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Environmental Services Tech - UChicago Medicine, Ingalls Memorial

Employer Name: UChicago Medicine - Ingalls Memorial
Location: Chicago (South Suburbs), IL
Job Code: 1248


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Rated as one of the top 50 hospitals in America by HealthGrades, we are committed to our patients, our community and our dedicated staff. Our employees commit to our standards of service: Treat people with respect, demonstrate pride, respect privacy, anticipate needs, reverse negative situations, listen and communicate and demonstrate ownership.

Location: Harvey, IL 60426


Environmental Service Techs. / Hospital housekeepers maintain a clean environment throughout the hospital that they are working for. They make beds, handle waste management duties and replenish linen along with a bevy of other housekeeping duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Clean hospital floors and surfaces using predefined cleaning methods and procedures
  • Mix appropriate quantities of cleaning liquids and chemicals in accordance with state safety regulations
  • Dust, mop and sweep patients’ room, nurses and surgical units and administrative offices.
  • Make beds using clean and disinfected linen and replenish supplies such as towels, blankets, soaps and shampoos.
  • Clean and disinfect patient’s bathroom and public restrooms.
  • Clean mirrors and windows along with polishing fittings and fixtures.
  • Collect dirty laundry from patients’ rooms and deliver them to washing areas.
  • Distribute clean linen and hospital / surgical gowns to appropriate floors.
  • Take and address patients’ complaints regarding housekeeping services
  • Empty trash receptacles and ensure proper compaction of surgical waste according to hospital policies
  • Create and maintain inventory of cleaning supplies and equipment
  • Inform housekeeping supervisor of any cleaning equipment that may need repair or replacement
  • Inform housekeeping supervisor about any building hazard and assist in addressing it
  • Maintain a clean and organized storage area for cleaning equipment and supplies
  • Iron, fold and store clean laundry after tagging it with room numbers
  • Maintain adequate stock of cleaning supplies

Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge of cleaning methods and materials, Customer service skills, Written and verbal communication skills, Ability to operate carpet extractor, floor buffers, and various cleaning equipment, Ability to prioritize work and manage multiple tasks or projects.  Maintains a positive attitude and work environment among associates

Education and Experience:  high school diploma or equivalent preferred; knowledge of cleaning and sanitation products, techniques and methods; knowledge of cleaning sensitive materials; working knowledge of operating cleaning equipment

Language Skills: Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies or members of the university community.  Good communication skills.  Ability to effectively present information to management and customer.

Mathematical Skills: Basic math skills.

Reasoning Ability: Use and enforce PPE and Safety in the workplace at all times to prevent and keep injuries to a minimum.

Physical Demands:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the associate is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The associate must regularly lift and/or move up to 30 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an associate encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the associate may work in the comfort of modern, air-conditioned rooms & offices and the next be required to clean in a noisy environment full of fumes and bad odors.

Limitations and Disclaimer: This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, tasks, requirements, efforts 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 modify essential functions of the job, or to require that other or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (i.e. emergencies, changes in personnel, workload, rush jobs or technical developments).


  • Compensation commensurate with experience
  • Medical, dental and vision
  • Life Insurance
  • 401K
  • Generous PTO Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Wellness Program

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