The Housekeeping Associate is responsible for the day-to-day cleaning activities in resident and patient homes, patient rooms, common areas, and administrative offices within the life plan community in accordance with the company standards and current federal, state and local standards, guidelines, and regulations to ensure that patient homes and/or the life plan community are maintained in a clean, safe, and comfortable manner.
Essential Activities and Tasks
Dusts furniture, tables, window ledges, lights, beds, high pipes, and other dusting.
Empties and cleans waste cans and replaces liners in waste cans if present.
Cleans and polishes tables, fixtures, furnishings, and woodwork.
Cleans, washes, and disinfects bathroom sinks, toilets, tubs, showers, and floors, and polishes chrome bathroom fixtures.
Cleans windows and mirrors in bathrooms, entrance/exit ways, patio doors, etc.
Cleans all floors and baseboards by disinfecting, sweeping, dust mopping, wet mopping, waxing, buffing, etc.
Vacuums carpets and carpeted stairways.
Cleans walls and ceilings by wiping, dusting, spot cleaning, etc.
Ensures that work area are clean (i.e. cart, car, and/or closet for supplies) and that equipment, tools, supplies, etc. are in proper working order.
Ensures that an adequate supply of housekeeping and cleaning supplies are maintained.
Quality, Compliance, and Risk Management
Ensures that established quality assurance, infection control, and universal precaution practices are maintained when performing housekeeping procedures.
For community employees, reports any damage or repairs to facilities, supplies, or equipment needing done to the supervisor.
Willingly and consistently shares observations and insights of departmental operations that may improve quality and efficiencies of department.
Attends all-employee and departmental meetings and in-service training as scheduled or as directed.
Customer Relations and Service Delivery
Listens and responds to resident, client, and staff member needs.
Honors resident and patient personal and property rights when performing housekeeping duties.
Administration and Reporting
All other duties as assigned.
Tenth grade education required.
High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
One year of housekeeping experience preferred. On-the-job training provided.
Knowledge of cleaning and general housekeeping methods and equipment preferred.
Knowledge with care of various types of floors and the respective appropriate cleaning materials and equipment to use preferred.
Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services