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Environmental Services Technician

JOB TITLE: Environmental Services Technician
DEPARTMENT: Environmental Services
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION : We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
Performs a variety of healthcare environmental services duties to enhance the healthcare environment by maintaining the location assigned. Follows special healthcare cleaning and trash handling techniques as required ensuring a professional and appropriate service standard while performing the job. Follows system wide standards as well as department specific service standards.
Responsible for ensuring the very best patient/family/ customer experience by optimizing all customer interactions. Fosters a positive work environment through mutual support and cooperation and adheres to GHS and unit specific Service Standards. Performs duties to support the goals and objectives of Geisinger System in its efforts to provide quality patient care and patient satisfaction.
Reports to an Environmental Services Team Leader and/or Facilities Manager.
Demonstrates excellent customer service skills.
Demonstrates ability to communicate effectively with EVS Management and Staff as well as with patients, their families/visitors, clinical care providers and non-clinical staff and follow instructions when given.
Demonstrates ability to read, communicate orally and in writing, and follow oral and written instructions. (In English)
Demonstrates the ability to work independently as well as a team and displays initiative and good judgment.
Demonstrates ability to prioritize assigned duties to facilitate patient throughput.
Demonstrates flexibility and willingness to assume a variety of job assignments based on and to meet the needs of the department in order to facilitate patient care and throughput.
Demonstrates ability to adhere to all HIPPA rules and regulations in the course of their job and when, or as well as away from their job, with interacting with hospital staff, patients, and visitors, follows all EVS and Infection Control Procedures and Policies, and performs computer-based time entry and in-service education modules and can assist others in this regard.
High school diploma or GED preferred.
Previous experience in environmental services in a health care setting preferred.
On-the-job training is provided
Requires ability to stand, walk, bend, lift up to 50 lbs. occasionally, carry and push carts from 100 lbs. to 500 lbs. when performing duties. Works under a variety of temperature conditions. May involve transporting items outside of buildings in all weather conditions.
Requires ability to perform job duties correctly with in established System EVS standards to facilitate patient throughout.
Requires ability to tolerate the associated visual, auditory and scents associated with providing all kinds of medical and surgical care.
Work is typically performed in a hospital setting; frequently performs duties around patients, their families and clinical care providers as well as non-clinical staff
_The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job._
ABOUT GEISINGER: Geisinger is a physician-led health system comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger Family.
We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org , or connect with us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/geisingerhealth , Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/geisingerhealth/ , LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com and Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/geisingerhealth .
Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.

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