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Housekeeper - (116742)

Universal Health Services
Palmer, AK 99645
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The Housekeeper is responsible for the day-to-day functions of keeping the facility cleaned and organized. These functions may include cleaning, mopping, buffing and polishing the floor, scrubbing, moving furniture, etc. They are also responsible for the removal and proper disposal of bio-hazardous materials and any other trash. Additionally, the Housekeeper:

  • Cleans floors throughout the assigned facility.
  • Removes trash and waste from designated areas of the facility.
  • Cleans restrooms in assigned areas.
  • Removes and replaces soiled linens from designated patient care areas.
  • Maintains facility and furnishings in a clean, orderly fashion.
  • Understands the purpose and uses for various chemicals and understands Safety Data Sheets.
  • Responsible for proper clean up and disposal of bio-hazardous materials.
  • Sets up and takes down rooms for special events.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Job Requirements

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: Requires knowledge of high school level reading, writing, and arithmetic, and excellent verbal and written communication skills.

KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:Must be able to perform assignments with minimal supervision, be able to work successfully under highly stressful conditions, be able to make sound, independent judgments based on scientific and/or ethical principles, be capable of adapting to varying workloads and work assignments on a constant basis, and have effective comprehensive reading skills, and strong communication skills (written and verbal).

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF THE POSITION:Must be willing and able to execute the patient de-escalation methods, both verbal and physical; able to complete new hire requirements such as State of Alaska Background Check and Drug Testing; demonstrate special training, knowledge and skills specific to age groups, as well as job and/or program specific competency within the first three (3) months of training;be certified in CPR and Handle with Care Training within the first month of employment and annually thereafter;complete all required mandatory in-services annually; be tested for Tuberculosis with a PPD skin test or chest x-ray upon hire; PPD skin test required annually or chest x-ray tri-annually thereafter.

GENERAL WORKING ENVIRONMENT:Working conditions for all employees are as follows, but are not limited to a psychiatric hospital setting: risk involved in the event of aggressive patient(s); workload may include day, evening, night, weekend, and/or holiday shifts. Employees may occasionally be exposed to blood borne pathogens and loud noises. Mental demands described herein are representative of those which must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job, but are not limited to the ability to remain calm in stressful environments; and the emotional stability, physical stamina, and agility to handle stress and respond quickly and effectively to emergency situations.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Requirements include, but are not limited to the ability to communicate effectively with employees; the ability to effectively utilize communication equipment; the physical agility to manage cleaning equipment; the ability to read and write. Additionally, theHousekeeper must frequently utilize physical ability for standing or sitting for long periods of time; regularly utilize physical ability for speaking, hearing, and seeing with correction for close and distance vision, color discrimination, peripheral vision, depth perception and focusing ability. Speaking and hearing may be necessary for conversing with and assessing employees; be able to ascend/descend stairs and ramps; use body agility; bend body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist; bend legs at knees to come to a rest on knees; be able to extend hands and arms in any direction; be able to use upper and lower extremities to exert force in a pulling or pushing motion. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects; be able to raise objects from a lower to higher position or from side-to-side; concentrate amidst distractions; must be able to perform work of a repetitive nature; must respond calmly to potentially volatile clients. The worker is subject to both environmental conditions and hazards, as activities can occur inside and outside with various physical conditions. Mental demands include but are not limited to emotional stability, physical stamina and agility to handle stress and respond quickly and effectively to emergency situations.

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Posted: 2019-12-21 Expires: 2020-04-02

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