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Housekeeper

Company Name:
Tennessee Health Management
Summary:
The purpose of this position is to perform the day-to-day activities of the Housekeeping Department in accordance with current federal, state and local standards, and the facility's policies and procedures.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Interpret work schedules and assignments.
Perform specific tasks in accordance with daily schedules.
Clean and/or vacuum front entry, lobby areas and public restrooms upon checking in, including:
Nurses station
Office areas
Hall hand rails
Door closures
Fire extinguishers
Supply and exhaust vents
Anywhere prone to dust collection
Clean assigned zone, proceeding in an orderly fashion and doing a complete job, including:
Doors and door frames
Walls
Ceilings
Patient room furniture
Windows and sills
Overbed lights
Bed frames and rails
Exhaust vents
Any item prone to dust collection
Clean dining tables, chairs, ice machines, coffee pots and other equipment immediately after patient meals.
During cleaning process, monitor location of chemicals.
Before end of shift, recheck all areas to ensure proper order, cleanliness of maid carts and completion of trash removal.
Complete monthly bed cleaning duty, as posted on monthly time schedule.
Fill dispensers: toilet paper, paper towels, soap, etc.
Keep work areas free of hazardous conditions, spills, excess carts, baskets, supplies, and equipment.
Discard waste and trash into proper containers and re-line receptacles with plastic liners.
Maintain dignity and respect for patients' personal and property rights.
Attend and participate in in-service education classes, on-the-job training programs as scheduled or as directed.
Report all incidents, accidents, hazardous conditions or equipment to supervisor immediately.
Comply with established infection control and universal precaution practices, and coordinate routine/terminal isolation procedures with nursing services, as well as follow fire safety policies and procedures.
Maintain privacy and confidentiality of conditions and other information relating to patients.
Meet or exceed the dress code of the facility as specified in the Employee Handbook, which includes neat, clean, odor-free grooming and dress.
Follow the established universal precautions and isolation procedures.
Encourage an atmosphere of optimism, warmth and interest in patients' personal and health care needs.
MARGINAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Properly set up appropriate "Caution" and safety signs before performing housekeeping tasks.
Ensure that work assignment areas are clean and that equipment, tools, supplies, etc. are properly stored during work periods, as well as before leaving area.
Turn in and/or report all lost and found items to supervisor.
Assist in lifting heavy equipment, supplies, etc., as directed or requested.
Report low inventory of housekeeping supplies.
Clean housekeeping equipment, carts, etc.
Perform terminal cleaning procedures.
Perform other related duties as assigned by supervisor.
QUALIFICATIONS:
Education:
Minimum of sixth (6th) grade education.
Relevant Experience:
None required.
Computer Skills:
None required.
Licenses/Certifications:
None required.

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