Environmental Services Aide - Environmental Services - Casual/Days in Lancaster, CA at Antelope Valley Hospital

Date Posted: 7/29/2020

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Lancaster, CA
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  • Experience:
    Not Specified
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Job Description

Job Objective:

Under the immediate supervision of Environmental Services Supervisor and Director, performs work with a high degree of accuracy and skill in the cleaning of assigned area, which results in a clean, safe and sterile environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

A. General Cleaning (As Assigned)

  1. Always uses appropriate chemicals for cleaning
  2. Always uses appropriate safely equipment
  3. Always wears appropriate uniform
  4. Clean Assigned Area
  5. Performs Discharge cleaning of Patient rooms by answering page from Supervisor
  6. Responsible for maintaining the hospitals Indoor Plants on all floor
  7. Responsible for vacuuming of other carpeted areas on the unit
  8. Routinely shines all stainless steel surfaces
  9. Routinely washes walls and dust vents insuring that walls are not streaked and kept free or blood, stains, and dust
  10. Performs other cleaning tasks as assigned

B. General Duties (As Assigned)

  1. Ensures ES Aide cart/closet is kept neat and clean
  2. Keeps record of supplies sent outside areas and turns into Supervisor
  3. Keeps record of supplies used in Medical Office Building
  4. Operates Hospital Vehicle
  5. Removes and replaces Sharps container to appropriate area
  6. Report equipment in need of repair to Supervisor
  7. Responsible for operating the Box Bailer unit according to procedure
  8. Routinely checks all supplies; paper towels, toilet tissue, soap; stocks as needed
  9. Signs in/out daily for required keys/beeper an ensures keys/beeper is returned at end of shift
  10. Takes dirty mops/cleaning cloths to department at end of shift
  11. Uses universal precautions at all times by wearing gloves, goggles, and washing hands frequently
  12. Wears appropriate Surgery uniform

13.Wears appropriate uniform in Central Processing dept

C. Medical Waste / Trash (As Assigned)

  1. Disposes of medical waste properly
  2. Ensures medical waste, trash, and soiled linen is removed often
  3. Ensures when transporting trash and medical waste that the carts have a tight fitting lid
  4. Makes rounds to patient and department areas to remove trash
  5. Remove recyclable items and takes to appropriate collection area
  6. Responsible for obtaining medical waste tracking documents
  7. Transports chemotherapy or radioactive waste
  8. Transports soiled linen

D. Auto Clave (As Assigned)

1, Conducts biological tests of the San-I-Pak sterilization process

  1. Informs Supervisor immediately if autoclave unit is not functioning properly
  2. Monitors the temperature of the autoclave unit
  3. Responsible for changing autoclave temperature control graph
  4. Responsible for operating San-l-Pak autoclave according to procedure

Non-Essential Duties:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


  • Knowledge of medical precautions to handle medical waste
  • Knowledge of equipment and supplies used in cleaning healthcare facilities


  • Effective written and verbal Communication skills


  • Ability to accurately track supplies
  • Ability to read and understand cleaning instructions and information.
  • Ability to use cleaning equipment
  • Ability to use personal protective equipment

Core Competencies: All AVH employees will effectively demonstrate these behaviors:


Action Oriented

Customer Focused


Effective Communication


Ethics & Values

Integrity & Trust

Education, and Experience: 


  • High School Diploma or GED Preferred


  • None

Required Licensure and/or Certifications:

  • None

AVH Conduct/Compliance Expectations:

  • Ability to adhere with AVH Leaves of Absence Policy
  • Ability to adhere with AVH Paid Time Off (PTO) Policy
  • Ability to adhere with AVH Recording of Hours Worked Policy
  • Ability to adhere to the department dress code
  • Ability to organize work and establish priorities
  • Ability to expand on own initiative in performance of duties
  • Skill and ability to follow the telephone etiquette/standards
  • Conforms to AVH Standards of Excellence
  • Ability to function effectively under pressure and meet time parameters
  • Ability to communicate effectively while maintaining good working relationships with co-workers, managers and other hospital staff
  • Ability to adhere to the normal standards of courtesy and conduct as defined under the rules of hospitality at AVH
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of patient, hospital and department information
  • Ability to adhere to safety rules and regulations
  • Safely and effectively uses all equipment necessary to carry out duties
  • Ability to interpret and function under hospital and department policies and procedures
  • Conforms with required and appropriate Joint Commission requirements
  • Conforms with and supports hospital quality assurance and improvement guidelines
  • Ability to participate effectively in department and hospital staff education
  • Display a willingness to work as a team player
  • Ability to give and support the highest level of patient/customer satisfaction at all times
  • Supports and adheres to the values and mission statement established by the AVH Board of Directors

Ability to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Corporate Compliance rules and regulations, complies with duty to report behavior standard, demonstrates understanding of purpose for Corporate Compliance hotline and importance of seeking guidance from a

supervisor when in doubt regarding a possible corporate compliance issue

Key Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed throughout the facility according to individual schedules.
  • Work involved requires bending, pushing, pulling, and lifting.
  • Able to use Personal Protection Equipment
  • Potential exposure to patient blood or body fluids

A detailed description of the physical requirements of this job is maintained in the Employee Health Department.

Looking for an opportunity to work in healthcare the way you always dreamed you could? At Antelope Valley Hospital, our employees are at the heart of what we do best – delivering high quality, patient-centered healthcare.

Antelope Valley Hospital, a 420 bed acute care facility, located just 60 miles north of Los Angeles, the Antelope Valley is one of Southern California’s fastest growing communities. We are a Level II Trauma Center and Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Accredited. Serving the community for over 50 years, our non-profit hospital has grown to be the preeminent healthcare facility for our district’s nearly 1.2 million residents. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer.


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