Environmental Services Technician

Satellite Healthcare is a successful, nonprofit organization that has improved the lives of people living with kidney disease since 1973. We earn our national reputation for excellent patient care each day by offering a complete range of dialysis therapy choices, personalized clinical services, and unparalleled wellness education.

Satellite Healthcare provides expert, personalized kidney care at over 80 centers across the U.S. as well as at acute dialysis locations in California and Texas. Learn more about Satellite Healthcare at www.satellitehealth.com.

The Environmental Services Technician in an Acute setting is responsible for assisting the clinical staff with the day to day tasks associated with bleaching and disinfecting of dialysis machines, receiving supplies and the stocking and rotation of all medical supplies.

The Environmental Services Technician in a non-Acute setting also assists with water treatment documentation, and bicarbonate mixing and disinfection.

Essential Functions
The essential functions listed are not a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned. All employees must work in accordance with Satellite's I-CARE Standards. Employees must abide by all Satellite's standards of patient care, patient's rights and ethical treatment, and adhere to safety and quality programs.

• Ensures accordance with manufacturers' instructions and recommendations, follows company regulatory compliance procedures, and all local, state, federal regulatory requirements

• Infection Control
o Follows all infection control procedures and understands the associated hazards with failing to follow those procedures
o Wears appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
o Follows all clean/dirty procedures in order to eliminate cross-contamination
o Demonstrates an understanding of aseptic technique for all required procedures
o Disinfects machines, station area, and chairs after each patient treatment
o Assist in disinfection of isolation area as requested

• Supplies
o Distributes and maintains adequate level of supplies in patient care area
o Receives, verify packing slip, put away and rotate all stock
o Check all expiration dates on supplies
o Maintains the supply room in a neat and orderly fashion
o Verify acid concentrate transfers as needed

• Assists with patients as directed
o Acknowledges and responds to patients' needs promptly and appropriately
o Assist in escorting patients to and from the treatment station
o May assist with patient mechanical lifts, but not take the lead

• Performs appropriate out-of-center duties as requested by supervisor
• Responsible for technical projects as directed by the Clinical Manager or Technical Services
• Attends and participates in regular staff/in-services education programs in the center
• Maintains professional competence through participation in annual competency reviews
• Maintains a neat and clean environment
• Participates in CPR as needed
• Recommends changes in technical procedures when new knowledge indicates a need for change in cooperation with the Clinical Manager or Technical Services
• Ensures the confidentiality of patient and employee information
• Responsible for driving the Satellite Healthcare culture through values and customer service standards
• Accountable for outstanding customer service to all external and internal customers
• Develops and maintains effective relationships through effective and timely communication
• Takes initiative and action to respond, resolve and follow up regarding customer service issues with all customers in a timely manner

• In a non-Acute setting, the following operational duties may also be assigned:
o Closing duties of the center, if applicable
o Rinse bicarb system and loop at the end of the treatment day
o Disinfect bicarbonate system and loop weekly
o Disposes of garbage and boxes to appropriate receptacles
o Prepares daily water treatment logs and gathers supplies for each shift of patients as directed
o Disposes of biohazard waste according to policy and procedure and state regulation
o Prepares 1% bleach solution, check potency and document
o Maintain cleanliness of outside perimeter
o Clean lobby restrooms and restock as needed
o Sweep and mop water room and storage room as needed

Minimum Qualifications

Education: High School Diploma, G.E.D or equivalent

Experience: Six (6) months experience working in an industrial/medical setting

License/Certification: CPR Certification (or within three months of hire)

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

• Contributes to harmonious and constructive working relationships with all staff members to promote a positive and productive atmosphere

• Demonstrates a caring, respectful attitude to our patients, visitors, physicians and co-workers

• Ability to do basic calculations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and percentages

• Ability to read, writes, speak, understand and satisfactorily communicate in English

• Must be able to independently travel to assigned locations as needed

• Able to work flexible hours according to the needs of the business

• Must have valid driver's license

• Ability to work independently (with minimal supervision)

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