WCHN Western Connecticut Health Network

Environmental Services Associate

US-CT-Norwalk
1 week ago
ID
2017-7245
Standard Hours
Full Time 40 Hour
Shift
Variable
Work Schedule
7:00 - 3:30 pm / 4:00 pm - 12:30 am / Rotating weekends
Department
Environmental Services Facility 243

Job Summary

The Environmental Services Associates are an integral part of the Hospital team and provide critical services in the areas of patient/item transport and housekeeping.  Under the direction of the Manager of Environmental Services, the Environmental Services Associates:

  • Escort patients to and from a unit using a transportation vehicle (wheelchair, stretcher, bed, or other apparatus) in a safe and appropriate manner
  • Transport specimens and miscellaneous items related to patient care to and from the unit
  • Adhere to policies and procedures to ensure all transports are completed accurately and in a timely manner
  • Perform housekeeping activities on patient floors, reception areas, laboratories, offices and other areas of the Hospital as specified
  • Cleaning activities include:
    • buffing, burnishing and refinishing of hard floor surfaces;
    • carpet vacuuming, bonnet shampooing & extraction;
    • transporting of bulk trash carts, recyclable materials & soiled linens; and
    • moving furniture, files & cabinets

Job Requirements

  • A minimum of eight (8) years of formal schooling; High School diploma or G.E.D. is preferred
  • Ability to read, write, speak and comprehend the English language is required
  • Basic math skills are required
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Prior related experience in Transport or Environmental Services in the health industry preferred
  • Successful completion of Support Services Associate training program
  • Must be a team player, have a demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage time, work independently, problem solve, follow-through, and take initiative
  • Bilingual skills a plus

Additional Job Requirements

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Frequent bending, stooping, stretching, kneeling, pushing, pulling, and walking. 
  • Ability to lift and carry frequently used objects and equipment. 
  • Ability to maneuver appropriate equipment with patients considerable distances. 
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 75 lbs.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Frequent exposure to dust, dirt, odors, blood, bodily fluids, and excrement

POTENTIAL HAZARDS:

  • Frequent exposure to sharps, medical waste, cleaning fluids, disinfectants, and other chemical products 
  • Exposure to electrical shock when operating floor and carpet equipment

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