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Environmental Aide

Company: Covenant Healthcare
Location: Saginaw
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

Covenant HealthCare

US:MI:SAGINAW

VARIABLE SHIFT

OCCASIONAL

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 areas:

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.

Keywords: Covenant Healthcare, Saginaw , Environmental Aide, Other , Saginaw, Michigan

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