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Housekeeping

Company: Summit LTC
Location: La Grange
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Job Description:

Description: POSITION SUMMARY

We are looking for a Housekeeper to become a part of our facility's compassionate care-giving team. The successful candidate will be responsible for performing the day-to-day activities of the Housekeeping department in accordance with current Federal, State and local standards, guidelines and regulations governing the facility, and as may be instructed by the Housekeeping Supervisor, to ensure that the facility is maintained in a clean, safe, and comfortable manner. We're looking for a highly competent and well-organized professional who values safety, security and patient wellness above all else. We focus on providing the best care possible while ensuring patient satisfaction in every interaction. The Housekeeper is responsible for making sure those values are reflected at all times.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Perform the day-to-day housekeeping functions as assigned.
  • Perform specific tasks in accordance with daily work assignments.
  • Coordinate daily housekeeping services with nursing service when performing routine cleaning assignments in patient living and/or recreational areas.
  • Perform assigned tasks in accordance with established housekeeping procedures.
  • Ensure that assigned work areas are maintained in a clean, safe, comfortable and attractive manner.
  • Follow established safety precautions when performing tasks and when using equipment and supplies.
  • Ensure that established Infection Control practices are maintained when performing housekeeping procedures.
  • Coordinate routine/terminal isolation procedures with nursing service.
  • Clean/polish furnishings, fixtures, ledges, room heating/cooling units, etc., in resident rooms, recreational areas, etc., daily as instructed.
  • Clean, wash, sanitize, and/or polish bathroom fixtures. Ensure that water marks are removed from fixtures.
  • Clean windows/mirrors in resident rooms, recreational areas, bathrooms, and entrance/exit ways.
  • Clean floors, to include sweeping, dusting, damp/wet mopping, stripping, waxing, buffing, disinfecting, etc. (NOTE: Ensure that appropriate CAUTION/SAFETY signs are properly set up PRIOR to performing such duties.)
  • Clean carpets, to include vacuuming, shampooing, deodorizing, and disinfecting.
  • Clean walls and ceilings by washing, wiping, dusting, spot cleaning, disinfecting, deodorizing, etc.
  • Remove dirt, dust, grease, film, etc., from surfaces using proper cleaning/disinfecting solutions.
  • Clean hallways, stairways, and elevators.
  • Discard waste/trash into proper containers and reline trash receptacle with plastic liner.
  • Report all hazardous conditions or equipment to the Housekeeping Supervisor.
  • Ensure that equipment is cleaned and properly stored at the end of the shift.
  • Keep supervisor informed of supply needs.
  • Report burned out light bulbs, exit lights, overhead lights, fluorescent lights, room call lights, etc., to your supervisor as soon as practical.
  • Clean vacant rooms as assigned.
  • Ensure that work/cleaning schedules are followed as closely as practical.
  • Follow established Fire Safety Policies and Procedures.
  • Assist others in lifting heavy equipment, supplies, etc., as directed or requested.
  • Dispose of refuse daily in accordance with our established sanitation procedures.
  • Ensure that an adequate supply of housekeeping supplies is maintained in utility/janitorial closets to perform daily tasks.
  • Ensure that work/assignment areas are clean and that equipment, tools, supplies, etc., are properly stored at all times, as well as before leaving such areas for breaks, meal times, and end of the work day.
  • Report all accidents/incidents to the supervisor NO MATTER HOW MINOR THEY MAY BE. (NOTE: Such occurrences must be reported on the shift in which they occur.)
  • Maintain the CONFIDENTIALITY of patient/resident care information.
  • Honor the patients'/residents' personal and property rights.
  • Clean work/supply carts, equipment, etc., as necessary/directed.
  • Turn in all found articles to the supervisor.
  • Perform terminal cleaning procedures, as instructed, when a patient/resident is discharged, and/or transferred to another room/area.
  • Keep work/assignment areas free of hazardous objects, such as protruding mop/broom handles, unnecessary equipment, supplies, etc.
  • Participates in the overall quality assessment and improvement program activities.
  • Participate and assist in department studies and projects as directed.
  • Attend departmental and staff meetings as directed.
  • File complaints/grievances with the supervisor.
  • Attend and participate in in-service educational classes, on-the-job training programs, etc., as scheduled/directed.
  • Perform other duties that may become necessary/appropriate to ensure that the facility is maintained in a clean, safe and comfortable manner.
  • Must maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment, etc., and maintain the appearance of housekeeping areas in a safe, clean and comfortable manner. PM21

    Requirements: QUALIFICATIONS

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
    • High school diploma or relevant qualification preferred.
    • None required. On-the-job training provided.
    • Previous cleaning and/or customer service experience of at least six months preferred.
    • Any combination of experience and training which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities.
    • Must be a minimum of eighteen (18) years of age.
    • Must be able to read, write and speak the English language. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
      • Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos.
      • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
      • Ability to communicate orally and in written form effectively with all levels of employees, patients, families, and vendors.
      • Excellent problem solving/analysis/judgment skills and high level of attention to detail and accuracy
      • Builds and maintains cooperative working relationships
      • Must possess willingness to work harmoniously with professional and non-professional personnel.
      • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, supervisors, County employees, elected officials, law enforcement, other agencies, and the public.
      • Resourceful, dependable and accountable
      • Able to work a flexible schedule including evenings, weekends, and holidays. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

        None

        PHYSICAL DEMANDS/ WORK ENVIRONMENT

        The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

        Physical Requirements:
        • Work requires physical activity including extended periods of walking and standing with occasional climbing, reaching, carrying, balancing, kneeling, crouching and bending.
        • Must have the ability to frequently lift and/or carry equipment, files, and other materials weighing up to 50 pounds as well as push/pull up to 50 pounds of force with grip strength of 65 pounds.
        • Must be able to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations.
        • Must be able to continuously perform simple manipulative dexterity. Occasionally perform difficult manipulative tasks.
        • Must be able to detect the smell of smoke, spoiled food, soiled linen, etc.
        • The employee must be able to continuously hear normal sounds and voice patterns with some background noise. Must have adequate verbal instructions. Must be able to hear audible emergency signals, alarms, call, light indicators and to be able to answer the phone.
        • Specific vision abilities required by this job include: Must be able to continuously notice a change in the resident (breathing, color, skin breakdown, etc.).
        • Visual abilities, correctable to normal ranges, include close, distance and color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those employee encounters while performing functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

          Work Environment:
          • Work is performed indoors in a health care facility.
          • Work is performed during assigned shift; however, hours will occasionally include varied days, hours, holidays, weekends, and overtime as needed.
          • Subject to frequent interruptions and may need to reschedule cleaning activities.
          • Is subject to falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., throughout the work day, as well as reactions from dust, disinfectants, etc.
          • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but can occasionally be loud.
          • Incumbents in this position may be exposed to infectious/communicable diseases, blood borne pathogens, and potential risk of injury from distraught individuals...... click apply for full job details

Keywords: Summit LTC, Bryan , Housekeeping, Hospitality & Tourism , La Grange, Texas

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