Cone Health Environmental Assistant I/II in Burlington, North Carolina


Our Purpose Together, we create unsurpassed health care experiences. Our Intent We are the leader in delivering integrated, innovative health care. Our Values At Cone Health, we value and are accountable for:

  • Caring for Our Patients We provide exceptional quality, compassionate care and service in a safe, respectful environment.

  • Caring for Each Other We appreciate each other through honest communication and respect. We inspire ongoing learning, pride, passion and fun.

  • Caring for Our Communities We engage our communities with integrity and transparency. We embrace our responsibility to promote health and well-being.

    Education / Licensure / Certification

EDUCATION: Required: High School Diploma or equivalent


EXPERIENCE: 2-4 years experience

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Ability to communicate in writing in English Ability to communicate verbally in English Customer Service Skills Interpersonal skills Team building skills Organizational Skills Attention to detail, thorough in work Ability to multi-task and prioritize Critical thinking and decision making skills Analytical Skills Ability to use a keyboard Data Entry- basic knowledge MS Word - basic knowledge

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally (up to 1/3 of the time), and/or; up to 10 pounds of force frequently (1/3 to 2/3 of the time), and/or; a negligible amount of force constantly (2/3 or more of the time) to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Even though the weight lifted may be only a negligible amount, a job should be rated Light Work: (1) when it requires walking or standing to a significant degree; or (2) when it requires sitting most of the time but entails pushing and/or pulling of arm or leg controls; and/or (3) when the job requires working at a production rate pace entailing the constant pushing and/or pulling of materials even though the weight of those materials is negligible.

HEARING/VISION: Hear and differentiate low volume sounds in order to make judgments regarding actions needed Hear alarm bells, verbal conversations, telephone voices and normal volume sounds Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less) Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more) Depth perception (three-dimensional vision,ability to judge distances and spatial relationships) Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT * Annual flu shot * Annual TB test (if applicable to your job location) * Annual HLCs (Healthstream, formerly CBL)-Safety at Work and Corporate Compliance * Maintain licensure/certification/registry/listing (if applicable to your job)

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY: This position ensures the sanitation and safe environment for all employees, residents, and visitors.

MAJOR WORK ACTIVITIES: Ensures that assigned patient rooms are replenished with designated supplies daily, as evidenced in 22 of 24 random audits and no more than 5-7 otherwise noted deficiencies per year 10 %

Ensures that supplies and equipment are properly placed so that clear pathways are maintained for people to travel through with no more than 1-2 noted exceptions and no slips, falls or injuries due to failure to comply, per year 10 %

Follows established procedures in the performance of cleaning assignments so that specific results are obtained, as evidenced in 22 of 24 random inspection and no more than 5-7 otherwise noted deficiencies per year. 10 %

Identifies and uses proper cleaning agents and equipment for specified surface to ensure its safeguard against damage and to obtain maximum effectiveness 10 %

Inspects linens for damage, turning in those which are unacceptable for use so that linen in unacceptable condition is not found on beds more than 1-2 times per year. 10 %

Maintains par levels of cleaning supplies on cart daily so that delays do not occur due to inadequate preparation. 10 %

Observes assigned work area and reports to supervisor safety hazards associated with faulty or ill-repaired building structure, without prompting or delay 10 %

Operates and maintains equipment in accordance with manufacturer's specifications so that no injuries occur to self or others and so that no damage or excessive wear and tear occurs due to failure to comply 10 %

Organizes time and priorities so that assigned activities are complete within designated time frames with no more than 2-4 avoidable exceptions per year 10 %

Uses established methods to mark off areas that are unsafe due to cleaning operation so that no slips, falls or injuries occur due to failure to comply 10 %

WORKING CONDITIONS: Occurs under one-third of the time: Exposure to bloodborne pathogens Hazardous waste and/or toxic/caustic chemicals Fumes or airborne particles


Communication I will create and engage in conversations of possibility.

  • I will be open to innovation and creativity.

  • I will listen to understand.

  • I will bring ideas for solutions and be open to alternative ideas.

  • I will be open to constructive feedback.

  • I will not engage or listen to negativity or gossip.

  • I will be positive when speaking about Cone Health, my department, and my coworkers.

  • I will be approachable.

  • I will focus on behaviors, not the person, during conflict.

Accountability I will honor my word.

  • I will do what I say when I say I will. o I will “clean it up” when I can’t keep my word.

  • I will honor my work agreement.

  • I will be “on the court” instead of “in the stands.”

  • I will follow up in a timely manner on commitments and requests.

  • I will apologize when someone experiences less than excellent service. o I will take responsibility for my actions, decisions and performance.

  • I will protect patient safety (best practices: ex – hand hygiene).

Respect I will assume the best of intentions and embrace differences.

  • I will collaborate and seek other people’s input.

  • I will demonstrate courtesy, compassion, and respect with my tone of voice and body language.

  • I will speak positively about Cone Health – managing up coworkers, physicians, departments, patients and visitors.

  • I will ask the person directly involved when I don’t know.

  • I will include diverse skills, abilities, strengths, and backgrounds to create better outcomes.

  • I will care for myself while also respecting others.

Empowerment I will own it, solve it, and celebrate it!

  • I will offer solutions when problems are identified.

  • I will share my input for decisions by participating in forums such as shared governance, town halls, employee engagement survey, brown bag discussions, employee councils, staff meetings, or directly with my manager.

  • I will take charge and do the right thing at the right time.

  • I will make decisions keeping a balance of service, quality, and cost in mind.

  • I will demonstrate Cone Health values.

  • I will seek opportunities to celebrate and have fun.

  • I will recognize good work.

I have seen and reviewed the job description in its completed form and understand that I will be required to perform all functions listed if hired for this position. I recognize that, if hired, it is my responsibility to notify my manager as soon as possible if I am unable to perform any of the functions of my position for any reason. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job.

Exceptional People Providing Exceptional Care!

Cone Health is a state of the art network of facilities providing patients access to the latest developments in medical care from their first moments of life through later years. Our network offers the most breakthrough treatments and technology available in healthcare today. As a teaching hospital, we offer employees the opportunity to become leaders in the industry and continued growth from their first day on.

Extraordinary patient care is about being "high-touch" as well as "high-tech". Community service and superior patient care are the cornerstones of our organization, a philosophy that is demonstrated by each and every one of our valued team members. We are proud to be the largest private, not-for-profit employer of choice in the Piedmont, NC area community!

Cone Health is an equal opportunity employer. If you require assistance with our online job submission process, please contact our Talent Acquisition team at 866-266-3767 to request an accommodation. Additionally, Cone Health invites interested deaf and hard of hearing applicants to use Video Relay Service (VRS).

Requisition Number: b1427

Position Title: Environmental Assistant I/II

Department: 91575-ARMC-8090-ENVRON SVC-HOUSEKEEP

Job Interest Category: General Support

Job Interest (specific): Environmental Services

Campus/Location: Alamance Regional Medical Center

City: Burlington

Work Schedule: 8 hour nights 11 PM - 7 AM

Specific Work Schedule Detail: 11 PM - 7 AM

Hours per week: 40