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Lead Environmental Services Technician (DH1119) 

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 the Lead Environmental Services Technician is to provide guidance and direction to the Environmental Services Technician staff by assigning immediate tasks, as received from Environmental Services Manager. The Leader will identify, distribute and balance workload and tasks among members of assigned team in accordance with established work flow and skill level; making adjustments to accomplish the workload in a timely manner and in accordance with established priorities. Reports to Manager periodically on staffs’ work accomplishments, problems, progress in mastering tasks, and work processes, and training needs. Work hours are 24 hour coverage rotational, day or night shifts, weekends, holidays and occasional overtime.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Responsible for the orientation and education of staff, other departments, and services of the corporation to ensure compliance with new and existing regulations of federal and state standards. Monitors productivity and quality of work performed by all staff. Monitors and reports on the status and progress of work then reviews completed work to see that the work priorities, methods, deadlines and quality have been met. Advise Manager of status of special projects and work assignments and provides a daily written report including recommended training of team building and teamwork skills.
  2. Identifies and implements staffing changes which will measurably increase productivity of department operations. Monitors time and attendance for staff; approves leave and overtime hours. Resolves informal complaints of staff and refers others, such as formal grievances and appeals, to the Manager.
  3. Works under the general supervision of the Manager, who makes initial assignment of duties with additional oral and/or written instructions as necessary on new or special procedures or when difficulties are encountered. Makes recommendations for changes in supplies, equipment or procedures to improve safety and patient care or to reduce costs. Helps investigate, document and report all unusual occurrences to the Manager.
  4. Disinfects patient rooms, bathrooms, offices, hallways, and other assigned areas daily to prevent cross contamination. Collects soiled linen, regular waste, Bio-hazardous waste and Chemo waste, and delivers to appropriate area.
  5. Scrubs and disinfects commodes, urinals, washstands and fixtures, mirrors, soap & paper towel dispensers daily. Cleans venetian blinds, washes walls, windows and glass partitions, and other assigned areas. Vacuums, dust mops, mop floors, polish, buffs, strips and was floors. Replenishes paper supplies and liquid soap in dispensers daily.
  6. Disinfects room thoroughly after patient has been discharged. Special cleaning after isolation and deceased patients are discharged using proper antiseptic techniques. Cleans and disinfects aseptic the OR suites, OB Unit, ER Dept and other units as directed. Will complete other duties assigned while in the unit as directed by supervisor or person in charge.
  7. Maintains and disinfects comfort care rooms in the hospital, as directed by nursing staff. Maintains and disinfects hospital morgue, including patient trays. On occasion assist nurse supervisor, security, and mortuary personnel in placing or removing patients from Morgue trays.
  8. Ensures all equipment is tested regularly; submit any deficiencies or safety defects to supervisor for appropriate repairs.
  9. May travel to satellite clinic to inspect the cleanliness and assure the clinic is ready for staff and patients.
  10. May serve as acting Manager as assigned by and during the absence of the ES Supervisor.
  11. Ensure Proper PPE is worn at all times while on duty. Face Surgical Mask is worn in all Hospital areas. Cloth Masks may be worn in the Office areas. Self-Monitor, Wash Hands and or well use hand sanitizer, Social Distancing well be practiced.
  12. Proper PPE is worn inside assigned Clinics or Units. NIOSH- approved N95 Masks filtering face piece respirator or higher, if available, Eye or Face shields, Gloves, and Isolation Gowns.
  13. Complete all donning and doffing tasks in a safe acceptable method and discard of used PPE accordingly. Training well be provided.
  14. Complete task training for all routine cleaning and decontamination processes for all surfaces contaminated by a communicable disease to ensure a high level of patient, visitor, employee and external customer satisfaction.
  15. Other duties may be assigned.

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 the ability to prolonged periods of standing; walking; sitting; talking or hearing; use of hands to finger, handle, or feel; push/pull; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and, reach with hands and arms. Must be able to taste and smell. This position does require the ability to lift to 50 pounds frequently and occasionally may be required to lift up to and above 100 pounds using correct judgement, assistance and body mechanics. Moderate heavy physical effort is required continuously in performance of manual cleaning tasks. Must be able to perform prolong periods of repetitive motion actions using both feet and hands. Must be able to repetitively for prolong periods complete grasping simple/light; grasping firm/heavy; and, fine dexterity with both hands. Must be able to withstand moderate noise level and be able to hear alarms on equipment; client calls; instructions from physicians/department staff; and, overhead speaker calls/announcements. Position requires the ability to see close, distant, in color, peripheral vision, depth perception, with the ability to adjust focus as needed.

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.

Environmental:

Position can expect to work over ½ the time in wet, humid non-weather-related condition; work near moving mechanical parts; and, be subject to vibrations from machinery. May also require working 1/3 of time intermittently with Toxic or caustic chemicals; Outdoor weather conditions; Extreme cold or heat non-weather related; risk of electrical shock; and, risk of radiation exposure. This position is also working in prolonged exposure of potential infection diseases.

 
Position Requirements

NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

High School Diploma or GED

Experience:

  • One (1) year progressive experience in general housekeeping as a lead, supervisor, and/or manager
  • One (1) year experience of general housekeeping duties in a daycare, school, food service, healthcare, production and/or manufacturing setting, that meet infection control standards designed to yield safe and in some places asepsis environment
  • Work experience in the use of buffers, high-speed buffers, scrubbers, vacuums, etc and knowledge of floor care procedures and upkeep in safe chemical usage; understanding the standards and precautions of infection control

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
  • Working effectively in team relationships
  • Must have a current valid driver’s license without restrictions and maintain throughout employment
  • Completion of and above-satisfactory scores on all job interviews, demonstrating to the satisfaction of the interviewees and TCRHCC that the applicant can perform the essential functions of the job
  • Successful completion of and positive results from all background and reference checks, including positive employment references from authorized representatives of past and current employers demonstrating to the satisfaction of TCRHCC a record of satisfactory performance and that the applicant can perform the essential functions of the job
  • Successful completion of fingerprint clearance requirements, physical examinations, and other screenings indicating that the applicant is qualified to be employed by TCRHCC and demonstrating to the satisfaction of TCRHCC that the applicant can perform the essential functions of the job
  • Submission of all required employment-related documents, applications, resumes, references, and other required information free of false, misleading, or incomplete information, as determined by TCRHCC.
 
Close Date 9/30/2022  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Location Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation  
Navajo/Indian Preference Applicants who are enrolled members of the Navajo Nation/Hopi Tribe and San Juan Southern Paiute Tribes and who meet the necessary qualifications for this position will be given preference in hiring and employment for this position.  
Open Date 7/22/2022  

This position is currently not accepting applications.

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