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Utility Worker Environmental Services Mercy Health St. Joseph PRN

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Job ID: 4665603
Updated: August 31, 2018
Geographic Location: Youngstown
Department: Environmental Service
Full/Part Time: PRN
Shift: All
Standard Hours: 0

Job Summary

Provides cleaning; refuse/linen pick up, linen par levels and mail services to all areas of the Health Center and specific satellite buildings according to established policies and procedures in order to provide sanitary environment for patients, visitors, and staff. Exhibits core values of compassion and respect in achieving the Health Center’s Mission and Values.


Qualifications - Minimum


High school diploma or GED required.



The ability to follow written and oral instructions, read and understand signs, warning notices and work instructions and to complete necessary work forms and other paperwork.


Minimum of 1 year related experience.


Self-motivated and high personal individual in order to interact with patients and family members.




Basic level skills:


Follows detailed written and oral instructions.


Completes specific routine tasks.


Requires basic reading, writing or simple arithmetic skills.


May operate basic equipment/machinery.




Contributes to multiple work areas.


Impacts activities in other work areas on a frequent basis.


Accountability is primarily indirect, but may be shared for activities affecting the work area only.


May provide information to decision making process affecting work area(s).




Work tasks clearly defined.


Work is routine.


Makes decisions based on detailed procedures; technical aids generally available.


Has clear cut alternatives available and usually follows specific course of action.




Uses basic communication skills.


Works independently.


Interactions are generally brief and formal.


Requires common courtesy.




Cleans and services specific areas according to established policies and procedures:


Reviews proper policies/procedures for area or service responsibility assigned.


Follows the 10-step cleaning process when cleaning patient rooms


Assembles proper tools, equipment and materials for specific tasks. Utilizes prescribed safety equipment.


Safely and properly completes service assignment, adhering to maintenance and service programs and policies established for specific procedures.


Safely and properly operates the following industrial; commercial and domestic machinery/equipment in completing specific assignments:


RMI postage meter


Digital mail scale


6100 mail processor




Recycling equipment


Hazardous waste material


Automatic floor keepers


Divided/concentrated weight machines


Wet/dry vacuums


Carpet extractors


Mop carts/associated tools


Vacuum cleaners


Furniture moving equipment


Van type vehicles


Fans, chemical pumps and sprayers


Ladders and associated climbing devices


Inside tractor


Telephone/fax equipment


Clean and maintains equipment and storage rooms:


Properly cleans and stores equipment after using


Lubricates and adjusts equipment as instructed


Reports broken and unsafe equipment to supervisor


Patient Transportation


During times of need as dictated by departmental management Utility Worker (UW) will be expected to perform Transport tasks


Performs transportation of patients to and from inpatient/outpatient areas to any treatment area for the purpose of patient satisfaction and the alleviation of bottlenecks in ED and delays related to throughput. Areas include but are limited to the following areas: Radiology, Endo, Echo, Stress Lab, Vasc Lab, Pulm Fct, Nuc Med, Nuc Card, MRI, Occ Ther, and Ortho-Neuro.


The decision for Utility Worker to Transport will be made in conjunction with EVS management and Patient Flow Coordinators.


EVS personnel will be trained on Patient Transport basics before being asked to perform these types of tasks. Our goal would be to give the easier, less complicated task to the UW during times of need e.g. discharges, transfers, and "go-backs’.


Participates in departmental Q.A. Program:


Completes departmental Q.A. reporting form at frequency intervals as instructed


Properly completes Q.A. reporting form utilizing established criteria


Participates in discussion of reports at monthly departmental meetings


Proactive in assuring that deficiencies are corrected


Maintains a neat, clean personal appearance.


Conforms to HMHP uniform standards


Properly displays identification badge


Maintains uniforms in good repair and clean condition


Utilizes safety or protective wear where indicated or instructed


Exercises good personal hygiene



Hours per pay period: 0

Hours: 7:00am to 11:30pm

Pier Diem as needed.

Available weekends & holidays.


Shift and Job Schedule

Job Shift: All, Job Schedule: Contingent


Equal Employment Opportunity

It is our policy to  abide by all Federal and State laws, as well as, the requirements of 41 CFR 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a), prohibiting discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibiting discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.


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