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Johns Hopkins Medicine EVS Waste Disposal Technician in Baltimore, Maryland

EVS Waste Disposal Technician

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center,
Baltimore, MD
Requisition # 153809
Evening Shift
Full Time (40 hours)
Weekend Work Required

Johns Hopkins Health System employs more than 20,000 people annually. When joining the Johns Hopkins Health System, you became part of a diverse organization dedicated to its patients, their families, and the community we serve, as well as to our employees. Career opportunities are available in academic and community hospital settings, home care services, physician practices, international affiliate locations and in the health insurance industry. Great careers continually advance here.

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Environmental Services

Full Time/40 hrs./week, Evening Shift – 2:30PM -11:00PM

Weekend work required


Responsible for cleaning and maintaining Medical Center departments/buildings in sanitary condition according to prescribed procedures.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs removal of all trash in accordance with D.O. T. Standards.

  • Performs all segregation of trash. Assures recyclables, and Red bag Waste is disposed of properly. All reuse is placed in correct container at all times. Safety is always taken into consideration during disposal and machinery use.

  • Handles and disposes of contaminated materials as prescribed.

  • Ensures all trash holding areas are clean and free of debris on floors. Performs floor care by dry and wet mopping. Always dry mops prior to wet mopping. When mopping floors, uses germicide or a neutral cleaner established by procedures.

  • Empties, cleans and relines wastebaskets of all sizes in accordance with established schedule. Places all refuse into transport truck.

  • Transfers trash from trash can into transport trucks located in holding area.

  • Removes all infectious/hazardous waste from assigned areas according to Infection Control policy and established procedures. All regulations governing hazardous/infectious waste are followed to the letter. No violation of mishandling of waste is reported.

  • May perform Floor Tech job duties.

  • May perform Area Cleaner job duties.

  • Performs related work as required. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Work requires the ability to understand simple verbal instructions and to read and understand written instructions and less than 6 months previous experience.

  • No certification, registration or licensure required. Receives Department of Transportation (D.O.T.) training for proper waste disposal at hire and annually.

  • Work requires the skills to read and understand instructions, add and subtract numbers, and make comparisons between numbers and letters.

  • Work requires the ability to understand and respond to simple written or verbal instructions. Incumbents must respond appropriately to instructions, questions, or requests for information. Work occasionally requires contact with patients and/or visitors which involves courtesy. Required Physical, Mental, and Visual Abilities

  • Lifting and/or carrying objects weighing 21 to 50 pounds.

  • Pushing and/or pulling non-motorized equipment (e.g., Refuse Transports) weighing 250 pounds.

  • Stooping and bending.

  • Reaching and grasping objects.

  • Manipulating and operating power machinery.

  • Walking and/or standing for extended periods of time.

  • Walking up and incline no greater than one (1) inch per foot. Working Conditions:

  • Work is generally performed in a clinical environment in which there is some exposure to unpleasant or hazardous working conditions.

  • Some work will require working in inclement weather for short periods of time.

Johns Hopkins Health System and its affiliates are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, and or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.