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UMC Housekeeper

UMC Health System

Lubbock, TX
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Title: UMC Housekeeper
JobID: 5712
  • PART I - General Job / Performance Information
  • Education and Experience
    • Prefer Highschool diploma or GED.
    • Previous housekeeping experience preferred.
  • Environmental / Working Conditions
    • Works in a well-lighted, heated and ventilated building. Hours may vary to accommodate needs in the department as prescribed by the philosophy of the hospital. May work in other areas than assigned when needed. Exposure to blood borne pathogens is high risk.
  • Interaction with Other Departments and Other Relationships
    • This position requires close interaction with medical staff and ancillary areas in order to facilitate a quality multi-disciplinary approach to patient care and safety.
  • Job Description
    • Under general supervision, the Housekeeper is responsible for, including but not limited to: cleaning and disinfecting both occupied and discharged patient rooms and bathrooms, collecting and disposing of regular waste (trash), spot cleaning carpets, furniture, fixtures, washing windows/walls, dusting furniture, equipment, woodwork, window sills, countertops, etc., exchanging full sharps boxes for empty sharps boxes, proper handling and disposing of medical infectious waste, soiled linen. Deliver clean linen exchange carts to appropriate storage areas, maintain utility rooms in an orderly fashion, vacuum patient rooms and public area carpets, clean vents and fans, clean elevators, baseboards and other cleaning duties as assigned.
  • Required Licensures / Certifications / Registrations
    • N/A
  • Physical Capabilities
    • Sufficient mobility and dexterity of both arms and legs to safely operate hand and power type tools and equipment. Mechanical devices may not be such that they interfere with safety aides (PPE’s) Personal Protective Equipment. Ability to lift/move various types of equipment, supplies/chemicals, and furniture of light/medium weight. Work requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, bending, pushing, pulling, lifting and stretching.
  • Skills and Abilities
    • Requires reading, writing and counting skills. Previous housekeeping training/experience preferred. Interpersonal skills required to interact with co-workers and departmental employees. Mental and visual effort required determining appropriate actions for housekeeping or cleaning needed in assigned areas. Requires, at minimum, basic knowledge after training of cleaning procedures, operating equipment necessary in maintaining a clean and safe environment.

Job Type: Full time
Category: Environmental Services
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