Environmental Assistant
Olney, MD 
Posted 30 days ago
Job Description

General Summary of Position
Under supervision, maintains prescribed standards of cleanliness for assigned areas, using germicidal solutions and following prescribed procedures and posted work schedules.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Technical/Environmental Duties: Cleans all assigned areas in accordance with standards of cleanliness and highest quality of cleaning excellence. Consistently gathers all trash. Polishes assigned floor surface areas by operating electric washing, scrubbing, stripping, waxing, and polishing equipment, making manual adjustments to attain optimal results. Performs other duties as required, such as cleaning light fixtures, wall vents, and moving furniture. Maintains cleaning equipment. Deposits refuse in specified collection areas and/or incinerator. Makes timely rounds and always follows universal precautions. Performs high dusting and low dusting of assigned areas. Uses 7 step cleaning process for all patient areas. This includes vacuuming, washing, sweeping, mopping of restrooms, beds, furniture and open areas. Cleans specialized areas such as isolation and surgical areas to highest standards according to sterilization procedures. Observes safety and infection control precautions in cleaning of assigned areas. Performs discharge cleaning for all patient discharges, following department procedure and policies.
  • Customer Service: Provides services to patients and families as needed. Introduces self to patients and families. Checks in with patients before leaving the room. Answers and responds to patient requests. Greets patients and families arriving on the unit. Approach, greet and offer assistance and direction to patients, family members, physicians and others who may need help in finding their way.
  • Development: Participates with supervisors in identifying learning needs. When learning needs are identified, participates in training and development activities. Attends hospital sponsored training programs as required by the department. Meets all mandatory obligations.
  • Organizational knowledge: Works effectively within and between departments. Participates in departmental projects. Participates in interdepartmental activities when asked. Demonstrates a constructive approach during all interactions with staff, supervisors, and managers both inside and outside the unit.

  • Minimum Qualifications

    • High School Diploma or GED preferred


    • 1-2 years Experience preferred
    • Experience in medical, hospital or institutional experience preferred

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend English.
    • Ability to operate various power and manual equipment (such as floor machines etc.)

    Why MedStar Health?
    At MedStar Health, we understand that our ability to treat others well begins with how we treat each other. We work hard to foster an inclusive and positive environment where our associates feel valued, connected, and empowered. We live up to this promise through:

    • Strong emphasis on teamwork - our associates feel connected to each other and our mission as an organization. In return, our effective team environment generates positive patient outcomes and high associate satisfaction ratings that exceed the national benchmark.
    • Strategic focus on equity, inclusion, & diversity - we are committed to equity for all people and communities. We continue to build a diverse and inclusive workplace where people feel a sense of belonging and the ability to contribute to equitable care delivery and improved community health outcomes at all levels of the organization.
    • Comprehensive total rewards package - including competitive pay, generous paid time off, great health and wellness benefits, retirement savings, education assistance, and so much more.
    • More career opportunities closer to home - as the largest healthcare provider in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. region, there are countless opportunities to grow your career and fulfill your aspirations.

    About MedStar Health
    MedStar Health is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for people in Maryland and the Washington, D.C., region, while advancing the practice of medicine through education, innovation, and research. Our team of 32,000 includes physicians, nurses, residents, fellows, and many other clinical and non-clinical associates working in a variety of settings across our health system, including 10 hospitals and more than 300 community-based locations, the largest home health provider in the region, and highly respected institutes dedicated to research and innovation. As the medical education and clinical partner of Georgetown University for more than 20 years, MedStar Health is dedicated not only to teaching the next generation of doctors, but also to the continuing education, professional development, and personal fulfillment of our whole team. Together, we use the best of our minds and the best of our hearts to serve our patients, those who care for them, and our communities. It's how we treat people.

    MedStar Health is an Equal Opportunity (EO) Employer and assures equal opportunity for all applicants and employees. We hire people to work in different locations, and we comply with the federal, state and local laws governing each of those locations. MedStar Health makes all decisions regarding employment, including for example, hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, benefit eligibility, discipline, and discharge without regard to any protected status, including race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship status, sex, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, political affiliations, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local EO laws. If you receive an offer of employment, it is MedStar Health's policy to hire its employees on an at-will basis, which means you or MedStar Health may terminate this relationship at any time, for any reason.


    Job Summary
    Start Date
    As soon as possible
    Employment Term and Type
    Regular, Full Time
    Required Experience
    1 to 2 years
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