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Housekeeping Tech - EVS, Part-time, Days

Northwestern Medicine
City: 
Lake Forest
State: 
Illinois
Employment type: 
Part Time
Remote Position: 
No
Required degree level: 
Other

Cleans patient rooms, surgical areas, ancillary service areas, offices and waiting areas according to established policy, using the hospital approved cleaning chemicals and disinfectants. Terminally cleans patient rooms at discharge and performs duties to make the room ready for next patient. Uses the Epic, Rauland, and Interactive Voice Response programs to receive and indicate the status of discharge and operating rooms being cleaned. Performs between case/patient cleaning in the operating rooms and emergency rooms. Monitors the inventory of supplies such as paper towels, soap, toilet paper & hand sanitizer throughout hospital, replenishes as needed. Vacuums carpeted surfaces, dust and damp mops hard surface floors. Performs periodic and deep cleaning on all types of floor surfaces to include; hard floor scrubbing, burnishing, refinishing, and carpet cleaning. Washes walls, blinds, lights and similar surface areas and hangs cubicles and shower curtains. Responds to emergency request to include; the cleanup of spills, blood and body fluids. Handles and disposes of waste to include; general, recycling, medical waste, sharps, hazardous, pharmaceutical & special. Operates various types of cleaning equipment such as floor scrubbers, carpet extractors, upholstery cleaners, vacuums and burnishers. Maintains all cleaning equipment and supplies according to prescribed standards. Evaluates and monitors the interior of the hospital for areas or items needing repair (i.e., floor tiles, carpet, paint, furniture) and reporting items to the appropriate department for repair. Responds to needs such as the moving, placing and storage of furniture, supplies and equipment. Provides for meeting set-ups and audio/visual equipment for the hospital's and community's many educational programs and other activities. Interacts with clinical areas regarding patient needs, discharges and admissions to ensure continuity of service. Cleans equipment and storage areas; ensures work areas and equipment are left in a neat and organized condition. Performs related duties as assigned. AA/EOE.
Required: Ability to understand basic oral work instructions and communicate basic job-related problems in English.

Northwestern Medicine is dedicated to providing the most advanced healthcare to the communities and patients we serve. The Northwestern Medicine clinical and administrative staff, medical and science faculty and medical students come together everyday with a shared commitment to superior quality, academic excellence, scientific discovery and patient safety.

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