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Environmental Services Aide

Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Location: Aspen
Posted on: November 15, 2023

Job Description:


Pay range for new hires: $ 17.25 to $ 27.60

Hire-in rates of pay are based upon the relevance of years of experience, education and certifications. Our talent acquisition team will help you understand how your direct experience will be considered.

PRN Benefits: As an employee you will be eligible to purchase discounted bus passes for transportation to and from work, discounted ski pass options, 457B, and also participate in a number of AVH hosted programs including cell phone discounts or computer software.

This Position Offers:

Highly competitive pay, being part of a very cohesive & supportive team, and four of North America's top ski resorts at your doorstep. Our comprehensive benefits package, which can be viewed here, includes generous paid time off, health insurance within your first 30 days, and retirement. You will also be eligible to purchase discounted bus passes for transportation to and from work, discounted ski pass options, 457B, and a number of AVH hosted programs including cell phone discounts and computer software.

Company Overview:

Embrace the adventure of a career at Aspen Valley Hospital. Aspen Valley Hospital is a twenty-five-bed community hospital that represents the best of two worlds - the warmth and friendliness of a small town and the technical expertise of a major medical center. Our award-winning hospital, nestled in the heart of Aspen, CO, includes a team of more than 500 people dedicated to making a difference for our patients, families, and community. Nationally we are recognized for providing some of the most exceptional patient care of any hospital across the country.

Job Overview:

Under supervision, but according to well defined procedures, performs a variety of tasks related to cleaning assigned areas. Performs a variety of tasks related to the processing, packaging, inventorying and delivery of laundered items.

  • Receives cleaning assignments and selects cleaning materials and supplies from designated area, prepares solutions according to established formulas, loads service cart, and transports same to work area.
  • Visually inspects completed work area to ensure appropriate levels of cleanliness and neatness have been achieved.
  • Demonstrates purposeful service excellence through exceeding patient and coworker expectations.
  • Represents the department/hospital as a dedicated, courteous, and responsive employee
  • Records pertinent documentation in accordance with regulatory requirements, professional standards and hospital policy.
  • Adheres to federal, state and hospital rules and regulations concerning HIPAA privacy and security.
  • Follows Hospital compliance plan and policies, including the Code of Conduct.
  • Participates in required training for compliance related activities (HIPAA, Compliance, Patient Safety, TJC, etc.)
  • Maintains highest level of confidentiality regarding patients, physicians, co-workers and business-related contacts.
  • Cleans assigned areas by washing furnishings, tile, fixtures, and equipment with germicidal cleaning solutions; scours and polishes sinks, tubs, toilets, mirrors, etc.
  • Disposes of refuse by emptying waste baskets in assigned work area.
  • Vacuums and wet mops limited floor areas such as resident's rooms, personnel offices; vacuums carpets using appropriate solutions and arranges furniture and equipment in an orderly fashion after cleaning assigned area. Cleans equipment and returns to store room.
  • Sorts soiled linen according to color, item and soil content and places individual loads into washer extractor; sets for appropriate cycle on washer. At end of cycle, transfers wet linen into dryer.
  • Once linen is dry, linen is transported to linen folding table, where it is folded, weighed, and placed in clean linen room or transport cart.
  • Feeds wet, flat sheets, pillow cases and draw sheets through the iron-mangle.
  • Daily delivers and restocks fresh laundry to departments as stated in Environmental Services policy and procedure book.
  • For commercial or physician practice's linen, same process as used above and bundled in saran wrap.
  • Places same in client's clean linen bags and placed in clean linen room for pick up by appropriate office with client name written legibly on saran with black marker.
  • Processes minimum of 40 pounds of laundry per person per hour per day.
  • Checks and replenishes chemicals daily to avoid running out. When new drum is installed, date and initial container. Use of proper protective equipment when handling chemicals is mandatory.
  • Cleans dryers at the beginning of each shift and cleans water drain each Tuesday both by 8:00 am. Clean, dust and polish all machines by 3:00 pm on Thursday.
  • Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional decision making and professional growth.
  • Participates and contributes to departmental meetings and activities.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Previous janitorial or housekeeping experience preferred.
    • Bilingual in Spanish
    • Normal hospital environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, or temperature.
    • Work is physically strenuous with prolonged periods of standing and moving.
    • Requires bending, reaching, and lifting to move supplies and equipment.
    • May be exposed to communicable diseases through normal or careless performance of responsibilities.
    • May be exposed to stressful situations.

Keywords: Aspen Valley Hospital, Aspen , Environmental Services Aide, Other , Aspen, Colorado

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