Job Description

Denver, CO, USA Req #286
Thursday, September 24, 2020


Housekeeper

The primary responsibility of your job position is to perform day-to-day activities of the Housekeeping Department following the current federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations that govern long term care and assisted living facilities.   You are entrusted to follow established policies and procedures as directed by the Administrator, to assure that our facility is maintained in a clean, safe, and comfortable manner.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure that work and cleaning schedules are followed as closely as practical.

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

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

  • Sweep, buff and mop all area floors.

  • Dust and polish furniture or equipment.

  • Vacuum carpets and drapery.

  • Sanitize sinks, toilets, tubs and shower areas.

  • Clean mirrors, lighting fixtures, doors, walls.

  • Replenish paper products, hand soap products, and wastebasket liners.

  • Remove trash/wash out trash receptacles on a regular basis.

  • Maintain housekeeping cart and utility closets in sanitary and orderly condition. 

  • Replenish cart supplies at end of shift in preparation for next day’s use.

  • Inform supervisor of supply or equipment needs.

  • Keeps storage areas locked with supplies properly stored according to established procedures.

  • Report any damaged or loose fixtures, flooring, or tiling requiring replacement or repair, any unsafe or malfunctioning equipment, any conditions conducive to breeding insects, rodents or other vermin.

  • Wash and sanitize resident room after resident discharge.

  • May be required to strip beds and linens for washing.

  • Wear and/or use safety equipment and supplies (e.g., back brace, mechanical lifts, etc.) when lifting or moving heavy objects.

  • Follow proper techniques when mixing chemicals, disinfectants, and solutions used for cleaning.  

  • Maintain confidentiality of all pertinent resident care information including protected health information.  

  • Demonstrate a passion for caring as evidenced by interaction with co-workers, residents, families, and visitors.

  • Must maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment, etc., and maintain the appearance of housekeeping areas

  • Must be able to follow oral and written instructions concerning the mixing of cleaning compounds, liquids, disinfectant solutions, etc

  • Perform all other duties, as assigned.


TALENT:

Relationship Building

Demonstrate friendliness and enthusiasm

Build relationships with all types of people

High energy and upbeat

Ability to foster teamwork

Client oriented


Executing

Ability to organize and prioritize 

Detail oriented and follow through

Self-starter and independent worker


Strategic Thinking

Solve problems effectively

Creative in coming up with options and solutions for efficiency


Influencing

Ability to communicate clearly and effectively


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Must possess, as a minimum, an 8th grade education

  •  On-the-job training provided


JOB TRAINING: 

  • How long it usually takes to completely perform this job when the incumbent has the minimum knowledge, skills, ability, work experience and/or education: up to 3 months


WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Works in all areas of the facility

  • Moves intermittently during working hours

  • Is subject to frequent interruptions

  • 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 the medical staff, nursing staff, and other department supervisors 

  • Works beyond normal duty hours, on weekends, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary

  • Is subject to call back during emergency conditions (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.)

  • Attends and participates in continuing educational programs

  • Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., throughout the workday, as well as reactions from dust, disinfectants, tobacco smoke, and other air contaminants 

  • Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including TB and the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses

  • May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals


PHYSICAL AND SENSORY REQUIREMENTS:

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

  • Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of this facility, which include a mental and physical examination

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

  • Must be able to push, pull, move, and /or lift a minimum of 25 pounds to a minimum height of 5 feet and be able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of 50 feet

  • May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations


OTHER:

  • Classification: non-exempt

 

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Regular
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