Wednesday, June 20, 2007

A Fancy Name...

...FOR THE SAME DIRTY JOB!

I saw this ad on a local hospital career website.

Hmmm...an Environmental Services Partner.

I wondered what that could be...



Environmental Services Partner
We have a number of temporary (five months) part time opportunities for Environmental Services Partners who will dry and wet mop floors and stairs, collect garbage, clean washrooms and replenish supplies, vacuum and spot clean carpets. You will also carry out terminal cleaning procedures as prescribed by established procedures in preparation for new admissions, can clean isolation rooms according to specific Infection Prevention Control protocols.

The successful candidates will have a Grade 11 education (or recognized equivalent), the ability to read, write and speak English competently, preferably previous Environmental Services experience and 1 year of related experience in a health care facility. (Related experience and potential will be considered) You must have attended WHMIS training, have the ability to work with minimal supervision, and must be willing and prepared to operate all housekeeping related equipment including swing buffer, high speed burnisher and automatic scrubber. You must also be prepared and able to use all personal protective equipment including CBRN gear, full faced-mask, and tyvek suit. Must possess an Infection Control Core Competency Certificate, be able to lift 20-30 pounds, and prepared to respond to and attend to Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) incidents.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume

4 comments:

Sharon from NY said...

I guess "Housekeeping" ("Hospitalkeeping"?) is no longer considered an attractive job title..... "Janitor" is certainly passe!!

Elie said...

Reminds me of a Mark Simone (NY talk/DJ in the early 80s) who would get worked up over the then-new job title "Sanitation Engineer". When a caller desvcribed his job as such, Simone retorted: "No you're not, you're a GARBAGEMAN! A 'sanitation engineer' is someone in a lab coat doing research."

torontopearl said...

Sharon: Politically correct is where it's at, I guess. Not all job titles get to change: my title of "copy editor" is an example.

Elie: In the same way, I thought the listed job title was something pretty wonderful...until I read the job description!

whmis course said...

Seems like a janitor or a utility guy. But, it is a good thing that the requirements for them requires a safety training as you never know what kind of hazardous chemicals can be in the things we deal with everyday.