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Performs a wide variety of duties within a patient care setting. Activities include cleaning, disinfecting, lifting, positioning, and transporting of patients. Responds to all customer requests at a level commensurate with the position.
Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:
Performs support duties.
■ Empties full soiled linen bags, replaces with clean bags, and prepares full bag for pick up or throws down linen chute.
■ Makes unoccupied beds and assists with the making of occupied beds.
■ Stocks supplies such as water pitchers and clean patient linen in patient rooms.
■ Stock floor with bathroom supplies and cups to established par levels, also insures that cleaning chemicals and equipment are appropriately stocked for assigned work area.
Cleans and disinfects assigned areas.
■ Cleans and disinfects occupied patient rooms and isolation rooms in assigned areas according to established procedures.
■ Cleans and disinfects offices, exam rooms, public and private lavatories, lounges, utility rooms and other assigned areas such as halls, stairways, elevators, floors, furniture, windows and doors according to established procedures. ■ Cleans and disinfects hospital equipment as assigned, according to established procedures.
■ Identifies and completes discharge cleaning and bed making of patient rooms in assigned areas according to the hospitals discharge procedure. The employee also completes emergency discharge cleaning and bed making as required.
■ Operates or uses various types of equipment according to established procedure in the completion of floor care and cleaning projects. Equipment includes but is not limited to buffers, burnishers, automatic scrubbers, mops, vacuums, wall washing equipment and carpet extractors.
■ Refinishes floors, shampoos and vacuums carpeting, buffs and burnishes floors, wash walls and ceilings according to established procedures.
■ Cleans and disinfects Operating Rooms as assigned according to established procedures.
Removes trash, hazardous materials and medical waste.
■ Empties trash, replaces liner and disinfects waste receptacles including medical waste in assigned areas according to established procedures.
■ Collects and removes trash, including medical waste and hazardous materials from assigned areas and delivers to holding area for final disposal by a contracted service.
■ Cleans hazardous material spills as assigned according to established procedures.
■ Is a participating member of the disaster response team which decontaminates patients as assigned and according to established procedures.
Performs safety related duties.
■ Detects and reports defective materials, equipment and items which could present an unsafe condition, to the appropriate supervision.
■ Follows all rules and regulations related to the handling of medical and hazardous waste, including the wearing of proper PPE.
■ Mixes chemicals properly and uses in a manner consistent with manufacturers instructions.
■ Follows all rules and regulations related to Universal Precautions and other rules of safety.
Transports patients and material.
■ Transports patients throughout the hospital including those transports related to patient admission, discharge, testing and transfer.
■ Lifts and transports equipment and furniture to various areas of the hospital. Transports medical and other records to permanent storage or other areas as instructed.
■ Employee assists in the lifting, moving and positioning of patients. Employee also assists with ambulation of patients as required.
■ Sets up and breaks down furniture from various meetings and delivers and removes various items needed for the meeting such as televisions, VCRs, projectors, easels and flip charts
■ Completes prepared forms to report specific tasks accomplished, such as moving equipment.
■ Employee maintains proper levels of attendance and punctuality.
■ Employee follows verbal and written directions.
Seeks direction for and maintains responsibility for own development.
■ Attends mandatory inservice education and maintains standards for competencies annually.
■ Attends all GSA update training and hazardous material training annually and passes the tests associated with such training.
Field Label Qualifications Educational / Minimum Requirements:
■ High School Diploma or GED is desired but not necessary. Employee must possess basic reading, writing and math skills as required to complete a skills survey during orientation.
State/Federal Mandated Licensure or Certification Requirements:
Bristol Hospital Mandated Educational Requirements:
■ General orientation at time of hire. Fire/Safety/Infection Control annually. Other programs as mandated by Hospital.
■ Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to respond to requests to transport t patients to and from various destinations using a notebook computer, mobile phone, or alphanumeric page.
■ CPR Certification (American Heart or American Red Cross- all recertification will be done through the American Heart Association.
■ Experience in a patient care environment,preferred
■ Training in proper body mechanics.
■ Good interpersonal skills to interact favorably with patients, visitors and co-workers. Ability to work as part of a team.
■ May be required to lift up to waist level, on occasion in excess of 50 pounds, with free range of body motion so that tasks which require walking, bending, stooping, kneeling, and twisting can be completed. Prolonged periods of standing and walking for three or more hours at a time are required. Visual acuity corrected to normal. Hearing corrected to normal. Has the ability to verbalize so that the average person can comprehend.
■ Normal patient care environment. Employee is exposed to indoor and some outdoor temperatures, patient fluids and waste, wetness, dirt, odors and chemicals. The employee also needs to be able to move equipment and patients throughout the hospital. Rapid pace and variable environment.
■ Has the ability to read and comprehend a manufacturers label. Has the ability to read, comprehend and execute written instructions in English. Has the ability to understand and execute oral instructions.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed