Housekeeping Assistant
New Beginnings Care - Benton, AR

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General Purpose:
Clean resident rooms and other interior and exterior facility areas under the supervision of the Environmental Services Supervisor/Housekeeping Director. Assist in maintaining a positive physical and psychosocial environment for the residents.

Essential Job Functions:
This facility expects their employees to promote an atmosphere of teamwork with other employees and hospitality and comfort for its residents. Therefore, the following list of duties is not all-inclusive:

Assist in maintaining a facility that is neat in appearance and odor free at all times.
Follow a regular schedule of all daily, weekly, monthly, seasonal, and annual cleaning requirements.
Clean (including vacuuming, wiping, mopping, polishing, etc.) rooms, offices, and common areas; polish and straighten items; confirm residents’ rooms are safe, comfortable, and maintained in an attractive manner and residents’ personal items are safeguarded.
Coordinate daily housekeeping services with nursing services when performing routine cleaning assignments in resident living and/or recreational areas.
Dispose of refuse daily in accordance with facility established sanitation procedures.
Clean up spills, soiled areas, and other conditions as observed or directed.
Follow an uninterrupted work schedule when Supervisor is not available.
Follow special cleaning schedule such as windows, walls, curtains, stripping floors, washing beds, etc.
Maintain a cleaning cart fully equipped with needed supplies.
Assist with transferring resident and belongings, (bed, furniture, etc.) from one room to another.
Extensive cleaning of the residents room upon discharge or death of a resident.
Report any damage of walls, floors, furniture, equipment etc. to supervisor.
Pick up cleaning supplies for next days work at the end of the shift.
Follow cleaning schedules as outlined in Housekeeping Policies and Procedures.
Maintain work area free of hazardous conditions, i.e., spills, excessive supplies, equipment, etc.
Maintain work and storage areas in a clean, neat, sanitary and safe condition. Properly clean and store all equipment and supplies.
Attend in-service education programs in order to meet facility educational requirements.
Be familiar with Standard Precautions, Exposure Control Plan, Fire Drill and Evacuation Procedures and know how to use the information.
Maintain confidentiality of resident and facility records/information.
Protect residents from neglect, mistreatment, and abuse.
Protect the personal property of the residents of the facility.
Others as directed by the supervisor or administrator.

Minimum Qualifications:
Willingness to perform a variety of simple repetitive tasks, many of which will involve unpleasant conditions.
Practical knowledge of day-to-day cleaning in a nursing facility.
Organized and detailed in work performance.
Good communication skills with excellent self-discipline and patience.
Genuine caring for and interest in elderly and disabled people in a nursing facility.
Comply with the Residents Rights and Facility Policies and Procedures.
Perform work tasks within the physical demand requirements as outlined below.
Perform Essential Duties as outlined above.

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