Company: Renown Health
Posted on: January 16, 2022
Position Purpose: Under the supervision of the Environmental
Services Supervisor, this position accomplishes environmental
sanitation tasks in an established work assignment as well as
performs functions such as Discharge Cleaning. Nature and Scope:
The Housekeeper is responsible for the sanitary, orderly and
attractive condition of all patient care areas/rooms and other
public areas within the health system. Manual tasks, involving the
performance of routine facility housekeeping tasks, are performed
according to the established schedules and procedures.
The duties encompass some or all of the following:
cleans and services facility building areas, dust mops, wet mops,
washes walls, windows, vacuums ceiling vents, gathers and disposes
of, as required, trash and dirty linens, cleans light fixtures,
doors and high places using a step ladder when necessary.
This position may also be responsible for providing clean,
biologically safe linens to the facility, as well as maintaining
proper levels of clean biologically safe linens within all linen
use areas by replenishing established par levels, assures the
prompt pick-up of soiled linens from various pick-up points and
operation of laundry equipment.
The incumbent is required to accomplish work in rooms occupied by
patients, staff and visitors.
The incumbent may be assigned to cover more than one work
assignment during short staffing.
Decisions that must be referred to the Supervisor are changes to
established procedures, changes to established time frames as to
when certain areas are cleaned and changes to cleaning
A major challenge is created by fluctuating patient census, which
may result in crowding and hectic work on a nursing unit.
Remaining calm and friendly when confronted with a demanding
patient is of major importance.
Other related duties may be required.
Ability to complete the housekeeping training program in a
satisfactory manner. Ability to learn infection control policies as
they apply to housekeeping procedures and waste management. Ability
to learn safety and HMIS systems to ensure that operations do not
jeopardize self, patients, visitors, or staff. Ability to
accomplish daily duties without disturbance to other departmental
functions. Ability to evaluate assigned area and determine which
functions have priority over others to ensure that established
sanitation standards are met. Ability to understand verbal
instructions (Instructions may be given in regards to equipment,
cleaning chemicals, dilution ratio, applications, etc.). Ability to
use equipment effectively to
obtain a high level of cleanliness throughout the facility
This position does not provide patient care. The foregoing
description is not intended and should not be construed to be an
exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills and efforts or work
conditions associated with the job. It is intended to be an
accurate reflection of the general nature and level of the job.
Requirements - Required and/or Preferred Education: Must have
working-level knowledge of the English language, including reading,
writing and speaking English. If required, the ability to perform
basic math functions in recording linen inventories, restocking
linen supply carts and for dilutions of cleaning solutions if
required. Experience: None required, but a minimum of one (1) year
Healthcare Housekeeping experience preferred. License(s): None
Certification(s): Successful completion of Certified Healthcare
Environmental Services Technician (CHEST) certification program
preferred within 1 year of employment. Computer / Typing: Must
possess, or be able to obtain within 90 days,
the computers skills necessary to complete online learning
requirements for job-specific competencies, access online forms and
policies, complete online benefits enrollment, etc.
Keywords: Renown Health, Reno , Housekeeper, Hospitality & Tourism , Reno, Nevada
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