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Facility Technician

Company: Skagit Regional Health
Location: Arlington
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Category Facilities/Food Service/Housekeeping Position Facility Technician Req Code 20391 Location Cascade Valley Hospital Job Summary A highly motivated professional with ability to make independent decisions efficiently and effectively and maintain accountability for all actions and decisions. Facility Techs will act as runners to support procurement of equipment and supplies in units. Facility Technicians follow specific guidelines for infection control and daily cleaning of the patient care areas as well as cleaning and light maintenance from floor to ceiling throughout the facility. Facility Techs will maintain the appearance of the public spaces outside the hospital building and parking lot. This will involve picking up loose trash, cigarette butts, emptying outside trash cans, etc. The Facility Technician is dedicated to providing an exceptional experience to guests and staff with quality outcomes in a safe, timely, courteous and cost effective manner. Essential Functions Section 1 - Knowledge and Standards of Performance Safe and timely transportation of the supplies, and equipment throughout the facility. Distributing patient care and office supply needs according to the orders received. Wear a communication device, i.e. pager, to be easily contacted and respond quickly. Adheres to policies and procedures. Able to complete assignments in a timely manner. Maintains standards of quality and neatness. Keeps tools and equipment properly cleaned and maintained. Resourceful in using good judgment in evaluating needed repairs. Corrects problems as appropriate or promptly reports all necessary repairs and maintenance issues to appropriate area for correction. Plans activities to avoid disruption of services when possible. Notifies staff according to department policy when unable to report to work. Maintains a positive, customer-oriented attitude. Meets organizational and work unit standards as outlined in policies and procedures. Performs all job duties in accordance with recognized safety procedures. Demonstrates the ability to make calm and sensible decisions under various work situations, dealing with immediate problems reasonably. Must be able to communicate effectively with others at all levels of the organization. Seeks out ways to create an outstanding experience for guests and staff. Section 2 - Processes and Procedures Stripping and cleaning of charged patient rooms. Interdepartmental transporting of patients. Acts as a runner for the teams on the floors for supplies and equipment (takes specimens to lab/RT, brings blood units to the ward, obtains late meal trays, and the like). Maintain equipment with proper care and cleaning after use. Lock/unlock doors at designated times. Responsible for the cleanliness, basic upkeep, and infection control throughout the facility and associated clinics. Performs stat cleans and deep cleanings. Handle and dispose of infectious waste appropriately. Move beds and gurneys, steam clean gurneys. Floor care (strip, scrub, buffing, mop, vacuum, etc.) completed daily as needed or schedules project with appropriate team member. Maintains clutter free and clean housekeeping carts and rooms. Pick up outside trash daily. May remove loose brush around trees, remove trip hazards like small rocks, sweeps sidewalks, picks up loose paper and other trash from the hospital parking lot, large parking lot across the street and the green areas on the hospital grounds. May use hose, broom as needed. May move boxes, files, etc., from one place to another. Performs light maintenance including, but not limited to, changing screw-in light bulbs and touch up painting of door frames. Manages specific job route as detailed and assigned. Follows safety standards to ensure personal safety as well as safety of guests and staff. Safe working habits are the priority. Concerns are reported promptly. Laundry/Linen: When trained in the laundry linen competencies, Facility Technician staff may fill in in the Laundry for staff absences due to illness/vacation. Section 3 - Knowledge/Use of Equipment Vacuums, wet vacuums, buff L. S., buff H. S., small extractor, large extractor, broom, duster, mops, general floor care machines, carts, bins, various electronics (computers, phones, etc.), compactor, pressure washer, Hamo washer/decontaminator, various dispensers (paper towel, chemical, soap). Must be able to utilize technology such as phones, computers, pagers and copiers. Nursing Equipment you will need to locate includes: IV pumps, K-pad units, walkers, wheelchairs, cribs, visitor cots, patient beds, SCD's, etc. Other equipment as determined by department needs and task completion. Requires use of computers, email and phone. Section 4 - Continuous Quality Improvement Attends minimum of 80% job related inservices/team meetings per year. Ability to train peers and offer solutions when identifying problems. Leads and/or participates in developing and designing systems and processes for the new organization. Continually improves and redesigns processes to increase productivity and quality. Consistently seeks improvement of processes, performance, and outcomes. Section 5 - Required Education and Training *Continuing Education: Identifies new topics for continuing education, and pursues educational offerings. Shares educational information with coworkers, keeps record of continuing education. Uses educational information to develop/update practice standards. Attends staff meetings and all annual mandatory sessions. Actively participates in staff orientation. Attends CV102 training. BLS: Current certification. Yearly mandatory education (fire, safety, etc). Required education modules for new processes or procedures that are introduced. Facility Techs must obtain and maintain USDOT Hazmat certification before working solo or within 90 days of hire, whichever comes first. Section 6 - Resource Utilization Demonstrates responsible use of resources, including time, facilities, supplies, equipment, staff, information, finances, education and developmental assets. Fiscally responsible, including corporate billing compliance. Efficiently uses resources, tools and supplies, recycling when possible. Uses and disposes of confidential information appropriately. Shares expertise and knowledge with others. Cares for equipment properly. Spends education funds responsibly to enhance job performance. Practices accountable and productive time management. Shares responsibility in facility upkeep (i.e.: see it, own it, do it, solve it). Seeks information and plans work to maximize team effectiveness. Manages work time within Attendance policy standards and keeps an accurate and timely exception log for variances. Works with team members to reduce department overtime, maintain effective staffing levels, and minimize labor waste. Independently seeks ways to support others. Personal issues or conflicts do not impact the team. does not openly discuss conflicts with other personnel/avoids triangulation. Promotes good morale across all areas of service. Education High School graduate or GED required. Experience/Training One year experience preferred. License/Certification Must maintain USDOT Hazmat certification before working solo or within 30days of hire, whichever comes first. Other Qualifications Knowledge ad use of email, computers, phone.

Keywords: Skagit Regional Health, Seattle , Facility Technician, Other , Arlington, Washington

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