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University of Utah Health Floor Carpet Technician Environmental Services in SALT LAKE CITY, Utah

Overview

As a patient-focused organization, University of Utah Health exists to enhance the health and well-being of people through patient care, research and education. Success in this mission requires a culture of collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. University of Utah Health seeks staff that are committed to the values of compassion, collaboration, innovation, responsibility, diversity, integrity, quality and trust that are integral to our mission. EO/AA

This position performs various cleaning tasks to provide all staff, visitors and patients a safe and clean environment. The incumbent maintains high standards of cleanliness, sanitation and freedom from hazards and infections. This position has the authority to experience a certain degree of autonomy in simply "keeping up" an assigned area under their jurisdiction, making independent judgments on needed activities and projects. Incumbents may function as a team leader on specific assignments or activities involving personnel of the same job classification. Challenges encountered in this position include working around patients, visitors and staff without causing any disruptions, working with patient care units and other departments with specialized cleaning needs and hazards, and determining if chemical spills are medical, infectious or a routine spill and then the appropriate procedure to follow in disposing of the spill. This position is not responsible for providing patient care.

Corporate Overview: The University of Utah is a Level 1 Trauma Center and is nationally ranked and recognized for our academic research, quality standards and overall patient experience. Our four hospitals and seventeen clinics provide excellence in our comprehensive services, medical advancement, and overall patient outcomes.

  • Submit a full application process online at employment.utah.edu

  • Upload most recent up dated resume with verifiable work history and experience.

  • Review Job Location, Schedule Hours and Qualifications to be consider for this job. Work Schedule 3 pm to 11:30 pm - Alternates working weekends If your phone number or email changes make sure to update it in your original application.

  • If selected, We will do a phone screen and consider you for a formal interview 43080

Responsibilities

Environmental Services Floor Technician

Primary Responsibilities

  • Performs all types of floor care and maintenance throughout the facility, include hard surfaces and a focus on carpeting.

  • Adhere to all organizational safety, risk management and infection control standards while promoting a culture of safety.

  • Cleans and performs routine maintenance on floor equipment; requesting assistance from plant operations and maintenance as needed.

  • Maintains accurate floor care logs and checklists

  • Operates all equipment with care and according to facility and manufacturers safety standards and procedures.

  • Participates in departmental performance improvement initiatives, including but not limited to initiatives to improve HCAHPS scores as it relates to hospital cleanliness & “always quiet”

  • Performs project work and specialty tasks according to facility needs. Can include tasks such as conference room set up/dismantle according to function sheets and schedules, cleaning of stairwells and elevators, and hanging of cubicle curtains

  • Remove waste and transport to appropriate disposal area while identifying proper waste stream (i.e. regulated medical, recycle, solid, and hazardous).

  • Follow all infection prevention practices (i.e. proper cleaning process, hand hygiene, standard & isolation precautions where and if required and proper use of personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

  • Recognizes and adheres to patient privacy requirements (HIPAA).

  • Primary focus is on treatment and care of all carpeted surfaces according to their manufacturers’ recommendations

Other Responsibilities

  • Practices critical thinking skills to include prioritization

  • Demonstrates personal accountability

  • Identify and utilize appropriate resources to ensure identified problems or concerns are followed through and resolved

  • Recognizes the importance of how their communication is received by patients, visitors and other health care workers, staff, etc.

  • Recognizes their role as part of the larger organization and models the mission statement through interaction with patients, family, visitors and other facility staff.

Qualifications

Qualifications Required

  • Entry level position.

  • Dependent upon assigned department, a valid Utah driver's license may be required.

Qualifications (Preferred)

Required

  • Minimum 2-3 years previous carpet care maintenance experience required

Preferred

  • 1 year Environmental Services experience preferred

  • Basic Life Support card or obtain one within one month of hire.

  • Carpet Cleaning Technician certification or equivalent strongly desired

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

Employee must be able to meet the following requirements with or without an accommodation.

  • This position involves intermediate working conditions in a healthcare setting that may exert up to 50 pounds and may consistently require light work involving lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling or otherwise moving objects involving patient care or medical equipment. This position may be required to use a 6 foot step ladder. This position may stand for sustained periods of time and/or walk for long distances moving from one work site to another. This position may be exposed to chemical hazards.

  • We are University of Utah Health. healthcare.utah.edu

Physical Requirements

Carrying, Climbing, Lifting, Listening, Manual Dexterity, Pulling and/or Pushing, Reaching, Sitting, Speaking, Standing, Stooping and Crouching, Walking

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EEO Statement

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Requisition Number 44134
Reg/Temp Regular
Employment Type Full-Time
Shift Evening
Work Schedule 5:00PM-1:30AM
Location Name Huntsman Cancer Hospital
Patient Care? No
City SALT LAKE CITY
State UT
Department HCH CST 60S ENVIRON SERVICES
Category Custodial Services / Housekeeping

The University of Utah Health Care is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. The University of Utah Health Care is committed to diversity in its workforce. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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