Environmental Services Aide Operating Room

Singing River Health System

Job Description

The Environmental Services Aide in the Operating Room maintains environmental and infection control standards within the established policies and procedures of the Health System. He/She performs a variety of general cleaning and linen tasks within the Operating Room to maintain the rooms, offices, hallways and other assigned areas. The Aide performs Terminal Cleaning on each operating room when assigned.

The Environmental Services Aide in the Operating Room, when assigned, also performs tasks outside the Operating Room such as patient room cleaning. He/She restocks linen carts and assembles linen packs for Surgical Services and Outpatient Surgery.

DISCLAIMER: This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.

High school graduate or equivalent preferred.



Six (6) months housekeeping experience working in a healthcare facility preferred.

Physical Demands
Stands, turns, bends, stoops, lifts, climbs, and uses many physical motions in performing day-to-day activities. Must be able to stand for extended periods of time and do a great deal of walking without experiencing undue fatigue. Must be able to handle objects and tools; regularly moves or lifts up to 25 lbs. May be exposed to communicable disease or radiation, chemical products, and hazardous/infectious waste.

Work involves being able to perceive the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels, with or without correction. Must demonstrate the ability to communicate, speak, and enunciate to express/exchange ideas and detailed information in person and on the telephone. Work requires a minimum standard of visual acuity, with or without correction. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Requires color perception in order to read measurements; detect dust, debris, etc.; distinguish trash container colors indicating hazardous waste, etc.

Mental Demands
Must demonstrate keen mental faculties/assessment and decision making abilities. Must demonstrate superior communication/speaking/enunciation skills to receive and give information in person and by telephone. Must demonstrate written and verbal communication skills. Must possess emotional stability conducive to dealing with high stress levels. Must demonstrate ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

Special Demands
Must possess superior customer service skills and professional etiquette. Must possess ability to use a computer (must be keyboard proficient) and other office technology (i.e., telephone, fax, etc.). Must have working knowledge of MS Outlook.

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