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Posted on 09/18/2017

Housekeeping - Janitorial - Environmental Services

Northwest Community Healthcare - Arlington Heights, IL

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Job Description

Shift: Full time, PMs, every other weekend

40 hrs/ week


Reporting to the Environmental Services Manager, performs patient room and ancillary area daily cleaning per departmental and corporate standards. This includes all isolation/terminal cleaning of rooms (including negative pressure/airborne), cleaning of any equipment used in patient room. This is to be done daily in all patient and ancillary areas to ensure customer service quality standards are being achieved and maintained by the Environmental Services Department.

1. Performs daily patient room and ancillary area cleaning in assigned areas per departmental and corporate standards, including disposal of soiled linens and garbage. Cleans isolation/terminal rooms, patient discharges, (including negative pressure/airborne) daily as assigned; cleans any equipment, except rental, used in patient rooms and ancillary areas to ensure customer service quality standards are achieved and maintained by the Environmental Services Department. Makes sure housekeeping cart and equipment is clean and orderly on a daily basis. 

2. Utilizes/mixes cleaning chemicals in a cost effective and safe manner; closely follows all instructions and safety specifications regarding cleaning chemicals; makes sure all bottled chemicals are labeled, on a daily basis. 

3. Maintains adequate supplies of paper products, hand soap, seat covers, sanitary napkins, sharps containers etc. in assigned areas on a daily basis. Removes and replaces all full sharps. May be authorized to access secured medication storage locations to perform job related functions. 

4. Provides a positive customer service minded environment by stressing, through example, teamwork, personal enthusiasm, pride in work, and a positive efficient work attitude. Communicates daily with manager assigned to area to ensure information is exchanged, any concerns are resolved and customer service standards are achieved and maintained. 

5. Observes and reports any equipment, furniture, fixtures, carpet, curtains, and walls in need of repair, on a daily basis. 

6. Adheres to all Northwest Community Hospital standards, policies, and procedures. 

Job Requirements

1. Prefer high school graduate or equivalent. 

2. Previous hospital experience preferred. 

3. Knowledge of and experience with the correct use of body mechanics. 

4. The ability to interact effectively with internal and external customers. 

5. The communications skills necessary to understand written and verbal instructions. 

6. The organizational skills necessary to coordinate, prioritize and accomplish multiple work assignments. 

7. The ability to work on call and overtime when necessary, including all holidays. 

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