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Company: American Health Partners
Location: Columbia, TN
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Healthcare, Pharmaceutical, Biotech


*** 6am-2pm Every Other Weekend***

Housekeeping Technician will perform a combination of cleaning duties to maintain hospital cleanliness while adhering to infection practices and safety regulations with OSHA, CMS, and Licensure Standards

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.

  • Organizing and coordinating service to provide a safe and hygienic environment for patients and staff.

  • Acquiring and storing enough supplies and equipment to maintain environment in a clean and sanitary condition always.

  • Cleaning and sanitary condition of the hospital.

  • Adhere to policies and procedures for fluid and wet vacuuming, wet mopping technique, linen service, handling of soiled linens and trash collection.

  • Adhere to policies and procedures for disposing contaminated waste products.

  • Adhere to policies and procedures of cleaning of isolation areas.

  • Adhere to the following duties:

      1. Adheres and respects all policies and procedures regarding anonymity and confidentiality of all patient records past and present. This covers any written or verbal communications regarding patient's identify, address, and situation.

      2. Functions in a friendly, supportive, courteous, respectful, cooperative, and professional manner with patients, families, physicians, referral sources, visitors, coworkers, and management.

      3. Promotes, adheres, and monitors for a drug and violence free work place.

      4. Discard waste and trash into proper containers and re-line receptacles with plastic liners.

      5. Patient room trash cans cleaned thoroughly with no liner.

      6. Remove trash in 24-hour trash cans twice a day which includes patient bathroom (located near seclusion room), nurses lounge, nurses' desk, clean utility, and central supply room.

      7. Monitor budget and track trends for inefficiency or wastefulness.

      8. Request MSDS when new chemical is ordered.

  • Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor

  • Knowledge of infection control rules, regulations and guidelines adopted for guidance for hospital housekeeping by departments.

  • Knowledgeable in isolation requirements and documentation and understanding of the contaminated tools and equipment.

  • Knowledgeable of chemical hazards an appropriate use of chemicals.

  • Promotion of the reduction of stigma of mental illness.

  • Knowledgeable of persons served/persons rights.

  • Advocate for the needs of the persons served.

  • Knowledgeable and demonstrates the mission of the hospital.

  • Legal aspects of clinical practice and professional standards.

  • Prefer 1-year experience as a housekeeping technician and or maintenance experience in a healthcare environment.

  • High school preferred.

  • CPR and CPI certification required (or training within 6 weeks upon hire) with yearly refreshers.

  • Restraint and Seclusion training (within 6 weeks upon hire).

  • Advanced Microsoft Suite, including Excel, Access, Power Point and Word

  • Ability to learn HRIS and/or applicant tracking systems

  • Standard Office Equipment

  • Computer

  • Job may require frequent lifting of objects up to 40 pounds

  • Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, kneeling, pushing and pulling

  • Work is typically performed in a standard office environment; well-lit; comfortable temperature controlled; above-average conversational noise is frequent

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

  • Working safely and follow safety rules

  • Report unsafe working conditions and behaviors

  • Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices

  • Does not have direct supervisory responsibility

  • Must possess the ability to provide training, work direction and/or problem solving for other Human Resource team members

  • Supervisor frequently determines priorities

Analytical Thinking: Able to gather and analyze data and reach appropriate conclusion; Solves problems in a timely manner.

Customer Service: Possesses good interpersonal skills while dealing with emotional or difficult situations; Responds promptly to customer's needs.

Accountability: Accepts responsibility for own decisions, actions and results; Able to maintain dependable behavior in times of crisis or complexity.

Attendance: Is consistently at work and on time; Ensures work responsibilities are covered; Arrives at meetings on time.

Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and persuasively; Listens and gets clarification.

Ethical Behavior: Upholds organizational values and abides by state and federal regulations; Maintains confidentiality of HIPAA information; Treats others with respect.

Initiative: Seeks increased responsibility; sets self-improvement goals linked to the organizational goals.

Job and Industry Knowledge: Demonstrates knowledge of the position and industry; Seeks additional information.

Productivity and Quality of Work: Maintains high level of performance while demonstrating commitment to accuracy and thoroughness.

Teamwork: Displays ease working with others; Contributes ideas and skills to team; Puts success of team above own interests.

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