Housekeeper

Career Details:

Type: Housekeeping / Maintenance

Hours: Full Time or Part Time

Shift: Varies

Weekend Required: Yes

Weekend Shift Details: Every other

Location: Commons on St. Anthony Street

City: Auburn

Openings: 1

Overview: 

To assure the highest degree of cleanliness and sanitation by maintaining assigned areas in a clean, sanitary, safe, orderly, and attractive manner, in accordance with established procedures

Qualifications: 
  • High School or GED
  • Must be able to read, write, and comprehend the English language; follow simple oral and written instructions
  • Must be able to walk 1 ½ miles without fatigue
  • Must possess good sight and hearing senses
  • Ability to work scheduled days, evenings, or weekends, as required by the Housekeeping Manager
  • Must be approved by NYS DOH Criminal History Records Check
  • Ability to exert up to thirty pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 15 pounds of force frequently to move objects.
  • Ability to bend, stretch, stand, walk, push, pull, grasp, lift and perform repetitive motions. This may include moving light furniture.
Responsibilities: 
  • Make beds and straighten resident’s rooms 1 time per day.
  • Clean/polish furnishings, fixtures, appliances (refrigerators, cabinets, stoves) and heating/cooling units in resident rooms, living/recreational areas, offices, and entrance/exit areas as instructed.
  • Clean, wash, sanitize and/or polish bathroom fixtures.  Assure that watermarks are removed from fixtures.
  • Clean windows/mirrors in resident rooms, living/recreational areas, bathrooms, offices, and entrance/exit areas.
  • Clean floors to include:  sweeping, dusting, damp/wet mopping, stripping, waxing, buffing, and disinfecting.  Ensure that CAUTION/SAFETY signs are properly set up prior to performing such duties.
  • Clean carpets to include vacuuming, shampooing, deodorizing, and disinfecting.
  • Clean walls and ceilings by washing, wiping, dusting, spot cleaning, disinfecting, and deodorizing as instructed.
  • Remove dirt, dust, grease from all surfaces, using proper cleaning/disinfecting solutions.
  • Clean hallways, stairways, and elevators as instructed.
  • Dispose of waste/trash (recyclables, regulated medical, and regular) into proper containers.  Reline containers as appropriate with plastic liners.
  • Report all unsafe/hazardous conditions, defective equipment, etc to the Housekeeping Manager.
  • Ensure that supplies (toilet tissues, paper towels, soap, can liners) have been replenished in assigned work areas on a regular basis.
  • Perform terminal cleaning procedures as instructed when a resident is discharged, transferred, etc to assure that the room is ready for the new occupant.  Assist new residents in arranging items and hanging clothes.
  • Assure that work/cleaning schedules are followed as outlined for the respective shift/area.
  • Assure that the facility is maintained in a clean, safe, and orderly manner for patient comfort and convenience.
  • Perform cleaning/sanitation procedures in isolation rooms/areas, as instructed and in accordance with established infection control procedures.
  • Assure that work areas are clean and free of equipment and supplies before leaving such areas on breaks and at the end of the workday.
  • Keep work areas free of hazardous objects such as protruding mop/broom handles, and assure that all cleaning supplies and equipment is store in a safe manner as instructed.  Observe all safety precautions as instructed (universal precautions, isolation procedures, chemical labeling, etc).
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