#40608 - Environmental Service Tech I

at Northern Light Health in Ellsworth, Maine, United States

Job Description

Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital

Department: Environmental Services

Position is located: Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 40 Hours per Week

Work Schedule: 3:00 PM to 11:30 PM

This position is eligible for a $1,000 (minus tax) sign on bonus. Current employees of any Northern Light Health Organization or those with service breaks less than one year are not eligible for a sign-on bonus


Under the direction of the Director, Safety & Environmental Services, the Environmental Technician/Porter is responsible for cleaning all areas of the hospital according to policies and procedures.


+ Performs 7 Step cleaning of patient rooms, nursing units/offices, clinical areas, waiting areas, lobbies, lounges, and rest rooms

+ Follows discharge cleaning procedures as written

+ Follow infection control guidelines when cleaning precaution rooms

+ Utilizes the appropriate chemicals and supplies according to procedures.

+ Uses and maintains equipment properly.

+ Removes trash, biomedical waste, and soiled linen from patient rooms to appropriate disposal areas for Porter pick up.

+ Replenishes paper supplies, bedside and bio bags as needed.

+ Makes additional rounds for trash removal in patient rooms

+ Ensures cubical curtains are hung correctly.

+ Keeps housekeeping cart clean at all time and replenishes supplies on cart

+ Replenishes supplies in designated closet

+ Follows all infection control practices including hand hygiene techniques, standard precautions and isolation precautions.

+ Observes safety precautions at all time and reports hazards as appropriate

+ Puts in work orders when necessary

+ Removes “wet floor” signs after floor is dry.

+ Assures cleaning cart is secured at all times, includes taking the cart off units when going on break

+ Wears PPE as appropriate

+ Replaces sharps container when filled to appropriate level.

+ Understands how to read Safety Data Sheets and where they are located

+ Responds to pages as they are received

+ Logs beds in computer Bed Status report and Bed Book

+ In absence of Porter removes soiled linen from units to appropriate storage

+ In absence of Porter removes trash from units to appropriate storage

+ In absence of Porter removes biomedical waste from units to appropriate storage

+ In absence of Porter dry mops corridor floors

+ Performs additional Porter functions as necessary

+ Participates in Northern Light Health recycling program.

+ Participates in the washing of cleaning cloths/mops and slings

+ Completes work assignments in a timely manner.

+ Completes task area sheets daily.

Other Information:

Competencies and Skills

+ Behaves with Integrity and Builds Trust: Acts consistently in line with the core values, commitments and rules of conduct. Leads by example and tells the truth. Does what they say they will, when and how they say they will, or communicates an alternate plan.

+ Cultivates Respect: Treats others fairly, embraces and values differences, and contributes to a culture of diversity, inclusion, empowerment and cooperation.

+ Fosters Accountability: Creates and participates in a work environment where people hold themselves and others accountable for processes, results and behaviors. Takes appropriate ownership not only of successes but also mistakes and works to correct them in a timely manner. Demonstrates understanding that we all work as a team and the quality and timeliness of work impacts everyone involved.

+ Practices Compassion: Exhibits genuine care for people and is available and ready to help; displays a deep awareness of and strong willingness to relieve the suffering of others.


+ Required High School Diploma/General Educational Development (GED)HSD /GED Helpful but not required.

Working Conditions

+ Potential exposure to hazardous materials.

+ Potential exposure to noise levels being uncomfortable.

+ Potential exposure to noxious odors.

+ Potential exposure to very hot or cold temperatures.

+ Work with computers, typing, reading or writing.

+ Extend body and limbs to reach items.

+ Prolonged periods of kneeling.

+ Lifting, moving and loading less than 20 pounds.

+ Lifting, moving and loading 20 to 30 pounds.

+ Prolonged periods of standing.

+ Prolonged periods of walking.

Position #40608 – Environmental Service Tech ILocation Northern Light Maine Coast Hospital | Environmental Services | Full TimeReq ID null

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Job Posting: JC238000740

Posted On: Nov 03, 2023

Updated On: Feb 09, 2024

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