At Houston Methodist, the Environmental Services Representative position maintains environmental and infection control standards within established policies and procedures. This position performs a variety of general cleaning tasks in assigned areas to provide a safe and attractive environment for patients, guests, and staff in accordance with department standards.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Job responsibilities labeled EF capture those duties that are essential functions of the job.
PEOPLE - 20%
Interacts in a positive, professional manner with patients, family and staff. (EF)
Actively participates in meetings, huddles and with other team members using positive communication. (EF)
Promotes a positive work environment and contributes to a dynamic, team focused work unit to achieve optimal results. (EF)
SERVICE - 30%
Responds promptly and positively to requests for assistance with directions and information from patients, staff and visitors. (EF)
Promptly responds to all assignments to create an environment that is conducive for healing. (EF)
- Performs efficient room cleaning processes ensuring timely patient admissions. (EF)
QUALITY/SAFETY - 30%
Follows department process for room cleaning and discharge inspections, as appropriate, with the goal of meeting or exceeding HCAHPS cleanliness scores. (EF)
Achieves discharge, daily room cleaning and assigned area turn-around times, as appropriate. (EF)
During discharge activity, tracks, logs, and notifies appropriate management of safety and repair needs for equipment. (EF)
Follows policies, procedures, and safety rules. Observes standard infection control precautions and complies with OSHA standards. (EF)
Communicates and documents any facility or patient related issues to management, as appropriate. Correct minor safety hazards. (EF)
FINANCE - 10%
Appropriately uses and stores chemicals, paper goods, supplies, and equipment utilized during a shift. (EF)
Manages time effectively and prioritize department daily tasks, minimizing incidental overtime. (EF)
GROWTH/INNOVATION - 10%
Assumes responsibility for growth and development. Participates in continuing education and in-service programs. (EF)
Contributes ideas towards improving the efficiency and effectiveness of department processes. (EF)
This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.
High School diploma or equivalent education (examples include: GED, verification of homeschool equivalency, partial or full completion of post-secondary education, etc.) preferred
One year of experience preferred
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
US Department Of Transportation Hazardous Materials Certification preferred
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
Demonstrates the skills and competencies necessary to safely perform the assigned job, determined through on-going skills, competency assessments, and performance evaluations
- Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security
Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles
Demonstrates the ability to access information both in the department and within the hospital system to support the department as appropriate
- Multi-task oriented, ability to complete work within designated time frames
Ability to accurately and efficiently perform duties with minimal supervision
Demonstrate efficient and safe use of housekeeping equipment and chemicals
Other (dept approved)
No (for Non-Exempt or Exempt jobs)
- Note that employees may be required to be on-call during emergencies (ie. Disaster, Severe Weather Event, etc) regardless of selection above.
May require travel within
Houston Metropolitan area
May require travel outside
of Houston Metropolitan area
**Travel specifications may vary by department.
Please note any other special considerations to this job: Hospital-issued scrubs in OR environment as appropriate
Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital is committed to leading medicine in Montgomery County and the north Houston region by delivering the Houston Methodist standard of exceptional safety, quality, service and innovation. The growing campus offers 293 beds and access to the most innovative care. In January 2022, the hospital opened Healing Tower – a $250-million expansion project that added 106 beds, focused on medical/surgical and women’s services and nine operating rooms. It also included the expansion of the endoscopy center, emergency department and diagnostic imaging department.
Houston Methodist The Woodlands is recognized as a comprehensive stroke center, an orthopedic center of excellence by DNV, designated as a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, and has achieved Magnet Designation for nursing excellence from the ANCC. Houston Methodist The Woodlands is also ranked No. 1 nationally out of 148 members in the Complex Care Medical Centers cohort to be recognized for demonstrating excellence in delivering high-quality care based on the 2022 Vizient Quality and Accountability Ranking.