SCHS Environmental Services - Hazardous Waste Technician in Bend, Oregon

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St. Charles Health System is the largest employer in Central Oregon with more than 3,800 caregivers/employees at our four hospitals in Bend, Madras, Prineville and Redmond and multiple outpatient clinics. We offer a wide variety of exciting clinical and non-clinical career paths for talented individuals. We are seeking individuals with a passion for delivering exceptional care and service and who are looking for an opportunity to work with a dynamic and talented team of caregivers.

The Environmental Service Department provides custodial and sanitation services that promote a healthier healing environment and reduce risk to clinical and non-clinical areas throughout St. Charles Health System.

The Hazardous Waste Technician retrieves trace chemotherapy, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous and non-RCRA hazardous pharmaceutical waste from various areas within St. Charles Health System. In addition, this position is responsible for packaging these waste streams in accordance with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements. The technician is responsible to place regularly scheduled orders for pickup of these wastes. All manifests are maintained by this position in accordance with EPA requirements. They also participate in Environment of Care (EOC) rounds as needed to audit the storage and collection of hazardous waste. This position does not directly manage any other caregivers.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:

Removes bio-hazardous waste, trace chemotherapy and hazardous waste.

Collection and maintenance of Protected Health Information (PHI) containers located throughout St. Charles Health System and reporting violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA).

Performs housekeeping duties.

Performs special cleaning projects; such as: emergency floor care, trash removal, and support of the discharge cleaning process as needed.

Supports the vision, mission and values of the organization in all respects.

Supports Value Improvement Practice (VIP- Lean) principles of continuous improvement with energy and enthusiasm, functioning as a champion of change.

Provides and maintains a safe environment for caregivers, patients and guests.

Conducts all activities with the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality. Complies with all applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures, supporting the organization’s corporate integrity efforts by acting in an ethical and appropriate manner, reporting known or suspected violation of applicable rules, and cooperating fully with all organizational investigations and proceedings.

May perform additional duties of similar complexity within the organization, as required or assigned.

EDUCATION

Preferred:

  • High school diploma or GED

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRATION

Required:

  • Hazardous Waste Certification from the Resource Conservation & Recovery Act (RCRA)

  • At least 90 hours of Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials training

EXPERIENCE

Preferred:

  • Institutional housekeeping/janitorial experience preferred

  • Prior experience with janitorial equipment preferred

PERSONAL PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT

  • Must be able to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required to perform the job safely.

Category: Industrial Level #2

Continually (75% or more): Standing and walking, lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 1-10 pounds, grasping/squeezing.

Frequently (50%): Sitting, bending, stooping/kneeling/crouching, climbing stairs, lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 11-25 pounds.

Occasionally (25%): Climbing ladder/step-stool, reaching overhead, lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 25-50 pounds, operation of a motor vehicle, using clear and audible speaking voice and ability to hear normal speech level.

Rarely (10%): Keyboard operation.

Never (0%): Ability to hear whispered speech level.

Exposure to Elemental Factors

Occasionally (25%): Heat, cold, wet/slippery area, noise, dust, vibration, chemical solution, uneven surface.

Blood-Borne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Category

Risk for Exposure to BBP

ID: 2017-18636

Shift Start & End Time: 0700 to 1530

Scheduled days of the week: Monday through Friday

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Shift: 1 - Day shift

External Company URL: http://www.stcharleshealthcare.org/

Physical Requirements: Category: Industrial Level #2

Continually (75% or more): Standing and walking, lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 1-10 pounds, grasping/squeezing.

Frequently (50%): Sitting, bending, stooping/kneeling/crouching, climbing stairs, lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 11-25 pounds.

Occasionally (25%): Climbing ladder/step-stool, reaching overhead, lifting/carrying/pushing or pulling 25-50 pounds, operation of a motor vehicle, using clear and audible speaking voice and ability to hear normal speech level.

Rarely (10%): Keyboard operation.

Never (0%): Ability to hear whispered speech level.

Exposure to Elemental Factors

Occasionally (25%): Heat, cold, wet/slippery area, noise, dust, vibration, chemical solution, uneven surface.

Blood-Borne Pathogen (BBP) Exposure Category

Risk for Exposure to BBP