Relief Housekeeping Assistant (0.001 FTE, Rotating)
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United Health Workers
0.001 FTE, 8 Hour Rotating Shift
At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time.
This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.
Under the direct supervision of a Housekeeping Supervisor, provides for the cleanliness, sanitation of surfaces, handling and disposal of solid and biohazardous waste in assigned areas, follows standard precautions and all other infection policies, safety practices and cleaning procedures, and performs various duties as assigned. May be a crew leader for one or two Housekeeping Assistants and may give input to the supervisor on a new employee’s performance.
The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.
Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the Hospital(s).
Assists the Supervisor in securing the assigned area, reports minor repairs of rooms, furnishing and equipment.
Cleans non-patient areas (offices, laboratories and classrooms). On a daily basis dust-mops floors, removes trash, totally cleans restrooms and dusts uncongested desks or bookshelves. Damp mops floors and/or vacuums carpeting twice a week or as needed.
Cleans patient, clinic, and satellite areas. Cleans floors with mops, vacuums, buffers and germicide solution; removes spots and spillage. Cleans furniture with approved germicidal solution and polish. Cleans walls by removing dust, including high dusting, spot washing and washing entire wall as assigned. May dust screens and clean televisions.
Cleans rest rooms. Cleans toilet bowls, sinks, showers and shower walls; spot-washes walls and partitions, polishes chrome fixtures, mirrors, and utensil rack; cleans floor, changes cubical curtains. Handles regular and biohazardous waste removal. Replenishes restroom supplies, paper towels, and soap.
Enters restricted areas (e.g. pharmacy, clean supply rooms) only when directed by management and accompanied by authorized staff.
Learns and practices aseptic cleaning techniques and isolation cleaning procedures.
Maintains equipment properly and safely; uses supplies and materials as directed. Stores items correctly.
May be a crew leader for one or two Housekeeping Assistants and may give input to the supervisor on a new employee’s performance.
May dump all regular soiled linens down linen chute; may remove regular and biohazardous waste; (may deliver all of the above to the dock area). Removes compacted boxes for scheduled trash pick-up.
Observes and practices standard precautions and hospital established safety regulations and procedures.
Operates a commercial type vacuum cleaner and attachments for floors, walls, furniture, and for high dusting, may include use of a floor polishing buffer.
Performs other related duties in patient area including: total cleaning of auxiliary areas as assigned, including Diet kitchens, treatment rooms, chart rooms, soiled linen rooms, and other special rooms; total cleaning of isolation or contaminated areas; total cleaning of discharge and transfer patient rooms. Also assists with emergency clean ups. Performs related duties on special requests, such as: removal of window coverings and cubical curtains.
Recognizes and eliminates potential hazards associated with adults and children.
Reports needed minor repairs of rooms (laboratories, offices, rest rooms, furnishing and equipment, etc.). Maintains equipment, supplies and materials by frequent cleaning, proper storage.
Submits orders for replacement of materials and supplies to the Housekeeping Supervisor.
While functioning as part of the working team, inspects the assigned areas to determine if the crew is at their work area and performing adequately.
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.
Education: Must be able to successfully complete in-service orientation and continuing education training programs
Experience: None required
License/Certification: None required
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.
Ability to establish and maintain respectful relationships with a diverse population.
Ability to prioritize work assignments and use time efficiently.
Ability to speak, read, write, and understand English effectively at a level appropriate for the safe and effective performance of the job.
Ability to work effectively as a team player.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
Equal Opportunity Employer