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Housekeeping Aide

Pelican Health Virginia Beach

This is a Full-time position in Virginia Beach, VA posted September 21, 2021.

Job Description:

Position: Housekeeping Staff Department: Environmental ServicesReports to: Environmental Services DirectorFLSA Status: Hourly/Non-ExemptSummary:Clean resident rooms and other interior and exterior facility areas under the supervision of the Environmental Services Director.

Assist in maintaining a positive physical and psychosocial environment for the residents.Environment:Work will be performed primarily indoors at a long-term healthcare facility, throughout all areas, including in resident rooms, and on carpeted and/or tiled floors.

Work will also be performed routinely around other co-workers, healthcare staff, residents, and guests.

Due to the nature of facility’s business, worker may be exposed to occasional slippery floors, object on floors, chemicals, sharp objects, hazardous materials and waste (including human), blood¬ borne pathogens, and communicable diseases, as well as high-stress medical and/or life threatening situations.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
• Meet physical and sensory requirements stated below, and be able to work in the described environment.
• Identify and participate in process improvement initiatives that improve the customer experience, enhance work flow, and/or improve the work environment.
• Assist in maintaining a facility that is neat in appearance and odor free at all times.
• Follow a regular schedule of all daily, weekly, monthly, seasonal, and annual cleaning requirements.
• Clean (including vacuuming, wiping, mopping, polishing, etc.) rooms, offices, and common areas; polish and straighten items; confirm residents’ rooms are safe, comfortable, and maintained in an attractive manner and residents’ personal items are safeguarded.
• Coordinate daily housekeeping services with nursing services when performing routine cleaning assignments in resident living and/or recreational areas.
• Dispose of garbage daily in accordance with facility established sanitation procedures.
• Clean up spills, soiled areas, and other conditions as observed or directed.
• Follow special cleaning schedule such as windows, walls, curtains, stripping floors, washing beds, etc.
• Maintain a cleaning cart fully equipped with needed supplies.
• Assist with transferring residents’ belongings, (bed, furniture, etc.) from one room to another.
• Extensive cleaning of the resident’s room upon discharge or death of a resident.
• Report any damage of walls, floors, furniture, equipment etc.

to supervisor.
• Pick up cleaning supplies for next day’s work at the end of the shift.
• Follow cleaning schedules as outlined in Housekeeping Policies and Procedures.
• Maintain work area free of hazardous conditions, i.e., spills, excessive supplies, equipment, etc.
• Maintain work and storage areas in a clean, neat, sanitary and safe condition.

• Properly clean and store all equipment and supplies.
• Other special projects and duties, as assigned.Job Requirements:
• High school diploma or GED required or equivalent related work experience.
• Willingness to perform a variety of simple repetitive tasks, many of which will involve unpleasant conditions.
• Practical knowledge of day-to-day cleaning in a long-term care facility.
• Effective verbal and written English communication skills.

• Highest level of professionalism with the ability to maintain confidentiality.
• Ability to communicate at all levels of organization and work well within a team environment in support of company objectives.

• Customer service oriented with the ability to work well under pressure.
• Strong attention to detail and accuracy, excellent organizational skills with ability to prioritize, coordinate and simultaneously maintain multiple projects with high level of quality and productivity.
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills.

• Ability to work with minimal supervision, take initiative and make independent decisions.
• Ability to deal with new tasks without the benefit of written procedures.
• Approachable, flexible and adaptable to change.
• Function independently, and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with staff and vendors.Physical and Sensory Requirements:
• Moderate physical activity:o Push, pull, move, and/or lift a minimum of fifty (50) pounds to a minimum height of three (3) feet and be able to push, pull, move, and/or carry such weight a minimum distance of fifty (50) feet.o Standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.o Bending and/or stooping for more than one (1) hour at a time.o Assist with cleaning up spills and waste (including human).o Repetitive gripping of trays, mops, vacuums, etc.I understand this job description and its requirements; and that I am expected to complete all duties as instructed and assigned.

I understand the job functions may be altered from time to time.

Management reserves the right to modify this job description at any time.I further understand this description identifies the essential and primary duties and responsibilities of the job and that it is not intended to contain each and every duty inherent in this job.Below, I have noted below any accommodations that are required to enable me to perform these duties.

I have also noted below any job responsibilities, which I am unable to perform, with or without accommodation.

I will immediately notify Administrator if, at some time in the future, I need an accommodation and/or if I am no longer able to perform any of my job duties, with or without accommodation. Print Name Staff Signature Date Supervisor Signature Date
Responsibilities:
Meet physical and sensory requirements.

Assist in maintaining a facility that is neat in appearance and odor free at all times.

Follow a regular schedule of all daily, weekly, monthly, seasonal, and annual cleaning requirements.

Coordinate daily housekeeping services with nursing services when performing routine cleaning assignments in resident living and/or recreational areas.

Other special projects and duties, as assigned.

Requirements/Qualifications:
Willingness to perform a variety of simple repetitive task.

Practical knowledge of day-to-day cleaning in a long-term care facility.

Effective verbal and written communication skills.

Highest level of professionalism with the ability to maintain confidentiality.

Customer service oriented tith the ability to work well under pressure/with little or no supervision.

Education
Entry Level (0-2 years)
Experience
High School Diploma/GED Benefits/Perks:
Medical Dental Vision Location:

Virginia Beach, VA