services

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital