UHT - Environmental Services Technician PRN (U)
University of Miami

Miami, Florida

Posted in Education and Training

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The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

Environmental Services Technician part time position. The incumbent cleans and maintain cleanliness in assigned patient care ancillary areas within the hospital and hospital properties according to the standards of service, including hard surface floor and carpet care. Responsible for the removal of biomedical waste, regular waste, and soiled linen from the hospital and the moving of equipment and office furniture.Education/Credentials/License/Certifications & Work Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • One-year experience as a housekeeper in the hotel/ motel commercial/ industrial sanitation or health care related field preferred.

II.essential competencies:

Expertise the incumbent must possess to perform day-to-day job duties. May include equipment operation and proficiency level, technical proficiency, and fluency in other languages, etc.

Interpersonal Skills: Pleasant attitude and ability to follow verbal and written instructions as well as department policies and procedures. Extensive interaction with hospital staff and visitors. Technical Competencies: Proficient in the operation of cleaning equipment and working knowledge of cleaning chemicals. Sensory Skills: Precise hand-eye coordination and finger dexterity. Ability to operate and adjust machines or equipment. Ability to monitor gauges on dials. Ability to communicate with others via telephone. Ability to visually assess cleanliness of assigned areas. Critical Thinking Skills: Ability to comprehend and analyze information. Ability to coordinate the sequence of operations for a process. Ability to exercise independent judgment. Must perform duties in an environment of constantly changing priorities and frequent deadlines.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (detailed explanation of the duties perform in the position to provide a service. Last three duties included are common to all UMH) Demonstrates ability to operate and care for all sanitation. Shows knowledge of safety, body mechanics, infection control, biohazardous waste as evident on observation and by adherence to these policies and procedures. Performs daily duties correctly using appropriate dilution of cleaning chemicals. Executes carpet care, vacuuming, spot cleaning, bonneting, shampooing and extracting. Demonstrate knowledge of proper equipment handling in the catheterization lab for the purpose of cleaning and disinfecting. Demonstrates knowledge of proper cleaning and disinfecting technique of patient care area by following the 7 steps of cleaning procedures Completes all required work within 8-hours' time frame. Completes all assigned work without sacrificing the quality of the work performed. Cleans and disinfects catheterization suites within allotted time frame to minimize room turnover time. Assists with room turnover and patient transportation. Questions quickly and seeks guidance when faced with unusual/unknown situation so that errors rates are kept to a minimum Respects, at all times, the confidentiality of a patient's record as well as sensitive information uncovered during the carrying out of daily operations. Performs routine duties in an independent manner with little or no supervision required so that all work is done. Learns overall departmental functions so that they can serve as a resource person to others. Complies with the employee Code of Ethics and Standards of Behavior. Attends mandatory educational programs and annual in-services. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.


Meets hospital-wide requirements by submitting annual tuberculin test and any other medical required for job classification and attends necessary in-service/education programs.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS (Included but not limited to the following)

Work schedule involves extensive walking, standing, turning, kneeling, crouching, reaching, sitting, lifting 50 pounds, pushing 200 pounds, bending, carrying 50 pounds, climbing stairs, climbing ladders, stooping and stretching in repetitive motions. Must be able to lift, and turn bed parts (mattresses / springs components) to a weight of 50 pounds. Use of various cleaning tools and equipment such as mops, buckets, wringers, vacuum cleaners floor machines and dusters.

WORKING CONDITIONS: (Included but not limited to the following)

Physical environment: Unfavorable working conditions may exist at times such as excessive heat, humidity, noise, odors, cold wetness, vibrations, dust sudden temperature changes, poor lighting, fumes.

Occupational Safety and / or Health risks: Safety / Health Risks that are present the work area are mechanical, electric, radiation, fire, chemical, blood, body fluids and sharp objects.

The potential exists for daily exposure to infectious blood, body fluids, and tissue, and minimal exposure to other bio hazardous material, such as cleansing agents.

Physical Environment: 100% of the shift in an air conditioned environment. Noise levels range from low to high


(Identifies equipment precautions required to protect the incumbent from the occupation safety and/or health risks described above.)

Personal protective equipment including disposable gloves, gowns masks, face shield, one-way valve masks, and aprons are available at each patient's bedside. Ambu bags are readily available on each nursing unit. Negative airflow rooms are designated throughout the facility. Appropriate receptacles are available for disposal of sharp objects and other bio hazardous waste.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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