Housekeeper - Full Time

  • Regency Care of Sterling
  • 612 West St. Mary's Street Sterling, Illinois, 61081
  • Posted: Sep 14, 2021
Service/Skilled Workers

Job Description

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General Purpose:

The HOUSEKEEPER performs day-to-day housekeeping services ensuring a clean, attractive facility in accordance with all laws, regulations and Company standards. Reports to Director of Environmental Services.

Working Conditions:

* Works throughout facility (i.e., resident rooms, therapy rooms, dietary)

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

* Subject to frequent interruptions

* Involved with residents, associates, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc. under all conditions and circumstances

* Subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, associates, etc.

* Works beyond normal working hours, on weekends and in other positions temporarily as necessary

* Subject to falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., throughout the work day

* Possible exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including exposure to the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses

Education and Experience:

* High school graduate or equivalent preferred

* Prior healthcare experience preferred

Specific Requirements:

* Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action

* Must be knowledgeable of environmental services practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations and guidelines governing environmental services functions in the long-term care facility

* Must be willing to work harmoniously with professional and non-professional personnel

* Must have the ability to implement the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures of the environmental services department

* Must understand and follow company policies including harassment and complaint procedures

Essential Functions:

* Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language

* Must be able to move intermittently throughout the work day

* Must be able to assist in the evacuation of residents

* Must be able to perform day-to-day housekeeping duties including dusting, vacuuming, disinfecting, polishing, emptying wastebaskets, cleaning, replenishing and mopping

* Must be able to lift 30 lbs floor to waist; lift 10 lbs waist to shoulder; lift and carry 30 lbs; and push/pull 40 lbs.

* Must practice dependable, regular attendance