Lowell Treatment Center - Housekeeper, Full Time

Company: UHS - Lowell Treatment Center ( Learn More )

General Information
High School
Not Specified
Job Description JOB PURPOSE:
Performs cleaning functions in assigned area to maintain an attractive, sanitary and orderly environment contributing to patient comfort, employee morale and staff satisfaction.

RESPONSIBILITIES: (Include, not limited to)
• Cleaning Services
Completes work and maintains standards established, and accepts other work projects independently or as assigned. Is flexible regarding work schedules, and is able to set priorities independently. Maintains satisfactory quality control checks. Problems noted on control checks are corrected, with steps taken to prevent reoccurrence. Completes assigned schedules in allotted times. Is in assigned area at assigned times. Checks to show that chemicals are properly diluted and bottles properly labeled. Established polices and procedures are followed. Assigned areas completed within acceptable quality levels in assigned times. Carts and closets properly supplied and ready for work.

• Equipment:
Keeps cart and equipment in order. Can be relied on to notify supervisor of problems relating to equipment or fixtures. Adheres to department standards relating to the safe and appropriate use and maintenance of equipment. Equipment is cleaned and operated according to policy and procedure. Equipment and fixture repairs are reported immediately. Equipment is not abused or used inappropriately. All unusual circumstances affecting staff’s duties are reported to the Facilities Manager’s office immediately.

• Infection Control and Safety:
Uses and reinforces proper body mechanics and appropriate personal protection equipment. Adheres to all recommended safety guidelines and procedures, striving for an accident-free record. Understands and assists with emergency procedures. Identifies potentially unsafe conditions and reports them to departmental office. Work area is maintained in the condition required by department/hospital standards. Demonstrates an understanding of established infection control, standard precaution and emergency procedures as required. Chemicals are always properly used and labeled. Infection control policies and procedures are used for safety and cleaning assigned areas. Uses only properly labeled and diluted chemicals.
Education: High School Diploma or equivalent

Experience: 1 year previous housekeeping experience.  Previous experience in hospital setting preferred.

Technical & Other Skills: Ability to read, write, understand, communicate and follow instructions in English. Must be able to stoop, bend, lift up to 25 pounds and use cleaning equipment.

Via the new-hire orientation process and hospital sponsored continuing education as appropriate, develops skills and knowledge necessary to interact appropriately with patients and families of the mentally ill.

Neat appearance and the ability to be flexible to adhere to different patient and staff needs.