Works under the supervision of the Environmental Services Manager. Coordinates the work activities of the Environmental Services staff to ensure proper procedures are followed. Assumes departmental responsibilities in the absence of the Environmental Services Manager. Performs other duties as assigned.
PRIMARY JOB DUTIES
Follows Hospital/LTC and departmental policies and procedures.
Participates in training and evaluations of the Environmental Services employee, including hiring, training and performance appraisals.
Prepares daily work assignments, and participates in Hospital/LTC committees as assigned.
Maintains assigned areas following departmental policies and procedure.
Maintains attendance in the absence of the Environmental Services Manager.
Acts as a liaison between shifts and department policies and procedures.
Maintains par levels and orders supplies.
Attends department meetings and in services as required by department.
Participates in cross training as requested, and may staff the Environmental Technician position or other positions as needed.
Educates and trains staff on safety awareness and infection control protocols.
Maintains and processes timecards in the absence of the Environmental Services Manager.
Maintains confidentiality of all personal, patient care and relations information.
Complies with Hospital/LTC Corporate Compliance Program including, but not limited to, the Code of Conduct, laws and regulations, and Hospital policies/procedures.
Must be free from governmental sanctions involving health care and/or financial practices.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Education: High School Graduate or GED preferred.
Experience: Two years or more supervisory experience in a care setting.
Essential Technical/ Motor Skills: Finger dexterity to fold linen.
Interpersonal Skills: Ability to interact well with co-workers, patients, visitors and staff.
Essential Physical Requirement: Requires continuous standing and/ or walking for extended periods of time; requires lifting and carrying 35 pounds.
Essential Mental Abilities: Able to be flexible and to follow instructions.
Essential Sensory Requirements: Must have sufficient vision, hearing, and speech to perform duties.
Exposure to Hazards: OSHA CATEGORY II TASKS THAT INVOLVE NO EXPOSURE TO BLOOD, BODY FLUIDS, OR TISSUES, BUT EMPLOYMENT MAY REQUIRE PERFORMING UNPLANNED CATEGORY I TASKS. The normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluids or tissue, but exposure or potential exposure may be required as a condition of employment. Appropriate protective measures should be readily available to every employee engaged in Category II tasks.
Hours of work: Over time, weekends, and Holidays will be required.
Certifications required: See Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification Policy and Certifications/Education Requirements Policy.
Employees working in healthcare facilities have the potential to be exposed to hazardous materials including: Hazardous Chemicals/Drugs, Waste Anesthetic Gases, Radiation, Latex, Biological Hazards, Respiratory Hazards and Ergonomic Hazards. See Hazardous Materials in the Workplace Policy.