The Housekeeping Aide provides cleaning services to provide a safe, sanitary, comfortable and homelike environment for residents, staff and the public. Housekeeping services provided are in accord with facility policies and procedures and consistent with state and federal laws and regulations to maintain an environment that enhances the quality of life for residents.
Every effort has been made to keep your job description as complete as possible. However, it in no way implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is a logical assignment to the position. The essential functions of this job may be revised or updated as facility needs dictate.
Cleans (dust, dry mop, wet mop, sanitize, scrub) assigned resident rooms, bathrooms and common areas daily according to facility procedures.
Respects residents’ privacy and preferences about room arrangement, personal items. Knocks before entering resident rooms and bathrooms.
Cleans walls, ceilings, windows, mirrors, waxes floors according to department procedures and cleaning schedules.
Takes appropriate actions to secure housekeeping supplies out of reach of residents at all times.
Disposes of trash and waste, including bio-hazardous waste and other materials that require special handling in compliance with state and federal requirements.
Posts signs indicating a safety hazard any time housekeeping activities pose environmental hazards to staff, residents, visitors or others in the facility.
Uses personal protective equipment when at risk of exposure to blood or other potentially hazardous body fluids and at all other times indicated by facility policies and procedures.
Complies with all safety instructions and procedures when using chemical substances. Refers to labels and Material Data Sheets for instructions. Asks supervisor for assistance if unsure of proper handling techniques.
Monitors and reports all evidence of rodents or pests to supervisor.
Communicates with Director of Housekeeping & Laundry throughout shift and as needed.
Assists Director of Housekeeping & Laundry with preparation for state inspections. Attends survey training and interacts with state surveyors as instructed by immediate supervisor.
Reports injury of self or others to supervisor immediately.
Attends in-service education programs as assigned. Applies information to job tasks.
Monitors workplace for safety and fire hazards and corrects or reports potential problems. Reports housekeeping and maintenance problems, including equipment breakdown, to Director of Housekeeping & Laundry promptly.
Participates in fire and disaster drills. In event of an emergency, carries out assigned duties to assure resident safety.