We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Medical Waste Handling Attendant.
This position is responsible for transporting, sorting and disposing all regulated medical waste and solid waste. Performs cleaning and housekeeping functions in designated work areas.
Cleans the compactor room and equipment. Wipes down and cleans sink, paper towel holder, bulletin board, and telephone. Sweeps the floor as needed. Washes the floor daily, with a bleach solution - 1 part bleach to 10 parts water. Handles regulated medical waste in accordance with departmental procedures. Performs routine equipment performance inspections and reports discrepancies. Insures that supplies used in the processing of regulated medical waste are stocked in proper quantities.
Places radiation bags on all tubs identified as radioactive. Weighs and records the weight of each tub on the tally sheet. Transports and stacks each tab on the trailer for removal off premises. Transports and stacks each fiber drum on the trailer for removal off premises. Retains the yellow copy of the Regulated Medical Waste manifest when each load is picked up for disposal. Wears safety shoes, latex, examination gloves and work gloves while handling regulated medical waste.
Installs red bags and/or needle boxes into the plastic medical waste containers, closes the cover on the container and affixes a label with the name and address of the Medical Center on the cover of the container. Places each tub between the radiation confirmation system.
Periodically checks storage containers to remove fully decayed radioactive regulated medical waste for transfer to the normal regulated medical waste stream. Places labels with the name and address of the Hospitals/Medical Center on all needle boxes. Places labels with the name and address of the Hospitals/Medical Center on all fiber boxes containing pathological waste.
Transports, sorts and disposes all regulated medical waste. Screens transport trucks for radioactive waste at entrance to compactor room. Places radioactive bags in separate plastic medical waste containers for storage in the holding area. Transfers regulated medical waste from transport trucks to plastic medical waste containers.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Must be able to read, write and follow instructions. Heavy pushing and lifting is required.
Some work experience is preferred.
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
NYU Langone Health provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.
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NYU Langone Health, a world-class patient-centered integrated academic medical center, is one of the nation's premier centers for excellence in clinical care, biomedical research, and medical education. Located in the heart of Manhattan, NYU Langone is composed of four hospitals – Tisch Hospital, its flagship acute care facility; Rusk Rehabilitation; the Hospital for Joint Diseases, one of only five hospitals in the nation dedicated to orthopaedics and rheumatology; and Hassenfeld Children's Hospital, a comprehensive pediatric hospital supporting a full array of children's health services across the medical center – plus the NYU School of Medicine, which since 1841 has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history. The medical center's tri-fold mission to serve, teach, and discover is achieved 365 days a year through the seamless integration of a culture devoted to excellence in patient care, education and research. For more information, go to www.nyulangone.org.