Provides leadership within the Environmental Services (EVS) department providing activities to assure compliance with safety and sanitation regulations. Responsible for a variety of environmental services duties, follows special healthcare cleaning techniques as required, and trains staff as needed. Ensures 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 service standards.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Schedules breaks and lunches daily for all assigned staff. Utilizes the staff schedule to plan for sufficient daily staffing. Coordinates with the Supervisor and or Manager and Director as necessary. Coordinates communication between shifts to ensure continuity of service. Assists with the development of all performance improvement plans for staff directly under them in discipline. Assures timely and effective response to all department requests and requirements. Mentors and empowers employees by delegating responsibilities, assisting employees with work performance issues and promoting a teamwork environment. Uses wireless technology to monitor bed tracking status in designated patient departments and areas. Responsible for inventory management of EVS supplies. Maintains all work areas in a clean and orderly condition. Observes and promotes fire prevention and safety practices. Follows all infection control policies. Monitors daily sign in sheet and adjusts the assignments for call-offs, census, and other factors accordingly. Oversees the work performance of Environmental Services personnel. Assures all assigned areas are clean, safe, and orderly. Provides input to Supervisor on performance evaluations of assigned personnel in the presence of an Environmental Services Supervisor. Rearranges work assignments for all shifts as necessary. Conducts Quality Improvement inspections of assigned areas routinely.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Healthcare Regulatory Environment, Disease Management, Infection Control, Spill Management, Communication Skills, Team Player, Leads Others
High School Diploma or Equivalent -Preferred
Minimum of 3 years Related work experience -Required
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Requires ability to stand, walk, bend, lift up to 50 lbs., 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. Possesses the ability to stand for long periods as well as to walk long distances to perform cleaning and disinfecting tasks of both high and low items/areas. Requires ability to perform job duties correctly with in established System EVS standards to facilitate patient throughput. Requires ability to tolerate the associated visual, auditory and scents associated with providing all kinds of medical and surgical care. Work is typically performed within a office, clinical or classroom environment; frequently performs duties around patients, their families and clinical care providers as well as non-clinical staff. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
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.
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.
One of the nation’s most innovative health services organizations, Geisinger serves more than 1.5 million patients in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The system includes 13 hospital campuses, a nearly 600,000-member health plan, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. A physician-led organization, with approximately 32,000 employees and more than 1,800 employed physicians, Geisinger leverages an estimated $12.7 billion positive annual impact on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey economies. Repeatedly recognized nationally for integration, quality and service, Geisinger has a long-standing commitment to patient care, medical education, research and community service. For more information, visit geisinger.org or connect with us onFacebook, Instagram, LinkedInand Twitter.
** 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.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh Food
Farmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencing
programs, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.
Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.
What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.