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Daybrook Village Skilled Nursing
298 Jarvis Ave.
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Full Time
Healthcare/Healthcare Professional

The primary purpose of this position is to perform the day-to-day activities of the Housekeeping Department in accordance with regulations governing our facility, and as may be directed the Housekeeping/Director of Environmental Services.
Essential Job Functions:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Perform day-to-day housekeeping functions as assigned.
• Perform specific tasks in accordance with daily work assignments.
• Clean/polish furnishings, fixtures, ledges, room heating/cooling units, etc., in resident and recreational areas, etc., as instructed.
• Clean, wash, sanitize, and/or polish bathroom fixtures. Ensure that water marks are removed from fixtures.
• Clean windows/mirrors in resident rooms, recreational areas, bathrooms, and entrance/exit ways.
• Clean floors, to include sweeping, dusting, damp/wet mopping, stripping, waxing, buffing, disinfecting, etc.
• Ensure that appropriate caution/safety signs are properly set up prior to performing such duties.
• Clean carpets, to include vacuuming, shampooing, deodorizing, and disinfecting.
• Clean walls and ceilings by washing, wiping, dusting, spot cleaning, disinfecting, deodorizing, etc.
• Remove dirt, dust, grease, film, etc., from surfaces using proper cleaning/disinfecting solutions.
• Clean hallways, stairways, and elevators.
• Discard waste/trash into proper containers and reline trash receptacle with plastic liner.
• Clean vacant rooms as assigned.
• Ensure that areas are clean and that equipment, tools, supplies, etc., are properly stored at all times.
• Discard infectious wastes into appropriate containers.
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• Ensure that work/cleaning schedules are followed as closely as practical.
• Assure that the facility is maintained in a clean, safe, and comfortable manner.
Supervisory Responsibility
This position has no supervisory responsibility
• Must possess, as a minimum, a high school education
• Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
• Must possess the ability to make independent decisions, to follow instructions, and to accept constructive criticism.
• Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public.
• Maintain supplies, equipment, etc., and the appearance of housekeeping areas.
• Must be willing to work harmoniously with other personnel as well as be willing to handle residents based on whatever maturity level at which they are currently functioning.
• Must be able to follow written and oral instructions concerning the mixing of cleaning compounds, liquids, disinfecting solutions, etc.
• Must be able to relate information concerning a resident's condition.
• Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.
Work Environment:
Works in all areas of the facility. Moves intermittently during working hours. Is subject to frequent interruptions and may need to reschedule cleaning activities.
Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions and circumstances. Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, personnel, and visitors. Communicates with housekeeping personnel and other department personnel.
Works beyond normal working hours and on weekends and holidays when necessary, as well as in other positions as needed. Is subject to call-back during emergency conditions (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.). May be required to work on shifts other than the one for which hired.
Attends and participates in continuing educational programs. Is subject to injury from falls, burns, odors, etc., throughout the workday, and reactions from dust, disinfectants, tobacco smoke, and other air contaminants. Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc., including TB and the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses. May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals.
Other Duties:
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Physical and Sensory Requirements:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is constantly required to communicate and listen. This position requires standing, walking, twisting and bending. A listing of Physical & Sensory Requirements is on page 4.

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