Central Valley Post Acute 2649 W. Topeka St.
Jan 11, 2019
PM Floor Tech position available: POSITION SUMMARY: The primary responsibility of the Housekeeper is to maintain a safe and clean environment under the direction and supervision of the Housekeeping Supervisor. 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 of the work is similar, related, or is a logical assignment to the position. POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: * Must be able to speak the English language in an understandable manner. * Must be a supportive team member, contribute to and be an example of team work and team concept. * Must possess the ability to make independent decision when circumstances warrant such action. * Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, patients, family members, visitor, government agencies/personnel, and the general public. * Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm. * Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing practices. * Must not pose a direct threat to safety and health of other individuals in the workplace. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: * Ensures that work/cleaning schedules are followed as closely as practical. * Reports all accidents/incidents to supervisor no matter how minor they may be. (NOTE: Such occurrences must be reported on the shift in which they occur.) * Coordinate daily housekeeping services with nursing services when performing routine cleaning assignments in patient areas. * Attends departmental and staff meetings as directed. * Performs specific tasks in accordance with daily work assignments. * Participates and assists in department studies and projects as directed. * Attends and participates in in-service educational classes, on-the-job training programs, etc., as scheduled or directed. * Attends and participates in annual facility in-service training programs as schedules (e.g., OSHA, TB, HIPPA, Safety, etc.) * Follows established safety precautions when performing tasks and when using equipment and supplies. * Wears and/or uses safety equipment and supplies appropriately. * Ensures that assigned work areas are free of hazardous objects such as protruding mop/broom handles, unnecessary equipment, supplies, etc. * Follows proper techniques when chemicals, disinfectants, and solutions used for cleaning. Refer to manufacturer’s instructions when necessary. * Follows established policies governing the use of labels and MSDSs. * Reports all hazardous conditions or equipment to your supervisor. * Ensures that established infection control and universal precaution practices are maintained when performing housekeeping procedures. * Participates in appropriate in-service training program prior to performing tasks that involve potential exposure to blood, body fluids, or hazardous chemicals. * Reports missing or improperly labeled containers of hazardous chemicals to your supervisor. * Uses appropriate personal protective equipment and supplies when handling infectious materials and/or hazardous wastes or chemicals. * Follows established hand washing procedures. * Disposes of refuse daily in accordance with our established sanitation procedures. * Follows established policies governing the use/disposal of personal protective equipment and disposal of infectious wastes. * Coordinates routine/terminal isolation procedures with nursing service. * Ensures that an adequate supply of housekeeping supplies to perform daily tasks in maintained in utility/janitorial closets. * Ensures that facility is maintained in a clean, safe, and comfortable manner. * Keeps supervisor informed of supply needs. * Reports burned out lights, exit lights, overhead lights, fluorescent lights, room call lights, etc., to your supervisor as soon as practical. * Cleans work/supply carts, equipment, etc., as necessary or directed. * Ensures that equipment is cleaned and properly stored at the end of shift. * Performs day-to-day housekeeping functions as assigned. * Performs specific tasks in accordance with daily work assignments. * Cleans/polishes furnishings, fixtures, ledges, room heating/cooling units, etc., in patient rooms, recreational areas, etc., daily as instructed. * Cleans, washes, sanitizes, and/or polishes bathroom fixtures. Ensures that water marks are removed from fixtures. * Cleans windows/mirrors in patient rooms, recreational areas, bathroom, and entrance/exit ways. * Cleans floors, to include dry mopping, damp/wet mopping, stripping, waxing, buffing, disinfecting, etc. (NOTE: Ensures that appropriate caution/safety signs are properly set up prior to performing such duties.) * Cleans carpets, to include vacuuming, shampooing, deodorizing/disinfecting. * Cleans walls and ceilings by washing, wiping, dusting, spot cleaning, etc. * Removes dirt, dust, grease, film, etc., from surfaces using proper cleaning/disinfecting solutions. * Discards waste/trash into proper containers and relines trash receptacles with plastic liners. * Cleans vacant rooms as assigned. * Ensures 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 at the end of the work day. * Performs isolation cleaning procedures in accordance with established infection control procedures. * Discards infectious wastes into appropriate containers. * Maintains the confidentiality of all patient care information including protected health information. Reports known or suspected incidents of unauthorized disclosure of such information. * Knocks before entering room. * Honors the patient’s personal property and property rights. * Informs patient when it is necessary to move his/her personal possessions during cleaning procedures. * Turns in all found articles to the housekeeping staff.