South Dakota

Environmental Services Technician - SF Hospice-Cottage

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**Job Title: ** Environmental Services Technician | SF Hospice-Cottage | Sioux Falls

**City: ** Sioux Falls

**State: ** SD

**Department** **: ** Nursing Home & Community Based Services - Sioux Falls

**Job Schedule: ** Part Time

**Shift: ** Varies

**Hours Per Shift: ** Other

**JOB SUMMARY**

Environmental Services Technician is responsible for maintaining a safe and sanitary environment in patient rooms and assigned areas for Sanford Health patients, visitors and associates by following infection control, safety, and procedural guidelines. Tasks that the individual will be responsible for include but not limited to; emptying waste baskets, sweeping, scrubbing, waxing, or polishing floors, using brooms, mops, or powered scrubbing and waxing machines. Demonstrate knowledge of housekeeping processes, tools and techniques in a healthcare environment; ability to apply this to provide a clean and sterile environment for patients and facility staff. May be responsible for the following locations to clean but not limited to; patient rooms, hallways, lobbies, lounges, restrooms, corridors, elevators, stairways, locker rooms, and other work areas so that health standards are met. Wear the proper protective equipment following the appropriate guidelines. Keep storage, equipment and carts well-stocked, clean, and tidy. Environmental Services Technicians will have access to pagers and other technology that they will be responsible to use appropriately when needed. Assist in the laundry areas as appropriate. Depending upon location and availability of programs, may have access to use of Sanford technology applications. Physical activities include but not limited to, considerable use of arms and legs and moving of whole body; such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, twisting, squatting, and handling materials. Ability to lift and/or move up to 40-50lbs and push/pull up variable weight limits on flat surfaces or up and down ramps. This position will require the individual to be on their feet for the majority of their shift. May be exposed to certain levels of noise with the equipment in operation. Depending on location of position, work hours will vary depending on patient needs. This may include overtime, call, backup call, nights, days, weekends, and holidays.

**POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES**

Exhibits a personal standard of excellence marked by honesty and integrity. Identifies process problems that limit performance. Promotes a team culture that balances individual initiative and team collaboration and sharing of successes. Processes limited amounts of detailed information with good accuracy. Conducts basic cleaning and disinfection tasks within healthcare facilities to create a neat healthcare environment. Describes where and how to locate safety information and protective equipment or facilities. Provides appropriate degrees of attention to both personal and professional priorities. Completes current work according to assigned priorities. Provides first line of customer support. Delivers written and oral communication, responds to questions and concerns, and produce specific outcomes and impact.

**DEPARTMENT DETAILS**

**QUALIFICATIONS**

High School Diploma or equivalent preferred.

Minimum of six months housekeeping or commercial cleaning experience preferred. Ability to use computer and prior cleaning experience is helpful. Knowledge of materials, equipment, cleaning methods and cleaning chemicals is helpful. Strong customer service, communication and interpersonal skills are required. Previous custodial experience in a healthcare environment is preferred.

**About Sanford Health: **

At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing.

Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve.

We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.

In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research, education and community growth.

We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases.

We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition here in your community, across the region and around the world.

The entire team at Sanford Health recognizes the value of healthy families and communities.

We continue to gain momentum and expand our reach. Together, we can make a positive difference now, and in the future.

Sanford is an EEO/AA Employer M/F/Disability/Vet.

If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request an accommodation for help with your online application,

please call 1-877-673-0854 or send an email to talent@sanfordhealth.org .

**City: ** Sioux Falls

**State: ** SD

**Job Function: ** Facilities and General Services

**Job Schedule: ** Part Time

**Shift: ** Varies

**Req Number: ** WD12013
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