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Nathan Smith

Pella Regional Health Center

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Pella Regional Health Center

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My experience in healthcare environmental services started about 10 years ago as a part-time (PRN) employee at Pella Regional Health Center.  After a few months a position opened up on the 2nd shift (230p-1100p).  My duties included cleaning floors and cleaning some non-patient areas. 
After a few years I moved to the third shift (600p-230a).  I cleaned the first floor of our clinic (12 providers) and continued doing floor work.  At this time we were beginning the switch over to Teknoflor, which made my job a little bit easier.
After a few years on third shift I made the move to first shift.  I was able to expand my work knowledge while I did daily cleans of occupied rooms and cleaning discharge rooms, along with a scheduled rotation throughout the hospital.  I also had the opportunity to work in our off-site facilities.
Within a few months the first shift supervisor retired, and I had the confidence in my knowledge of the facilities to apply.  After a peer interview and a lot of waiting my manager offered me the job, which I accepted.
Since then, I have been the supervisor for our 12-person first shift team.  I have been able to identify our strong areas and our weak areas.  I feel that joining AHE will help in addressing some of those weak areas, along with those challenges that get delegated to me.