|The Housekeeper, under the direct supervision of
the Housekeeping Supervisor, is responsible for maintaining prescribed
standards of cleanliness for assigned areas using germicidal solutions and
following prescribed procedures and work schedules.|
|Performs routine cleaning of assigned patient
rooms, baths, operating or recovery rooms, laboratories, offices, rest rooms,
locker rooms or other areas using standard cleaning supplies and
disinfectants to the high standards of cleanliness and disinfecting as
|Dusts and wet mops floors and vacuums carpets;
dusts and cleans furniture, fixtures, horizontal surfaces, vents, etc.
Sanitizes and/or polishes drinking fountains, bathtubs, showers, sinks or
other porcelain surfaces; empties, sanitizes and re-lines wastebaskets.
Replenishes bathroom and restroom supplies of paper towels, toilet tissue and
soap; reports maintenance needs and safety hazards to Housekeeping Supervisor
per established dept. procedures.
|Upon patient discharge completes all necessary
steps to clean patient room set by the Housekeeping department guidelines and
|Performs assigned project work including but not
limited to general cleaning of hospital property.
|Cleans and performs nominal maintenance on all
equipment necessary for job performance. i.e. verifying vacuum bag is empty
and clear of blockage.
|Participates in department based quality
improvement processes as required.
|Assumes accountability for professional growth by
functioning as a preceptor for patient care staff and an educational resource
for other healthcare professionals, maintaining a current professional
knowledge base and developing leadership behaviors and skills as a
housekeeper in accordance with established policies and practice guidelines.
|Meets safety and cleanliness guidelines defined
by Housekeeping guidelines.
|Demonstrates unit-defined competencies as
|Performs other duties as assigned.
|EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
|High school graduate or equivalent preferred but
|Institutional housekeeping preferred.
|SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
|Excellent oral and/or written communication skills to
interact with patients, visitors and staff.
|Ability to manage time, organize daily schedule to meet
productivity standards, and cope with professional stress.
|After brief training, ability to demonstrate correct use of
work-related chemicals, supplies, tools and equipment.
Maintenance, Food Service,Housekeeping and Security
St. Louis, Missouri
Des Peres Hospital
8 Hour Midday