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Housekeeper

Company: Darlington Memory Lane
Location: Providence
Posted on: November 23, 2021

Job Description:

The Darlington Housekeeper is responsible for providing clean, sanitary, comfortable, orderly and satisfying surroundings for the residents, employees, and public. The housekeeper promotes sanitary conditions which prevent the spread of infection and odors. She/he may be required to perform tasks, which involve exposure to visible blood contamination or reasonably anticipated blood contamination. The housekeeper must follow the required procedures for handling, cleaning, disposing, or moving of objects/materials and/or the clean-up of blood, infectious materials, or body fluids containing blood in accordance with the OSHA Blood-borne Pathogen Standard. Qualifications To perform this job successfully and provide direct care and assistance to our Residents in a manner that meets or exceeds Community expectations an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Essential Duties --- Operates various mechanized cleaning equipment, such as vacuums, polishers, buffers, etc. --- Maintain facility in a sanitary and infection-free condition through washing, cleaning and replacement of equipment and furnishings --- Requires working in damp, dusty and dirty areas. Must clean up human waste and other body fluids, as required --- Responsible for disposal of trash, waste, and other disposable materials. --- Must handle various cleaning solvents, chemicals, etc. Must comply with all regulations such as OSHA, EPA, State Health Department, etc. --- Plan work schedule for major tasks. --- Damp dust furniture, light fixtures, window sills, etc --- Empty trash containers when needed and daily --- Wet mop floors in all residents' rooms and bathrooms daily. Damp mop all corridor floors, lobby, dining areas and others daily --- Clean wash basins, mirrors, commodes, tubs, and showers daily. --- Check all vacant rooms daily to keep fresh. --- Clean all air vents --- Report any needed repairs immediately to supervisor (such as leaky faucets or toilets, loose tile, broken window panes, missing nuts or screws, beds needing repair, etc.). --- Wash windows as scheduled --- Check entire area for spills, water, etc. periodically, especially in residents' bathrooms --- Follow instructions on use of germicidal solutions to clean. All procedures for solution use will be part of the housekeeper's training. --- Use safety precautions in all housekeeping services Language Ability Ability to read, write in English Ability to articulate in an appropriate and professional manner Ability to write memos, notifications and records that conform to prescribed style and format. Math Ability Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as milligrams, liters, ounces and any related form of measurement and calculation. Ability to perform a variety of basic mathematical calculations Reasoning Ability Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from Residents, Responsible parties, Medical Professionals, regulatory agencies, and members of the business community Ability to interpret a variety of instructions in written and verbal form. Ability to prevent and solve personnel problems, issues, concerns with reason and objectivity Education/Experience This position requires - Proven skills in sanitation and plant management the exceeds expectations - Minimum 5 years' experience housekeeping - Assisting living experience preferable Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk and sit. The employee is frequently required to climb and balance and talk and hear, taste and smell. Assist walking, standing, sitting for Residents who are unsteady. The employee is required to stoop, kneel and occasionally crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move 50, up to 70 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. The employee is frequently required to reach above one's head and carry food from the basement to the kitchen on the first floor. Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; toxic or caustic chemicals, needle sticks, extremely hot temperatures, fire and natural gas. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud depending on the appliances in use....

Keywords: Darlington Memory Lane, Providence , Housekeeper, Hospitality & Tourism , Providence, Rhode Island

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