About the Job
The primary purpose of the position of Housekeeper 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.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Ensure residents’ rooms are neat, clean and free from odor.
Wet mops floors daily.
Buff floors as requested.
Shampoo and extract carpets as per schedule.
Attend to spills immediately.
Empty trash liners and clean containers.
Clean bed and rails with disinfectant.
Clean all countertops, windowsills, bedside tables, furniture and over the bed.
Strip, seal and refinish floors as per schedule.
Clean floor edges and corners to prevent build-up.
Clean windows and mirrors.
Clean personal items, pictures, decorations, flowers, etc.
Demonstrate correct safety techniques.
Respect and take of facility equipment and not wasteful of supplies.
Contribute to effective communication and pleasant working conditions.
The ability to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
Must possess the ability to make independent decisions, to 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 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 and safety.
Must be willing to work harmoniously with other personnel as well as be willing to handle residents based on whatever maturity level at which they are currently functioning.
Must possess the ability to seek out and accept 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.
Must be able to communicate information effectively to appropriate personnel regarding emergency situations.
Orchard View Manor is an Equal Opportunity Employer.