Guardian Angels is currently seeking applications for the position of Housekeeping/Laundry.
The primary purpose of your job position is to perform the day-today activities of the Housekeeping Department in accordance with current federal, state and local standards, guidelines, and regulations governing our facility, and as may be directed by the Administrator, and/or your supervisor.
Job Functions: Every effort has been made to identify the essential job functions of this position.
However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform.
The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is a major job function of the position.
Essential functions are in bold print.
Duties and Responsibilities: Administrative Functions Adheres to St.
Francis Health Services Mission while performing company business.
Lives out St.
Francis Health Services Core Values while performing company business.
Report all accidents/incidents to your supervisor no matter how minor they may be.
Such occurrence must be reported on the shift in which they occur.) Coordinate daily housekeeping services with nursing services when performing routine cleaning assignments in resident living and/or recreational areas.
Resident Rights Maintains confidentiality of staff and resident information.
Must knock before entering a residents room.
Honor the residents personal property rights and informs them if it is necessary to move his/her personal possessions during cleaning.
Turn in all personal articles found during shift to supervisor.
Personnel Functions Attend departmental and staff meetings as directed or called.
Participates in appropriate in-service training education and on-the-job training programs.
Safety and Sanitation Follow established fire safety policies and procedures.
Wear and/or use safety equipment and supplies when lifting, handling infectious/hazardous materials, or moving heavy objects.
Ensure that assigned work areas are maintained in a safe, clean, comfortable and attractive manner.
Keep work areas clear of hazardous materials and objects such as protruding map/broom handles, unnecessary equipment, supplies, etc..
Follow proper techniques when mixing chemicals, disinfectants, and solutions used for cleaning.
Refer to manufacturers instructions when necessary.
Follow established policies governing the use of labels and safety data sheets (SDS). Ensure that hazardous chemicals are labeled.
If a label is missing or damaged, report to your supervisor.
Ensure that established infection control and universal precautions are maintained while performing housekeeping duties.
Participate in appropriate in-service training program prior to performing tasks that involve potential exposure to blood, body fluids, or hazardous chemicals.
Follow proper hand washing procedures.
Report all hazardous conditions or equipment to your supervisor.
Dispose of refuse daily in accordance with our established sanitation procedures.
Follow established policies governing the use/disposal of personal protective equipment and disposal of infectious wastes.
Report medications found in resident rooms to a nurse on duty.
Equipment and Supply Functions Ensure that an adequate supply of housekeeping supplies to perform daily tasks is maintained in utility/ janitorial closets.
Keep supervisor informed of supply needs.
Report burned out light bulbs, exit lights, overhead lights, fluorescent lights, room call lights, etc., to your supervisor as soon as practicable.
Ensure equipment is cleaned and properly stored at the end of the shift.
Clean work/supply carts, equipment.
Housekeeping Services Perform day-to-day housekeeping functions as assigned.
Perform specific tasks in accordance with daily work assignments.
Empty and sanitize ash receptacles daily in the appropriate metal container.
Clean/polish furnishings, fixtures, ledges, room heating/cooling units etc., in resident rooms, recreational areas, etc., daily as instructed.
Clean, wash, sanitize, and/or polish bathroom fixtures.
Clean windows/mirrors in resident rooms, recreational areas, bathrooms, and entrance/exit ways.
Clean floors, to include sweeping, dusting, damp/wet mopping, stripping, waxing, buffing, disinfecting, etc., (Note:
Ensure that appropriate 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, deodorizing, etc.
Remove dirt, dust, grease, film, etc., from surfaces using proper cleaning/disinfecting solutions.
Clean hallways, stairways, and elevators, if applicable.
Discard waste/trash into proper containers and reline trash receptacle with plastic liner.
Clean vacant rooms as assigned.
Ensure that work/assignment areas are clean and that equipment, tools, supplies, etc., are properly stored at all times, as well as before leaving such areas for breaks, meal times, and end of the work day.
Perform isolated cleaning procedures in accordance with established infection control procedures.
Discard infectious wastes into appropriate containers.
Working Conditions Works in office areas of the facility and its premises.
Is subject to frequent interruptions, and may need to be flexible with cleaning activities.
Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, personnel, and visitors.
Works beyond normal working hours and on weekends and holidays when necessary, and may be required to work other shifts other than the one for which hired.
Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., throughout the work day, as well as reactions from dust, disinfectants, other air contaminants.
Proper precautions are to be taken to ensure safety.
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.
Specific Requirements Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language while conducting company business.
Must possess the ability to make independent decisions, follow instructions, and accept constructive criticism.
Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.
Must possess the ability to work harmoniously with other personnel and residents at the cognitive level at which they are currently functioning.
Must perform regular inspections of resident rooms/units for sanitation, order, safety and proper performance of assigned duties.
Must be able to relate information concerning a residents condition.
Physical and Sensory Requirements (With or Without the Aid of Mechanical Devices) Must be able to move intermittently throughout the work day.
Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.
Must possess sight/hearing senses or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of the position can be fully met.
Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the policies of this facility.
Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times hostile people within the facility.
May perform repetitive motions during the work day.
Must be able to bend, stoop, and squat as duties require.
Must utilize proper body mechanics during every shift worked.
Must be able to push, pull, move, and/or lift a minimum of thirty (30) pounds to a minimum height of three (3) feet and able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of fifty (50) feet.
May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations.
Francis Health Services of Morris, Inc.
and it's affiliates are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
St. Francis Health Services