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Environmental Services Tech (Housekeeper)

Company: Emory
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Job Description:



  • Performs duties involved with cleaning patient and non-patient areas by utilizing appropriate cleaning aids.
  • Pays close attention to cleaning detail.
  • Cleans, polishes furniture/fixtures in assigned areas and arranges furniture and/or equipment as directed.
  • Cleans floors with vacuums, dust mops, and/or wet mops.
  • Collects and removes trash and recyclable items and deposits to designated area.
  • May be required to dispose of biochemical waste in accordance with policy and procedures.
  • Operates light power equipment and performs preventive maintenance on equipment; e.g., ensures vacuum cleaner bags are emptied regularly.
  • Maintains adequate stock of supplies in bathrooms and storage areas.
  • Tells supervisor when time to restock and re-order supplies.
  • Greets and acknowledges patients, families, and coworkers to ensure a positive environment.
  • Performs work in a safe manner by practicing all infection control procedures, being aware of safety hazards and acting on hazards accordingly.
  • Follows prescribed cleaning techniques and uses cleaning solutions appropriately.
  • Maintains security and confidentiality of areas by locking/unlocking doors and performing related functions.

  • A high school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Must be able to read, write, and follow instructions.
  • Some positions within this classification may require the ability to lift 50 pounds and to bend, stoop, and twist.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Medium): 20-50 lbs; 0-33% of the work day (occasionally); 11-25 lbs, 34-66% of the workday (frequently); 01-10 lbs, 67-100% of the workday (constantly); Lifting 50 lbs max; Carrying of objects up to 25 lbs; Occasional to frequent standing & walking, Occasional sitting, Close eye work (computers, typing, reading, writing), Physical demands may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Factors affecting environment conditions may vary depending on the assigned work area and tasks. Environmental exposures include, but are not limited to: Blood-borne pathogen exposure Bio-hazardous waste Chemicals/gases/fumes/vapors Communicable diseases Electrical shock, Floor Surfaces, Hot/Cold Temperatures, Indoor/Outdoor conditions, Latex, Lighting, Patient care/handling injuries, Radiation, Shift work, Travel may be required. Use of personal protective equipment, including respirators, environmental conditions may vary depending on assigned work area and work tasks.

Keywords: Emory, Columbus , Environmental Services Tech (Housekeeper), Other , Atlanta, Georgia

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