Houston - MO Full Time 2 months ago

Job Posting
Housekeeping Aide
Full-Time Status; Evening and Night Shift
FLSA: Non-Exempt

Under the general supervision of the Director of Environmental Services and reporting to the Supervisor of Housekeeping, the Housekeeper is responsible for linen distribution, daily cleaning of patient care areas, offices and public areas; to include: walls, windows, doors, floors, bathrooms, beds, furniture and waste removal – picking up trash, bio-medical waste, box removal from work areas.

Housekeeper will notify the Director of Environmental Services or Supervisor of Housekeeping of problems related to the cleaning and maintenance of assigned areas, chemicals, equipment failure, safety issues, or facility issues that need repair or maintenance by Engineering.

Education: A basic amount of education necessary to be able to read and follow instructions; willingness to learn and perform different tasks and duties.

Experience:Up to six months preferred.

Licensure, Registration, Certification:None

Mental/Physical Requirements:(may be met with or without reasonable accommodations); Ability to read and write. Ability to follow verbal and written instructions. Ability or organize work. Long periods of standing and walking. Ability to learn and follow hospital and Environmental Services policies and procedures. Ability to operate housekeeping equipment and use chemicals in a safe manner. Standing, walking, sitting, lifting, turning, carrying, pushing, pulling, stooping, crouching, twisting, climbing ladders, and reaching are required. Must be able to lift 20 lbs. from the floor and from overhead, and 40 lbs. from waist height; exercise good body mechanics in execution of essential duties, including appropriate back and neck posture.

Working Conditions:May encounter unpleasant conditions, offensive odors, body fluid. Potential exposure to infectious diseases or waste.. Exposure to housekeeping and floor finishing chemicals, slick or wet floor surfaces.

Age-Specific Competencies:Persons generally grow and develop in stages that are related to their age. Age specific competence means that the employee is aware of physical, psychosocial and/or learning needs of patients of different ages. Employees consider these needs when planning and providing care for the patient or when interacting with the patient or family.

Human development can be divided into eight stages. In each stage the individual has a primary task to accomplish or master. Each task is important throughout the life span but is most critical at a particular stage.

  • Infant (0-1 year): The infant must learn to trust that his/her needs will be met.
  • Toddler (1-3 years): The toddler must learn to develop a sense of himself as an independent person and gain self-confidence and self-control.
  • Pre-school child (3-6 years): The pre-school child must develop a sense if initiating (being able to explore the world and start projects).
  • School age child (6-12 years): The school age child must develop a sense to his/her own self-worth through accomplishments and interaction with others.
  • Adolescent (13-20 years): the adolescent must develop his/her own identity.
  • Young adult (21-43 years): The young adult must develop close relationships.
  • Middle adult (44-65 years): The middle adult must develop a sense of community and assume responsibility for others.
  • Older adult (65 years and older): The older adult must come to understand the meaning of his/her life in terms of what has been accomplished.

Texas County Memorial Hospital is a tobacco-free smoke-free facility.

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