EVS Supervisor

Mercy Medical Center

Cedar Rapids, IA Executive & Management / Healthcare
This position supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by providing day to day leadership to the Environmental Services Department (EVS). The duties include planning, scheduling, cleanliness, safety, and patient satisfaction. This position also encompasses day to day interactions with nurse managers, directors, house supervisors, infection control, and EVS/Linen staff to compliment the perfect patient experience.
Job/Position Specific Duties
Leadership Job Duties/Essential Functions for Supervisors and Above

Decides with Integrity and Justice 
  • Makes fair and sound decisions by soliciting the involvement of the appropriate people
  • Makes decisions which would be consistent with the values and mission of Mercy.
Inspires the Team 
  • Demonstrates genuine interest in the professional growth of direct reports and shows appreciation for others’ diverse contributions
  • Works side-by-side with direct reports
  • Sets a clear vision of departmental mission, vision and goals and how they fit within Mercy
Communicates Effectively 
  • Communicates creatively, frequently and concisely with all types of people
  • Is approachable, demonstrates active listening skills, and follows up

Owns the Business 
  • Demonstrates a stewardship of all resources and ensures decisions are financially sound and responsible
  • Seeks out employees with a diverse skill set to meet the strategic goals of the department

  • Leads with humility and respects others’ individual needs and talents
  • Builds genuine relationships and empowers others
Drives Compassionate Accountability 
  • Cites clear expectations and measures while monitoring process, progress and results
  • Provides fair and consistent consequences
Promotes Employee Safety 
  • Holds staff accountable for carrying out their job-specific safety duties and responsibilities
  • Provides appropriate and timely employee safety instruction, training and follow-up
  • Takes prompt action to report or correct unsafe conditions, situations, incidents and injuries within his/her department(s) and throughout the organization
Job Specific Duties/Essential Functions
  • Maintains knowledge regarding biohazard waste, pharmacy waste, chemo waste, and sharps disposal as well as knowledge of cleaning supplies and equipment.
  • Handles and manages the day to day operations of EVS for his/her assigned shift to include proper work assignments, proper scheduling, new employee training, maintenance of accurate employee records, and offers assistance in discipline, including terminations. 
  • Initiates all supply ordering, both stock and non-stock, and cross trains to cover this process.
  • Demonstrates, trains and practices safe work habits to EVS staff.
  • Demonstrates leadership skills by team building, patient satisfaction, planning and organizing.
  • Maintains an acceptable level of quality and cleanliness that is measured through Press Ganey, HCAHPS survey results and internal audits. Ensures quality standards are met by periodic inspection and evaluation of assigned staff. 
  • Manages vacation requests that do not compromise EVS staffing.
  • Assists the Director, EVS and EVS Manager as requested to represent the department for committees, meetings or special assignments. Fills in for Manager of EVS as needed. 
  • Evaluates performance of assigned subordinates, including non-written 30 and 60 day, 90 day written and annual written reviews.
  • Reviews applications and initiates interview process, selects best candidates and begins the hiring process. 
  • Maintains employee records that include training and orientation.
  • Follows hospital and department policies in a consistent and fair manner.
  • Operates work scheduling software that includes uploading schedules, clock adjustments, payroll and patient discharges.
  • Accountable for keys that are used each shift
Position Specific Job Duties/Essential Functions
  • N/A
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Must be able to speak, read, and write in fluent English.
  • Basic math skills are important in this job.
  • Computer literacy includes proficiency in Microsoft software including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Must maintain neat appearance and professional image while at work.
  • The ability to use and demonstrate guest relation skills are extremely important in this position.
  • Must be a strong leader and able to communicate and listen effectively.
Professional Experience– Required vs. Preferred
  • Minimum of two years' experience in a lead/charge/supervisory position in Environmental Services or other business is required. 
Education-Required vs. Preferred
  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • College degree or specific course work preferred
Licensure, Certification, Registration - Required vs. Preferred
Physical Activity Requirements 
Constant = 67-100% of workday
      • N/A
Frequent = 34-66% of workday
      • Walking
      • Lifting
      • Balancing
      • Stooping
      • Kneeling
      • Crouching
      • Pushing
      • Pulling
      • Grasping
      • Feeling
      • Climbing
      • Handling

Occasional = 33% or less of workday
      • Reaching
      • Sitting
      • Fingering
      • Talking
      • Hearing
      • Repetitive Motion
Physical Demand Requirements
    • Sedentary: Exert up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and/or a minute amount frequently
    • Light: Exert up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently

Job ID: 68115

Posted 24 days ago

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