$17.60 to $21.02 per hour
Grade 10 education or equivalent
Environmental I and II’s (also known as housekeepers) are responsible for daily cleaning such as vacuuming, wet and dry mopping, dusting and cleaning furniture and fixtures, spot cleaning, case cleaning in all patient rooms, discharge and transfer cleaning, emptying garbage containers, stripping and refinishing floors, washing walls, steam cleaning, cleaning beds, and replenishing cleaning supplies and other dispensable items. They collect bio-hazardous wastes for transport as established by waste management guidelines. Environmental I and II’s are required to operate industrial-sized power cleaning equipment as part of their floor maintenance duties.
Environmental I and II’s are located in a number of different facilities including hospitals, medical centers and continuing care facilities. They may work full-time, part-time or casual hours. Shift schedules may include a combination of day, evening, nights and weekend shifts.
For the majority of the day, environmental I and II’s are standing for long periods of time, using upper body strength for waist-level lifting, pushing and pulling equipment, and repetitive hand movements requiring wringing and wiping motions. They may also be exposed to loud noise levels, heat and humidity. They are frequently required to lift loads that may weigh up to 20 kilograms.