H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

Tampa, FL

Job posting number: #7151638 (Ref:hlj_46009)

Posted: June 2, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Hazardous Waste Technician I:

 Position Highlights:

  • Under the direction of an Environmental Services Supervisor, the Hazardous Waste Technician is responsible for removing all waste streams (trash, biohazardous and chemotherapy waste, soiled linen, recycling, etc.) from the facility to specific collection areas. This position performs a variety of duties that support the department in maintaining a clean environment for patients and staff

The Ideal Candidate

  • Supports co-workers by maintaining attendance requirements.
  • Demonstrates willingness to adapt to changing individual and institutional roles, needs, and environment.
  • Is dedicated to superior customer service and satisfaction.
  • Consistently provides quality products/services.
  • Maintains awareness and follows safety policies and procedures applicable to assigned duties.


  • Waste and Soiled Linen Removal

Safely remove and transport infectious/non-infectious waste including medical, hazardous, municipal, recycling, and linen from the facility to specified collection areas

           Follow an appropriate schedule to ensure timeliness of waste and soiled linen removal throughout the facility

Maintain cleanliness of the loading dock, trash compactor area, and trash containers

  • Furniture Moving

Move furniture and other items from patient care hallways to maintain proper egress

Setup and breakdown of tables and chairs for meetings and events

  • High Touch surface disinfection and cleaning

Properly clean and disinfect all types of areas including clinical inpatient/outpatient (patient rooms, exam rooms, nurse stations, etc.), support/common areas, offices, labs, conference rooms, elevators, stairwells, corridors, external grounds, etc.

Handle and dispose of medical waste and sharps observing all required precautions, including properly tying and labeling bags

Use proper chemicals, tools, and equipment for each situation

Clean spills containing blood or other potentially infectious material using established infection control, safety, and ES departmental procedures

Occasionally may have to travel to off-site locations

Complete other duties as assigned



  • Policies and Procedures

Follow departmental and other regulatory standards regarding all cleaning policies and procedures (using proper disinfectants, labeling chemical bottles, keeping an organized cart, etc.)

Perform all essential functions following established safety and infection control requirements (perform hand hygiene, wear PPE, etc.)

Follow instructions and guidelines set forth by Environmental Services management

  • Training and Competencies

Demonstrate competency by completing required departmental education and training

  • Communication

Represent the Environmental Services department positively and professionally at all times

Maintain positive relationships and good communication with patients, visitors, staff members, and those within the Environmental Services department

 Report all facilities/maintenance issues to Supervisor

Credentials and Qualifications:

  • 6 months experience in the following: Environmental Services, customer service, or hospitality.
  • Ability to follow basic oral/written instructions in English (for the safety of our patients and staff in an emergency situation)
  • Completion of a healthcare environmental services training from MacDonald Training Center may also be considered in lieu of the six (6) months of experience.




Mission To create a Moffitt culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion as we strive to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. Vision To advance and accelerate a culture of access, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is a priority at Moffitt and is meant "to promote a culture of diversity and inclusion as we contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer." The Enterprise Equity Department focuses its efforts on eliminating those obstacles to an individual’s ability to exist within their personal comfort zone at the cancer center. Everyone is important to meeting this priority. Addressing and responding to diversity and inclusion fosters an environment where mutual respect for diverse cultures, communication styles, languages, customs, beliefs, values, traditions, experiences and other ways in which we identify ourselves, is the expectation.

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Job posting number:#7151638 (Ref:hlj_46009)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
United States
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