Hazardous Waste Worker (D) at Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)

Posted in Other 15 days ago.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts





Job Description:

GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT



  • Under direct supervision of the Area Manager, the Hazardous Waste Worker (HWW) collects and processes infectious waste material while following established protocol as determined by the Environmental Services Department.


  • PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Drive the box truck (Diver's License Class D Required)

  • Collects infectious waste in storage area; packages and labels boxes for transport according to Department of Transportation's regulations.

  • May be required to autoclave infectious waste generated throughout the hospital. After the waste is autoclaved, employee disposes according to the Department of Public Health regulations.

  • Notifies Area Manager of any unusual circumstances regarding condition of waste bags such as leakage, packing, breakage, labeling and radioactive waste.

  • Meets waste transporters at loading dock, escorts driver to designated pick-up area and signs the necessary manifest documents.

  • In the event of a spill, i.e. blood, etc. in this area, thoroughly cleans entire area where spill has occurred according of procedure.

  • When necessary, washes and disinfects waste dumpsters/bins and cleans entire floor area, including under the compactor area, in order to maintain a clean and odorless appearance.

  • Empties the regular waste into the compactor for disposal.

  • When assigned, drives tow motor through the hospital to pick-up and deliver the waste dumpsters.

  • Drives a van or light truck outside hospital grounds to pick up and deliver empty and full bins containing trash, medical waste, paper/plastic recycling and/or cardboard.

  • Sorts recyclable material such as: plastic, cardboard, glass, cans

  • Performs minor repairs/maintenance of dumpsters and flat bed trucks.

  • Makes and transports bales of cardboard.

    GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT



  • Under direct supervision of the Area Manager, the Hazardous Waste Worker (HWW) collects and processes infectious waste material while following established protocol as determined by the Environmental Services Department.


  • PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Drive the box truck (Diver's License Class D Required)

  • Collects infectious waste in storage area; packages and labels boxes for transport according to Department of Transportation's regulations.

  • May be required to autoclave infectious waste generated throughout the hospital. After the waste is autoclaved, employee disposes according to the Department of Public Health regulations.

  • Notifies Area Manager of any unusual circumstances regarding condition of waste bags such as leakage, packing, breakage, labeling and radioactive waste.

  • Meets waste transporters at loading dock, escorts driver to designated pick-up area and signs the necessary manifest documents.

  • In the event of a spill, i.e. blood, etc. in this area, thoroughly cleans entire area where spill has occurred according of procedure.

  • When necessary, washes and disinfects waste dumpsters/bins and cleans entire floor area, including under the compactor area, in order to maintain a clean and odorless appearance.

  • Empties the regular waste into the compactor for disposal.

  • When assigned, drives tow motor through the hospital to pick-up and deliver the waste dumpsters.

  • Drives a van or light truck outside hospital grounds to pick up and deliver empty and full bins containing trash, medical waste, paper/plastic recycling and/or cardboard.

  • Sorts recyclable material such as: plastic, cardboard, glass, cans

  • Performs minor repairs/maintenance of dumpsters and flat bed trucks.

  • Makes and transports bales of cardboard.






Qualifications

Qualifications - External



  • Understands and speaks basic English with writing skills that are generally obtained through completion of high school with one month of on-the-job training.


SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED



  • Ability to follow detailed specific protocol regarding the handling and disposal of regular and infectious waste.

  • Ability to lift heavy boxes of approximately 40 pounds.

  • Contacts with staff and general public when working in the Hospital


WORKING CONDITIONS



  • Exposure to blood and body fluids, unpleasant odors and infectious waste during majority of the shift.

  • Exposure to and possibility of accidental needlestick punctures from infectious waste; but adherence to safety precautions.

  • Possibility of receiving cuts and bruises.

  • Exposure to a wide range of temperature change occasioned by outside work as well as autoclaving duties.

  • Possible exposure to low-level radioactive waste.

  • Standing, stooping and lifting the majority of the work shift.






EEO Statement

Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.
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