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Team Lead Environmental Svc

Req #:  159603
Facility:  Sherman Hospital
Department:  Housekeeping
City:  Elgin
Posting Budget Status:  PM
Shift Type:  Full Time - Permanent
Posting FTE:  1

Sherman Hospital, a Magnet recognized hospital located in Elgin, Ill., is a 255-bed facility that features private patient rooms, a 15-acre geothermal lake, an advanced Emergency Department,  a free-standing Cancer Care Center, a spacious Family Birthing Center, a Heart & Vascular Center and more. Sherman also provides convenient, quality healthcare services at Sherman outpatient centers in Algonquin, Elgin, and South Elgin.

Advocate Sherman Hospital

Elgin, IL

Team Lead Environmental Services

Full Time, PM Shift: 3:00pm-11:30pm, rotating weekends and holidays



To provide leadership and supervision to the Environmental Services staff to ensure cleanliness of the hospital, patient satisfaction and key result areas are met or exceeds.
To set an example for all Environmental Services staff stressing personal enthusiasm, safety, teamwork, quality and pride in work, positive service~mined attitude, and efficiency.


  • In absence of EVS supervisor, lead co~workers in the day~to~ day operations of the Environmental Services department (EVS) program.
  • Trains associates and assists in Department Orientation Process.
  • Functions as Environmental Services Tech, knowing all positions/responsibilities within department. When in a lead role:
  • Supply and equipment use and maintenance.
  • Communicate to leadership associate performance, conduct, issues, etc.
  • Customer Satisfaction ~ Demonstrates a commitment to satisfying customer needs and exceeding customer expectations. Continues to improve patient and customer satisfaction scores.


Position Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • leadership experience preferred.
  • 3 years experience with at least one in Housekeeping
  • Good communication skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Must be able to communicate instructions N/A Team player
  • Able to work with all levels of personnel
  • Demonstrates flexibility
  • Projects a positive attitude
  • Willing to learn, cooperate
  • Self motivated
  • Demonstrates initiative
  • Good communication skills. Written and verbal
  • Thinking consistent with Advocate Mission, Values, Philosophies and quality concepts
  • EVS product and equipment knowledge
  • Potential exposure to hazardous materials

If position has direct patient care or direct patient contact the following lifting requirement supersedes any previous lifting requirement effective 06/01/2015. Ability to lift up to 35 pounds without assistance. For patient lifts of over 35 pounds, or when patient is unable to assist with the lift, patient handling equipment is expected to be used, with at least one other associate, when available. Unique patient lifting/movement situations will be assessed on a case~by~case basis.

About Advocate Health Care


Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.

Nearest Major Market: Elgin
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago