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Memorial Health Care Center Housekeeping Aide in Owosso, Michigan

JOB SUMMARY

Cleans and sanitizes following established policies and procedures to maintain high standards of cleanliness and sanitation throughout Memorial Healthcare. Will clean patient rooms, nursing units, surgical areas, administrative offices, and laboratory areas, waiting areas, Physician offices and public restrooms. Using various cleaning chemicals and disinfectants, Aide wipes equipment, beds, cleans furniture, dust / wet mop floors and vacuum carpets. Responsible to make beds, empty trash and replenish paper products. Aide collects dirty laundry from all patient areas.

Strives for superior performance by consistently providing a product or service to leadership and staff that is recognized as ultimately contributing to the patient and family experience. Recognizes and demonstrates understanding of patient and family centered care.

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for cleaning assigned areas.

  • Dust mops, mops and vacuums in accordance to with department procedures.

  • Empties, cleans and sanitizes all waste receptacles daily except dirty utility receptacles which should be once per month or more as needed.

  • Cleans water fountains daily and as needed.

  • Damp wipes furniture.

  • Cleans windows, window sills, screens and casings.

  • Cleans doors, door frames and hinges.

  • Spot washes walls when needed.

  • Cleans and polishes mirrors.

  • Cleans restrooms, including tiles, chrome fixtures, mirrors and vents.

  • Replenishes all supplies such as paper towels, soap, tissues and equipment as needed.

  • Cleans patient rooms.

  • Performs all cleaning tasks listed under #1 above.

  • Thoroughly washes and sanitizes bed, bedside stand, over bed table, desk, closet and any other furniture in the room.

  • Rechecks walls, ceilings and grids for total washings.

  • Checks condition of floor and notifies Department Head/Supervisor if floor needs to be redone.

  • Place tent cards and hang patient ready signs on the door when finishes.

  • Maintains full complement of supplies in carts for housekeeping closets; carts and closets must be fully stocked at the end of each shift.

  • Prepares own cleaning solutions as needed, follows directions accurately.

  • Completes monthly side work on timely basis, within the month due.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of and supports hospital mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality statements, corporate compliance plan, customer service standards, and the code of ethical behavior.

    DEPARTMENTAL AND ADDITIONAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

    1. Attends meetings as required.

    2. Performs job duties at off site locations as required.

  • Other duties as assigned

    JOB SPECIFICATIONS

    EDUCATION

  • High School graduate or G.E.D. required

    EXPERIENCE

  • Previous housekeeping experience is preferred. On the job training will be provided.

    ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL ABILITIES/MOTOR SKILLS

    These physical requirements are not exhaustive and additional job related physical requirements may be added on an as needed basis. Corrective devices may be used to meet physical requirements.

  • Sedentary Work: Frequently required to stand, kneel and crouch. On a daily basis may be required to move about, sit, climb stairs and bend. Is frequently required to lift and carry up to 20 lbs. May be required to push/pull/carry items between 20-100 lbs.

  • Vision: Requires the ability to perceive the nature of objects by the eye. Near acuity: Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less. Midrange Acuity: Clarity of vision at distances of more than 20 inches and less than 20 feet.

  • Motor Coordination: While performing the duties of the job, it is required to regularly perform functions that include using hand and finger movement, handle or feel objects, be able to use tools or equipment that requires reaching with hands and arms. Must be able to travel independently throughout the hospital; access patients/families including areas confined by space and/or equipment.

  • Speaking/Hearing: Ability to give and receive information through speaking and listening.

    ESSENTIAL TECHNICAL ABILITIES

  • Proficiency using modern office, computer and telephone equipment as used by Memorial Healthcare.

  • Able to clean ceilings, walls, floors and windows.

    ESSENTIAL MENTAL ABILITIES

  • Ability to adapt and maintain focus in fast paced, quickly changing or stressful situations.

  • Ability to read and interpret a variety of documents including, but not limited to policies, operating instructions, white papers, regulations, rules and laws.

  • Able to follow directions in order to learn work routine.

  • Able to read product labels and follow directions.

  • Able to document daily work.

    ESSENTIAL SENSORY REQUIREMENTS

  • Able to see for the purpose of reading information received in formats including but not limited to paper, computer, reports, bulletins, updates, manuals.

  • Able to hear for work-related purposes.

  • Able to identify equipment malfunctions.

  • Able to identify smells related to cleaning supplies.

    INTERPERSONAL SKILLS

  • Ability to interact with co-workers, hospital staff, administration, patients, physicians, the public and all internal and external customers in a professional and effective, courteous and tactful manner, at all times, physically, verbally and in all written and electronic communication.

  • Required to remain calm when adversity is encountered.

  • Open, honest, and tactful communication skills.

  • Ability to work as a team member in all activities.

  • Positive, cooperative and motivated attitude.

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