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Salary

$13 – $14 an hour

Job Type
Full-time

Qualifications
  • Day Shift (Required)


Benefits
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401(k)
401(k) matching
Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Employee discount
Flexible spending account


Full Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION

HOUSEKEEPER

Job Title: Housekeeper

Department: Housekeeping

Supervisor: Director of Housekeeping

PURPOSE OF JOB POSITION

The primary purpose of your job position is to perform the day-to-day activities of the housekeeping department in accordance with current Federal, State and local standards, guidelines and regulations governing our facility, and as may be directed by the Administrator, and/or the Director of Housekeeping, to assure that our facility is maintained in a clean, safe, and comfortable manner.

DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY

As the housekeeper, you are delegated the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary for carrying out your assigned duties.

JOB FUNCTIONS

Every effort has been made to keep your job description as complete as possible. However, in no way states or implies that they are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is a logical assignment to the position.

ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS

Assure that work/cleaning schedules are followed as closely as practical.

Report all accidents/incidents to your supervisor no matter how minor they may be. (NOTE: Such occurrences must be reported on the shift in which they occur.)

Coordinate daily housekeeping services with nursing services when performing routine cleaning assignments in resident living and/or recreational areas.

PERSONNEL

Attend departmental and staff meetings as directed or called.

Perform specific tasks in accordance with daily work assignments.

File complaints/grievances with your supervisor.

STAFF DEVELOPMENT

Participate and assist department studies and projects as directed.

Attend and participate in in-service educational classes, on the job training programs, etc., scheduled or directed.

SAFETY AND SANITATION

Assure that assigned work areas are maintained in a clean, safe, comfortable and attractive manner.

Assure that established infection control and universal precautions practices are maintained when performing housekeeping procedures.

Coordinate routine/terminal isolation procedures with nursing services.

Report all hazardous conditions or equipment to your supervisor.

Follow established fire and safety policies and procedures.

Dispose or refuse daily in accordance with our established sanitation procedures.

Keep work/assignment areas free of hazardous objects, such as protruding mop/broom handles, unnecessary equipment, supplies, etc.

Other(s) that may become necessary/appropriate to assure that our facility is maintained in a clean, safe and comfortable manner.

EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLY

Follow established safety precautions when performing tasks and when using equipment and supplies.

Assure that equipment is cleaned and properly stored at the end of the shift.

Keep supervisor informed of supply needs.

Report burned out light bulbs, exit lights, overhead lights, fluorescent lights, room call lights, etc., to your supervisor as soon as practical.

Assist others in lifting heavy equipment, supplies, etc. as directed or requested.

Assure that an adequate supply of housekeeping supplies are maintained in utility/janitorial closets to perform daily tasks.

Clean work/supply carts, equipment, etc., as necessary or directed.

HOUSEKEEPING SERVICES

Perform day to day housekeeping functions as assigned.

Perform specific tasks in accordance with daily work assignments.

Empty and sanitize ash trays daily. (NOTE: Ash trays must be emptied into appropriate metal containers with self-closing cover devices.)

Clean/polish furnishings, fixtures, ledges, room heating/cooling units, etc., in resident rooms, recreational areas, etc., daily as instructed.

Clean, wash, sanitize, and/or polish bathroom fixtures. Assure that water marks are removed from fixtures.

Clean windows/mirrors in resident rooms, recreational areas, bathrooms, and entrance/exit ways.

Clean floors, to include sweeping, dusting, damp/wet mopping, stripping, waxing, buffing, disinfecting, etc. (NOTE: Assure that appropriate caution/safety signs are properly set up prior to performing such duties.)

Clean carpets, to include vacuuming, shampooing, deodorizing, and disinfecting.

Clean walls and ceilings by washing, wiping, dusting, spot cleaning, disinfecting, deodorizing, etc.

Remove dirt, dust, grease, film, etc., from surfaces using proper cleaning/disinfecting solutions.

Clean hallways, stairways and elevators.

Discard waste/trash into proper containers and reline trash receptacle with plastic liner.

Clean vacant rooms as assigned.

Assure that work/assignment areas are clean and that equipment, tools, supplies, etc., are properly stored at all times, as well as before leaving such areas for breaks, meal times, and end of the workday.

Perform terminal cleaning procedures, as instructed, when a resident is discharged, and/or transferred to another room/area.

RESIDENT RIGHTS

Maintain the confidentiality of resident information.

Honor the residents personal and property rights.

MISCELLANEOUS

Turn in all found articles to your supervisor.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Works in all areas of the facility.

Sits, stands, bends, lifts and moves intermittently during working hours.

Is subject to frequent interruptions and may need to reschedule cleaning activities.

Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions and circumstances.

Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, etc.

Communicates with housekeeping personnel and other department personnel.

Is willing to work beyond normal working hours, and in other positions temporarily, when necessary.

Attends and participates in continuing educational programs.

Is subject to falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., throughout the work day, as well as reactions from dust, disinfectants, etc.

May be exposed to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including exposure to the AIDS and Hepatitis viruses.

May be required to work on weekends and holidays.

May be required to work on shifts other than the one hired.

EDUCATION

High school Diploma or GED.

EXPERIENCE

None required. On the job training provided.

SPECIFIC REQUIREMEMTS

Must be able to read, write and speak the English language in understandable manner.

Must possess the ability to make independent decisions follow instructions, and to accept constructive criticism.

Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.

Must be a minimum of 16 years of age.

Must maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment, etc., and maintain the appearance of housekeeping areas, must perform regular inspections of resident rooms/units for sanitation, order, safety and proper performance assigned duties.

Must be willing to work harmoniously with other personnel, as well as be willing to handle residents based on whatever maturity level they are currently functioning.

Must possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing housekeeping practices.

Must be able to follow written and oral instructions concerning the mixture of cleaning compounds, liquids, cleaning instructions, etc.

PYHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Must be able to move intermittently throughout the work day.

Must be able to speak the English language in an understandable manner.

Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the position.

Must possess sight/hearing senses, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements of this position can be fully met.

Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with the residents, personnel.

Must be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability.

Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and at times hostile people within the facility.

May be required to lift, push, pull, and move equipment, supplies, etc., throughout the work day.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

I have read the above job descriptions and fully understand the requirements set forth therein. I hereby accept the position of Housekeeper and agree to abide by the requirements set forth and will perform all duties and responsibilities to the best of my ability. I understand as a result of my employment, I may be exposed to the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses.

I further understand that my employment is at will and thereby understand that my employment cam be terminated at will by the facility or myself and such terminations can be made with or without notice.

______________________________________________ ___________________

Employee Signature Date

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $13.00 – $14.00 per hour

Benefits:

  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Employee discount
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift

COVID-19 considerations:
All employees are FULLY COVID-19 vaccinated

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Saint Charles, MO 63301: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Application Question(s):

  • All staff must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated. Are you fully vaccinated?

Shift availability:

  • Day Shift (Required)

Work Location: One location


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Application response rate: 86%

Hiring 3 candidates for this role

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Job activity

Employer reviewed job 5 days ago

Posted 23 days ago

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