Housekeeping

JOB TITLE: Housekeeping

DEPARTMENT: Building Services

SALARY CLASSIFICATIONS: Non-exempt, Hourly

GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Clean resident rooms, parlors and halls according to facilities policies and procedures. Special cleaning projects will be assigned. May be scheduled to work in any area of the department.

 POSITIONS: Seasonal to part time or full time.

REPORTS TO: Director of Building Services                    

HOURS:            7:30 A.M. TO 3:00P.M. or as scheduled per the Building Services Director. 

SUPERVISES: N/A

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: High school graduate.

Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Ability to read, write and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Knowledge of the work to be performed.
  • Must be flexible and able to adapt to unforeseen changes, interruptions.

FUNDAMENTAL JOB DUTIES:

  • Ability to work closely with other staff personnel.
  • Communicate with nursing staff when necessary.
  • Adaptable to situations that may occur in a nursing home.
  • Be a good evaluator and manager of time.
  • Dusting, Dust mopping, wet mopping, collecting garbage, vacuuming and washing windows..
  • Expected to clean up spills, vomit, etc. from floors when needed.
  • All cleaning standards must be met.
  • Make any room changes according to Social Services requests.
  • Pack residents’ belongings upon a discharge or death, and clean the room for its next occupant.
  • Know and follow facility safety rules.
  • Know the tornado and fire procedures.

SECONDARY JOB DUTIES:

  • To wear nametag at all times.
  • Maintains an effective working relationship with fellow employees.
  • Maintains a neat and orderly workstation.
  • Performs duties in a safe manner and observes all safety policies.
  • To follow rules and regulations of facility and department as stated in the employee handbook and department procedure manuals.
  • To adhere to the Code of Conduct and Compliance policies as defined in the new employee orientation information.
  • May perform reasonably similar or related duties as assigned.

STANDARDS:

  • Work will be monitored and inspected on a regular basis.
  • Any assigned tasks must be completed by the end of each shift.
  • Complete all tasks according to prescribed procedures.
  • Utilize chemicals and supplies efficiently according to established procedures and amounts.
  • Exercise established safety practices with regard to patients, staff, visitors and self.
  • Operate equipment safely and efficiently according to established policy and procedures.
  • Cleans and returns all equipment to storage areas after each use.
  • Immediately reports all damaged and unsafe equipment to the Maintenance Department.
  • Maintains established level of supplies for the work area.
  • Maintains resident privacy and confidentiality at all times according to established procedures.
  • Provides positive supportive communication to residents, families, visitors, anyone within our facility.
  • Assist visitors with information or directions whenever requested or when a visitor appears in need of help.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Works in a typical long term care environment subject to the hazards associated with such a facility.
  • Flexible working schedule is required, including overtime, weekend assignments, and coming in on short notice.
  • Work with large and small equipment, many odors and some dust.
  • Constant amounts of physical effort required, including walking lifting, pulling, pushing, stooping, reaching and operating different equipment.
  • Vision must be good and prescribed glasses worn.
  • High tolerance for pressure and stress due to task interruptions.
  • High tolerance for change.

PHYSICAL EXPECTATIONS:

  1. Must be able to occasionally lift and carry up to _______30_________ pounds.

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