Howard University Hospital | Washington, DC

    Environmental Specialist

    Job Title
    Environmental Specialist
    Job ID
    Washington,  DC
    Other Location

    With over 150 years of caring for our community and each other in the Washington DC area, Howard University Hospital has a world-renowned reputation for high-quality, patient-centric care. Howard University Hospital is the nation’s only teaching hospital located on the campus of a Historically Black University and has created a superior learning environment, with groundbreaking research and positive patient outcomes.

    Howard University Hospital seeks to hire an Environmental Specialist who will embrace our reach and historic tradition of excellence. If you want to make a difference in someone’s life every day, consider a position with a team of professionals who are doing just that, making a difference. 

    The Environmental Specialist:
    Perform routine cleaning of all internal areas of the Hospital, including Patient Rooms, Nursing Units, Offices, Clinical Areas, Waiting Area, Lobbies, Lounges, Restrooms, Corridors, Elevators, Stairwells and building exterior to ensure a clean, neat and sanitary environment, according to established performance standards.
    Timely Replenish or replace expendable supplies, such as soap, toilet tissue, and paper towels.
    Operate mechanical equipment such as buffers (high and low speed), automatic scrubbers, pressure washers, vacuum cleaners, shampooer, extractor, burnisher and steam machine, baseboard machine and restroom cleaning machine.  Use equipment properly and maintain assigned equipment in good safe working order.
    Empty trash containers in assigned areas, replace liners and clean the exterior of trash containers with damp cloth.
    Transport trash and hazardous waste to appropriate disposal area. 
    Wear complete uniform as provided and maintain good hygiene.
    Observe safety precautions and established safety procedures for performing work and using equipment and cleaning supplies.  Report safety hazards according to policies and procedures, and to Supervisor or designee.  Note any required repairs (painting, plumbing, carpentry, or electrical) and report needed repairs to Supervisor or designee.
    Maintain patient confidentiality.  Adhere to federal law, the Howard University Health Science Compliance Program, the Howard University Code of Ethics and the Health Sciences Standards of Conduct.  Attend annual and periodic mandatory Compliance training, including HIPAA Privacy training.  Participate in activities that promote adherence to federal healthcare program requirements. Participate in performance improvement activities.
    Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

    Required Skills

    High School or General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D.).
    One (1) year of Environmental or janitorial work experience preferably, in a healthcare facility.
    May be required to lift up to 75 pounds.  Possible exposure to hospital related hazards including but not limited to chemical and radiological materials, heavy lifting, machinery, electrical equipment, temperature extremes, weather conditions, BBP and infectious agents.

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