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Environmental Services Worker

at The Garden's Rehab and Care Center

Posted: 9/8/2020
Job Status: Full Time,Contract/Temporary
Job Reference #: 184872392
Categories: Green
Keywords: environmental

Job Description


  • Maintain facility in a sanitary and infection-free condition through washing, cleaning and replacement of equipment and furnishings.
  • Removes, dirt, food, dust, grease and film from surfaces using proper cleaning solutions.
  • Must clean up human waste and other body fluids as required.
  • Clean building floors by sweeping, mopping, scrubbing or vacuuming or running the floor machine.   Damp mop all corridor floors, lobby, dining areas, and other areas daily. 
  • Damp dusts furniture, woodwork, light fixtures, window sills and equipment and dust-mops floors. Polishes and cleans fixtures in rooms and bathrooms.
  • Operates mechanical floor cleaners, buffers, vacuums, shampooers and related environmental service equipment as assigned.
  • Gathers and disposes of trash and waste materials using specified bags or containers.
  • Cleans and disinfects all fixtures, floors, mirrors, windows, doors and walls of bathrooms.
  • Check all vacant rooms daily to keep fresh.
  • Cleans vents, fan fixtures, top of windows, doorframes and other high areas using a ladder.
  • Buffs, strips, waxes and polishes floors.
  • Report any repairs and equipment problems immediately to the supervisor and add to the facility maintenance board.
  • Wash windows in accordance with Environmental Schedule and as needed.
  • Check entire area for spills, water, etc. periodically, especially in residents’ bathrooms.
  • Mix water and detergents or acids in containers to prepare cleaning solutions, according to specifications.
  • Performs terminal cleaning procedures of patient rooms and prepares rooms for new occupants; follows isolation procedures in isolation rooms.
  • Follow required procedures for handling, cleaning, disposing or moving of objects/materials and/or the clean-up of blood, infections materials or body fluids in accordance with the facility’s Exposure Control Plan for Blood borne Pathogens.
  • Coordinate daily housekeeping services with nursing services when performing routine cleaning assignments in resident living and/or recreational areas.
  • Ensure that resident rooms and common areas are free of trip risks or other safety hazards.
  • Consistently work cooperatively with residents, other departments, families and vendors.
  • Steam-clean or shampoo carpets.
  • Follow the procedures for the use of chemical cleaners and power equipment, in order to prevent damage to floors and fixtures.
  • Manually move furniture, equipment, supplies and other heavy objects as required.
  • Requisition supplies and equipment needed for cleaning and maintenance duties.
  • Set up, arrange and remove decorations, tables, chairs, and ladders to prepare facilities for events as directed.
  • Handle heavy loads with or without assistance.
  • Operate various kinds of laundry equipment safely and properly.
  • Keep separate linen carts for transporting of soiled and clean linens.
  • Keep contaminated linens that have been removed from beds of patients who have a possible infectious condition in separate double bags, plainly marked. These items will be laundered and disinfected separately.
  • Use germicidal agents and bleaching agents on all linens.
  • Keeps records of linen distribution by department; checks floor linens supplies and lists linen use by department.
  • Follow all clean linen procedures including drying, ironing, folding and storing all laundry in linen closets and designated areas by designated persons.
  • Check floor linen supplies to ensure linen is stocked on all halls.
  • Makes supply packs for departments and puts linen stacks in carts for distribution. Takes supply requests and delivers them.
  • Delivers linens to departments according to pre-established schedules.
  • Before the end of the shift clean/prep and restock equipment and carts for the next shift/day.
  • Keeps work areas neat and orderly, cleans equipment and assists with other cleaning duties as assigned.
  • Assists with evacuations, when needed.
  • Gathers and disposes of trash and waste materials using specified bags or containers.


Knowledge of:

  • Cleaning solvents and disinfection solutions.
  • Safety rules, policies and procedures, infection prevention and control procedures.
  • Facility emergency/disaster response and evacuation procedures.
  • Facility policies and procedures.

Skill in:

  • Use and care of equipment, tools and materials used in housekeeping activities.
  • Working independently to complete daily activities according to work schedule.
  • Following and maintaining safety standards.
  • Following and effectively communicating verbal and written instructions.

Ability to:

  • Read and understand English.
  • Comprehend written and verbal instructions on cleaning chemical labels
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with associate personnel, residents and resident family members.
  • Discern odors and see different colors to differentiate chemicals.
  • Comply with facility policies and procedures.
  • Use industrial vacuum cleaner, shampooer, and floor buffer.


Regular contacts with associate personnel, residents, resident family members and visitors.



  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear.
  • Sufficient clarify of hearing which permits the employee to discern verbal instructions, telephones and safety warnings, such as emergency warning sounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.  Sufficient vision which permits the employee to distinguish dirt or marks on surfaces and move through unfamiliar buildings and rooms.
  • Sufficient manual dexterity which permits the employee to operate a variety of cleaning devices, including power equipment, hand equipment and small objects, and to make adjustments to equipment.
  • This position is very active and requires standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling and climbing all day.  The employee must frequently lift and move items over 50 lbs. and adapt to and move between work stations and job tasks on a single shift.
  • Sufficient body flexibility and balance to perform cleaning operations which require repeated bending and stooping motions, including climbing and working on ladders.
  • Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes which permits the employee to work in areas with only artificial light, to work within a tightly enclosed area, such as closets and small offices, and to work while exposed to unpleasant odors, infectious waste, diseases and conditions including AIDS and Hepatitis B and C viruses.
  • Frequent exposure to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration.
  • Must be able to wear protective equipment such as gloves, masks, gowns and goggles.
  • Work in hot damp environment.
  • Safety-sensitive position pursuant to A.R.S. 23-493.


  • High school diploma/GED.
  • One (1) year experience in housekeeping.
  • Or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered in meeting the minimum qualifications.


  • Obtain/maintain Arizona Department of Public Safety Fingerprint Card at employee’s expense.
  • Complete annual Tuberculosis Testing.
  • Complete required in-service training.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, We do not discriminate on the  basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

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