Environmental Care Technician
OverviewThe Environmental Care Technician (Housekeeper) is responsible for the cleanliness, routine care, terminal cleaning, and maintenance of the inpatient units' floor and rooms. This important position supports various health care practitioners as well as patients. Therefore, assisting in maintaining a safe work environment and providing excellent service in a friendly and cooperative manner is essential. This individual works in the hospital environment and is often exposed to cleaning chemicals, dust, bodily fluids and red bag waste to include needles and syringes. This staff member is considered to be an essential employee and is expected to report to work during weather emergencies.ResponsibilitiesPerforms daily cleaning and janitorial duties including trash removal, high dusting, damp wiping, mopping, and spot cleaning as needed or requested by healthcare providers. Clean equipment and furniture to include beds and cribs. Ensure common areas, floors, rooms and hallways are clean and free of debris, water, bodily fluids and obstacles providing a safe working environment. Performs terminal cleaning to patient rooms after discharge. Makes germicidal solution per formula. Keeps janitor's room neat and orderly and report supply orders to manager. Complete special cleaning or moving projects as needed. Assists in checking for safety hazards and report deficiencies including major repairs to manager. Attends meeting and/or training sessions as required.QualificationsEDUCATION:High school diploma or GED is required.EXPERIENCE:A minimum of one-year routine floor care experience is required.