Service Assistant I - Textiles/Housekeeping - Cecil Campus

Job Requisition #: JR65879

End Date: 1/28/2023

Location: Elkton, Maryland

Position Type: Support Services/Maintenance

Shift: Day Shift, No Rotation

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Do you want to work at one of the Top 100 Hospitals in the nation? We are guided by our values of Love and Excellence and are passionate about delivering health, not just health care. Come join us at ChristianaCare!

ChristianaCare, with Hospitals in Wilmington and Newark, DE, as well as Elkton, MD, is one of the largest health care providers in the Mid-Atlantic Region. Named one of "America's Best Hospitals" by U.S. News & World Report, we have an excess of 1,100 beds between our hospitals and are committed to providing the best patient care in the region. We are proud to that Christiana Hospital, Wilmington Hospital, our Ambulatory Services, and HomeHealth have all received ANCC Magnet Recognition®.

Primary Function:

ChristianaCare is looking for a Casual - Service Assistant I to fulfill all the laundry needs of the department including linen/clothing cleaning, folding, and item distribution functions.

Hours:

This position is day shift working 7:00am-3:30pm on Saturday and Sundays.

Guarantees 8 hours weekly.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates knowledge of operation and care of cleaning chemicals and all laundry service equipment including the linen folder, washer, and dryer machines.
  • Efficiently operates washing/drying machines and any other necessary equipment. Demonstrates ability to read washing machine temperatures. Records temperatures according to procedures.
  • Operates washing machine units by using proper cleaning and sanitizing solutions. Adheres to washing procedures and appropriately stores all linens and clothing in assigned areas.
  • Demonstrates appropriate sanitation practices; uses chemicals according to intended use and portion amounts, follows proper machine washing and drying procedures, maintains a clean work area, removes trash in a timely manner, uses can liners, disposes of cardboard boxes to appropriate disposal area.
  • Demonstrates ability to comply with CC safety requirements, State Board of Health requirements, and regulatory agency requirements.
  • Demonstrates appropriate infection prevention procedures: wears gloves and protective clothing as required.
  • Demonstrates understanding and executes CC Core Values (Excellence and Love) and Behaviors in each task. Interacts with patients, families, co-workers, management, physicians, and other department staff in a compassionate manner, demonstrating empathy, sensitivity, patience, and mutual respect.
  • Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices. Reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
  • Performs / adapts to any needed changes to work assignments or department requests

Education and Experience Requirements:

High school graduate or equivalent preferred

Knowledge, Skill, and Ability Requirements:

Knowledge of departmental policies and procedures.

Able to read, write and follow instructions

Able to lift and walk with weights up to 50 pounds

EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.


UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.

Why do WE offer careers full of possibilities?

For the Love of Health.

Inclusion & Diversity

At ChristianaCare, we’re committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We believe in a safe, inclusive work environment that fosters collaboration between caregivers from all walks of life. We know that each unique viewpoint is vital in delivering high-quality, safe patient care to everyone who walks through our doors. Our policies, benefits, hiring practices, employee resource groups, and corporate citizenship demonstrate our commitment to inclusion and diversity throughout our system.

Why do we embrace inclusion and diversity? For the Love of Health.

Our Values

We serve together in Love and Excellence. Our unique values, Love and Excellence are bold and powerful, and they are the reason why working for ChristianaCare is special. The behaviors associated with our values guide how caregivers interact with everyone they work with and make for an exceptional work experience. We believe that when you lead with Love, Excellence is inevitable.

Benefits

ChristianaCare’s comprehensive total rewards package is one of the most competitive in the region. We are proud to offer excellent benefits that reflect the organization’s commitment to being exceptional today and even better tomorrow.

At ChristianaCare, we provide access to high-quality and affordable benefits designed to meet our caregivers where they are. You can tailor your benefits to meet your needs now and adjust them as your priorities change.

Take advantage of ChristianaCare’s wide-ranging benefit offerings from supporting optimal health through medical, prescription, dental and vision coverage to valuable wellness and work/life programs, which include paid parental leave, coverage for infertility and assisted reproductive technologies, an employer-funded short-term disability program, and more.

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Our region offers a diversity of cultures, lifestyles, sports and entertainment events, housing options and educational opportunities. Located between Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., our locations provide easy access to two international airports, employment opportunities in a tri-state area, and proximity to some of the nation's top universities and colleges, as well as beaches in MD, DE and NJ!

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