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Environmental Services (ES)

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The position of Environmental Services (ES) will provide the necessary facilities management and upkeep through various cleaning policies as per the corporate policies and procedures. The ES staff will maintain a clean location and determine the needs of the organization.

He/she will be assessed, evaluated, scrutinized on clear, concise, written and oral communication and the ability to follow directives copiously outlined through the corporate statues indicated within this organization. The ES will report directly to the Director of Property Management for routine supervision, work assignments, checklist of requests, and provide ongoing communication to the entire staff.

The division head will be the Vice President of Real Estate Development(VP/RED) of which will oversee all earmarked funding, establish vacancies, control the division's personnel, create open dialogue for complaints, issues, create incentive based performance structure, and work collectively with the DOCP to ensure staff guidance and prerequisites are met in a timely manner.

The ES staff, Director of Property Management, and the VP/RED will collaborate on creating the best practices to enhance the ambiance of the facility by maintaining good work ethics, professionalism and job growth throughout the corporation. The following include:


  • Depending on placement within department, will perform duties of Housekeeper, Janitor, or Laundry Tech. Each position has specific job duties, with the possibility of cross-training.
  • Performs all assigned tasks effectively, in a responsible team environment.
  • Among other duties, performs routine cleaning, vacuuming, waxing, and buffing of departments, restrooms, hallways, stairways, and associated locations.
  • Collects office, patient, bio-hazard trash, and soiled linen from receptacles and disperses into designated areas.
  • Completes work assignments in a timely manner.
  • Utilizes appropriate chemicals and supplies, according to manufacture direction, policy and procedure.
  • Uses and maintains equipment properly.
  • Assists visitors with directions and maintains patient confidentiality.
  • Reports safety hazards as appropriate.
  • Follows all Infection Control practices, including bio-hazard waste handling, hand washing techniques, and standard or isolated precautions.
  • Maintains a clean and neat cart, station, closet, and equipment storage area.
  • Operates and maintains cleaning equipment, such as: extractors, buffers, auto-scrubbers, and burnishers.
  • Maintains a quality standard, while performing job duties.
  • Works day, evening, night, and weekend shifts as assigned with little or no supervision.
  • Attends staff meetings and in-service training as scheduled.
  • Maintains a good rapport with fellow associates, physicians, and staff.


  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Ability to read, write, comprehend, and correspond simple instruction.
  • Ability to present information in a one-on-one and/or small group situation.


  • May come in contact with blood or other bodily fluids.
  • May be subject to hazards: chemicals, slippery floors, and working while on stepladders.
  • May be subject to atmosphere conditions: dust, fumes, odors, and aerosol sprays.


(Constant = 67-100% of work day, Frequent = 34-66% of work day, Occasional = 33% or less of work day.)

  • Constant:
    • STOOPING - Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.
    • This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree.
    • CROUCHING - Bending body downward and forward by bending leg at the spine.
    • STANDING - Particularly for a long period of time.
    • WALKING - Moving about on foot to accomplish certain tasks, particularly for long distances.
    • TALKING - Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
    • HEARING - Perceiving the nature of sound at a normal range. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication.
  • Frequent:
    • REACHING - Extending arms and hands in any direction.
    • PUSHING - Using upper extremities to press against something in order to thrust forward, downward, or outward.
    • LIFTING - Raising an object from a lower position to a higher position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree.


  • Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally.
  • Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently.
  • Exerting up 10 pounds of force constantly.


  • Normal visual acuity required to maintain accuracy and neatness of work.
  • Ability to see stains and tears in linen and laundry when sorting and folding.


  • Ability to perform under stress when confronted with an emergency.
  • Adaptability to performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature without loss of efficiency or composure.
  • Facilitates the work of lead by performing any additional duties necessary to meet the overall goal of the VDI.


As per the aforementioned listed above.


Please e-mail your resume to Dr. Works with the word "Resume" on the subject line and the position you are applying for. All positions are for current and former military veterans only.


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