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


 Minimum Education
High School Diploma or GED

Minimum Work Experience
1 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
cleaning/housekeeping experience prefered

Required Skills/Knowledge

Excellent customer service, team oriented. One to two years as housekeeper or service worker preferred. Demonstrates knowledge of department polices and procedures.Demonstrates knowledge and efficient use of cleaning techniques, solutions, equipment and tools needed to perform job duties.
Physical Requirements: This position demands good physical and mental health. The Associate will be required to lift, carry, walk, sit, push, pull, stoop and stand for prolonged periods of time. Must be able to work a flexible schedule, must be able to move continuously during work hours and able to lift and /or carry 50 to 75 pounds.

Required Licenses and Certifications

Functional Accountabilities

Use cleaning equipment appropriately
  1. Operate various mechanized cleaning equipment, such as, but not limited to vacuums, floor care equipment, etc.
  2. Maintain facility in a sanitary and infection-free condition through cleaning and sanitizing all horizontal and vertical surfaces.
  3. Follow instructions on usage of germicidal solutions to clean. All procedures for solution use will be part of the housekeeper's training.
  4. Must handle various cleaning solvents, chemicals, etc. Must comply with all regulations such as OSHA, EPA, State Health Department, JACHO, etc.
  5. Use safety precautions in all housekeeping services.
Perform routine, specialized cleaning and job assignments as assigned
  1. Follow the Department’s Terminal Cleaning Procedures.
  2. Dispose trash, waste, and other disposable materials.
  3. Strip and remove all bed linen from room.
  4. Make bed with fresh linen, and leave a sanitized pillow on bed.
  5. Clean and disinfect bed, mattress and pillow with germicidal solution.
  6. Restock supplies and leave behind a signed and dated table tent card.
  7. Damp dust with a germicidal: furniture, light fixtures, window sills, air vents etc; some high dusting may be required.
  8. Report any needed repairs immediately to supervisor (such as leaky faucets or toilets, loose tile, broken window panes, missing nuts or screws, beds needing repair, etc.).
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 log in procedures for pagers and other equipment as required.
Promote personal ad patient safety
  1. Wear Personal Protective Equipment according to hospital guidelines, follow universal precautions.
  2. Use safety precautions in all housekeeping services.
  3. Use proper lifting and bending techniques.
  4. Report unsafe conditions in assigned work areas.
  5. Observe all isolation procedures.
Follow Established Standards / Processes
  1. Respond with sense of urgency to all STATs, emergencies, special needs, spills, etc.
  2. Respond to directives given by all EVS Supervisors, and EVS Upper Management.
  3. Interact hospitably, cheerfully, and supportively with staff, patients/families, visitors, and work colleagues.
  4. Follow standards with response to urgent requests, i.e. pager, beds, STATs, etc.
  5. Honor department’s attendance, break, behavior, dress and safety codes.
  6. Exercise good judgment while working around patients and visitors. Remains professional at all times.
  7. Take initiative in rendering service or responding to needs of the department.
  8. Assist other associates as necessary.
Participate in Continuing Education
  1. Attend weekly / monthly departmental training sessions.
  2. Attend mandatory annual training sessions.

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.