At UT Southwestern, our specialty is the health of Texas. We support health and a healthy society that enables people to reach their full potential. We are a nationally recognized academic medical center, home to health care professionals dedicated to education, compassion, and discovery made through research and innovation.
UTSW will hold a virtual hiring event for Environmental Services (EVS) professionals on Nov. 24 from 1 to 3 pm.
Many are familiar with the terms “janitorial” and “housekeeping,” but not as many are familiar with Environmental Services (EVS), a term that is used to exclusively describe cleaning performed in health care settings.
EVS professionals have a lot of responsibilities, which goes far beyond the responsibilities found in commercial cleaning. EVS attendants play an important role in health care. It is their responsibility to work with hospital personnel to keep patients and staff members healthy with the proper medical cleaning and disinfecting. EVS is so important that they are referred to as “the first defense against infection control.”
With such responsibility, EVS attendants must go through a detailed on boarding program, which consist of 120 hours of training. All procedures and protocols follow CDC guidelines, and are approved by UT Infection Prevention Department.
As an EVS attendant you will also learn about basic safety precautions to prevent infection transmission. EVS attendants ensure that patients feel safe during a time where they are vulnerable. Keeping a medical facility clean is crucial to upholding patient satisfaction because an orderly facility is perceived as a competent one.
About UT Southwestern Medical Center UT Southwestern consists of the William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, Zale Lipshy University Hospital, more than 70 clinics, Harold C. Simons Comprehensive Cancer Center, Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute, in addition to three degree conferring bodies - UT Southwestern Medical School, UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and UT Southwestern School of Health Professions.
We are energized by what we can accomplish together. We are:
The only academic medical center in North Texas
Home to Nobel Prize-winning research and faculty
Magnet recognized, a distinction only 7% of hospitals nationwide receive
Ranked as the No.1 best hospital in the Dallas-Forth metroplex, second in Texas, and among the top 50 programs nationally in six clinical specialty areas by U.S. News & World Report