Central Maine Medical Center - Operating Room Housekeeping A

at Sodexo in LEWISTON, Maine, United States

Job Description


Now Starting at $18.00 per hour.

Hours: 7am – 3:30pm

Join our team with Central Maine Medical Center!

Immediate Benefit Eligibility****

+ Rolling Vacation and Sick Days

+ Paid Holidays

+ Affordable Health Benefit Premiums

+ Dental, Vision, Life Insurance Options

+ Perfect Attendance Award Programs

+ Overtime Opportunities

+ Company provided uniform


Position Summary

The Environmental Services Operating Room (OR) Orderly cleans and maintains specified areas within the Perioperative Suites. This individual is responsible for following hospital regulations/policies regarding cleaning, biohazard waste disposal, linen distribution, restocking and communication with ancillary departments as needed. This individual may also be called to assist in an OR suite with limited patient care, i.e., assisting with moving, transporting, or aiding the RN Circulator with limited patient contact.

General Responsibilities:

+ Applies and comprehends basic principles of sterile technique per hospital policy and Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) guidelines.

+ Performs work in accordance with all applicable federal, state, local, Sodexo, and client health and safety policies, procedures, and guidelines. Uses Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as

+ appropriate per policy and understands fire and electrical safety, infection control, body mechanics, and related areas, as appropriate to position.

+ Participates in transfer of patient to OR via established hospital protocol.

+ Properly and safely uses cleaning chemicals per manufacturer and Sodexo standards.

+ Empties trash and garbage containers.

+ Initiates morning food order and ensures refrigerators are clean.

+ Replenishes supplies and materials.

+ Participates in performance improvement activities.

+ As needed, delivers specimens to lab and performs other duties as requested by Supervisory Personnel.

+ Performs environmental care responsibilities daily.

+ Test, monitors, and records eyewash stations weekly.

+ Completes work assignments in allotted time.

+ Notifies supervisor concerning any need for any maintenance repairs or additions observed.

+ Reports all accidents and injuries in a timely manner.

+ Informs RN Charge when leaving the department.

+ Attends training programs (classroom and virtual) as designated.

+ Ensures warmers are stocked with blankets and fluids, monitors the warming cabinets throughout the shift.

+ Rotates and date tags OR Fluid bottles.

+ Coordinates all linen supply and distribution activities to maintain the flow of work in the Perioperative Services Division.

+ Accurately restocks linen, environmental cleaning carts, surgical masks/caps/boots/soaps, and cleaning supplies in designated areas, and communicates needs to appropriate personnel.

+ Ensures proper consolidating of clean linens onto shelves in locker rooms, lounges, sub-sterile rooms, etc.

+ Accurately evaluates levels and recommends adjustments and changes in order to optimize the level of linen service within Perioperative Services.

+ Performs routine cleaning/stocking of OR suites, locker rooms, lounges, corridors, etc. in a clean, neat and sanitary manner and restoring area to its standard layout to result in no less than a 90% positive rating upon inspection.

+ Performs isolation discharge (total cleans) with 90% or better cleaning rating.

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

+ Utilizes equipment and chemicals safely and appropriately as trained, and with the appropriate PPE to avoid injury to oneself and others.

+ Mixes disinfectant concentrate to proper, ready-to-use concentration (1:128) while wearing gloves and goggles.

+ Uses other ready-use chemicals appropriately in properly labeled containers.

+ Reads and understands labels on chemicals regarding proper use, PPE required, and safety measures as demonstrated in performance and noted through supervisor observation and peer input, when appropriate.

+ Always observes safety precautions and reports safety hazards as appropriate.

+ Customer Service: Interacts with all individuals in a consistent manner, providing attention, support, and assistance to foster an environment of exceptional personal service.

+ Maintains a pleasant and helpful demeanor and always presents a professional appearance toward all internal and external customers.

+ Consistently initiates interaction to aid individuals who may not be direct customers of the employee (i.e. asks patients who appear to be lost if they need assistance in finding their way).

+ Takes appropriate action to recover from a service difficulty, ensuring that the necessary action is taken to affect a resolution to the customer’s problem.

+ Conducts all work activities with respect for coworkers, including the maintenance of a pleasant and professional environment, fostering calmness during stressful situations.

+ Interacts with Supervisory personnel in a professional, supportive and courteous manner, venting emotions appropriate to time and place.

+ Demonstrates a commitment to service by consistent attendance and punctuality, scheduling absences according to departmental requirements, and incurring unplanned absences only when unavoidable circumstances exist.

+ May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications & Requirements

+ Knowledge of proper and safe use of applicable custodial equipment.

+ Willingness to be open to learning and growing.

+ Maturity of judgment and behavior.

+ Maintains high standards for work areas and appearance.

+ Attends work and shows up for scheduled shift on time with satisfactory regularity in light of Sodexo time and attendance policy and/or client operating hours.

+ Ability to work a flexible schedule.

+ Must comply with any dress code requirements.

+ Must be able to work nights, weekends and some holidays.

+ Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.

+ Maintains confidentiality of patient, Sodexo, and client information


+ High School diploma, GED or equivalent experience.

+ No previous experience required.


+ Ability to learn and use established techniques for the efficient and compliant completion of duties.

+ Ability to present self in a highly professional manner to others and understands that honesty and ethics are essential.

+ Ability to maintain a positive attitude.

+ Ability to communicate with co-workers and other departments with professionalism and respect.

+ Ability to maintain a professional relationship with all coworkers, vendor representatives, supervisors, managers, customers and client representatives.

+ Ability to provide clear directions and respond accordingly to employees.

+ Ability to do work on his/her own with minimal supervision.

+ Must have basic phone and computer skills (email, texting, etc.).

+ Good attention to detail.

+ Ability to work well under pressure.

+ Adequate/reasonable oral and written communication skills.

+ Ability to work well alone and in a team.

+ Ability to use all relevant electronic and communication devices.

+ Knowledge of and proficiency in all OSHA and local requirements related to all assigned work.


+ Possess a valid driver’s license if required to drive a vehicle

Physical Requirements:

+ Close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus, with or without corrective lenses

+ Significant walking or other means of mobility

+ Ability to work in a standing position for extended periods of time, up to 8 hours

+ Ability to reach, bend, stoop, push and/or

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Job Posting: JC235591379

Posted On: Mar 04, 2023

Updated On: Apr 28, 2023

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