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EVS Housekeeping Technician, Healthcare - Medical Facility

Location: CAMDEN, NJ, United States
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Description

Pinnacle HealthCare Environmental Services

Schedule:

  • Monday - Friday 8:00pm-10:15pm
  • Monday - Friday 6:00pm to 9:00pm 
  • Monday - Friday 7:00pm to 10:00pm 
  • Monday - Friday 7:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Monday - Friday 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Pay rate:

  • $15.15 per hour

Job Summary

The EVS Technician is responsible for providing a safe care environment within a specialty area (surgical services/peri-operative suite, Pac U areas, etc.) by demonstrating the principles of cleaning, disinfection, and quality assurance to reduce harmful pathogens for the benefit of patients, visitors, and staff. The EVS Housekeeper, in accordance with organizational standards of quality, is an essential contributor to cleaning, disinfection, infection prevention, and patient experience.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for cleaning and disinfection of specialty units & equipment. Areas include but are not limited to Surgical Services, Endoscopy, Pac U
  • Performs duties while demonstrating a working knowledge of the health care cleaning and disinfecting principles and requirements, proper and safe chemical use, equipment handling, and labor-saving products for all items within the specialty environment tasked with servicing.
  • Adheres to all organization safety, risk management, and infection control standards while promoting a safety culture. 
  • Accountable for accurately maintaining all appropriate logs and checklists/sheets current.
  • Responsible for cleaning and disinfection of equipment and assignment areas according to procedures, policies, and manufacturer recommendations. 
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of the cleaning and disinfecting requirements for highly sensitive environments. 
  • Demonstrates understanding of the training and education related to evidence-based recommendations in accordance with the Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE), Association for Professional in Infection Control (APIC), and Association for Peri-operative Nurses (AORN), CDC, The Joint Commission, and other regulatory bodies. 
  • Maintains supplies and equipment by properly stocking and restocking the environmental services cart neat and organized.
  • Removes waste and transports it to appropriate disposal areas while identifying proper waste streams (i.e., regulated medical, recycle, solid, and hazardous). 
  • Follows all environmental and infection prevention practices (i.e., proper cleaning and disinfection protocols and process, hand hygiene, standard & isolation precautions, as well as proper donning and doffing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Recognizes and adheres to patient privacy requirements (HIPAA)

 

 

Other Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates personal accountability.
  • Identify and utilize appropriate resources to ensure identified problems or concerns are followed through and resolved.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of facility safety requirements. 
  • Demonstrates the ability to operate and properly maintain all EVS tools and equipment needed to clean and disinfect the environment.
  • Assists in onboarding new Environmental Services Technicians as requested.

 

 

Education/Certifications/Licenses

  • High School Diploma or GED required.

 

Experience

  • 1-year health care environmental services experience.

Special Skills/ Equipment

  • Can distinguish the differences between levels of disinfection and perform low and intermediate-level disinfection.  
  • Ability to explain orally or in writing the differences between levels of disinfection and perform intermediate-level disinfection in areas where required.  
  • Ability to read/write English at 6th-9th grade level preferred.
  • Respectfully listens to the viewpoints and ideas of others. 
  • Ability to communicate orally, openly, candidly, or in writing, creating an environment where co-workers and team members reciprocate.
  • Respectfully listens to and respects the viewpoints and ideas of others.

 

The following are required upon being hired:   

  • Physical
  • PPD (TB test)
  • Blood draw to check for antibodies of the following:

Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Chickenpox, Hepatitis B 

  • COVID VACCINATION REQUIRED  
  • Flu Shot required. 

 

Benefits

  • Full-time employees (defined as working 30 or more hours per week) are eligible for medical, dental, vision and other ancillary benefits. 
  • All employees (full-time and part-time) are eligible to participate in the company’s 401K which has an employer match.

 

Pinnacle Healthcare Environmental Services is an equal opportunity employer. Pinnacle is a division of Planned Companies that does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, age, national origin, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other reason prohibited by law in the provision of employment opportunities and benefits.”  

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