Housekeeper I - Clinical
Bassett Healthcare - Cooperstown, NY

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The Clinical Housekeeper I is responsible for the cleaning of the environment patient services are provided in, movement of patients, transport of items, equipment management. Under the supervision and direction of the Housekeeping Leaders, the Clinical Housekeeper I provides assistance and support to the patient care areas.

Enhances patient services in both direct and indirect patient care by providing support to patients and health care team members. The Clinical Housekeeper I will have interaction with patients in a positive and informative manner. Performs cleaning duties in all areas of the hospital and clinical areas. Understanding and performance of all safety, infection control, and administrative policies is required. The goal is to provide a safe, pleasant atmosphere for patients, physicians, staff and other clients.

Minimum Requirements:

Education/Qualifications:
· High school diploma or equivalent (relevant work experience may be substituted)
Experience:
· Prior housekeeping or janitorial experience preferred
Licensure/Certificates:
None
Skills:
· Must be able to set and adjust priorities
· Takes instructions from supervisors
· Exercises problem-solving skills
· Interacts with co-workers, supervisors, patients and families in a professional and pleasant manner.
· Must be able to apply principles of logical thinking to a variety of practical situations and accurately following standardized procedures.
· Demonstrate knowledge of waste segregation an packing. Operations of compactors, maintain secure patient information handling.
Physical Requirements:
Have constant need (66% to 100% of the time) to perform the following physical activities:
· Bend/Stoop/Squat
· Perform routine cleaning; pick up debris
· Climb stairs
· Push or Pull or Move hospital equipment such as patient beds
· Reach above shoulder
· Climb ladders
· Grasp/Grip/Turning/Finger Dexterity Handle cleaning tools and equipment
· Lifting/Carrying (cleaning supplies, vacuum, step stool, etc): o
50 lbs. – 75 lbs. Rare need (less than 1% of the time) o
25 lbs. – 50 lbs. Occasional need (1% to 33% of the time) o
1 lb. – 25 lbs. Constant need (66% to 100% of the time)
· Required to handle cleaning chemicals. Comprehensions of safety requirements while using and applying cleaning chemicals required.
· Constant need (66% to 100% of the time) to observe areas needing attention/correction. Read precautionary labels; respond to written instructions from staff.
· Frequent need (33% to 30% of the time) to see things clearly beyond arm’s reach. Observe and maintain environmental cleanliness above and below common range of sight.
· Must be able to work in a fast-paced and customer service-oriented environment.
· Performs duties under pressure and meets patient care needs in a timely manner.
· Works as part of a team, as well as completes assignments independently.
Working Environment:
· Indoors (66% to 100% of the time). Occasionally outdoors (1% to 33% of the time).

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