ENVIRONMENTAL ATTENDANT at Covenant Healthcare in Saginaw, Michigan

Posted in Other 3 days ago.





Job Description:

Covenant HealthCare

US:MI:SAGINAW

DAY SHIFT

PART TIME BENEFITED

Summary:
The role of the Attendant/Aide is to comply with the standards of performance for the environmental upkeep of Covenant HealthCare. This includes cleaning of all patient, non-patient, support and other areas of the facility; while working in compliance with mandated regulations and standards regarding infection prevention and control, sanitation, and overall cleanliness. The Attendant/Aide assists in the upkeep and maintenance of the facility by reporting items needing fixing or repair to the appropriate person(s).

The Attendant/Aide demonstrates excellent customer service performance in that his/her attitude and actions are at all times consistent with the standards contained in the Vision, Mission and Values of Covenant HealthCare and the commitment to Extraordinary Care for Every Generation.

Responsibilities:
Total environmental cleaning of assigned area(s):
Discharged patients
In-room patients
Room change patients
Non-patient areas
Support areas

Strips bed linens and remakes bed
Replaces supplies, change curtains & drapes; move and transport specified equipment & furnishings
Handle clean and soiled linen according to standards.
Handle clean and soiled linen according to standards.
Utilize and comply with standards relating to Universal Precautions as appropriate
Empty and maintain waste & recycling containers using appropriate liners.
Dispose of trash and properly store infectious waste and recycling according to standard & policy
Assess overall condition of area and equipment, taking proper action complying with standards for items needing fixing, repair or maintenance.
Maintain the cleaning and storing of equipment in functional order
Properly store and label all cleaning solutions and chemicals
Maintain, stock and utilize supplies in storage rooms and closets appropriately
Maintain linen closets ensuring cleanliness and organization
Performs other duties as assigned

Other information:
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE
High School graduate or G.E.D equivalent
Prefer previous environmental experience in a healthcare setting

KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES
Prefer knowledge of cleaning and general environmental care procedures
Prefer knowledge of waste management and universal precautions
Operation of basic electronic/technological devices
Operation of equipment and tools to effectively and efficiently clean
Possess excellent interpersonal skills-for interacting with fellow co-workers, Covenant HealthCare patients and visitors, complying with Covenant HealthCare philosophies
Able to work independently (individually) and as part of a team
Able to work with frequent interruptions
Able to problem solve and exercise sound, sufficient judgement and flexibility to meet changing priorities
Able to take direction and supervision from a varying amount of people
Able to deal with stressful situations
Able to demonstrate actions in compliance with Covenant HealthCare philosophies

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.
Frequent lifting up to 10 lbs.
Frequent standing, walking, lifting/carrying, pushing/pulling, balancing, and twisting/reaching
Frequent handling, feeling, talking, hearing, tasting, and smelling,
Frequent visual accommodation: near, far and color vision, depth perception
Occasional lifting up to 100 lbs.
Occasional climbing, stooping, kneeling, squatting, and crawling

NOTICE REGARDING LATEX SENSITIVITY IN APPLICANTS FOR EMPLOYMENT.

It has been determined that Covenant HealthCare cannot provide a latex safe or latex free work environment at any of its facilities. Unfortunately, that means that any individual, including an applicant or an employee, is likely to be exposed to latex while on Covenant's premises. Therefore, latex tolerance is considered to be an essential function for any position with Covenant.


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