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Daniels Memorial Hospital Housekeeping Aide in Scobey, Montana


High School Diploma or equivalent.

Specific Requirements

1. Must be able to read, write, speak ,and understand English language.

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

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

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

5. Must be able to push, pull, move, and/or lift a minimum of 50 pounds to a minimum height of 5 feet and be able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of 350 feet.

Job Description:

The primary purpose of this 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 Services, to assure that our facility is maintained in a clean, safe, and sanitary manner.

Perform day-to-day housekeeping functions as directed.

Perform specific tasks in accordance with daily work assignments.

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, Ensure that watermarks 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: Ensure 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.

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

Perform isolation cleaning procedures in accordance with established infection control procedures.

Discard infectious wastes in appropriate containers.

Works in all areas of the facility

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, personnel, and visitors.

Communicates with housekeeping personnel and other department personnel.

Works beyond normal working hours and on weekends and holidays when necessary, as well as in other positions as needed.

Is subject to call back during emergency conditions.

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

Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc.

May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals.