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Env Service Professional I

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Location: Traverse City
Status (FT/PT): Full-Time
Shift: Day/PM shift
Req ID: 56709



Environmental Services is front line infection prevention responsible for performing services in accordance with established organizational policies and procedures for providing a safe environment, achieved by demonstrating the principles of cleaning, disinfection and quality assurance toward the reduction of harmful pathogens for the benefit of patients, visitors, and staff. 


Speak, read, and write English (as demonstrated by completion of application and job interview).

Ability to read and understand written instruction, such as labels and work assignments.  Must be able to push, pull carts, mattresses, etc., lift and otherwise manipulate (50) pounds.

Housekeeping and/or hospital experience preferred.

Must pass drug and TB screening tests.


Under the supervision of the Manager and/or Director of Environmental Services.

Has contact with hospital staff.  Has no involvement with patient care but does have patient contact.


Cares for patients in the age category(s) checked below:

     Neonatal (birth-1 mo)                                  Young adult (18 yr-25 yrs)

     Infant (1 mo-1 yr)                                          Adult (26 yrs-54 yrs)

     Early childhood (1 yr-5 yrs)                         Sr. Adult (55 yrs-64 yrs)

     Late childhood (6 yrs-12 yrs)                      Geriatric (65 yrs & above)

     Adolescence (13 yrs-17 yrs)                    _  All ages (birth & above)

 X    No direct clinical contact with patients


  1. Supports the Mission, Vision and Values of Munson Healthcare
  2. Embraces and supports the Performance Improvement philosophy of Munson Healthcare.
  3. Promotes personal and patient safety.
  4. Has basic understanding of Relationship-Based Care (RBC) principles, meets expectations outlined in Commitment To My Co-workers, and supports RBC unit action plans.
  5. Uses effective customer service/interpersonal skills at all times.
  6. Exercises tact and pleasantness when dealing with hospital personnel. Gives directions to visitors in a pleasant manner.
  7. Activities controlled by established procedures and if changes are necessary, it is by instruction of immediate Manager or Lead employee. Must recall and apply learned procedures as situations occur.  Must adjust to varying conditions in work situations and apply established procedures.
  8. Standing and walking much of the day. Requires bending, stretching, climbing ladders, lifting, pulling and pushing.  Hands in solutions frequently.
  9. Use of products that are potentially harmful if used improperly. Interruptions in work schedules as situations warrant.  Potential of exposure to contagious disease if Universal Precautions and Blood Borne Pathogen Standards are not followed.
  10. Must wear approved uniform. Must follow all manufacturers’ instructions on chemical dilution and usage of products. Must wear protective equipment relative to product handling.
  11. Gloves, goggles, face shield, gown, mask, and hardhat must be worn as situation warrants and defined in the Safety Standard Act. Must follow all department, hospital and regulatory agency guidelines. Wear PPE (personal protective equipment) as required and have complete knowledge and understanding of Universal Precautions and Blood Borne Pathogen standards.
  12. Handle soiled linen, hazardous waste, clean windows, washes walls, doors, furniture, beds, equipment, sinks, toilets, etc., in patient rooms, treatment areas, offices, and public areas.
  13. In patient areas, treatment areas, offices, and public areas: vacuum carpets, dust and damp mop floors, clean windows, washes walls, doors, wipe plastic and vinyl furniture. Vacuum cloth furniture, wash beds, equipment, showers, sinks, and toilets inside and out.  Empty trash, high dust, clean restrooms daily, and dust complete room upon dismissal.  High dust offices and public areas as scheduled.
  14. Hang and/or take down drapes, cubicle curtains, and shades, as required.
  15. Terminal clean – preparing patient procedure rooms for new admissions by using approved disinfectants and cleaning furnishings, floors, equipment and restrooms. Washing beds and putting on clean linen. Complete discharge sheet as required.  Move furniture and equipment to clean under.
  16. Remove trash/recycling/Confidential (HIPPIA) information and soiled linen from floors using utility cart. Replace sharps container in patient rooms, procedure rooms, and soiled utility rooms.
  17. Transport furniture, equipment, clean linen and supplies. Will be required to assist other Environmental Services Technician’s II and IV when necessary.
  18. Preform spot removal technique for carpet spots.
  19. Operate/maintain/clean mini carpet spotter to clean carpet spots and cloth furnishings.
  20. Operate/maintain/clean battery powered floor/carpet cleaning machines.  Must demonstrate physical strength, coordination, and competency necessary to operate/maintain/clean equipment.
  21. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned
  22. Unlicensed staff, to include but not limited to housekeepers, material management clerks, unit clerks, maintenance staff may have permission to briefly be provided access to and be in areas where medications are stored in order to fulfill tasks outlined in their job description
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