Title: Direct Service Associate (Health Services Medical Housekeeping)
Hiring Range: $27,518 - $38,984
Agency: Dept of Corr - Central Admin
Location: Sussex State Prison Complex
Agency Website: https://www.vadoc.virginia.gov
Recruitment Type: General Public - G
This position is open at Sussex State Prison Complex
Under Health Authority direction: cleans all areas of the entire medical unit and medical inmate cells by performing routine cleaning practices according to procedure outlined in the infection control and environmental policies.
Performs all assigned tasks in a professional manner in order to reflect the highest integrity of VADOC.
Performs routine cleaning of inmate cells, nursing units, offices, clinical areas, lounges, restrooms, and corridors in a clean, neat and sanitary manner.
Performs terminal/detailed cleaning of the inmate rooms upon transfer out of Infirmary/MOU.
Utilizes the appropriate chemicals and supplies according to procedure.
Uses and maintains equipment properly.
Reports safety hazards as appropriate.
Transports trash and hazardous waste to appropriate disposal area.
Follows all infection control practices including hand washing techniques, Standard Precautions and isolation precautions.
Maintains set quality standards when performing job duties.
Works day, evening or night shifts as assigned.
Cleans and maintains carpet and tiled floors by using heavy equipment to clean, strip and wax floors on a rotating basis.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Must possess knowledge of environmental services. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
Ability to determine appropriate course of action in more complex situations.
Ability to work independently, exercise creativity, be attentive to detail, and maintain a positive attitude.
Ability to manage multiple and simultaneous responsibilities and to prioritize scheduling of work.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of all medical, financial, and legal information.
Ability to complete work assignments accurately and in a timely manner.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Ability to handle difficult situations involving patients, physicians, or others in a professional manner.
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If selected as a finalist with the VADOC, candidates can expect the following:
Background Investigation Requirements: All applicants are subject to a background investigation. Investigations may include fingerprint checks (State Police, FBI); local agency checks; employment verification; verification of education (relevant to employment); credit checks; and other checks based on the position.
Drug Testing Requirements: Applicants applying to a designated safety sensitive position are subject to a pre-employment drug screen. Marijuana use is prohibited for positions that require possession of a firearm or a Commercial Driver’s License in the performance of official duties such as Corrections Officers, Probation Officers, Tractor Trailer Drivers and others.
Application Requirements: Application and/or résumé for this position are only accepted electronically through the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Electronic Recruitment System. All applications should be submitted by 11:55pm on the closing date for the position. Mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications and/or résumés will not be accepted. The decision to interview an applicant is based solely on the information received for this position from the electronic application and/or résumé.
Tobacco Free: All VADOC facilities are Tobacco free. Use of all tobacco products is always prohibited on site. Layoff Preferences: Applicants who possess an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) or a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under the Department of Human Resources Management (DHRM) Policy 1.30 Layoff (Commonwealth of VA employees only) MUST attach these forms when submitting their state application and/or résumé. VADOC is an EEO employer and is committed to supporting workforce diversity, equitable opportunities and inclusivity. Reasonable accommodations are available upon request.
VADOC values our Veterans and encourages all to apply and receive preference in the hiring process. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other nation service alumni are also encouraged to apply. Click here for more information: Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program - Virginia Department of Veterans Services
Name: Val Thompson
In support of the Commonwealth’s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging & Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind & Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: Career Pathways for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.
Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer
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