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Employment Type:
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Health Care Provider
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Job Description


 Minimum Education

Specific Requirements and Preferences

Minimum Work Experience
4 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 4 years in environmental services required. At least 2 years in acute care healthcare setting. Previous housekeeping and management/supervisory experience. Healthcare experience is preferred.

Required Skills/Knowledge

Knowledge of all applicable legal, regulatory, and policy requirements, including JCAHO, state, and federal and local regulations and guidelines (i.e. OSHA, HAZMAT, DOH, EPA). Understanding of infection control. The ability to present ideas and information in a concise, timely, effective and interpersonally appropriate manner through written and oral form. Excellent public speaking and interpersonal skills. Ability to coach and develop others. Ability to work in a fast-paced and changing environment. The ability to model continuous professional self-development, resulting in the enhanced performance of the organization. Ability to analyze processes, and identify high quality and cost-effective improvements. The ability to proactively identify and implement effective strategies to enhance the financial performance of the department and the organization. The ability to establish effective relationships in networks with both internal and external customers. The ability to effectively administer all hospital policies and procedures and to consistently meet or exceed all operational goals, standards, and benchmarks. The ability to attract, recognize, retain, and manage staff to effectively utilize employees to enhance departmental and organizational performance. The ability to identify issues and opportunities. The demonstrated ability to effectively monitor, manage, and improve all processes in order to achieve excellence and recognition with regard to all hospital quality standards and benchmarks, as well as regulatory compliance. Strong understanding and sensitivity to managing/supervising union employees. The ability to use job-related computer software applications, including Microsoft Office and bed-board related programs.

Required Licenses and Certifications

Functional Accountabilities

  1. Collaborate with the manager on significant issues or barriers.
  2. Ensure a safe work environment is maintained.
  3. Provide leadership and guidance to support staff and direct reports.
  4. Support continuing education of staff in competency development in areas of defined responsibility.
  5. Manage performance planning and documentation, and facilitate goal achievement of individuals.
  6. Ensure departmental compliance with the hospital’s administrative and professional policies, and governmental and accreditation regulations.
Operations Management
  1. Direct overall operational functions for assigned areas.
  2. In both formal and informal situations, create a practice environment where employees progressively internalize and demonstrate the components of customer focused care.
  3. Supervise housekeepers to ensure a safe, sanitary, and clean environment for all patients, visitors, and employees.
Administrative Management
  1. Evaluate EVS operations for continued improvement of efficiency.
  2. Recommend and develop new processes and systems to meet departmental needs.
  3. Assist in the development of policy and procedure regarding EVS cleaning protocols.
  4. Effectively manage staff assigned.
Technical Consultation
  1. Provide technical advice and consultation regarding environmental services to all CNMC organizations.
  2. Furnishe technical assistance to the Director, Managers, other personnel of the Environmental Services Department, and to hospital.

Organizational Accountabilities (Staff)

Organizational Commitment/Identification
  1. Partner in the mission and upholds the core principles of the organization
  2. Committed to diversity and recognizes value of cultural ethnic differences
  3. Demonstrate personal and professional integrity
  4. Maintain confidentiality at all times
Customer Service
  1. Anticipate and responds to customer needs; follows up until needs are met
  1. Demonstrate collaborative and respectful behavior
  2. Partner with all team members to achieve goals
  3. Receptive to others’ ideas and opinions
Performance Improvement/Problem-solving
  1. Contribute to a positive work environment
  2. Demonstrate flexibility and willingness to change
  3. Identify opportunities to improve clinical and administrative processes
  4. Make appropriate decisions, using sound judgment
Cost Management/Financial Responsibility
  1. Use resources efficiently
  2. Search for less costly ways of doing things
  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.