Housekeeper The Springs of Broadway West Memphis

Title Housekeeper
Date 2020
Company The Springs of Broadway
City West Memphis

Short Description :

Perform the daytoday activities of the Housekeeping Department in accordance with current Federal, State and local standards, guidelines and regulations governing our facility, and as may be directed by the Administrator and/or Director of Housekeeping, to assure that our facility is maintained ,…

Full Description :

PURPOSE OF YOUR JOB POSITION

The primary purpose of your job position is to perform the day-to-day activities of the Housekeeping Department in accordance with current Federal, State and local standards, guidelines and regulations governing our facility, and as may be directed by the Administrator and/or Director of Housekeeping, to assure that our facility is maintained in a clean, safe and sanitary manner.

JOB FUNCTIONS

Every effort has been made to keep your job description as complete as possible. However, it in no way states or implies that they are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is a logical assignment to the position.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Risk

Category

ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS

Assure that work/cleaning schedules are followed as closely as practical.

3

Report all accidents/incidents to your supervisor no matter how minor they may be.

(NOTE: Such occurrences must be reported on the shift in which they occur.)

2

Coordinate daily housekeeping services with nursing services when performing routine cleaning assignments in resident living and/or recreational areas.

3

PERSONNEL

Attend departmental and staff meetings as directed or called.

3

Perform specific tasks in accordance with daily work assignments.

2

File complaints/grievances with your supervisor.

3

STAFF DEVELOPMENT

Attend and participate in in-service educational classes, on-the-job training programs, etc., as scheduled or as directed.

3

SAFETY AND SANITATION

Assure that assigned work areas are maintained in a clean, safe, comfortable and attractive manner.

2

Assure that established infection control and universal precautions practices are maintained when performing housekeeping procedures.

2

Coordinate routine terminal isolation procedures with nursing services.

2

Report all hazardous conditions or equipment to your supervisor.

2

Follow established fire safety policies and procedures.

3

Dispose of refuse daily in accordance with our established sanitation procedures.

2

Keep work/assignment area free of hazardous objects, such as protruding mop/broom handles, unnecessary equipment, supplies, etc.

2

Other(s) that may become necessary/appropriate to assure that our facility is maintained in a clean, safe and comfortable manner.

2

Follow Universal Precautions.

2

EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLY

Follow established safety precautions when performing tasks and when using equipment and supplies.

2

Assure that equipment is cleaned and properly stored at the end of the shift.

2

Keep supervisor informed of supply needs.

3

Report burned our light bulbs, exit lights, overhead lights, fluorescent lights, room call lights, etc., to your supervisor as soon as practical.

3

Assist others in lifting heaving equipment, supplies, etc., as directed or requested.

3

Assure that an adequate supply of housekeeping supplies is maintained in utility/janitorial closets to perform daily tasks.

3

Clean work/supply carts, equipment, etc., as necessary or directed.

2

HOUSEKEEPING SERVICES

Perform day-to-day housekeeping functions as assigned.

2

Perform specific tasks in accordance with daily work assignments.

2

Empty and sanitize ash trays daily. (NOTE: Ash trays must be empties into appropriate metal containers with self-closing cover devices.)

2

Clean/polish furnishings, fixtures, ledges, room heating/cooling units, etc., in resident rooms, recreational areas, etc., daily as instructed.

2

Clean, wash, sanitize, and/or polish bathroom fixtures. Assure that water marks are removed from fixtures.

2

Clean windows/mirrors in resident rooms, recreational areas, bathrooms, and entrance/exit ways.

2

Clean floors, to include sweeping, dusting, damp/wet mopping, stripping, waxing, buffing, disinfecting, etc. (NOTE: Assure that appropriate caution/safety signs are properly set up prior to performing such duties.

2

Clean carpets, to include vacuuming, shampooing, deodorizing, and disinfecting.

2

Clean walls and ceilings by washing, wiping, dusting, spot cleaning, disinfecting, deodorizing, etc.

2

Remove dirt, dust, grease, film, etc., from surfaces using proper cleaning/disinfecting solutions.

2

Clean hallways, stairways, and elevators.

2

Discard waste/trash into proper containers and reline trash receptacle with plastic liner.

2

Clean vacant rooms as assigned.

2

RESIDENTS’ RIGHTS

Maintain the confidentiality of resident information.

3

Honor the residents’ personal and property rights.

3

WORKING CONDITIONS

Works in all areas of the facility.

Sits, stands, bends, lifts, and moves intermittently during working hours.

Is subject to frequent interruptions and may need to reschedule housekeeping activities.

Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions and circumstances.

Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, etc.

Communicates with housekeeping personnel and other department personnel.

Is willing to work beyond normal working hours, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary.

Attends and participates in continuing educational programs.

Is subject to falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., throughout the work day, as well as reactions from dust, disinfectants, etc.

May be exposed to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including exposure to the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.

May be required to work on weekends and holidays.

May be required to work on shifts other than the one hired.

EDUCATION

Must possess, as a minimum, a 6th grade education.

EXPERIENCE

None required. On-the-job training.

SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS

Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language in an understandable manner.

Must possess the ability to make independent decisions, follow instructions, and to accept constructive criticism.

Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.

Must be a minimum of eighteen (18) years of age.

Must maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment, etc., and maintain the appearance of housekeeping areas, for sanitation, order and safety.

Must be willing to work harmoniously with other personnel, as well as be willing to handle residents based on whatever maturity level they are currently functioning.

Must possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing housekeeping practices.

Must be able to follow written and oral instructions concerning the mixture of cleaning compounds, liquids, cleaning instructions, etc.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Must be able to move intermittently throughout the work day.

Must be able to speak the English language in an understandable manner.

Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.

Must possess sight/hearing senses, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of the position can be fully met.

Must functions independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents and personnel.

Must be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability.

Must e able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times hostile people within the facility.

May be required to lift, push, pull, and move equipment, supplies, etc., in excess of fifty (50) pounds throughout the work day.

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