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Housekeeper

Department: Administration
Location: East Liverpool, OH

Do you want to work for a great company?

Valley Oaks Care Center is currently looking for hard working individuals who would enjoy making the facility look spic and span!

The housekeeping department is a very important job within the facility. They are responsible for keeping the facility in the most presentable appearance. Working in housekeeping, you're making a difference daily and providing the best environment for our residents to live in. You are able to develop relationships and bonds with our residents as you provide your assistance in making sure their rooms are up to standards.

Enjoy the positive atmosphere that Valley Oaks Care Center has to offer.

Apply today!


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Position Summary:
Performs housekeeping and cleaning activities within well established guidelines and assigned areas.

Qualifications:

  • Grade-school education;
  • Must be able to read, write, and speak English as to be understood effectively by another individual;
  • Ability to follow oral directions;
  • Personal cleanliness;
  • Pleasant, tactful and courteous;
  • Physically healthy and strong enough to perform duties;
  • Ability to cooperate with other employees;
  • Willingness to perform routine, repetitive tasks on a continuous basis;
  • Perform tasks despite frequent interruptions;
  • Economical use of supplies, care and use of equipment. Any satisfactory combination of education, training, experience, or abilities in a related field. 

Duties

  • Follows cleaning schedule (daily, weekly, monthly, etc.) as outlined for the housekeeping department.
  • Cleans assigned areas, furnishings, and fixtures according to established housekeeping procedures.
  • Clean floors: Dry mop, wet mop, sweeps, waxes, buffs, disinfects where and when necessary. Performs emergency housekeeping where accidents occur.
  • Cleans movable and stationary furnishings and fixtures. Dusts, spot cleans or washes, disinfects when necessary, polishes where required. This includes the cleaning of ledges, shelves, vents, etc.
  • Empties and cleans ashtrays. Empties, cleans and relines wastebaskets. Straightens or rearranges furniture as directed. Inspects furnishings for wear and defects and reports to Director of Housekeeping and/or designee.
  • Cleans bathroom (resident, private): Cleans and disinfects all fixtures, floors, and walls as directed. Washes windows and mirrors. Replenishes bathroom supplies.
  • Cleans walls, windows, doors, and ceilings: Spot cleans between washings, washes, disinfects when necessary. Walls and ceilings and ceiling fixtures are cleaned as scheduled.
  • Cleans entrances and exits: Cleans as directed above for floors and walls.
  • Cleans all horizontal surfaces daily or as required, removing dust, dirt, or greasy film, using disinfectants where necessary such as in resident care areas.
  • Performs terminal cleaning duties according to established procedure (see nursing procedure manual) in resident rooms when resident has been discharged or transferred, and prepares room for new occupant.
  • Performs cleaning duties in isolation units when resident is transferred, according to established procedure (see nursing procedure manual).
  • Removes for cleaning and re-hangs curtains, drapes, and dividers. Removes waste and disposes of waste and trash.
  • Reports observations concerning structural and equipment wear, defects and malfunctioning to supervisor.
  • Reports supply and equipment needs to Director of Housekeeping for replenishing.
  • Maintains equipment used in performing duties.
  • Relieves laundress as scheduled or on a PRN basis.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Report any damaged or loose fixtures, flooring, or tiling requiring replacement or repair. Report any unsafe or malfunctioning equipment. Report any conditions conducive to breeding insects, rodents or other vermin.
  • Assist in receiving and storing supplies.
  • Understand facility’s fire and disaster plans; follow established procedures during drills and actual emergencies.
  • Follow facility Infection Control policy.
  • Ensure that all residents are treated fairly, and with kindness, dignity and respect.
  • Report all grievances and complaints made by the resident to the Housekeeping Manager.
  • Maintains compliance with all HIPAA regulations.
  • Ability to accept assigned duties in a cooperative manner.
  • Ability to assume accountability for all data contained in the employee’s handbook.
  • Perform other department duties assigned by the Housekeeping Manager.

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