Environmental Specialist OR at AdventHealth

Date Posted: 7/26/2019

Job Snapshot

  • Job Schedule
  • Location:
    Killeen, TX
  • Job Category
  • Date Posted:
  • Job ID:
  • Job Family
    Environmental Services
  • Travel
  • Shift
    2 - Evening
  • Application Zone
    1-Shared Services
  • Organization
    AdventHealth Central Texas

Job Description

Environmental Specialist OR -  AdventHealth Central Texas
Location Address: 2201 S Clear Creek Rd., Killeen, TX  76549
Top Reasons to Work At AdventHealth Central Texas, Killeen, TX
  • Our care for patients extend to the spiritual level by praying with patients and families and providing on call, 24 hours, 7 days a week Chaplains for spiritual support.
  • Award winning facility with opportunities to grow both professionally and personally working with great individuals, part of a bigger team that continues to build a world-class culture where you become family.
  • Extraordinary benefits to include tuition reimbursement and on-campus classes.
  • Cost of living is 20 percent lower than the national average
  • Largest school district in the area, with more than 50 elementary, middle, high school, and specialized campuses to choose from
  • Surrounded close to Ft. Hood, Copperas Cove, to Belton and Lampasas with plenty of restaurants, shopping and other family fun events.
  • Miles of scenic trails and parks available for recreational activity
Work Hours/Shift:
Full Time
Evening Shift
You Will Be Responsible For:
  • Support the mission, vision, and values of the organization.
  • Wears prescribed protective gear (i.e., gloves, goggles) appropriate to assignment and observes and participates in all hospital-required Safety, Risk Management, and Infection Control practices, including hand washing/hand sanitizing protocols.
  • Cleans and disinfects the operating rooms.
  • Verifies that all reusable string and microfiber mops and cleaning cloths are changed after each use.
  • Cleans or oversees cleaning of procedure rooms after each surgical or invasive procedure and monitors that properly prepared, EPA-registered disinfectants are used.
  • Identifies all items to be cleaned between cases (eg, all surfaces of OR procedure bed, mattresses, positioning devices, tourniquet cuffs, blood pressure cuffs, transport vehicles, bins, kick buckets, work surfaces).
  • Gathers and disposes of garbage, waste, soiled linen and infectious and regular trash in the prescribed manner.
  • Distributes laundered articles and linens. Processes soiled linen according to facility policy..
  • Cleans and remakes beds.
  • Assists in setup and tear down of specialty equipment, inventorying parts and proper storage of equipment.
  • Dust mops and damp mops floors. Performs interim floor care. Cleans and maintains floor care equipment.
  • Dusts (high and low) furniture and equipment. Cleans metalwork. Washes walls, ceilings, windows, door panels, and sills.
  • Empties wastebaskets. Transports regular and bio-hazardous waste to disposal area(s). Empties bio-hazardous containers. Collects confidential paper. 
  • Refills paper products, soap and hand sanitizer dispensers. Cleans/disinfects equipment. Replaces cubicle curtains if needed.
  • Performs other related duties and special projects as assigned.
  • Maintains inventory levels of supplies in assigned area.
  • Operation of UV disinfection device in patient and non-patient care areas by following proper operating and safety procedures.
  • Establishes and maintains courteous, tactful and professional level of interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively with staff, patients and guests. 
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills with regard to patient requests or pertinent information to the Nursing team.
  • Inventory, receive, and restock materials used for supporting the operating room.
  • Comply with organizational policies, regulatory and accreditation standards, and professional guidelines.
  • Exhibit professional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Assist with identifying pertinent evidence to establish benchmarks as directed.
  • Maintain privacy and confidentiality of individuals and health information.
  • Any additional duties assigned in support of perioperative patient care
What You Will Need:
  • Ability to function at a high level in a physically demanding, high-stress environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work under stressful conditions
  • Ability to work irregular hours including call hours
  • Two years perioperative services experience preferred
  • High School diploma or GED preferred.
Job Summary:
Function of an Environmental Service Technician performs multiple departmental tasks that facilitate cleaning and disinfection services for operating room readiness and the turnover processes between surgical patients.  

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

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