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Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Health Care Provider
Health Care & Medicine
Enviornmental Service Assistant General Team
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Job Description


 Minimum Education
High School Diploma or GED

Specific Requirements and Preferences
High School Diploma/GED or equivalent experience

Minimum Work Experience
0 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
cleaning/housekeeping experience prefered

Required Skills/Knowledge

Requires ability to follow written and oral instructions. Must have excellent customer service skills and an ability to communicate positively with patients, families, and staff. Ability to operate, vacuums, buffers, shampooers, auto scrubbers, scrubbers, burnishers, carpet extractors and shampoo machines, and other related cleaning equipment. Ability to properly utilize internal communication devices such as beepers, cell phones, walkie-talkies when assigned. Must have excellent customer service skills and an ability to communicate positively with patients, families and staff. Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds routinely and 60 pounds occasionally; must be able to bend from waist and at knees; must be able to reach with arms over head; must be able to stand for prolonged periods.

Required Licenses and Certifications

Functional Accountabilities

Perform routine, specialized cleaning and job assignments as assigned
  1. Perform daily routine cleaning in assigned areas following established policies and procedures; this could include specialty areas, such as, Operating Room, Cardiac Cath Lab, Recovery room, IR rooms, special procedure rooms, MRI’s, Sterile Supply, etc.
  2. Maintain sterile field as required according to department policy.
  3. Remove trash and soiled linen (to include the removal and replacement of linen on discharged patient beds, stretchers and on-call rooms) and use appropriate techniques and bagging procedures.
  4. Replenish bathroom supplies as needed.
  5. Perform project work such as cleaning specialized equipment as directed.
  6. Use cleaning chemicals for their specific purpose, follow product directions.
  7. Restock cart and notify supervisor when supplies are low.
  8. Perform meeting room set ups when assigned.
  9. Perform routine and restorative care to hard and carpeted floors as assigned.
Complete Daily Report
  1. Complete checklist and log of duties completed during shift.
Use cleaning equipment appropriately
  1. Operate cleaning equipment according to instructions.
  2. Replace belts, bags and make other minor equipment repairs; report other mechanical failures to supervisor.
  3. Clean equipment as directed.
Report to Work as Scheduled
  1. Arrive and depart work on time.
  2. Report to work on scheduled days with no excessive absenteeism.
  3. Leave for meal break and return on time.
  4. Follow sign in/out procedures for pagers, keys and equipment as required by procedure.
Follow Established Dress Code
  1. Report to work in uniform.
  2. Uniform are clean and free of debris or odor.
  3. Entire uniform is worn daily.
  4. Follow department and hospital uniform procedures.
Participate in Continuing Education
  1. Attend weekly/monthly departmental training sessions.
  2. Attend mandatory annual training sessions.
  1. Speak up when team members appear to exhibit unsafe behavior or performance
  2. Continuously validate and verify information needed for decision making or documentation
  3. Stop in the face of uncertainty and takes time to resolve the situation
  4. Demonstrate accurate, clear and timely verbal and written communication
  5. Actively promote safety for patients, families, visitors and co-workers
  6. Attend carefully to important details - practicing Stop, Think, Act and Review in order to self-check behavior and performance

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.