Housekeeping - Housekeeper
The primary responsibility of your job position is to perform day-to-day activities in meal preparation, laundry, and housekeeping of kitchen and common areas following the current federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations that govern long term care and assisted living facilities. The homemaker may be involved in activities if time permits which may include: arts and crafts, gardening, bingo or games, exercise, or other interests of the residents. You are entrusted to follow established policies and procedures as directed by the Guide, to assure that our home is maintained in a clean, safe, and comfortable manner.
* Ensure that work and cleaning schedules are followed as closely as practical.
* Performing routine cleaning assignments in the houses.
* Remove trash/wash out trash receptacles on a regular basis.
* Replenish supplies at the end of shift in preparation for next day's use.
* Inform Housekeeping Coordinator in each house of supply or equipment needs.
* Keeps storage areas locked with supplies properly stored according to established procedures.
Conduct prep work for meals utilizing kitchen equipment.
* Follow the menu and prep sheets; follow directions to prepare meals.
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.
* Follow proper techniques when mixing chemicals, disinfectants, and solutions used for cleaning.
* Answers to the needs of residents and fulfill basic requests (no hands on care).
* 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.
* Perform all other duties, as requested
Demonstrate friendliness and enthusiasm
Build relationships with all types of people
High energy and upbeat
Ability to foster teamwork
Ability to organize and prioritize
Detail oriented and follow through
Self-starter and independent worker
Solve problems effectively
Creative in coming up with options and solutions for efficiency
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Must possess, as a minimum, an 8th grade education
On-the-job training provided
Dietary, housekeeping in a long term care environment is preferred
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
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
- Pay Type Hourly
- Employment Indicator Regular