Trinity Health Environmental Svcs Tech I in Pontiac, Michigan

I Accountability Objectives:

Performs daily routine, repetitive cleaning tasks to maintain hospital areas in a safe, clean and sanitary condition for patients, visitors and staff. Performs a variety of housekeeping functions and tasks following Department and Hospital policies and procedures. Reports to Department leadership regarding assignments and administration to ensure appropriate patient care.

II Position Qualifications:

Minimum Education, Licensure / Certification and Experience Required.

A. Education

High school diploma or equivalent (GED).

B. Licensure / Certification

Not Applicable

C Special Skill / Aptitudes

  • Ability to bend, stoop, push, pull, and lift up 45 pounds, following proper body mechanics.

  • Ability to work in a health care environment, be sensitive to needs, and respect the dignity of patients, visitors and staff.

  • Have the ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.

  • Demonstrated ability using computerized bed-tracking system.

  • Ability to make decisions for the safety of patients, visitors and staff.

  • Excellent customer service orientation skills necessary in order to deal effectively with various levels of hospital personnel, outside customers and community groups.

D. Experience

Previous experience performing housekeeping activities in clinical environment preferred.

III Duties / Responsibilities:

Performs daily cleaning and disinfecting procedures for discharge, office,.clinical, patient and other hospital areas utilizing prescribed techniques, equipment and cleaning chemicals.

Must be able to work continuously at a vigorous pace and have physical abilities to dismantle beds, isolettes and cribs. Must have demonstrated ability to perform tasks at a high quality and productivity level.

Returns all housekeeping material to appropriate storeroom, janitor's closet or storage areas. At the end of each shift, return dirty mops, rags and equipment to assigned area. Properly measures cleaning chemicals for disinfecting and general cleaning. Cleans, disinfects I.V. poles and portable commodes. Strips and makes beds. Restroom cleaning (restroom cleaning procedure). Isolation room cleaning procedure. Dust & damp mopping of hard surface floors and baseboards. Vacuuming of carpeted areas. High dusting vents, pictures, clocks, furnishings etc. Empty, dispose, clean & reline waste containers. Patient room discharge-cleaning (discharge cleaning procedure). Occupied patient room cleaning (occupied patient room cleaning procedure). Spot cleaning of walls, doors and windows. Prepares and maintains equipment assigned and immediately reports any malfunctioning equipment to Environmental Services Supervisor. All breaks must be taken at assigned time in authorized areas, unless prior approval is obtained from department management. Adheres to scheduled assignment duties for assigned area of responsibility (see Department assignments). Adheres to medical waste guidelines and procedures related to Universal Precautions plus blood-borne pathogens. Reports to work on time, appropriately dressed in a clean uniform and ready to work in assigned area. Remains in assigned work area, unless assigned elsewhere. Must notify assigned supervisor to request permission to leave work area. Follows Hospital and Department policies and procedures. Any other duties as assigned by management. Meets SJMHS Guiding Behaviors and Caring Standards including interpersonal communication and professional conduct expectations. Knows, understands, incorporates and demonstrates the CHE Trinity Health Mission, Vision and Values in behavior, practices and decisions. Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State and local laws and regulations. Trinity Health's Organizational Integrity Program, Standards of Conduct as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical and professional behavior. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the competencies/essential functions satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodation. Disclaimer: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being assigned to this job. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of individuals in the job.

Demonstrates and actively promotes an understanding and commitment to the mission of St. Joseph Mercy

Oakland through performing behaviors consistent with the Trinity Health Values.

Maintains a working knowledge of applicable Federal, State, and Local laws and regulations, the Trinity

Health Organizational Integrity Program, including the Standards of Conduct, Code of Ethics, as well as other policies and procedures in order to ensure adherence in a manner that reflects honest, ethical and professional behaviors.

Supports and conducts one's self in a manner consistent with customer service expectations.

V Dept/Unit Specific:

  • Exposure to cleaning chemicals.

V Working Conditions:

  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This section describes the anticipated typical means of accomplishing the essential functions of the job.
  • Should you be unable to accomplish any function, or to perform it in the manner described, you may request reasonable accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Idaho Human Rights Act.
  • Your request for reasonable accommodation should be accompanied by a description of how you propose to perform the essential function.
  • In a typical day, the colleague may sit for 5%, stand for 50%, and walk for 45% of the day; consistent bending/stooping (75-80% of work time).
  • Position requires the use of hands for simple and firm grasping and fine manipulating.
  • Position requires high level of mental concentration to attain established deadlines. Working environment frequent interruptions.
  • Has potential for exposure to infectious diseases, hazardous waste and chemicals.


Job Number: 00106430

Location: Pontiac, MI

Organization Name: Saint Joseph Mercy Health System

Facility: SJSEMI - On Camp Hosp-Tax

Employment Type: Part time

Shift: Day Shift

Hours: 16