Performs general and specialized cleaning tasks within the Cherokee Indian Hospital (CIHA) facilities to maintain clean and inviting facilities, provide a positive patient experience, and meet all required infection control standards.
CHEST (certified healthcare environmental service technician) certification through the Association for the Health Care Environment (ahe.org) is highly preferred and will be required to obtain 1 year after employment
6 month previous cleaning experience preferred. Preferably within a healthcare environment. Position requires 3 to 6 months to become proficient in most phases of the job.
Must have a thorough knowledge of the requirements, policies, and guidelines for EVS procedures of IHS, Cherokee Indian Hospital, and applicable OSHA protocol. Must be skilled in the use of mechanical and manual cleaning equipment such as buffer, scrubber, vacuum cleaner, mop, broom, and laundry equipment. Must be familiar with hospital layout. Requires the ability to follow both verbal and written instructions. Must be able to read, write legibly and speak clearly. Must know all related sanitation guidelines and quality assurance requirements. Must know safety procedures.
Close attention to detail is required for some procedures and normal alertness for much of the time. Job duties require extensive physical effort such as walking, reaching, bending, pushing, pulling and lifting up to 60 lbs. and often working in awkward positions. Must have visual acuity, manual dexterity, and be able to speak and hear.
Responsibility for Equipment
Cleans and performs simple upkeep to equipment which should not be damaged if handled properly.
Has contact with potential disease or accidents such as falls, back strain, electrical shock, or minor cuts to fingers and hands. Has some contact with biohazard substances and cleaning solutions, which must be handled properly. Following established safety procedures and sanitation guidelines would reduce the risk of injury or disease.
Contact with Others
Interacts with coworkers; medical professionals and the public where tact, courtesy and professional etiquette are required. Must maintain a positive image and working relationship with others. Assist co-workers as needed.
Consistently demonstrates superior customer service skills to patients/customers by demonstrating characteristics that align with CIHA’s guiding principles and core values. Ensure excellent customer service is provided to all patients/customers by seeking out opportunities to be of service.