Wake Forest Baptist Health is a preeminent academic health system based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Wake Forest Baptist Health’s two main components are an integrated clinical system – anchored by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, an 885-bed tertiary-care hospital in Winston-Salem, Brenner Children’s Hospital, five community hospitals, more than 350 primary and specialty care locations and more than 2,500 physicians; and Wake Forest School of Medicine, a recognized leader in experiential medical education and groundbreaking research, including Wake Forest Innovations, a commercialization enterprise focused on advancing health care through new medical technologies and biomedical discovery.
Promotes environmental protection by maintaining healthy and safe medical facilities for employees and visitors. Cleans and sanitizes assigned areas to help prevent infections from spreading to patients and visitors from building surfaces, fixtures, and furnishings. Interacts with visitors, patients, and other departments.
- Preferred: High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
- Minimum: Ability to read at a 10th grade level.
- One year's experience preferred.
- Ability to prioritize assignments to complete work in a timely manner
- Ability to operate equipment
- Possesses good oral and written communication skills
- Ability to work occasionally in extreme temperatures and around unpleasant smells
- Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers
- Ability to operate a variety of cleaning equipment
- Ability to use chemicals properly to follow bloodborne pathogen protocols
- Cheerful, friendly personality
- Caring, helpful attitude
- Possess initiative and "can do" nature
- A commitment to excellence
- Must pass a national background check and drug screen
- Performs complete cleaning of assigned areas to include, but not limited to: dusting and sanitizing furniture, equipment, mirrors and fixtures; washing windows, walls, ceilings, vents and light fixtures; sweeping, scrubbing and refinishing floors; vacuuming and shampooing carpet; changing cubicle curtains and drapes, re-stocking restrooms; replacing light bulbs; and reporting repairs.
- Cleaning and disinfecting of patient areas and rooms. Cleaning and disinfecting of isolation rooms. Documenting cleaning actions, noting areas requiring additional care of monitoring. Informing supervisor of incomplete work.
- Heavy contact with cleaning chemicals, disinfecting agents, floor strippers and finishes. Majority of work is indoors but may assist with outdoor cleaning including parking lot, windows, and roof. Proper use and mixing of chemicals. Various cleaning activities may include the use of a ladder.
- Removes waste by collecting and transporting soiled linen, emptying trash containers, changing sharps containers, transporting solid and hazardous waste to compactors, recycling material, and emptying cigarette receptacles in smoking areas.
- Keeps equipment associated with the job, clean and orderly, and reports equipment failures or other mechanical issues to maintenance staff. Verifies equipment is safe to use.
- Maintains safe working environment and provides quality service by complying with procedures, rules and regulations, infection control guidelines, and meeting departmental quality standards. Proper handling of biomedical/hazardous waste.
- Attends all required in-service education and training classes including safety update programs to maintain technical knowledge.
- Consistently demonstrates the ability to meet time schedules and deadlines. Communicates between shifts with supervisor and coworkers.
- Performs repetitive work according to set procedures
- Stressful, fast paced
- Works in contaminated, isolation, construction and renovation areas
- Exposure to individuals with various degrees of mental, physical conditions and illnesses
- Collects and transports bio-hazardous waste
- Temperature extremes
- Works around foul odors
Amount of time spent performing the following activities:
Reaching with arms
Finger and hand dexterity
Lifting, carrying, pushing and or pulling:
20 lbs. maximum
50 lbs. maximum
100 lbs. maximum
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Computers are available for applying within the lobby of the Human Resources Department located at 1920 West First Street, (on the corner of Miller and First Street) Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27104. You may also call our office for assistance at (336) 716-6464. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.
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