General Statement of Job
The Housekeeper maintains a safe, sanitary, and clean hospital environment for personnel, patients and facilities by providing cleaning services throughout the hospital.
Sweeps and mops the hospital floors in keeping with policies and procedures.
Posts warning signs if conditions are dangerous.
Cleans patient rooms, bathrooms, and offices in keeping with policies and procedures.
Stocks areas with soap, paper towels, and other necessary supplies.
Performs proper waste disposal (red bag, white bag) adhering to proper handling techniques.
Rotates linens regularly or as requested.
Cleans and makes beds and stretchers upon patient discharges.
Cleans wheel chairs and other equipment such as trashcans and IV pumps and poles as needed.
Vacuums areas as assigned on a daily basis.
Hangs shower curtains as necessary.
Assists in proper care of equipment. Reports any malfunctions or breakdowns in facility areas and equipment.
Ensures proper sanitation methods are utilized to maintain an environmentally safe environment.
Ensures proper handling and disposal of chemicals, supplies, and hazardous wastes.
Observe waste disposal procedures in accordance with facility policy.
Performs spill clean up to include hazardous materials in accordance with policies and procedures.
Performs duties efficiently and economically by maintaining and conserving supplies and equipment.
Performs room inspections and reports maintenance or repair needs as needed.
Follows customer service communication requirements by introducing self to patients, visitors, and other customers; giving an explanation of the duties they will be performing, providing any safety precautions; and notifying the staff when leaving the unit, department, or hospital as applicable.
Responds to emergency cleaning needs for the purpose of preventing safety and health hazards.
Emergency duty may be required of the incumbent that includes working in special needs or Red Cross shelters or to perform other emergency duties including, but not limited to, responses to threats or disasters, man-made or natural.
High School Diploma or GED preferred. Able to read and write up to a ninth grade level and speak English.
Six (6) months experience preferred.