Housekeeping Aide I

Summary:
Under supervision and following established procedures performs a variety of light to moderate cleaning duties in order to maintain the Hospital and hospital complex in an orderly sanitary and attractive condition for patients personnel and visitors.

Responsibilities:
Must have classroom and on the job training of above floor care and floor care cleaning procedures and learn proper operation and cleaning of equipment.
Dust mop and damp mop all hard floor surfaces. Vacuums all carpets runners rugs and chairs.
Dusts clean disinfect from top to bottom all patient room furniture including chairs and television sets. Also cleans all other furniture chairs etc. through out the hospital complex.
Dusts and washes disinfects window sills blinds shades counter tops doors lights vents wall hung items mirrors glass wastebaskets and vinyl chairs.
Washes disinfects all sinks toilets urinals bedpan racks bathtubs showers service and refill all soap and paper dispensers.
Cleans dust washes disinfects from top to bottom all beds mattresses sleeping carts through out the hospital complex.
Picks up and disposes of rubbish and soiled linen and deposit down chute or rubbish truck.
Wash or spot wash walls and polish woodwork all furniture brass fittings and stainless steel elevator doors kick plates etc.
Removes spots from carpets and furniture by using the Host dry system or other easy user friendly spotting systems that are safe to use for both employee and materials that spots are to be removed.
May buff and polish floors in rooms and corridors using both manual and motorized devices.
Takes laundry linen inventory by physically counting pieces of linen and documenting results on forms.
May be required to carry and use a beeper or a two-way radio upon request.
Assists in the preparation of Radiation Rooms (I-131).
Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor or group leader.

Other information:
BASIC KNOWLEDGE:
Ability to follow instruction and observe safety precautions.
Ability to prepare solutions according to procedure assembles other necessary cleaning equipment such as mops dusters vacuum cleaners mop buckets and ringers.
Ability to read write understand and speak English as well as ability to count numbers.

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

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Walking standing pushing stooping lifting going up and down stairs and ladders travels in elevators.
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. 
Hazards are minimized with adherence to established safety precautions.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY: None

Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

 

Location: Rhode Island Hospital USA:RI:Providence

 

Work Type: Per Diem

 

Shift: 1

 

Union: IBT


Work Schedule: As needed to include 7:00A-3:30P wknds & holidays