Previous Job
Environmental Services Technician
Ref No.: 17-07432
Location: Rockford, Illinois
Start Date: 01/05/2018
JOB SUMMARY Works alone or in groups to perform a variety of cleaning tasks according to procedure assuring facilities are maintained in a clean, neat and sanitary condition. Performs other duties as assigned. May work alternate shifts, weekends and holidays. May be assigned overtime during peak periods. Maintains flexibility in scheduling and work/area assignments according to department and system needs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES • Performs step-based cleaning procedure which includes, but is not limited to; (1) empty & clean waste containers, (2) high dust, (3) sweep, dust mop and/or vacuum, (4) dust and/or damp wipe & spot clean, (5) bathroom cleaning & commodes, (6) damp mop and (7) inspection of completed work. • Washes beds and mattresses, and remakes beds after patient discharge. • Replaces soiled drapes and cubicle curtains & cleans horizontal and vertical window blinds. Spot cleans rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture and draperies - may be required to operate extraction equipment. Polishes metalwork. Washes walls, ceilings, woodwork, windows, door panels & sills. • Cleans vents and lights. Cleans elevators & stairwells. May assist in moving beds, chairs & other furnishings. • Collects & transports wastes to disposal area - may be required to operate trash & cardboard compactors (only if 18 yrs. or older). • May assist with conference room setups & AV equipment. • Uses backpack & upright vacuums. May use larger floor equipment including but not limited to; sweeper-vacuum, auto scrubber & rider-scrubber. • Maintains par levels for sharps containers & replaces full containers as needed. Service areas include, but are not limited to; occupied patient rooms, isolation & discharge rooms, conference rooms, food service areas, laboratories, morgue, Intensive Care Unit, Emergency Department, exam/procedure rooms, offices, utility rooms, public restrooms & lobbies, OR suites, labor & delivery, x-ray rooms. • Handles soiled linens. At some MHS locations - sort, wash, dry, fold, hang & distribute resident clothing, deliver & pickup soiled & clean linens, clean carts, equipment & laundry room. • May be required to clean hazardous materials, wastes or blood & body fluid spills. Maintains assigned cart, equipment and tools in clean & operable condition at all times. • Completes required checklists & forms. • Attends inservices and other meetings as required. • Assists in training new partners in proper procedure and techniques associated with above tasks.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE High school graduate or equivalent preferred. Previous cleaning and customer service experience helpful.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS Passing the Driver’s License Check and/or Credit Check (for those positions requiring). Passing the WI Caregiver Background Check and/or IL Health Care Workers Background Check. Must be able to follow written/oral instructions. Language Skills Ability to read a limited number of two- and three-syllable words and to recognize similarities and differences between words and between series of numbers. Ability to print and speak simple sentences. Reasoning Ability Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one- or two-step instructions. Ability to deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables. Computer & Technology Skills Basic computer skills required to access email and use Mercy Learning Center. Ability to use cell phones and pagers.
WORK ENVIRONMENT While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and fumes or airborne particles. The employee may be exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals. Occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Occupational Exposure: Category A - All partners in the specified job classification have occupational exposure. Which means reasonably anticipated skin, eye, mucous membrane, or parenteral contact with blood or other potentially infectious materials that may result from the performance of a partner's duties.
AGE OF PATIENTS SERVED Neonate (birth – 28 days) Infant (29 days – less than 1 year) Pediatric (1 year – 12 years) Adolescents (13 years – 17 years) Adult (18 years – 64 years) Geriatric (65 years and older) INFORMATION ACCESS Partner may access patient care information needed to perform their job duties.
WORK CONTACT GROUP Patients, visitors and other health care personnel.
SPECIAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS The Special Physical Demands are considered Essential Job Function of the position with or without accommodations. This is considered very heavy work. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk; use hands to handle, finger, and, feel; grasp, push, pull and reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. . The employee is frequently required to climb (using step stool or ladder), balance and stoop, kneel, twist, bend, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, balance, taste and smell. The employee must exert in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently and excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally. Specific vision abilities required by this job include occasional close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, ability to adjust focus and ability to distinguish color-coded items – linen bags, signs & symbols, etc.
LEVEL OF SUPERVISION Work is performed according to standard practices and procedures with some independent judgment required.
SUPERVISES This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Quick Start

Not Needed

Specialty Type:

Sub Specialties:
All Janitorial