Custodian
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Caldwell Medical Center - PRINCETON, KY
Custodian

JOB TITLE:            Custodian

DEPARTMENT:  Environmental Services

REPORTS TO:     Environmental Services/Maintenance Manager

POSITION SUMMARY:

 

  • Is accountable for providing an aseptic and aesthetically pleasing environment for facility, patients, employees and visitors.
  • Functions under the supervision of the Environmental Services Manager
  • Ensures appropriate organizational and patient safety practices are in use.
  • Promotes good public relations through contacts with patients, practitioners, visitors, employees, peers and the public at large.
  • Maintains confidentiality of patient information.

 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Performs general cleaning and janitorial duties in the common areas of the building.
  2. Performs minor repairs and maintenance such as replacing light fixtures or unclogging pipes.
  3. Assists in cleaning and sanitizing restrooms and cafeteria.
  4. Maintains a neat and orderly EVS supply room; ensures cleaning and maintenance supplies are stocked.
  5. Washes window
  6. Maintain high standards of personal appearance and grooming, including uniform and identification badge.
  7. Approach all encounters with patients, guests, and employees in a friendly, services oriented manner.
  8. Make rounds on a consistent basis each shift.
  9. Complies with all infection control policies and procedures.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned. 

POSITION QUALIFICATIONS

MINIMUM EDUCATION

High School Graduate or GED

PREFERRED EDUCATION

High School Graduate or GED

PREFERRED EXPERIENCE

One year experience and/or training

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

Temperature changes: variations in temperature from hot to cold. Wet: frequent contact with water or other liquid. Humid: condition from high moisture content to cause bodily reactions. Atmospheric conditions: conditions that affect the skin or respiratory. May be expose to extremes of heat and cold in all weather conditions.

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Considerable reaching, stooping, kneeling, and crouching.
  • Pushes/Pulls heavy equipment and supplies.
  • May be exposed to infectious and contagious diseases. 
  • Regularly exposed to the risk of blood borne diseases. 
  • May be exposed to hazardous toxic chemicals, biohazardous and radioactive substances
  • May be exposed to hazardous anesthetic agents, body fluids and wastes. 
  • May be exposed to odorous chemicals, specimens and patient related odors. 
  • Exposed to housekeeping/cleaning agents/chemicals. 
  • Subject to hazards of flammable/explosive gases. 
  • Subject to burns and scrapes related injuries. 
  • Subject to injury from moving parts of equipment. 
  • Exposure to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries and illness).
  • Contact with patients and patient families under a wide variety of circumstances. 
  • Subject to varying and unpredictable situations. 
  • May be exposed to hot and humid work environment, heat, wetness and odors in kitchen and/or patient areas. 
  • May be exposed to extremes of heat and cold in all weather conditions.
  • Subject to many interruptions. 
  • Occasionally subject to long irregular hours. 
  • Works in precarious or high locations (ladders, etc.).
  • Occasional pressure due to multiple calls, inquiries, questions and requests. 
  • Performs both standardized and non-standardized duties that require independent judgment and initiative on an ongoing basis. 

 

REQUIRED PROTECTIVE CLOTHING

Comply with established personal protective equipment requirements necessary for protection against exposure to blood and other potentially infectious body fluids, chemical disinfectants, radiation, asbestos and other hazardous substances. Eye protection, face protection, gown, lab coat or apron, mask, sterile and non-sterile medical gloves, utility gloves at times. 

EXPECTATIONS

  • Must be skillful in written and oral communication. 
  • Demonstrates basic problem solving and time management skills. 
  • Must demonstrate the ability to interact with other personnel in a positive fashion. 
  • Must demonstrate the ability to work independently and to accept delegation of appropriate tasks.
  • Must be able to respond to voice paging equipment, etc.
  • Answers and converses on the telephone.
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