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Environmental Services Technician/Maintenance (DH1139) 

About the Organization Thank you for your interest in exploring the professionally rewarding and personally fulfilling benefits with Tuba City Regional Health Care Corp. We look forward to continuing our discussion about the opportunity and purpose health professionals experience as valued members of TCRHCC team.

A TCRHCC career offers a chance to live and work within or near Native communities, providing clinicians/nurses/administrators with a unique opportunity to learn the heritage of the tribes we serve, discover traditions that have been carried down for generations and gain cultural insight into the beliefs and values of a deserving and appreciative patient population.
 
Description

POSITION SUMMARY

The purpose of this position is to provide maintenance of environmental Infection Control with acceptable levels of bacteriological, as well as visual cleanliness throughout the hospital/medical facility.  Position is full time – rotating shifts, weekends, holidays and the occasional overtime.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Disinfects patient exam rooms, bathrooms, offices, hallways, water fountains, and other assigned areas daily to prevent cross contamination.
  2. Scrubs and disinfects commodes, urinals, washstands, fixtures, water fountains, and mirrors.
  3. Replenishes paper supplies, liquid hand soap and hand sanitizers in dispensers daily.
  4. Cleans venetian blinds, wash walls, vents, windows and glass partitions, and other assigned areas.
  5. Vacuums, extract carpets, dust mops, mop floors, and polish floors daily. May strip and wax floors as necessary or as directed by immediate Supervisor.
  6. Disinfects room thoroughly after patient has been discharged. Special cleaning on isolation exam rooms after patients are discharged using proper antiseptic techniques. 
  7. Receives hospital clean linen deliveries; maintains a system of linen control and distribution; delivers clean linen to patient’s areas as requisitioned.
  8. Collects soiled linen, regular waste, Bio-hazardous waste, sharp containers, and Chemo waste, and delivers to appropriate area.
  9. Minor maintenance work such as: unclogging a latrine, changing light bulbs, water fountains, patch work on walls, painting, hoeing weeds, picking trash outside and installing paper towels, liquid soap, and hand sanitizers dispensers. Removing snow and de-icing sidewalks.
  10. Perform other duties assigned.

PROBLEM SOLVING

Must be able to set priorities and manage work within time frames, assisting in resolution of time management. Ascertain what isolation procedures to resolve immediate issues as necessary. Understands risk and consequences of exposure to contagious disease, radiation, or infections.

MENTAL AND PHYSICAL EFFORT

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employee to successfully

perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical:

Requires standing and walking for long periods of time, bending, reaching, and on occasions lifting 20 lbs to 50 lbs.  Moderate heavy physical effort is required continuously in performance of manual cleaning tasks. 

Mental:

Must be able to prioritize and use good judgment. Must be flexible as schedule changes and high demands verbally requested in assigned areas, need to be met.

NAVAJO/INDIAN PREFERENCE

TCRHCC is located within the Navajo Nation and, in accordance with Navajo Nation law, has implemented a Navajo/Indian Preference in Employment Policy.  Pursuant to this Policy, applicants who are enrolled members of the Navajo Nation and who meet the necessary qualifications for this position will be given preference in hiring and employment for this position and applicants who are enrolled members of any other tribe who meet the necessary qualifications will be given secondary preference.

APPLICATION DECLARATION

In performance of their respective tasks and duties, all employees at TCRHCC are expected to conform to the following:

  • Adhere to all professional and ethical behavior standards of the healthcare industry.
  • Interact in an honest, trustworthy and dependable manner with patients, employees and vendors.
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity.

All employees must uphold all principles of confidentiality and patient care to the fullest extent. This position has access to sensitive information and a breach of these principles may be grounds for immediate termination.

I have read the qualifications and requirements for the position of Environmental Services Technician.  To the best of my knowledge, I believe I can perform these duties.

 
Position Requirements

NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalency or must obtain GED within 6 months from date of hire

Experience:

  • Minimum 3-months experience of general housekeeping duties in a daycare, school, food service, healthcare, production and/or manufacturing setting, which meet infection control standards designed to yield safe and in some places asepsis environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of buffers, high-speed buffers, scrubbers, vacuums cleaners, carpet extractor, steam cleaners, and knowledge of floor care procedures and upkeep.
  • Demonstrated experience in safe chemical usage; understanding the standards and precautions of infection control.
  • Minimum 3-months experience of general maintenance duties in a healthcare, school, production and/or manufacturing setting, which meet infection control standards designed to yield safe and in some places asepsis environment.

Other Skills and Abilities:

A record of satisfactory performance in all prior and current employment as evidenced by positive employment references from previous and current employers.  All employment references must address and indicate success in each one of the following areas:

  •   Positive working relationships with others
  •   Possession of high ethical standards and no history of complaints
  •   Reliable and dependable; reports to work as scheduled without excessive absences.
  •   Proper techniques for protecting self and patients from pathogenic agents
  •   Must have the ability to read, write, understand and follow written and verbal instructions.
  •   Must be able to work with little or no supervision.
  •   Must have a current valid driver’s license without restrictions and maintained throughout employment

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred Experience:

  • Two (2) year experience in specialized cleaning in a health care environment
  • Certificates of training in various aspects of housekeeping work.
  • Certificates of training in various aspects of maintenance work.

Other Preferred Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to speak Navajo
 
Close Date 5/15/2021  
EOE Statement The Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation (TCRHCC) is committed to equal opportunity employment. In accordance with the Navajo Preference in Employment Act (NPEA) and TCRHCC policy, preference is given to qualified Navajo and Native American candidates. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodations(s) during the application and/or interview process should notify a representative in the Human Resources Department.  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Sacred Peaks Health Center  
Navajo/Indian Preference Applicants who are enrolled members of the Navajo Nation and who meet the necessary qualifications for this position will be given preference in hiring and employment for this position.  
Open Date 8/3/2020  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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