Housekeeper, Environmental Services

Mercy Medical Center

Position eligible for up to $2500 signing bonus
This position supports Mercy's philosophy of patient centered care by performing essential housekeeping functions throughout the hospital. Primary work will consist of disinfecting/sanitizing patient care areas and other areas of the hospital. Work is completed in a friendly, safe and sanitary way following infection control guidelines, universal precautions and directives from EVS Management Team.
Job Duties
  • Disinfects/sanitizes assigned work area using proper equipment.
  • Removes waste, linen, recycling, some equipment, and sharps containers.
  • Cleans assigned area(s) following the daily duty sheet.
  • Vacuums assigned area(s), uses and maintains equipment properly and safely.
  • Reports needed repairs or safety related items immediately to appropriate level of management.
  • Reports any patient's belongings found to nursing immediately for prompt follow up.
  • Replenishes patient supplies as needed or requested by the patient.
  • Strips, sanitizes and makes all types of hospital beds.
  • Demonstrates proper use of standard precautions and infection control policies.
  • Demonstrates proper use of chemicals.
  • Maintains a clean cart and cart closet.
  • Empowered to always work safely around patients and coworkers.
  • Cross trains in multiple areas, and helping out in other areas as assigned.
  • Operates hospital provided communication (Vocera) professionally.
  • Learns and understand EPIC software for transfers and discharges.
  • Adapts to seeing and cleaning blood, body fluids and body waste.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Must be able to speak, read, and write in fluent English.
  • Basic math skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Must maintain neat appearance and professional image
  • Proper guest relation skills.
Professional Experience
  • Housekeeping experience preferred
  • High School Diploma/GED preferred
Licensure, Certification, Registration
  • None

Location: Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids · Environmental Services
Schedule: Full Time, Day, 5:30am and 7:00am start times, every other weekend.

Job ID: 82824

Posted 15 days ago

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