The Environmental Service Technician Registry is responsible for cleaning the assigned areas throughout the John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital. Applies the 10-Step cleaning process utilizing approved cleaning equipment, chemicals, supplies, and methods to maintain a safe, clean, and attractive environment for patients, guests, and staff. Provides a high quality of care, service, and kindness toward all patients, staff, physicians, volunteers and guests. These duties are to be performed in a highly confidential manner, in accordance with the mission and values of Cook County Health & Hospitals System (CCHHS).
This position is exempt from Career Service under the CCHHS Personnel Rules.
Follows the 10-step cleaning process to support disinfection and sterilization through the hospital.
Ensures appropriate caution/safety signs are properly set up prior to performing cleaning duties.
Cleans floors including sweeping, dusting, damp/wet mopping, and disinfecting.
Cleans windows/mirrors in patient rooms, bathrooms, and other assigned areas.
Cleans, washes, sanitizes and/or polishes bathroom fixtures, also ensure water marks are removed from fixtures.
Cleans/polishes furniture and shelves in assigned rooms and other areas as instructed.
Cleans walls by wiping, dusting, spot cleaning, and disinfecting.
Ensures work/cleaning schedules are followed and all accidents/incidents are reported.
Adheres to established infection control and universal precautions.
Keeps work areas free of hazardous objects such as protruding mop/broom handles, unnecessary equipment, supplies, etc. Also, will ensure all equipment is stored at least 6 inches from the floor and 18 inches from the ceiling.
Maintains confidentiality of all patient information.
Performs other duties assigned.
High School Diploma or GED is required (proof must be provided at time of interview)
Two (2) years of cleaning experience in environmental services within a healthcare environment is required
MUST MEET MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS AT TIME OF APPLICATION FILING
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge and familiarity of the 10-step cleaning process
Excellent verbal and written communication skills necessary to communicate with all levels of staff and a patient population composed of diverse cultures and age groups.
Demonstrate attention to detail accuracy and precision.
Ability to respond to emergency clean up requests.
Ability to maintain professional demeanor at all times.
Ability to tolerate exposure to unpleasant noise, odor, and temperatures.
Ability to walk extensively, lift moderately heavy projects, and climb stairs.
Ability to consistently push, pull, twist, turn, bend, kneel, stoop, lift, reach above the shoulders, and stand for prolonged periods of time.
When applying for employment with the Cook County Health & Hospitals System, preference is given to honorably discharged Veterans who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States for not less than 6 months of continuous service.
To take advantage of this preference a Veteran must :
Meet the minimum qualifications for the position.
Identify self as a Veteran on the employment application by answering yes to the question by answering yes to the question, "Are you a Military Veteran?"
Attach a copy of their DD 214, DD 215 or NGB 22 (Notice of Separation at time of application filing. Please note: If you have multiple DD214s, 215s, or NGB 22S, Please submit the one with the latest date. Coast Guard must submit a certified copy of the military separation from either the Department of Transportation (Before 9/11) or the Department of Homeland Security (After 9/11).
Discharge papers must list and Honorable Discharge Status. Discharge papers not listing an Honorable Discharge Status are not acceptable
A copy of a valid State ID Card or Driver's License which identifies the holder of the ID as a Veteran, may also be attached to the application at time of filing.
If items are not attached, you will not be eligible for Veteran Preference
VETERANS MUST PROVIDE ORIGINAL APPLICABLE DISCHARGE PAPERS OR APPLICABLE STATE ID CARD OR DRIVER'S LICENSE AT TIME OF INTERVIEW.
Degrees awarded outside of the United States with the exception of those awarded in one of the United States' territories and Canada must be credentialed by an approved U.S. credential evaluation service belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or the Association of International Credential Evaluators (AICE). Original credentialing documents must be presented at time of interview.
*Please note all offers of Employment are contingent upon the following conditions: satisfactory professional & employment references, healthcare and criminal background checks, appropriate licensure/certifications and the successful completion of a physical and pre-employment drug screen.
*CCHHS is strictly prohibited from conditioning, basing or knowingly prejudicing or affecting any term or aspect of County employment or hiring upon or because of any political reason or factor.
COOK COUNTY GOVERNMENT IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Internal Number: 257583
About Cook County Health
ABOUT COOK COUNTY HEALTH (CCH)
The Cook County Health’s mission is to deliver integrated health services with dignity and respect regardless of a patient’s ability to pay; foster partnerships with other health providers and communities to enhance the health of the public; and advocate for policies that promote the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the people of Cook County.
CCH is comprised of two hospitals, John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital and Provident Hospital, a robust network of more than a dozen community health centers, the Ruth M. Rothstein CORE Center, the Community Triage Center, the Cook County Department of Public Health, Cermak Health Services, which provides health care to individuals at the Cook County Jail and the Juvenile Temporary Detention Center, and CountyCare, a Medicaid managed care health plan.
The system cares for more than 300,000 patients each year and its physicians are experts in their fields, committed to providing their patients with comprehensive, compassionate and cutting-edge care. Today, CCH is transforming the provision of health care in Cook County by promoting community-based primary and preventive care, growing an innovative, ...collaborative health plan and enhancing the patient experience.
COOK COUNTY HEALTH IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER