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Company: Greenville Regional Hospital, Greenville, IL
Job Title: Housekeeper
Date Posted: 09/20/2012
Industry: Health

Job Title:            Housekeeping Aide 
Department:      Environmental Services      
Reports To:        Environmental Services Manager
Cleans hospital, nursing home, office building, or similar building, baths, laboratories, offices, halls, and other areas by performing the following duties.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following: Functions within all policies, procedures, rules and regulations applicable to the organization. Washes beds and mattresses. Keeps utility, storage rooms, and carts in clean and orderly condition. Replaces soiled drapes and cubicle curtains. Remove dirt, dust, grease, film, etc. from surfaces using proper cleaning/disinfecting solutions. Sweeps, dusts, and damp/wet mopping of the floor. Washes walls, ceiling, and woodwork. Washes windows, door panels, and sills. Empties wastebaskets. Transports trash and waste to disposal area. Cleans hallways, stairways and elevator as instructed. Cleans, washes, sanitizes and/or polishes bathroom fixtures.  Assures that water marks are removed from fixtures. Attend meeting and in-service as directed. Productive in completing assigned duties. Discards infectious waste into appropriate container. Maintain adequate supply of housekeeping supplies to perform daily tasks in work closets.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES This job has no supervisory responsibilities.
QUALIFICATIONS  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
a. Education and/or Experience Less than high school education; and at least 16 years of age.
b. General Skills  Ability to read and comprehend instructions.  Ability to write.  Ability to respond appropriately to inquiries or complaints.  Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide.  Ability to apply common sense and respond to instructions, written or oral.  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
c. Certificates, Licenses, Registrations  Maintains current license, certifications, continuing education and other required staff development programs required by the facility and or their departmental guidelines.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS  Able to see and hear or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to assure that the requirements of the position can be fully met.  Be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability.  Able to assume awkward positions (bending, stooping, squatting and reaching) on a frequent basis.  Able to move/walk, push/pull, (patients/residents, carts, wheelchairs, stretchers, equipment, boxes, etc.) on a frequent basis. The staff member must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. 
WORK ENVIRONMENT  While performing the duties of this job, the staff member is regularly exposed to and works inside a controlled indoors environment.  Is subject to frequent interruptions.  Is involved with patients/residents, staff members, visitors, regulatory agency personnel, etc.  May be subject to hostile and emotionally upset patients/residents, family members, staff members, or others.  May be subject to exposure from infectious waste and disease, including, but not limited to AIDS, Hepatitis B, and TB.
INTERPERSONAL SKILLS  Communicates effectively and appropriately. Gets along and cooperates with co-workers and appropriately interacts with others. Participates and functions as an effective member of the healthcare team.
CONFIDENTIALITY/PATIENTS/RESIDENT RIGHTS  Exchanges information concerning patients/residents/customers/staff members and the organization with others only on a "need to know" basis.  Understands and implements the "Bill Of Rights" for patients and residents ensuring considerate, respectful care and privacy of any information, personal or medical that can identify a patient and or their medical record information.
ATTENDANCE  Promptly arrives for the designated shift.  Follows all applicable policies regarding schedules, attendance and organizational requirements.
SAFETY  Understands and uses safe practices at all times.  Reports all unsafe conditions to the appropriate manager immediately.  Assures all equipment functions properly before use.  Knows and adheres to all safety and fire prevention rules and regulations.  Knows location and use of personal protective equipment, fire plan, MSDS, Disaster Plan, and Exposure Control Plan.
UNIVERSAL ACCOUNTABILITY  Provides excellent service to all customers including (patients, residents, families, visitors, volunteers, physicians and co-workers) striving to exceed their expectations. Demonstrates courtesy, compassion and respect. Is thoroughly committed to the mission, vision, and heritage of Greenville Regional Hospital.

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