Housekeeper I

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Westerly, RI
Apr 30, 2019


Job Description

To be part of our organization, every employee should understand and share in the YNHHS Vision, support our Mission, and live our Values. These values-integrity, patient-centered, respect, accountability, and compassion - must guide what we do, as individuals and professionals, every day.


The Housekeeper I position performs a variety of general cleaning tasks in assigned areas within the hospital and any other associated building that is the responsibility of the Housekeeping Department. Cleans per Infection Control guidelines and follows various regulatory agency guidelines. May be assigned permanently to clean specific areas. May be assigned the duties of patient transfer, linen, laundry or any other related duties. May be assigned duties related to off site functions. Operates housekeeping equipment as assigned. Works either individually or along as part of a team as directed by the supervisor.
Supervises No supervisory responsibilities Approx. number of direct reports
Approx. number of indirect reports
Age of Patient Populations Served (check all that apply)
Neonates 1 ? 30 days Infants 30 days ? 1yr. Children 1 ? 12 yrs.
Adolescents 13 ? 18 yrs. Adults 19 ? 70 yrs. Geriatrics 70+ No patient contact

  • 1. Cleaning Activities
  • 1.1 Assigned areas are cleaned per department policies and procedures
  • 1.2 Assigned areas are cleaned in a prompt and efficient manner
  • 1.3 Completes cleaning assignments thoroughly
  • 1.4 Performs established floor and carpet care procedures
  • 2. Infection Control
  • 2.1 Cleans per established infection control policies and procedures
  • 2.2 Follows hospital exposure control plans / bloodborne and airborne pathogens
  • 2.3 Gathers and disposes of waste materials per procedure
  • 2.4 Removes soiled laundry / related duties per procedure
  • 2.5 Replenishes linen supplies per procedure
  • 3. General Assignments
  • 3.1 Willingly accepts assignments
  • 3.2 Completes assignments thoroughly
  • 3.3 Distributes supplies / Maintain inventory of supplies
  • 3.4 Replenishes supplies
  • 3.5 Transports equipment as required
  • 3.6 Patient transfer duties
  • 3.7 Linen room duties
  • 3.8 Set up / remove basic traction frames
  • 3.9 Perform related duties as assigned
  • 4. Safety
  • 4.1 Attends required safety education programs
  • 4.2 Safety knowledge / awareness
  • 4.3 Operates equipment in a safe manner
  • 4.4 Maintains work area
  • 4.5 Cleaning chemicals are mixed properly and used in a safe manner
  • 4.6 Notifies supervisor of safety hazards
  • 4.7 Demonstrates proper body mechanics
  • 5. Patient Satisfaction
  • 5.1 Assists in maintaining high patient satisfaction cleanliness standards
  • 5.2 Assists in maintaining high patient satisfaction courtesy standards
  • 5.3 Reports patient needs and requests
  • 6. Working Relations
  • 6.1 Assists Housekeeping Department in achieving goals and objectives
  • 6.2 Supports Hospital''s mission
  • 6.3 Works cooperatively with others in a team effort
  • 6.4 Maintains open communication
  • 6.5 Reports to work on time as scheduled
  • 6.6 Conducts work activities in a respectful manner
  • 7. List core competency
  • 7.1 List duty/task determing competency
  • 7.2 List duty/task determing competency
  • 7.3 List duty/task determing competency
  • 8. List core competency
  • 8.1 List duty/task determing competency
  • 8.2 List duty/task determing competency
  • 8.3 List duty/task determing competency
  • 8.4 List duty/task determing competency

    Other information:


    Ability to read and write English required High School diploma preferred


    Probationary period to become proficient in all aspects of the position.





    Ability to interact professionally with patients, visitors, physicians and members of all hospital departments. High tolerance for pressure due to task interruptions. Satisfactory completion of pre-employment physical. Upon hire completion of orientation to hospital and department policies



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    Job Info

    Job: 129

    Department: Environmental Services
    Category: Service & Trades
    Status: Per Diem
    Shift: DAYS
    Hours: 20.00