EVS Tech, Environmental Services, Full-Time, Days (Winfield)

Northwestern Medicine Winfield, IL
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Responsible for cleaning and sanitizing assigned areas of the hospital and utilizing proper infection control and health department standards. EVS Tech Responsibilities: Major Areas of Responsibility/Essential Function: Cleans and sanitizes patient rooms, public areas and office areas. Cleans and sanitizes assigned areas utilizing proper infection control procedures. Demonstrates proper knowledge and utilization of cleaning supplies, chemicals and equipment. Performs a variety of cleaning procedures including, vacuuming carpets, dry/wet mopping of hard surface floors, emptying trash, spot cleaning windows, high/low dusting (partitions, window sills, picture frames, tops of cabinets, HVAC supply and return vents), cleaning of phones and top of desk. Notifies supervisor of any mechanical, physical or safety irregularities in their area. I.e. torn carpet, missing tile, burnt out lights, holes in walls, leaking plumbing fixtures, stained carpet, etc. Replace needle collection containers when ¾ 's full. Monitors the Operation of Equipment: Assures cleaning cart is adequately supplied with paper goods and cleaners. Maintains cleanliness of cleaning cart and equipment. Monitors the operations of equipment and reports any repairs and or malfunctions. Assures the proper operation of the vacuum. Checks cord for tears or breaks, assures brush and head is spinning and not worn, replaces bag when full and sanitizes vacuum prior to end of shift. Monitors the Cleanliness of Restrooms: Performs high dusting. Sanitizes all mirrors and stainless steel, sinks, toilets (inside and out) in restroom with hospital approved quaternary disinfectant. Uses bowl cleaner as instructed on any surfaces with hard water stains. Replenishes paper products, hand soap, and body wash as required. Wipes down shower walls with disinfectant. Empties trash, sanitizes container and places new liners in containers. Dry mop floor removing any collected debris and then wet mop floor with approved sanitizing agent. Laundry and Linen: Demonstrates proper infection control procedures when striping patient beds or removing linens from bathrooms. Places dirty linen in hamper bags. Pulls appropriate par of linen from linen closet as rooms are discharged. Dresses discharged beds per EVS standards. (in this order: fitted sheet, draw sheet, flat sheet, bed spread and pillow cases). AA/EOE.

Required: High School or Equivalent (GED). 3-4 years -experience required if no education experience. Basic skill set. Ability to read, write and understand English language, and communicate effectively with patients, visitors and staff while performing assigned duties. Knowledge of infection control procedures and /or sanitation procedures is preferred. The ability to follow oral and written instructions, and work independently, is required. Performs task that which involve no exposure to blood, body fluids, but may perform unplanned task that include exposure too blood, and body fluids. Physical Activity: Lift and carry 10 to 50 lbs. Push/ Pull 25-50 lbs. (pushing electric vacuum and cleaning cart). Climb. Squat/ bend/kneel. Sit/Stand. Walk/move about. Working Conditions: Works in an environment where employees must observe appropriate infection control due to the nature of various illness and diseases that out patients may have. Handles all waste using universal precautions, assures that needles are never handle and that needle collection containers are removed from service when ¾ full.