SOS Tech I - Environmental Services

Sparrow Health System Lansing , MI 48907

Posted 2 months ago

Description:

Positions Location: Lansing, MI

Job Description

General Purpose of Job:

As a member of the Support Operations Service team, the SOS Tech I is responsible for supporting the hospital's goals of safety, patient throughput, patient satisfaction, and financial accountability.

Essential Duties:

This job description is intended to cover the minimum essential duties assigned on a regular basis. Caregivers may be asked to perform additional duties in the assigned Task Category as assigned by their leader. Leadership has the right to alter or modify the duties of the position. This position will receive assignments from a computer dispatch system.

All Task Categories must adhere to the following:

  • Maintains hospital standards of participating in mandatory in-services and other mandatory hospital/departmental requirements.

  • Follows established departmental policies and procedures, objectives, quality assurance, and safety.

  • Attend and participate in departmental meetings and complete all educational programs and in-services as required.

  • Follow all infection prevention practices (i.e., proper cleaning process, hand hygiene, standard & isolation precautions where and if required and proper use of personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

  • Recognizes and adheres to patient privacy requirements (HIPAA).

Task Category: Environmental Services (Competency):

  • Completes daily and discharge patient room cleaning, bed changing and stocking paper products; and coordinates these activities with patient's condition.

  • Cleans general workspaces on the patient care unit. Stocks unit with Environmental Service supplies.

  • Practices environmental safety by placing call lights within patient's reach.

  • Assist in removal of used linens appropriately.

  • Cleans equipment, per policy and procedure.

OR

Task Category: EVS Specialty Services:

  • Responsible for cleaning and disinfection of specialty units & equipment. Areas include but are not limited to Surgical Services, Labor Delivery, Critical Care, Endoscopy, MRI, Trauma, Cath Lab, NICU, Mental Health and Burn Unit.

  • Performs duties while demonstrating working knowledge of the health care cleaning and disinfecting principles and requirements, proper and safe chemical use, equipment handling, and labor saving products for all items within the specialty environment tasked with servicing.

  • Accountable for accurately maintaining all appropriate logs and check lists/sheets current

  • Responsible for cleaning and disinfection of equipment and areas of assignment according to procedures, policies and manufacturer recommendations.

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the cleaning and disinfecting requirements specific to highly sensitive environments.

  • Demonstrates understanding of the training and education related to evidence based recommendations in accordance with the Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE), Association for Professional in Infection Control (APIC) and Association for peri-Operative Nurses (AORN), CDC, The Joint Commission and other regulatory bodies.

  • Actively participates in departmental performance improvement initiatives, including but not limited to initiatives to improve patient experience and cleanliness metrics.

  • Maintains supplies and equipment by properly stocking and restocking environmental services cart in a neat and orderly fashion

  • Removes waste and transport to appropriate disposal area while identifying proper waste streams (i.e. regulated medical, recycle, solid, and hazardous).

OR

Task Category: Logistics Services (Competency) [Transport]:

  • Direct contact with patients transporting them to and from various areas at the Sparrow Main Campus in a safe, friendly, and efficient manner on equipment designed for patient transportation.

  • May attach/remove telemetry from patients with training.

  • Attach patients to portable oxygen equipment.

  • Neatly and accurately record all daily activities.

  • Ability to operate multiple different types of motorized beds, stretchers, wheelchairs, and electric cart mover.

  • Assist in unloading delivery trucks and materials being delivered via hospital vehicles.

  • Transport blood, specimens, medical records, equipment, paperwork, and other materials throughout the facility.

  • Clean, perform safety inspections, and minor repairs on wheelchairs and stretchers as designated. Follow routine maintenance checks (i.e. fluid levels) on vehicles, per mechanic's schedule.

  • Advise supervisor of any vehicle repairs.

  • Clean vehicles inside and out routinely.

  • Operate hospital vehicles in order to obtain, transport, and deliver a variety of materials such as mail, food service items, laboratory specimens, and other supplies.

OR

Task Category: Mastery of Logistics Services [Not including Transport]:

  • Participates in departmental performance improvement initiatives including, but not limited to, initiatives to improve HCAHPS scores as it relates to hospital cleanliness & "always quiet."

  • Performs project work and specialty tasks according to facility needs.

  • Can include tasks such as conference room set up/dismantle according to function sheets and schedules, cleaning of stairwells and elevators, and hanging of cubicle curtains.

  • Remove waste and transport to appropriate disposal area while identifying proper waste stream (i.e., regulated medical, recycle, solid and hazardous).

OR

Task Category: Distribution Services [Linen]:

  • Order bulk linen from NGRC in accordance to established par levels.

  • Restock non-exchange cart areas on a daily basis to established par levels.

  • Inspect, sort, fold clean linen, and restock exchange cart to established par levels. Damaged/stained linens are to be returned to NGRC for credit.

  • Retrieve soiled linen from designated areas throughout the campuses.

  • Takes customer calls for additional linen needs and follows up on deliveries and request.

OR

Task Category: Floor Care:

  • Performs all types of floor care and maintenance throughout the facility, include hard surfaces and carpeting.

  • Adhere to all organizational safety, risk management and infection control standards and promotes a culture of safety.

  • Cleans and performs routine maintenance on floor equipment; requesting assistance from plant operations and maintenance as needed.

  • Maintains accurate floor care logs and checklists.

  • Operates all equipment with care and according to facility and manufacturers safety standards and procedures.

  • Participates in departmental performance improvement initiatives including, but not limited to, initiatives to improve HCAHPS scores as it relates to hospital cleanliness & "always quiet."

  • Performs project work and specialty tasks according to facility needs.

  • Can include tasks such as conference room set up/dismantle according to function sheets and schedules, cleaning of stairwells and elevators.

Job Requirements

General Requirements Demonstrates knowledge and maintains and respects patient right to privacy by following the HIPAA Privacy and Security policies and procedures. Adheres to ICARE values and standards of behavior (Innovation, Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Excellence). Role model behaviors that value the diversity of our Caregivers, patients and customers and supports creating an environment that is inclusive, welcoming and respectful. Communicates with patients, families and customers using AIDET (Acknowledge, Introduce, Duration, Explanation, Thank). Works in a safe manner and promptly reports any hazards identified in the work environment or related to assigned responsibilities. Work Experience None Previous healthcare experience in environmental services. Preferred. Previous experience with Patient or Materials Transport. Preferred. Previous experience with Linen/Laundry services. Preferred. Previous floor care maintenance experience desired. Preferred. Education High school diploma, GED or successful completion of 12 grades. Specialized Knowledge and Skills Can demonstrate effective use of computers and/or mobile devices for daily job performance activities. Respectfully listens to viewpoints and ideas of others. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to communicate orally or in writing openly and candidly, creates an environment where co-workers and team members reciprocate in kind. Practices critical thinking skills to include prioritization of duties and immediate needs/requests (Stat cleans) Demonstrates personal accountability Identify and utilize appropriate resources to ensure identified problems or concerns are followed through and resolved Demonstrate knowledge of facility safety requirements. Demonstrates the ability to operate and properly maintain all EVS tools and equipment needed to clean and disinfect the environment. Ability to work with new caregivers in the buddy system, which includes assisting new caregivers in acclimating to the healthcare team environment AND, one of the following specialty task category: Task Category: Environmental Services (Competency) and/or [Linen] Exposure to cleaning chemicals. Potential to exposure to cleaning and other hazardous material. A pre-employment physical demands test must be successfully passed through Sparrow's Employee Health Department. The ability to perform routine inventory procedures. Task Category: EVS Specialty Services Exposure to cleaning chemicals. Potential to exposure to cleaning and other hazardous material. A pre-employment physical demands test must be successfully passed through Sparrow's Employee Health Department. Can distinguish the differences between levels of disinfection and perform low and intermediate level disinfection Ability to explain orally or in writing the differences between levels of disinfection and perform intermediate level disinfection in areas where required Task Category: Logistics Services (Competency) and/or [Transport] and/or Distribution Services Knowledge of proper body mechanics. A pre-employment physical demands test must be successfully passed through Sparrow's Employee Health Department. The physical abilities necessary to lift and transport a variety of supplies and materials; use equipment (wheelchairs, stretchers, beds, cribs, IV poles, portable oxygen tanks, etc.). Demonstrated ability to work without direct/constant supervision. Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills to take phone orders, record them, read labels and instructions as well as respond to customer and organizational issues/needs. The ability to perform routine inventory procedures. The ability to operate a variety of motorized vehicles. Task Category: Floor Care Services Knowledge and skills in the use of power equipment, conventional and high-speed floor machines, carpet cleaning equipment, wet, dry and power vacuum equipment and push sweeper. Ability to work without close supervision. Ability to operate necessary equipment/machines.

Sparrow Health System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Location: Sparrow Hospital Executive

Activation Date: Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Expiration Date: Thursday, March 3, 2022

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