Your Opportunity :
Casual employees provide coverage of shifts / areas, as required, and perform a variety of cleaning services within a hospital environment in compliance with AHS and departmental policies, procedures and standards.
Duties include, but are not limited to, cleaning of clinical and non-clinical areas, including occupied and discharge / transfer patient rooms as well as isolation and project cleaning and waste stream management.
Physical requirements of this position include : bending, kneeling, walking and standing for extended periods of time, lifting, pushing or pulling heavy and bulky items, and utilization of Institutional cleaning products and equipment.
Environmental Services is a patient and customer-service focused department consisting of approximately 6000 employees provincially.
Environmental Services is responsible for the 24 hour / 7 days per week maintenance of Alberta Health Services hospital’s environmental cleaning and waste stream management functions.
All new employees will be required to attend a 4-day Environmental Services Orientation and a 1- day Alberta Health Services Orientation.
A Candidate Assessment will be done at time of interview. Preference will be given to applicants who are available to work a minimum of two weekends per month.
For internal AHS and Environmental Services applicants : Two professional references are required upon interview.For External applicants : The following must be provided at the time of interview : 2 professional references.
Valid work permit / visa (if applicable).
As an Environmental I, you will be responsible for performing a variety of routine tasks associated with the cleaning and disinfecting of clinical and non-
clinical healthcare environments. Your typical duties may include sweeping, mopping and vacuuming, restocking supplies in bathroom facilities and, stripping linen and remaking beds.
This includes replenishing cleaning supplies and linens and identifying and reporting potential hazards to your Working Leader.
Required Qualifications :
Completion of Grade 10 or equivalent. Physically capable to walk and / or stand for the duration of your shift, and perform repetitive physical movements.
Additional Required Qualifications :
Basic knowledge of computer programs, such as email, is required. Applicants must have, at minimum, basic computer skills.
Applicants must demonstrate the ability to read, write, speak, understand and follow written and oral directions in English.
Must be able to work with minimal supervision.
Preferred Qualifications :
Preference will be given to those applicants that have previous experience performing environmental cleaning duties in a hospital or institution, as well as extensive knowledge of machines and tools, including their uses, basic maintenance and troubleshooting.
Previous knowledge and application of WHMIS would be an asset. A combination of education, training and relevant experience, including customer-
service experience, may be considered.