Oregon Health & Science University

Environmental Services Technician, Relief

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
AFSCME union represented
Environmental Services
Salary Range
$18.84 - $25.10 per hour
Multiple shifts available. The schedules will be determined at time of interview

Department Overview

***Internal employees are eligible for a $1,000 referral bonus, please see internal O2 for details***


The purpose of the position is to reduce the risk of healthcare associated infections by cleaning and sanitizing the clinical environment and to perform general cleaning in OHSU operated facilities. May be responsible for high-risk infection control for the especially vulnerable patient population. Environmental Services Technician positions are represented by the AFSCME union.


We are hiring for multiple positions. The schedules will be determined at time of interview

Function/Duties of Position

Responsible for the general cleaning of both patient and non-patient care areas such as office and bathrooms in the hospital and clinics.

  • Cleaning and Sanitizing:
    • Cleans and sanitizes all surfaces and floors in patient rooms, clinical areas, support space, public areas, office space, and restrooms to include mopping, sweeping, vaccuuming, spot cleaning carpets, dust moping, wet mopping, damp wiping, high dusting;
    • Cleans and sanitizes equipment, including beds, stretchers, and bassinets; uses chemical cleaners and disinfectants.
    • May clean and sanitize all surfaces and floors in OR’s, intensive care units, high risk patient areas, patient rooms, clinical areas, support space, public areas, office space, and restrooms.
  • Waste Removal:
    • Collects trash, linen, and trash carts;
    • Empties and cleans trash bins; 
    • Operates trash compactor and waste sterilization equipment.
  • Equipment & Furniture Cleaning:
    • Makes beds, bassinets, cribs, and stretchers;
    • Moves beds, furniture, and other equipment for cleaning; operates EVS cleaning equipment.
  • Supplies and Restocking:
    • Stocks EVS closets and carts; replenishes dispensers (soap, paper towels, toilet paper, alcohol based hand sanitizer, disposable seat covers).
  • Customer Service & Patient Experience:
    • Responds to patient requests in a customer-focused and timely manner;
    • Effectively utilizes I CARE and other patient experience tools for patient experience.

Required Qualifications

  • Must be reasonably strong and agile, able to bend, stoop, climb, walk, and do light lifting up to 35 lbs.
  • Must demonstrate a stable work history
  • Able to communicate in English
  • Must demonstrate regular attendance
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Serve as a positive and professional role model
  • Must maintain core competencies and demonstrate continuous application of these skills throughout the period of employment
  • Busy environment with lots of interruptions, multiple demands, and people interactions
  • Must be able to work independently and get along with all staff, visitors, and patients
  • Requires a high level of physical activity
  • Must be able to work at a rapid pace
  • Ability to stand on your feet for extended periods of time
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation

Preferred Qualifications

  • HS diploma/GED
  • Some custodial experience preferred including some floor care experience
  • Must be able to provide references upon request
  • CHEST certification (Certified Healthcare Environmental Services Technician through the
    Association for the Healthcare Environment)

Additional Details

  • This Position is Drug Testable.


  • Two raises per year – One at anniversary date and one across the board annual increase
  • Healthcare Options - Covered 100% for full-time employees and 88% for dependents, and $25K of term life insurance provided at no cost to the employee
  • Two separate above market pension plans to choose from
  • Vacation- up to 200 hours per year depending on length of service
  • Sick Leave- up to 96 hours per year
  • 8 paid holidays per year
  • Substantial Tri-met and C-Tran discounts
  • Additional Programs including: Tuition Reimbursement and Employee Assistance Program (EAP)


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