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Housekeeper

Company: DCH Health Care Authority
Location: Tuscaloosa
Posted on: June 20, 2022

Job Description:

Cleans and services building areas as assigned according to established procedures and schedule assignment.- Daily cleans areas of assignment following EVS 8 Step Cleaning procedure and/or other procedures as appropriate. Daily maintenance of facility floors i.e. buffing, stripping, scrubbing, waxing, shampooing carpet, spot mopping, vacuuming and dust mopping. - Performs assigned project work such as washing walls, doors, door frames ceilings, patient televisions, and windows. Ensures that behind all doors, the corners and edges are clean and debris free. Applies a minimum of 4 coats of finish to enhance the shine and appearance of the floors. - Expected to strip and wax 800 to 900 square feet of hallway (2 person team) per shift or to strip and wax 4 to 6 areas/rooms etc. per shift. On no-wax floors, we will scrub 1600 to 2000 square feet. - Ensures that wet floor signs are visible in and around the hallways or rooms being maintained. - Dust / damp mop / vacuum floor areas as applicable, vacuums carpets, spot-cleans carpet, collect waste from all areas of hospital, routinely clean waste receptacles, clean compactor area, collect soiled linen and distribute clean linen, move furniture within facility, arrange furniture and equipment in an orderly fashion after cleaning assigned area. - Requests cleaning supplies and equipment as needed and returns unused supplies to EVS closet, cleans carts and equipment and ensures all items are replaced in orderly manner. - Operates various types of cleaning equipment both mechanical and electrical, i.e. buffers, wringers, scrubbers, vacuums. - Reports all broken furniture or equipment repair needs immediately to supervisors - daily - Cleans and services building areas as assigned (including medication storage areas) according to established procedures and schedule assignment. - Maintains secured access to designated medication storage areas when assigned to work in those areas and alerts nursing/clinical supervisor immediately if medications are discovered in any unlocked, unsupervised area. - Proven skills in scrubbing and waxing hallways throughout the hospital - Provides training for new hires and others to the units DCH Standards: - Maintains performance, patient and employee satisfaction and financial standards as outlined in the performance evaluation. - Performs compliance requirements as outlined in the Employee Handbook - Must adhere to the DCH Behavioral Standards including creating positive relationships with patients/families, coworkers, colleagues and with self. - Requires use of electronic mail, time and attendance software, learning management software and intranet. - Must adhere to all DCH Health System policies and procedures. - All other duties as assigned.High School diploma or GED is preferred. Ability to follow/understand verbal communications and written procedures required and to verbally communicate with others. Requires use of electronic mail, time and attendance software, learning management software and intranet. Must be able to read, write legibly, speak, and comprehend English. (Very Heavy Work - exerting in excess of 100 lbs of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 lbs of force frequently, an/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects)). Requires walking, standing, climbing ladders, pushing, and pulling. Manual dexterity; ability to move the hand easily and skillfully. Balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, handling, feeling, talking, hearing, and seeing. . Includes exposure to human body fluids, disease, infection, lab chemicals and hazard material. Requires wearing common protective or safety equipment. Must be able to speak clearly and have the ability to reason and express ideas to groups of people. Physical presence onsite is essential. Hearing and vision must be normal or corrected to within normal range. Able to perform the duties with or without reasonable accommodation. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires the job descriptions to document physical factors, including ability, activities and requirements.

Keywords: DCH Health Care Authority, Tuscaloosa , Housekeeper, Hospitality & Tourism , Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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