Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY:

(Briefly describe the overall purpose of this position - Why does it exist and how does it contribute to the overall organization?)

Cleans and maintains assigned areas of the hospital in a sanitary, orderly, and attractive condition.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

(Use bullets for specific responsibilities)

  • Sweeps and mops floor areas, vacuums/spot cleans carpets using appropriate solution; arranges furniture and equipment in an orderly fashion after cleaning assigned areas.
  • Routinely climbs ladder to hang cubicle/window drapes, or reach high areas for other cleaning purposes.
  • Accurately selects cleaning materials and supplies and prepares solutions according to procedure; loads service cart and transports to work area.
  • Competently operates various types of equipment, both mechanical and electrical (i.e., buffers, scrubbers). Reports malfunctions immediately.
  • Routinely collects medical waste as established by Infection Control Committee.
  • Demonstrates responsibility for maintaining floors by sweeping, mopping, applying floor finishes/polishing; strips floors of finish as required.
  • Demonstrates responsibility for arranging and moving furniture as requested.
  • Demonstrates thoroughness in cleaning assigned areas by washing furnishings, floors and equipment with special cleaning solutions and disinfectants to prevent the spread of disease.
  • Thoroughly washes walls, ceilings, and inside windows using appropriate solutions; washes outside windows and screens as required.
  • Maintains work area in a neat and orderly manner at all times.
  • Properly completes patient room/discharge cleaning according to departmental and infection control policies

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:

(Examples: Ability to work independently and take initiative; Good judgment and problem solving skills; Communication skills; Interpersonal and organizational skills; Level of confidentiality)

  • Is responsible for ongoing development of his/her work skills through the use of available resources (i.e.: in-services, formal educational programs, other work groups and on-the-job training).
  • Attends and participates in staff meetings and in-services and/or reviews documentation as required.
  • Assists in the orientation of others and actively participates in mentoring.
  • Performs analytical and decision making functions with minimal supervision.
  • Recognizes and seeks assistance/consultation when appropriate.
  • Demonstrates an understanding of relative Hospital and all-departmental policies and procedures including safety issues.
  • Possesses awareness of programs/services provided by Hospital and where they are located.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/LICENSURE/TECHNICAL/OTHER:

Education/Experience Required: High School Diploma or GED, or equivalent related work experience.

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