Johns Hopkins Intrastaff is the internal staffing agency for the Johns Hopkins Health System and partner hospitals, providing temporary support to a variety of the Johns Hopkins locations. Our employees are the strength of our service. Intrastaff is unique because it's one of the very few agencies where a person has the benefit of being a temporary employee and also feels like a member of a large organization. Working at Hopkins means joining a culturally diverse team that includes some of the best nurses, physicians and allied health professionals in the world. Directly or indirectly, you'll have exposure to cutting-edge technology and groundbreaking medical research.
Reporting to, and working under the direct supervision of, an Environmental Care Supervisor, the Environmental Care Technician helps to ensure patient safety and customer satisfaction by providing timely and thorough cleaning services to keep clinical unit/area in orderly, sanitary and attractive condition.
Cleans assigned areas using specified products and follows established procedures. Assigned to and completes daily removal of Bio-hazards (regulated medical waste), regular and bulk waste to the appropriate locations. Responsible for loading of same wastes in the various containers, as required by regulatory agencies. Transports trash safely per duty list to ensure timely removal from Hospital areas. Follows medical waste manifesting procedures. Maintains trash containers in a clean and safe condition at all times. Maintains height restrictions of trash in containers. Performs floor care duties per duty list including: carpet extraction and bonneting, floor scrubbing and burning (buffing) and, as assigned, crystalizing and diamond cutting terrazzo floor. Operates equipment safely and effectively. Submits repair work orders as needed to ensure equipment is functional and safe. Ensures sufficient supplies and equipment in designated storage areas at the beginning and end of each shift; and notifies Supervisor or designee when stock is needed to support the shift. Maintains professional conduct at all times. Communicates customer complaints to others, as appropriate. Uses interpersonal skills effectively to communicate to customers, co-workers and supervisors, as appropriate. Addresses customer concerns/questions and channels them to others, as appropriate. Provides outstanding customer service at all times while interacting with patients, visitors and staff. Provides a variety of environmental and clinical support activities to facilitate patient care and customer satisfaction.
Requires three (3) months of continuous work experience or the successful completion a JHH/JHHSC-approved OTJ Sponsored Training Program (i.e. Transitional Employment Partnership Program). Six (6) months of industrial housekeeping strongly preferred.
Requires ability to read and understand English in order to follow instructions, job assignments, schedules, work orders and chemical labels. Ability to utilize and understand universal safety precautions when cleaning patient rooms.
Knowledge of Floor Care or Trash Transport.
Ability to operate floor care cleaning equipment, vacuum cleaner, carpet extractor or tow motors. Must possess effective verbal communication skills and the ability to interface with patients, families, healthcare team members, co-workers and supervisory personnel when necessary.
Ability to determine appropriate cleaning procedures and/or products when situation arises.
Ability to identify environmental emergency/urgent situations and to follow established protocol in reporting and responding to these situations
Work may produce high level of mental/visual fatigue due to attention to details.
Requires walking/standing/bending 100% of scheduled work time.
Operates heavy machinery.
May be exposed to construction hazards.
Possible exposure to communicable diseases, hazardous materials, and pharmacological agents that have little likelihood of harm if established health precautions are followed.
Work requires the use of protective safety devices including, but not limited to, safety glasses, gloves, hearing protection, infection prevention apparel/apparatus.
Work requires attention to detail.
Work requires visual acuity.
Work requires manual dexterity.
Works at heights of up to 12 feet above surface using ladders, lifts and equipment.
Work requires ability to load/unload and transport/position equipment, materials and trash. Ability to lift fifty (50) pounds.
Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.