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Environmental Services Supervisor

Legacy Estate Long Term Care is looking for a full time Environmental Services Supervisor to join their stellar team of laundry and housekeeping professionals.

Required Qualifications

The environmental services department must be directed by a qualified professional who:

  • Preferably has an Associate Degree or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
  • And:
  • Has at least three years of supervisory experience (preferably in a skilled nursing facility in environmental services).
  • Has the ability to read and interpret documents such as rules, equipment operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.
  • Has the ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Possess mathematical skills such as ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percentages.
  • Has knowledge of pertinent regulatory agencies and other policies, codes, standards and regulations.
  • Has knowledge of infection control techniques.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

The Environmental Services Director is responsible for efficiently managing the facility’s housekeeping operations and the Environmental Services staff. The primary function of this position is to ensure nursing home residents enjoy a clean and orderly living environment.

Authority to make administrative decisions with regard to the hiring, training and assignment of personnel, recommending employee promotions and terminations.

Develops systems and programs for maximizing the effectiveness of the housekeeping functions.

Performs regular daily, weekly and monthly environmental services inspections in order to ensure the facility is maintained in a safe and sanitary manner according to facility policy.

Oversees the purchases of cleaning supplies, chemicals, paper products, office supplies, and departmental equipment as needed to meet department demands.

Maintains required records and reports as outlined in the policies and procedures of the Environmental Services Department.

Adheres to local, state and federal environmental, health and safety regulations.

Participates in facility disaster planning efforts including, ensuring staff participation in regular fire drills as required by state statute, maintaining emergency supplies, and performing all staff training.

Refers decisions that require policy changes and approval of outside contracts to the nursing home Administrator.

Consistently follows a written, current master cleaning plan for the entire facility.

Reviews and evaluates the work performance of assigned personnel as well as counsels/ disciplines assigned personnel according to the established company personnel policy.

Environmental Services Director Assigned Tasks

  • Prepares and properly maintains required records, reports and evaluations.
  • Obtains necessary equipment and supplies and provide for their accessibility through organized storage.
  • Coordinates with the Administrator in developing a departmental budget.
  • Contributes to the facility efforts to maintain and/or improve quality of care through participation in the following:
  • Serves as a member of the QAPI Committee.
  • Attends department head meetings.
  • Attends mandatory in-services.
  • Attends Infection Control Committee meetings.
  • Evaluates new products while adhering to guidelines and national services standards.

Additional Tasks

  • Treats all residents with dignity and respect. Promotes and protects all residents’ rights.
  • Establishes a culture of compliance by adhering to all facility policies and procedures. Complies with standards of business conduct, and state/federal regulations and guidelines.
  • Follows appropriate safety and hygiene measures at all times to protect residents and themselves.
  • Maintains confidentiality of protected health information, including verbal, written, and electronic communications.
  • Reports noncompliance with policies, procedures, regulations, or breaches in confidentiality to appropriate personnel. Reports any retaliation or discrimination to HR or compliance officer.
  • Reports any allegations of abuse, neglect, misappropriation of property, exploitation, or mistreatment of residents to supervisor and/or administrator. Protects residents from abuse, and cooperates with all investigations.
  • Reports any occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and/or hazardous chemicals in accordance with facility policy.
  • Participates in all life safety and emergency drills and trainings. Fulfills responsibilities as assigned during implementation or activation of the facility’s emergency plan.
  • Reports work-related injuries and illnesses immediately to supervisor.
  • Follows established infection control policies and procedures.
  • As a condition of employment, completes all assigned training and skills competency.

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