Facilities & Engineering Careers at Lifespan

Housekeeping Aide Job

Job Number: RIH17482

Job Title: Housekeeping Aide

Department: Env Services Discharge Team - 1014337

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

Has the ability to follow instruction and observe safety precautions.

Has the ability to prepare solutions according to procedure.

Has the ability to assemble cleaning equipment such as mops, dusters, vacuum cleaners, mop buckets and ringers.

Has the ability to read, write, understand and speak English, as well as ability to count numbers.

Has the ability to operate, control and clean motorized and manual equipment that is required to perform E.S.D. tasks.

Has the ability to perform all duties in a safe and professional manner and in accordance with established Environmental Department and Fleet Risk Control policies and procedures.

Has the physical ability to lift, carry or push equipment such as floor buffers, wet vacuums, wall-washing machine, automatic floor-washing machine, carpet cleaning equipment, rubbish carts and linen carts, transport patients, office furniture, climb ladders and shovel show.

EXPERIENCE:

At least one to three months on the job training plus formal and on going classroom training.

Must have a good driving record, meet and maintain the appropriate and valid driver’s licenses in order to operate motor vehicles as required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulations in accordance with the Lifespan Fleet Risk Control Policy.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Continuous walking, standing, carrying, pushing trash carts weighting up to 400 pounds, stooping, lifting, climbing ladders and stairs, and heavy lifting.

Some exposure to unpleasant odors in the work area, as well as contaminated items and strong cleaning solutions.

Some hazards from improperly disposed needles and glass.

Exposure to all types of weather conditions.

Hazards are minimized with adherence to established safety precautions.


Under supervision and following established procedures, performs a variety of heavy cleaning duties in order to maintain the hospital in an orderly, sanitary and attractive condition for patients, personnel and visitors.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Consistently applies the corporate values of respect, honesty and fairness and the constant pursuit of excellence in improving the health status of the people of the region through the provision of customer-friendly, geographically accessible and high-value services within the environment of a comprehensive integrated academic health system. Is responsible for knowing and acting in accordance with the principles of the Lifespan Corporate Compliance Program and Code of Conduct.

Must have classroom and on the job training of floor, carpet, upholstery, waste disposal, operating room and chemical handling procedures and learn proper operation and cleaning of E.S.D. equipment.

Shampoos carpets, upholstery and refinishes floors following E.S.D. procedures, using manual and motorized devices.

Dusts high vents, lights, pipes, lockers, ceilings and washes window glass throughout the hospital complex using ladders or other safety devices.

Cleans miscellaneous items such as wastebaskets, television sets, fans, rubber mats, etc.

Washes disinfects all sinks, toilets, floors, urinals, bedpan racks, bathtubs, showers in hospital lavatories. Services and refills all soap and paper dispensers.

Washes walls either manually or using mechanical devices.

Prepares all burn and Radiation (I-131) rooms by laying protective covering.

Cleans dust, washes and disinfects, from top to bottom, all beds, mattresses, sleeping carts through out the hospital complex.

Picks up and disposes of rubbish and soiled linen from patient floors and deposits down chute, transports to laundry or places in rubbish truck as appropriate.

Removes rubbish from rubbish chute room, transports heavy rubbish via trash carts for disposal of waste, boxes waste when required, boxes chemo waste, makes chemical pick-up when needed. Washes rubbish chute rooms top to bottom with a pressure sprayer. Washes rubbish trucks using the truck washer or manually with a water hose. Performs minor services to trucks such as replace screws and grease wheels. Operates bailer equipment for bailing boxes and transporting recycle totes to trailer.

Washes or spot cleans walls and polishes woodwork, all furniture, brass fittings and stainless steel elevator doors, kick plates, etc.

Removes and transports animal waste and soiled linens to rubbish truck.

Transports mattresses, office and patient room furniture, including beds, cribs, folding tables, etc. as necessary. May assist nursing personnel in moving beds and patient furniture for various reasons.

Cleans dirt, snow and salt from sidewalks and entrances to all buildings on the hospital complex using manual or powered equipment tools. Cleans entrance mats, applies salt to entrances as needed and assists Facilities Management grounds crew during inclement weather.

Changes cubicle curtains and draperies. Removes and washes window blinds and makes repairs to same.

Cleans, from top to bottom, all construction areas after renovations are completed.

Required to carry and use a beeper or a two-way radio upon request.

Assists supply clerks in supply room or equipment room. Services batteries on all battery operated devices. Makes conference room set-ups for meetings, parties, etc. Performs the duties of supply clerks during their absence.

Takes laundry linen inventory by physically counting pieces of linen and documenting results on appropriate forms.

May perform Housekeeping Aide I and Laundry Aide II duties as required.

Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor or group leader.
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