Location: Burlington, MA
Job ID: 153947-1A
Date Posted: Oct 2, 2019
Category: Service and Trades
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is part of a vibrant and growing health care system, recognized as a trailblazer in medicine and a standard bearer in patient experience. It includes an award-winning academic medical center, a superb constellation of community hospitals, home care services, rehabilitation facilities and more.
We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining top talent in a market long recognized and revered as a global leader in health. With a team approach to care, we encourage learning and growth at all levels, and we offer competitive salaries and benefits. We adhere to the principles of a just and fair work environment for all colleagues, where respect is foundational and performance is rewarded.
About the Job
Under supervision of the department supervisor and/or lead person, the Service Associate helps maintain a healthy and safe environment throughout the facility by performing a variety of cleaning and related functions in both patient care and non-patient care areas. These duties may be regularly scheduled, or may be required on an emergency basis.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:
Performs project work as assigned, including (but not limited to): the operation of heavy equipment to perform floor stripping and carpet care; precaution room cleaning, and furniture moving.
Performs complete floor-to-ceiling cleaning of operating rooms and procedure rooms according to established cleaning guidelines on a scheduled or as needed basis.
Maintains department cleaning equipment and makes minor repairs when appropriate, or notifies the supervisor that additional maintenance/service is required. Tags broken equipment to indicate that it is out of order.
Cleans rooms of discharged patients as a priority when assigned to help ensure the timely turnover of hospital beds. Prepares room for admission, paying particular attention to cleaning IV poles and blood pressure cuffs, verifying that the room telephone is in working order, and ensuring that the suction canister and oxygen flow meters are in place, and the glove box is stocked.
Performs scheduled daily cleaning of patient rooms when assigned: Empties and relines waste receptacles, paying particular attention to the safe and proper handling of hazardous waste; makes beds when unoccupied; checks bed functioning and notifies maintenance when repairs are needed; high dusts; dry and wet mops; disinfects floors; damp wipes and spot cleans surfaces with disinfectants; cleans and disinfects bathroom commodes and other fixtures; cleans IV poles; and performs self-inspections.
Other duties as assigned.
Education: Not required
Licensure, Certification, Registration: Not required
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities: English language skills that allow for: effective patient service; coordination with other members of the patient care team; and two-way communciation regarding cleaning assignments, training on established precedures, policies and organizational standards, and the safe use of cleaning agents and equipment.
Experience: Prior professional cleaning experience preferred.
7:00am - 3:30pm
You will be required to work shifts every other weekend.
You will be required to work 2 holidays a year - usually one spring/summer and one fall/winter holiday.
You will receive an additional $2.00 per hour for the evening shift differential which begins at 3:00pm.