Humber River Hospital

Environmental Attendant

Posting Date 4 months ago(2/14/2023 1:55 PM)
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Humber River Hospital. Lighting New Ways In Healthcare.


Since opening our doors in 2015 as North America’s first fully digital hospital and we remain unwavering in our belief that we can change the hospital where we work, the community where we live, and the world of healthcare beyond our borders. Serving a community of 850,000 residents in North West Toronto, Equity Inclusivity and active participation in the North West Toronto Ontario Health Team are key initiatives important to our Team.  At Humber River Hospital, we use a custom combination of technology and clinical expertise to rebuild elements of care. We make technology work for staff and physicians; giving them more time to spend with patients, to eliminate inefficiencies, and to reduce the chance of errors. Humber River Hospital is formally affiliated with both the University of Toronto and Queen’s University and committed to becoming a community academic hospital. Clinical Excellence, Optimizing Care through Technology and Community Connection frame our Research Strategy.   


At Humber River Hospital, we’re not hoping for a renaissance, we are making it happen. As part of our dynamic team, you can lead the way, as we continue our journey towards high reliability care!


Join our Environmental Services team as we work together to create a cleaner, safe work environment and patient care setting for our facility.


We are currently seeking an Environmental Attendant to work in our Environmental Services department

Are you a someone with strong housekeeping experience who can work independently? Are you adaptable to changing work routines? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, we invite you to read the details below and apply to this exciting career opportunity and Humber River Hospital.  

Reporting Relationship: Manager, Acute Environmental & Linen Services

Hiring Rate Range:  $23.546-24.011

Shift: PT - Must be available for all rotating shifts including alternating weekends.
Employee Group: NOWU


Position Responsibilities:

  • Clean, maintain, dust, and damp mop all assigned areas
  • Dust, wash, and polish furniture and fixtures
  • Clean and vacuum carpets where applicable
  • Gather and dispose of garbage and linen
  • Clean isolation rooms, broken glass and dispose of body fluids
  • Clean stretchers, S/L and wheelchairs
  • Perform any tasks similar to the above that is determined to be necessary to the functioning of the Hospital
  • Understand and comply with Hospital and Departmental Policies and Procedures
  • Seek clarification when unsure of a policy, a procedure or an assignment
  • Follow departmental procedure for signing in & out for the beginning and end of shift via computer
  • Pick up PDA at beginning of shift and return at end of shift
  • Working alone in isolated areas
  • Participate with the orientation and training of new staff members
  • Responsible for identifying own educational needs and communicating them to Management
  • Actively participate in training sessions, meetings or special projects as required
  • Participate in quality control checks as required
  • Uses equipment and supplies in an efficient and appropriate manner
  • Maintain an awareness of department and hospital Quality Assurance and Continuous Quality Improvement activities, policies and procedures
  • Demonstrate understanding of WHMIS, Disaster, Fire, Search, Bomb-Threat and other emergency procedures
  • Practices good safety habits including wearing/using any required protective clothing or equipment.  Reports promptly any accident or incident and co-operates fully in any investigation
  • All employees of HRH share a common responsibility to act in accordance with the commitment to safe and compassionate patient care and a safe and healthy work environment
  • Work in compliance with the provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the regulations including but not limited to: use or wear of equipment or protective devices or clothing for safety purposes, report to their manager any contravention of this Act or regulations or the existence of any hazards of which he or she knows
  • Have knowledge and understanding of the Internal Responsibility System (IRS) in relation to the Occupational Health and Safety Act and attend all required Health and Safety training. 



  • Ontario Secondary School diploma or equivalent.
  • Good command of English language essential (reading, verbal and written)
  • Recent housekeeping experience preferred
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Occupational Health and Safety Act (attend training as required)
  • Ability to perform routine duties and to transcribe requests with a high degree of accuracy, often under noisy, busy conditions and time constraints
  • Operating heavy duty equipment ex. Buffer machinery
  • Ability to respond to Code Whites
  • Ability to lift heavy objects (up to 35kg’s)
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time
  • Must be able to perform repetitive bending & reaching
  • Demonstrated ability to be a cooperative and team player
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, communication and customer service skills
  • Must have a positive attitude and a genuine desire to work in fast pace environment
  • Demonstrated problem solving and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision or as a member of a team
  • Demonstrated flexibility and adaptability to changing work routines or priorities
  • Excellent attendance and discipline free record required. 


Humber River Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code. Upon individual request, hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact the Human Resources Department for assistance  

Why Humber? Why Now?


Humber River Hospital is on an exciting transformation journey of redefining patient care, as we leverage the most advanced technologies to enhance all aspects of delivering high-quality, safe care. We continue to build a people-centered workplace with excellent staff and physician engagement by hiring passionate, diverse and inclusive healthcare professionals. People who care and encompass our values of CompassionProfessionalism and Respect. People who are committed to making a positive difference.


We are a Huron Consulting hospital, focused on building our evidence-based leadership practice and hardwiring a culture that WOWs.


Humber River Hospital is a member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN), which is a dynamic network of academic health organizations providing leading edge research, teaching and clinical care.


We have collaborated with TAHSN member institutions in addressing the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our membership in TAHSN supports our strategic pillar of advancing Humber River Hospital as a community academic hospital.


Humber River Hospital was the recipient of the 2021 Excellence in Patient Safety Award by the Canadian College of Health Leaders. This award recognizes teams that are committed to improving patient safety within a healthcare environment, through leadership, innovation, culture, and best practises.


Why? Because at Humber River Hospital, we know it is our people and our ability to innovate that allows us to consistently deliver a great patient experience and the best quality outcomes. After all, we are the hospital that believes exceptional care...healthier community.


This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the employee within this position. However, the actual responsibilities, duties, qualifications and experience may vary. Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Information contained in this job posting/description is subject to change.


Humber River Hospital is committed to inclusion and diversity. We believe that diversity drives our culture of innovation. By bringing together a variety of different perspectives, it fuels our creative thinking, generates new ideas and creates solutions designed to address tomorrow's healthcare challenges today. We take pride in providing professional development and career advancement opportunities for our employees including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with physical and developmental disabilities. We also provide accommodation to applicants and all of our employees - from hire to retire.


Let us know what we can do to help you be successful during your recruitment experience at Humber River Hospital.


Interested applicants are required to submit an Application before the closing date. We thank all candidates that apply but only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview

Humber River Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code. Upon individual request, hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact the Human Resources Department for assistance



Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Humber River Hospital, all new hires must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series); AND have received the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the hired employee’s first date of employment  Medical exemptions or any other kind of requested exemption based upon the Hospital’s obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis


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