Supervisor, Environmental Svs

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
December 20, 2021
Boston, Massachusetts
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Supervisor, Environmental Svs

Department Description: We are offering a $500.00 sign on bonus to be paid out within the first 30 days of hire! *This sign-on bonus incentive plan is for individuals who are not an employee of the BILH system and are committing to regularly scheduled hours. This program is subject to change at any point. Bonuses are paid out within the first 30 days of employment pending the employee is in good conduct standings and are subject to applicable taxes.The Environmental Services Team helps BIDMC and our patients by providing a clean environment for our patients to heal. Hospital Environmental Services is about more than just cleanliness, we save lives! Our Environmental Services Team is focused on the top challenges that we face: • Ensuring consistently high levels of cleanliness • Raising patient and staff satisfaction • Employing environmentally conscious cleaning practices • Preventing hospital-acquired infections. Our goal is to create an inviting and professional environment, consistently exceeding regulatory standards and patient/staff expectations through our responsive EVS team and our highly efficient processes.

Rotating weekend and holiday availability is required for this position

Assist in plans for improving work methods ,scheduling Helps direct training programs , on the job training and in service for front line employees

Monitors and inspects employees work performance to ensure standards are maintained Establish and coordinates employees work schedule to ensure necessary staff coverage

Work with nursing to make sure request are being processed in a timely fashion

Attends meetings and training sessions as scheduled

Assist in evaluating New product and supplies

Resolve any complaints as required reports and seeks guidance from operations manager

Prepares performance evaluations for assigned personal as well as disciplinary actions

Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Req ID: 43319BR

Job Summary: Supervises and coordinates the housekeeping department in order to maintain the facility in a clean and orderly condition. Assures that all housekeeping procedures, applicable laws, government regulations, and policies and procedures of the department and facility are succesfuly achieved.

Essential Responsibilities:

  1. Assists in plans for improving work methods and schedules. Helps to direct training programs and demonstrates new equipment and methods and provides on-the-job training
  2. Monitors and inspects employees work performance to ensure standards are maintained. Assigns and distributes work to staff. Establishes and coordinates employee work schedule to assure necessary staff coverage.
  3. Works closely with nursing staff to ensure that requests are processed on a timely and accurate basis.
  4. Assists in the supervisory function of linen distribution and collection.
  5. Resolves complaints as required, reports and seeks guidance from the Operations Manager.
  6. Has the authority to direct and support employees daily work activities. Has authority to undertake or recommend the following employment actions: hiring, termination, corrective action and performance reviews. Direct Reports: 4-6 Indirect Reports: None

Required Qualifications:

  1. High School diploma or GED required. Bachelor's degree preferred.
  2. 3-5 years related work experience required and 1-3 years supervisory/management experience required
  3. Demonstrated experience communicating with direct reports and employees from at all levels of an organization.
  4. Strong attention to detail regarding housekeeping.
  5. Basic familiarity with computers. Ability to navigate at a basic level within web-based applications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Strong customer service and communications skills.
  2. Bi-lingual proficiency in Spanish or Haitian Creole a plus


  1. Written Communications: Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in written English with internal and external customers.
  2. Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and converse in English to communicate effectively with medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.
  3. Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate full working knowledge of standard concepts, practices, procedures and policies with the ability to use them in varied situations.
  4. Team Work: Ability to act as a team leader for small projects or work groups, creating a collaborative and respectful team environment and improving workflows. Results may impact the operations of one or more departments.
  5. Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service and staff training to meet customer service standards and expectations for the assigned unit(s). Resolves service issues in the assigned unit(s) in a timely and respectful manner.

Physical Nature of the Job:
Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally and or up to 20 pounds of force frequently. Job is physical in nature and employee needs to stand and/or move around through the majority of their shift.


VaccinesAs a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. BILH requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more about this requirement


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