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Centennial Peaks Hospital is a 104 bed behavioral health hospital located in beautiful Louisville, CO. We are dedicated to providing a full range of mental health and chemical dependency services to the state of Colorado. We strive to enhance the mental health, safety and well-being of our patients, their families, and the community at large by providing ethical, compassionate, medically and psychologically integrated inpatient and intensive outpatient treatment for psychiatric and addiction disorders. The ability to multi-task and thrive in a fast paced environment is critical.
The Housekeeper participates in the quality of environmental services to patients, staff and guests in accordance with established policies and procedures and in a manner consistent with the philosophy and objectives of Centennial Peaks Hospital.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to demonstrate competency in the criteria listed in this job description. The specifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability to meet the minimum requirements for this position.
Education: Prefer high school diploma or equivalent.
Experience: Prefer prior housekeeping experience in a hospital, health care, or hospitality setting.
Knowledge: Prefer knowledge of chemical and equipment usage including (not an all-inclusive list): Vacuum, carpet cleaner, floor scrubber, disinfectants, and cleaners.
Supervision Received: Director of Plant Operation and Housekeeping Supervisor
Supervision Exercised: N/A
Job Duties: Criteria 1: Performs Assigned Housekeeping Duties• Use proper Personal Protective Equipment during all tasks• Keeping secured housekeeping cart locked and safe from patients• Attend housekeeping cart at all times• Follow proper protocol for patient room safety• Use proper protocol for cleaning patient room while occupied• Use proper Wet/Dry mopping protocol to ensure no wet floors• Use microfiber mopping protocol to prevent cross contamination• Use proper sharp container handling, storage, and transportation• Use proper bio-hazard handling, storage, and transportation• Clean patient rooms using hospital protocol• Properly use hospital disinfectants per protocol• Properly use hospital cleaning chemicals• Properly use floor machine• Properly use carpet shampoo machine• Properly and safety use vacuum to comply with hospital trip slip and fall protocols• Clean hospital floors and surfaces using prescribed cleaning methods and procedures• Mix appropriate proportions of cleaning and disinfecting materials following safety protocols• Dust, mop and sweep patients’ room, nurses’ stations, and administrative offices• Make beds using clean and disinfected linen and replenish supplies such as towels, blankets, soaps and shampoos• Clean and disinfect patients bathroom and public restrooms• Clean mirrors and windows along with polishing fittings and fixtures• Collect dirty laundry from units and transport to bio- hazard storage• Distribute clean linen to units• Empty trash receptacles and ensure proper disposal of bio-hazard waste• Create and maintain inventory of cleaning supplies and equipment• Inform housekeeping supervisor of any cleaning equipment that may need repair or replacement• Mix appropriate quantities of cleaning liquids and chemicals in accordance to safety procedures set by the hospital management• Inform housekeeping supervisor about any building hazard and assist in addressing it• Maintain a clean and organized storage area for cleaning equipment and supplies• Maintain adequate stock of cleaning suppliesCriteria 2: Demonstrates Critical Thinking and Communication Skills• Uses approved chemicals, supplies and equipment when cleaning assigned areas.• Practices safety and infection control procedures when performing duties. Wears gloves in accordance with department procedures and changes gloves after cleaning every room.• Follows assigned schedule, works independently and completes all duties on time.• Exhibits dependability and flexibility to meet the needs of the department and hospital.• Utilizes effective communication skills in reporting information in a timely manner.• Seeks information and advice on issues beyond assigned responsibilities. Informs supervisor of activities and reports unusual occurrences, incidents or other problems.• Operates and maintains all equipment. Reports equipment or mechanical malfunctions and needed building repairs (i.e., lights, plumbing, electrical) to supervisor.• Ensures personal safety through effectively managing aggressive patient behaviors. Notifies nurse or unit staff of patient related issues and reports any suspected inappropriate patient belongings, (i.e. sharps, contraband, drugs) immediately.Criteria 3. Customer Relation Skills and Professional Behavior• Represents the Hospital in a manner that conveys a professional, courteous, caring, and cooperative attitude reflective of CPH’s mission statement and philosophy.• Demonstrates excellent customer service as evidenced by supportive and helpful behavior. Shows courtesy, compassion, sensitivity and respect in interactions with patients, visitors and other staff. Demonstrates an understanding of the specific needs and safety concerns for all patients.• Understands need for maintaining appropriate confidentiality at all times.• Complies with hospital, departmental, safety and human resources policies.• Maintains a neat, professional appearance consistent with the Hospital’s dress code.• Maintains scheduling requirements, breaks, attendance, punctuality and recording of work time in accordance with hospital policy.• Complies with Hospital’s standards of ethics. Seeks out sources to address ethical issuesCriteria 4: Professional Growth and Development• Assumes responsibility for maintaining mandatory training requirements. Attends staff meetings and in-services and participates on hospital committees. • Is receptive to supervisory feedback and appropriately utilizes feedback. Cooperates with supervisor and responds with respect to direction and recommendations from supervisor.• Demonstrates competency in the following areas:o Annual Infection Control/Universal Precaution Training o Annual Environment of Care/Fire Safety Training o Use and maintenance of equipmento Service Excellence Training
Environmental Conditions: General hospital environment and outside weather conditions. Exposure to psychiatric patients who may exhibit violent/aggressive behavior. Potential for exposure to communicable diseases, blood/body fluids and other hazardous waste. Exposure to equipment and cleaning products and fluids.
Loss Control Safety Standards:I will adhere to all safety policies and safe work practices. I will attend hospital safety trainings. I will adhere to all hospital policies and procedures and report all accidents immediately to my supervisor.
Physical Requirements: Heavy physical workload. Push, pull and lift up to 50 pounds. Requires standing, walking, bending, pulling, pushing, kneeling and stooping throughout the shift. Drug and alcohol free as evidenced by negative results of post-offer, pre-employment urine drug screen. The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the primary functions.
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