Environmental Services Technician, Housekeeping, 1.0 days - SJ (5042)
Catholic Health Initiatives - Tacoma, WA

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Job Summary:
This job is responsible for providing basic and specialty cleaning services to all areas of the hospital, including patient rooms, offices, hallways, floors and public environments (as assigned) in order to maintain the hospital in a sanitary, safe and attractive condition. Incumbents may also collect and transport infectious and regular trash. Work is performed independently and in accordance with facility standards and procedures.

Essential Duties:
Performs daily cleaning tasks in assigned areas including (but not limited to): dusting and cleaning vents, furniture, woodwork, bathroom fixtures, showers, whirlpools and portable equipment; washing and making beds; cleaning operating rooms and delivery rooms; washing ceilings and walls; mopping hallways, stairwells and public areas; cleaning sinks and toilets, washing, waxing and/or vacuuming floors.

Observes and participates in all hospital-required Safety, Risk Management and Infection Control Practices; wears prescribed protective gear (ie. gloves, goggles) appropriate to the assignment; reports unusual incidents with emphasis on safety and maintenance.

Performs work operating manual, battery-powered and electric equipment; uses cleaning equipment such as: mechanical floor cleaners, polishers, scrubbers and vacuums; cleans and maintains equipment such as cleaning cart and janitor's closet; monitors assigned area and equipment for needed repairs and informs immediate supervisor.

Participates in department Quality Improvement program.

Gathers and disposes of garbage, waste, soiled linen and infectious and regular trash in the prescribed manner.

May order weekly cleaning supplies and chemicals for assigned areas; may unload clean linen carts and deliver linen supplies throughout the hospital.


High school graduate or equivalent preferred.

Any combination of experience and education that would demonstrate the capability to perform the duties of the position.

Janitorial work experience in an institutional setting is desirable.

None required.

Additional Responsibilities:
Demonstrates a commitment to service, organization values and professionalism through appropriate conduct and demeanor at all times.

Adheres to and exhibits our core values:
Having a profound spirit of awe and respect for all creation, shaping relationships to self, to one another and to God and acknowledging that we hold in trust all that has been given to us.

Moral wholeness, soundness, uprightness, honesty and sincerity as a basis of trustworthiness.

Feeling with others, being one with others in their sorrows and joys, rooted in the sense of solidarity as members of the human community.

Outstanding achievement, merit, virtue; continually surpassing standards to achieve/maintain quality.

Maintains confidentiality and protects sensitive data at all times.

Adheres to organizational and department specific safety standards and guidelines.

Works collaboratively and supports efforts of team members.

Demonstrates exceptional customer service and interacts effectively with physicians, patients, residents, visitors, staff and the broader health care community.

Catholic Health Initiatives and its organizations are Equal Opportunity Employers


Food Service/Housekeeping

Primary Location

WA-Tacoma-St Joseph Medical Center



Scheduled Hours per 2-week Pay Period


Weekends Required

Every Other


Every Other

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For Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), returning sick people to good health is more than a business -- it's a mission. Formed in 1996...