Environmental Service Aide III / Evenings / 25 Hours

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital Boston , MA 02298

Posted 6 months ago

GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT

Under general supervision and following established procedures, performs a variety of tasks to maintain the cleanliness and orderliness of assigned areas. Strips and refinishes floor, shampoos/extracts carpets, mats and furniture. Washes walls, floors, doors, windows etc. Sets up conference rooms. Heavy lifting. At times, may be required to do Aide I and Aide II work as necessary.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Occasionally helps to train new employees to perform assigned tasks.

  • Selects materials, supplies, and equipment from designated areas. Loads supplies onto cart and transports work cart to assigned areas.

  • Sweeps, dust mops and wet-mops hard and resilient floors of assigned areas according to procedures. May use auto-scrubber or other types of powered equipment to clean or polish floors.

  • Dry dusts, damp dusts and washes horizontal and vertical surfaces, such as walls, doors, partitions, as well as ledges, pipes, corners, and other hard-to-reach surfaces using step stools or ladders as necessary.

  • Dusts, washes and polishes moveable and fixed furniture and equipment items such as tables, desks, file cabinets and waste receptacles as required.

  • Cleans and polishes mirrors, stainless steel, brass, and other decorative materials as necessary. Removes graffiti.

  • Vacuums, spot cleans carpeted floors and weather mats.

  • Moves and arranges furniture and equipment in an orderly fashion after cleaning.

  • Sanitizes and disinfects sinks, toilets, showers, bathtubs and other restroom fixtures and accessories. Refills dispensers as required.

  • Strips, cleans and remakes beds/stretchers upon patient discharge / transfer according to departmental procedures.

  • Disposes of waste and linen, including contaminated and/or pathological and chemotherapy waste according to procedures. Relines receptacles with clean bags. Transports trash and linen to designated areas. Removes full needle boxes and replaces with empty ones.

  • Reports facility repair needs to the immediate supervisor / designated person as necessary.

  • Returns unused supplies to designated areas and cleans and performs simple maintenance on manual and/or powered equipment.

  • Empties and transports recycle containers. Processes recycled paper according to HIPAA regulations.

  • Assists in disaster response drills.

  • Removes, prepares for cleaning and re-hangs draperies, cubicle curtains and shades as required. May use ladder.

  • Performs conference room set-ups according to specified instructions.

  • May transport and/or move furniture, tables and equipment into and out of rooms, storage areas etc.

SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

  • Must be able to speak, read and write English.

  • Understand oral instructions and follow printed label instructions in English.

  • Knowledge of cleaning techniques, materials, supply and chemical usage, and the operation of manual and power equipment.

  • Must be able to operate heavy equipment, such as, but not limited to, buffers, floor machines, autoscrubbers, wetvacs, shampooers etc

  • Ability to stand, walk, push, pull, bend, crouch, lift, reach and stretch throughout the work day.

  • Push, pull, and move items weighing up to 75 pounds, occasionally lifting items weighing approximately 30 pounds.

  • May climb and work from ladders

  • Interpersonal skills to exchange information courteously with patients, visitors, or office staff.

EXPERIENCE

  • 3-6 months housekeeping experience preferred.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Occasional exposure to one or more hazardous conditions, such as low level radiation, infectious diseases, needle punctures, mildly toxic chemicals (acids and strong alkylines), biohazardous materials, odors, etc.

  • Exposure to extremely unpleasant cleaning tasks.

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