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Environmental Services Aide - Palomar Health Rehabilitation InstituteEscondido, California

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Job # 407320 Date posted 04/23/2021

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Environmental Services Aide

Palomar Health Rehabilitation Institute - Escondido, CA

Kindred Healthcare and Palomar Health have signed a Joint Venture and recently celebrated the groundbreaking of a new acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital. The two-story, 58,000-square-foot facility will feature 52 inpatient beds and is located on the campus of Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, California. 

The new hospital will offer treatment services to a variety of rehabilitation patient types, including brain injury and stroke patients. This will be San Diego County’s first standalone rehabilitation hospital. 

Our culture of caring for our patients and residents begins with our core values – our employees. 

We are committed to fostering professional growth and dedicated healthcare teams that make us the provider of choice.  We embrace a diverse workforce and understand that hiring outstanding people is the key to providing quality care – and quality care is what we do every day!

As the Environmental Services Aide you will:

Clean and service building areas including patient rooms, common areas, floors, office areas etc.  Move furniture, trash, equipment and supplies and perform a variety of environmental services duties to maintain the hospital in a neat, safe and sanitary condition.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

Job Specific:

  • Clean patient rooms, restrooms, lounges, offices, corridors, walls and windows daily or as scheduled.
  • Vacuum, sweep, mop, scrub and/or shine floors; replace paper and soap products in restrooms, clean mirrors, sinks and toilets, etc.
  • Operate various types of equipment and machinery including vacuums and floor scrubbers.
  • Collect and remove trash from building each day.
  • Perform all duties in a safe and professional manner and in accordance with department policies and procedures.
  • Report any malfunctions and maintenance problems.  May perform minor repairs such as changing light bulbs as needed.
  • Responsible for stocking linens throughout the hospital.
  • Assists with office or room moves if needed.
  • Adheres to all infection control policies and procedures.   Reports safety hazards to supervisor.
  • All other duties as assigned.

Company Specific:

  • Adheres to dress code, appearance is neat and clean and wears appropriate identification while on duty
  • Completes annual health, safety, and education requirements. Maintains professional growth and development.
  • Maintains confidentiality of all patient and/or employee information to assure patient and/or employee rights are protected.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served.
  • Reports to work on time as scheduled; adheres to policies regarding notification of absence.
  • Attends all mandatory in-services and staff meetings.
  • Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
  • Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.
  • Communicates the mission, ethics, and goals of the hospital, as well as the focus statement of the department.
  • Maintains current licensure/certification for position, if applicable.
  • Consistently demonstrates Guest Relation’s skills to patients, physicians, visitors, employees, and any other individuals with whom they may come in contact.
  • Consistently follows departmental and hospital Health, Safety, Security, Hazardous Materials policies and procedures.
  • HIPAA: Conduct job responsibilities in accordance with HIPAA privacy laws, follow hospital policy in provision of patient confidentiality. Able to identify patient confidentiality issues and reports to proper hospital personnel immediately.
  • Compliance: Conducts job responsibilities in accordance with standards set forth in Kindred’s Code of Conduct, Kindred policy and procedures, applicable federal and state laws, and applicable standards.

Qualifications

  • High School Graduate or equivalent preferred
  • Previous experience in acute care setting preferred
  • Previous cleaning or housekeeping experience preferred
  • Ability to communicate with patients, visitors and other hospital staff

SKILLS:

  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Basic equipment knowledge
  • Appropriate telephone communication skills
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  • Benefits and Recognition

    Benefits & Recognition Our goal is to offer valuable compensation and incentive programs that enables us to attract, reward, retain, and motivate highly qualified individuals. Compensation can include bonus plans and recognition for going above & beyond.

  • Healthcare

    Healthcare We offer a variety of Health Savings Account (HSA) and PPO plan options.

  • 401(k) Plan

    401(k) Plan Employees can contribute pre-tax dollars through payroll deduction.

  • Paid Time Off

    Paid Time Off Your work/life balance is important to us. We offer our employees a flexible Paid Time Off program.

  • Wellness Program

    Wellness Program We offer tools, resources and support for weight loss, stress reduction, smoking cessation and making overall healthier choices.

  • Community

    Community Community involvement is consistent with our company's principles and with our mission of customer service and quality care.

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Rehabilitation is the key to everything we do. And our caring, compassionate caregivers and team members are proud to lead the way. If you are interested in joining our team, we have opportunities that allow you to provide exceptional care and outstanding service in an environment committed to career growth and continual learning and support.

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