Environmental Education Spclts
Harris Health is a nationally recognized health system comprising three teaching hospitals and an extensive network of ambulatory care centers serving the people of Harris County, Texas, since 1966. Staffed by the faculty, fellows and residents from two nationally ranked medical schools, Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), Harris Health is the first healthcare system in Houston to receive the prestigious National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) designation for its network of patient-centered medical homes.
Each year, Harris Health provides more than 1.8 million total outpatient visits through its more than 40 ambulatory care facilities. Additionally, Harris Health sees more than 177,000 emergency visits at its Level 1 and Level 3 trauma centers and 35,000 hospital admissions through its two hospitals: Ben Taub and LBJ.
Established by voter referendum to enhance the level of charity care available in the community, Harris Health System has often received national recognition for serving those in need and for its achievements in operational excellence, such as being named to the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Most Wired Hospitals lists by the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine.
Additionally, Harris Health System is pleased that each of its hospitals — Ben Taub and Lyndon B. Johnson — achieved Pathway to Excellence™ designation by the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Job Summary: The Environmental Services (EVS) Education Specialist is responsible for the initial and ongoing education of Environmental Services Technicians. Under the direction of the Environmental Services Director, the Education Specialist is responsible for researching, assessing, designing, developing, delivering, and evaluating training curriculum, programs and objectives within the Environmental Services department. The EVS Education Specialist will create a curriculum and implement courses to support these objectives. They will monitor progress and provide feedback to those being trained. The Education Specialist is responsible for the development, oversight and evaluation of quality assurance initiatives within Environmental Services. Opportunities for quality improvement will be identified, and programs developed, to ensure understanding and compliance by all staff.
High School Diploma/GED and Associates in Healthcare, business, organization, training field, or related field required.
Bachelors in Business, organizational communication, training field, healthcare or related field preferred.
Licenses & Certification:
Certified healthcare environmental services technician, or Trainer- Certified Healthcare Environmental Services Technician required or within six months of hire.
Certified Healthcare Environmental Services Professional (CHESP) preferred
Work Experience: 5 +Years of EVS experience In a hospital setting with proven professional growth; with 1+ years of experience in Organizational training or education experience to groups and developing training programs.
Management Experience: 1+ years of supervisor/manager level experience or education trainer experience.
Communication Skills: Exceptional Verbal (Public Speaking), Writing/ Correspondence, Writing/ Reports
Language: Bilingual Skills preferred.
Proficiencies: MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, MS Outlook, P.C., Typing
Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities: Analytical, Design, Medical Terms, Research
Work Schedule: Weekends, Flexible
May work on occasion with IP department and quality;
Strong and effective communicator, both verbally and in writing.
Strong orientation to customer service and demonstrated customer service skills.
Ability to work with diverse populations.
Track record demonstrating ability to function independently and as a team member, and consistently deliver quality outcomes.
Ability to maintain confidentiality of any and all information encountered.
Effective project management skills with ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously while managing deadlines.
Effective analytical ability and sound judgment to assess needs and troubleshoot performance or process issues
Benefits and EEOC
Harris Health System's benefits program is designed to provide you with more flexibility and choices in meeting your specific needs. Harris Health System's benefits program allows you to protect your income in case of illness, death and disability, and to help you save for retirement.
It is the policy of Harris Health System to provide equal opportunity for all applicants for employment regardless of political affiliation, race, color, national origin, age, sex, religious creed or disability. Applicants may request any reasonable accommodation(s) to participate in the application process.