Environmental Assistant
Department Environmental Services
Location La Crosse
Schedule/Shift 8 Hour Shift, Days, Weekends
FTE 1 FTE
Benefit Eligible Yes
Temporary Position No
Union Y (SEIU HC WI)
Job Details

Starting wage is over 11.00 hourly! 

Hours: Monday - Friday, 1:30pm - 10pm and 4pm - 12:30am. 

Every other weekend and rotating holidays required. 

Shift differntials: 2nd shift = $.75 and Weekends = $1.75

This position offers an 8 and 80 overtime computation. 


The Environmental Assistant is responsible for providing all cleaning services and indirect patient care.  The Environmental Assistants are responsible to maintain all facilities in a neat, clean, safe, and sanitary environment by disinfecting. mopping, vacuuming, dusting and wiping surfaces, fixtures, and furnishings.

Job Responsibilities
  • Works collaboratively with health care team members to provide waste disposal and cleaning services to ensure facilities are well maintained by planning, prioritizing, and organizing services while  providing excellent customer service. Meeting Department Quality Standards. 

  • Works with Environmental Services supervisor on controlling cost, planning, scheduling, and system changes in order to maintain an efficient, cost effective department.
  • Work with department management to establish department and professional goals

  • Demonstrates dependability, problem solving, team building skills, organizational skills, and effective use of time by setting priorities to complete delegated work in accordance with Competency Based Orientation and unit guidelines.
  • Reports all incidents, maintenance, housekeeping, and painting issues to Environmental Services supervisor.
  • Completes annual required compliance training, and all mandatory education

  • Provides indirect patient care by cleaning and making patient beds on discharge, stocking of PPE baskets,  and general cleaning of all rooms.Ordering, Stocking and rotation of cleaning supplies

  • Follows safety guidelines related to body mechanics, use of hazardous materials, and personal protective equipment. Maintains a safe work environment.
  • Performs other job related responsibilities as approved by Environmental Services management.

  • Scope of the Job
    Age Specific Population Served Nonage Specific (N/A)
    OSHA Category Category I - All Employees in this job title have a reasonably anticipated risk of occupational exposure to blood and/or other potentially infectious materials.
    Position Qualifications
    Education and Experience:
    Required No education required 
    Desired High School Diploma or equivalency 

    Work Experience:
    Required No experience required. 
    Desired 1 year Healthcare Environmental Services experience
    Skills:
    Required Ability to...
    Communication understand and follow basic instructions and guidelines
    Communication demonstrate effective customer service to internal and external customers
    Comprehension understand, remember, and apply oral and/or written instructions or other information
    Dept. Specific - Nonpatient Care operate commercial cleaning equipment
    General - All Positions work cooperatively with a wide variety of people
    General - All Positions have professional attitude in regard to motivation, cooperation, flexibility, confidentiality, ethics and personal development
    General - All Positions use listening skills to identify important information in oral communication
    General - All Positions work as part of a team
    General - All Positions provide excellent customer service to people both inside and outside the organization
    Reasoning/Decision Making be flexible
    Reasoning/Decision Making apply common sense in performing job
    Reasoning/Decision Making be patient
    Desired Ability to...
    License and Certifications
    Required
    Desired
    Physical Requirements/Demands of the Position
    Sitting
    Static Standing
    Walking/Standing Continually (67-100% or 8 hours)
    Driving
    Stooping/Bending Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
    Squatting Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
    Kneeling/Half Kneel Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
    Climbing Stair Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Climbing Ladder Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours)
    Reaching - Shoulder Level Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
    Reaching - Below Shoulder Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours)
    Reaching - Above Shoulder Occasionally (6-33% or 3 hours)
    Repetitive Actions - Pinch Forces Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours) Pounds of force: 25-50
    Repetitive Actions - Grip Forces Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours) Pounds of force: 25-50
    Repetitive Actions - Fine Manipulation
    Balance - Right Leg
    Balance - Left Leg
    Lifting - Floor to Waist Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours) Number of lbs: 0-25
    Lifting - Waist to Overhead Rarely (1-5% or .5 hours) Number of lbs: 0-25
    Lifting - Other Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours) Number of lbs: 0-25
    Carrying - Long Carry (>50 feet) Number of lbs:
    Carrying - Short Carry Number of lbs:
    Carrying - Right Carry Number of lbs:
    Carrying - Left Carry Number of lbs:
    Carrying - Push/Pull (Static Force) Frequently (34-66% or 5.5 hours) Number of lbs: 0-25
    Other:
    Number of lbs:
    Environmental Conditions
    Subject to hazards.
    Exposed to infectious diseases.

    Environmental Assistant

    Equal Opportunity Employer