**Job Summary:**
This individual is responsible for maintaining aseptic, orderly and
attractive housekeeping conditions in all assigned areas of The Acadia
Hospital. The work environment consists of a hospital setting and
requires long periods of standing and walking, stooping, bending,
lifting and operating heavy machinery. May be exposed to hazards from
the use of tools, chemicals, power equipment and medical waste. Perform
any duties and/or responsibilities assigned by Manager or Supervisor for
which qualified.
**DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:**
Demonstrates Competency in the Following Areas:
Becomes qualified to perform housekeeping assignments in any given area
or department.
Accepts initial assignment or department or changes in assigned duties
readily in the interest of productivity and manpower utilization.
Maintains floors in a constantly clean manner daily. Disinfects floors
in prescribed areas.
Refinishes and buffs floors as directed.
Performs carpet care, including buffing and extraction as verbally
instructed in a timely and acceptable manner.
Vacuums carpets at least once weekly except in areas where more
vacuuming is specified.
Submits requests for extensive carpet care to Supervisor.
Cleans furniture and assures it is free from dust and spoil spots.
Ensures that furniture is undamaged and in proper repair. Reports
needed repairs promptly and within prescribed procedures.
Places furniture in accordance with pre-established arrangement.
Relocates furniture to desired location. Moves folding and boardroom
tables, desks, chairs, and other furniture in a prompt and careful
fashion.
Checks and reports any structural or equipment repairs to the Supervisor
for work orders to Engineering as needed.
Understands and follows the seven step Standard Precaution Procedure.
Meets prescribed standards of cleanliness and asepsis upon regular
inspection by Supervisor.
Collects facility waste and effectively and routinely loads and operates
industrial trash compactors.
Understands and follows requirements and methods of infection prevention
and control.
Understands and maintains proper body mechanic procedures. Tries to
minimize injuries through negligent incidents.
Checks equipment before using and putting away. Cooperates with
Supervisor in equipment preventive maintenance schedule.
Reads, understands, and ensures that chemical are labeled, stored, and
used correctly. Routinely stocks supply shelves with the appropriate
chemicals and cleaning solutions.
Becomes familiar, follows, and maintains computer procedures to inform
Registration of all discharge beds cleaned.
Observes all policies and procedures of the Housekeeping Department and
The Acadia Hospital.
Accepts and completes special assignments as required in a timely
manner.
Maintains harmonious relationship with coworkers, patients, and
visitors.
**Professional Requirements:**
Maintains patient confidentiality at all times. Represents the
organization in a positive and professional manner in the community.
Maintains regulatory requirements, including Joint Commission, Federal
and State. Complies with all organizational policies regarding EMH's
Code of Conduct and ethical business practices.
**Regulatory Requirements:**
Mature high school graduate or equivalent preferred. Job related
experience in housekeeping in a hospital environment preferred. Must
have the ability to communicate effectively and to understand and follow
instructions. Completes Healthstream Mandatory Education on a yearly
basis. Attends all mandatory safety related education programs.
Follows safety procedures to prevent injury to self and others. Carries
assigned keys and wears hospital ID badge at all times. Must be
well-groomed and have good personal hygiene. Refrains from the abuse of
chemicals.
**Language Skills:**
Must possess good oral and written communication skills in the English
language.
**Physical Demands:**
Visual acuity, color vision, hearing acuity, and tactile sensation are
necessary to respond to patient response and requests. The ability to
read and speak English, to communicate and document information. Must
possess the manual dexterity and a degree of body strength and
flexibility; to respond to aggressive patient behavior. The ability to
reach and stretch intermittently. Requires bending, stooping, lifting,
pushing heavy machinery, and standing for long periods.

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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