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Waverly Health Center Floor Care Technician - FULL-TIME 2nd Shift ($3/hour differential) in Waverly, Iowa




Provide and maintain a clean and sanitary environment, by ensuring that all floor surfaces are maintained properly. Essential requirements to work as a floor care technician include ability to follow instructions and work with minimal supervision. Also, floor care technicians need to be well-versed in performing proper techniques of floor care and preparations of areas to be cleaned. Performs a variety of environmental services duties to maintain the hospital in a neat, orderly, safe, and sanitary condition. Such duties may include cleaning and servicing areas throughout the building, and assisting in reporting any maintenance needs throughout facility to Plant Services.


  • Assess the condition of floors that need to be cared for and devise methods to clean, buff or refinish them.

  • Perform buffing and refinishing activities to ensure that designated floors are kept shiny and clean.

  • Dust, mop, burnish and refinish floors according to floor maintenance procedures.

  • Sweep, mop and vacuum surfaces in hallways, stairways and entrances to ensure that they are kept in a constant state of cleanliness and maintenance.

  • Perform advanced cleaning procedures on carpeted areas and assist in cleaning and sanitizing installed carpets.

  • Monitors the carpet spot sheet on a daily bases to insure we addressing issues in a timely manner and documenting the date it was completed.

  • Perform preventative maintenance checks on all floor care equipment and tools prior to using them.

  • Operate floor care equipment such as automatic scrubbers, floor machines and dry vacuums.

  • Fill out work orders for repair and maintenance and ensure that supervisors are duly informed.

  • Handle inventory duties by ordering supplies and maintaining adequate supplies of cleaners and equipment through supervisors. Selects cleaning materials and supplies according to procedure. Follows correct procedures for dilution of chemicals and sequence and frequency of cleaning tasks. Follows all infection control policies and procedures, including handwashing techniques, standard precautions, and isolation precautions. Returns unused supplies to proper place, cleans carts and equipment, and ensures all items are replaced in a timely and orderly manner.

  • Trained in the Environmental Technician role to help assist when there are staffing issues.

  • Cleans assigned areas by washing walls, doors, doorframes, ceilings, vents, patient televisions, windows, beds, furnishings, and fixtures. Provides assistance in preparing, cleaning and making beds in patient rooms. Supplies all restrooms with paper towels, toilet paper and liquid soap as needed. Keeps building entrances clean and uncluttered. Performs emergency clean-ups as needed, including blood/bodily fluids, chemicals, etc.

  • Collects waste from all areas of the facility, empties trash and garbage containers, retrieves recyclable paper goods, and removes infectious/hazardous waste for disposal. Records information for tracking of hazardous waste on log sheets.

  • Picks up soiled linens from assigned areas, weighs and records linen. Loads and unloads linens in appropriate washers and dryers and operates machines to wash and dry properly. Stocking supplies in store room along with cleaning the store room and maintaining supplies on cleaning carts and cleaning and disinfecting carts at the end of each shift.

  • Keep entrances clean from snow and debris as needed to assist Plant Services during inclement weather.

  • Attend department meetings, completes all assigned trainings on time.


Compassion -"We will care for others with dignity and empathy."

  • Customer Focus, including diversity and sensitivity: Demonstrates the knowledge and skills necessary to provide appropriate care and service to customers and/or patients based on their physical, psycho/social, educational, safety, and other related needs. Exemplifies and encourages others to focus on the customer and fosters an environment where customer service is a priority. Is aware of differences and is sensitive to the needs of different cultures and backgrounds. Modifies behaviors and communications to accommodate these differences.

    Enthusiasm "We will eagerly provide a smile and friendly atmosphere."

  • Attendance: Meets attendance and punctuality guidelines of the organization. Attends meetings and in- service programs as required.

  • Professional and Self-Development: Identifies personal strengths and weaknesses, and targets areas for self-development. Participates in educational opportunities and works toward developing new skills and enhancing existing skills.

  • Teamwork: Builds rapport with coworkers to support a team environment. Exchanges ideas and contributes skills that complement those of the other team members. Fulfills commitments to team members.

Excellence "We will consistently provide quality care and service."

  • Mission & Vision: Maintains positive attitude and demonstrates Service Excellence Standards. Is committed to the organization’s mission and vision at all times. Supports the Strategic Excellence Initiatives and demonstrates commitment to the organization.

  • Appearance: Grooming and dress routinely expresses respect for patients and coworkers. Also demonstrates concern for the appearance of the work environment by helping to keep the facility and work areas clean and orderly at all times.

  • Time Management: Manages time and prioritizes tasks to ensure that deadlines are met. Utilizes available resources when needed.

  • Resource Utilization—Considers factors related to safety, effectiveness, cost, and impact in the planning and delivery of care and services.

    Innovation "We will be creative, progressive and open to change."

  • Performance Improvement: Participates in performance improvement to promote quality activities at both the departmental and organizational levels.

Integrity "We will be dedicated, honest, respectful and accountable."

  • Compliance: Complies with all policies and regulations governing the activities of the organization. Never accesses or divulges confidential information without clear authorization and a genuine need-to-know. Is aware of HIPAA regulations and acts accordingly.

  • Safety Awareness: Reports any and all accidents and incidents promptly and completely. Reports and/or corrects safety hazards as encountered. Demonstrates awareness of safety regulations and policies of the organization in daily work.

  • Ethics: Acts in a manner that preserves and protects autonomy, dignity, and rights of others.

    Leadership "We will provide vision and guidance."

  • Communication: Organizes and expresses ideas clearly, using appropriate documentation and communication methods. Responds to requests from patients and coworkers in a timely manner, and communicates with them to ensure they are satisfied and that their needs are being met. Accepts constructive feedback in a positive manner.

  • Exhibits creativity and flexibility through times of change.


  • Education, Experience, and Training

  • Must possess high school diploma or equivalent.

  • Must possess valid Iowa driver’s license where applicable.

  • Must have an acceptable driving record.

  • Previous experience in the areas of Floor care/ Environmental Services is preferred.

  • Must be willing to obtain HazMat certification at either the Awareness or Operations Level.

  • Ability to learn and navigate computer systems including the online training modules, the employee

timesheet and the performance appraisal system. Job specific systems are also required.

  • Must be able to read, speak, and write fluent English.

  • Physical Requirements

  • Sitting – Not a requirement.

  • Standing – Approximately 50% of shift.

  • Walking – Approximately 50% of shift.

  • Lifting – Approximately 50 pounds.

  • Twisting – Moderate.

  • Bending – Moderate.

  • Squat/Kneel – Approximately 25% of shift.


  • May come in contact with hazardous chemicals or treatment modalities.

  • The possibility exists of exposure to communicable disease due to working in a healthcare environment.

  • Involvement in patient care may result in unavoidable work-related illnesses.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. A review of this description has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by his/her manager.

Requirements are representative of the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship with Waverly Health Center.