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Environmental Services Aide (Housekeeper) - As needed (PRN)

Company: Aspen Valley Hospital
Location: Aspen
Posted on: February 2, 2019

Job Description:

Must be able to work some nights and some day shifts. Under supervision, but according to well defined procedures, performs a variety of tasks related to cleaning assigned areas. Performs a variety of tasks related to the processing, packaging, inventorying and delivery of laundered items. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 50% I ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES Receives cleaning assignments and selects cleaning materials and supplies from designated area, prepares solutions according to established formulas, loads service cart, and transports same to work area. Visually inspects completed work area to ensure appropriate levels of cleanliness and neatness have been achieved. II SERVICE EXCELLENCE/CUSTOMER SERVICE Demonstrates purposeful service excellence through exceeding patient and coworker expectations. Represents the department/hospital as a dedicated, courteous, and responsive employee III COMPLIANCE WITH RULES, REGULATIONS AND POLICIES Records pertinent documentation in accordance with regulatory requirements, professional standards and hospital policy. Adheres to federal, state and hospital rules and regulations concerning HIPAA privacy and security. Follows Hospital compliance plan and policies, including the Code of Conduct. Participates in required training for compliance related activities (HIPAA, Compliance, Patient Safety, TJC, etc.) IV UNIT SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES / DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS Maintains highest level of confidentiality regarding patients, physicians, co-workers and business-related contacts. Cleans assigned areas by washing furnishings, tile, fixtures, and equipment with germicidal cleaning solutions; scours and polishes sinks, tubs, toilets, mirrors, etc. Disposes of refuse by emptying waste baskets in assigned work area. Vacuums and wet mops limited floor areas such as resident's rooms, personnel offices; vacuums carpets using appropriate solutions and arranges furniture and equipment in an orderly fashion after cleaning assigned area. Cleans equipment and returns to store room. Sorts soiled linen according to color, item and soil content and places individual loads into washer extractor; sets for appropriate cycle on washer. At end of cycle, transfers wet linen into dryer. Once linen is dry, linen is transported to linen folding table, where it is folded, weighed, and placed in clean linen room or transport cart. Feeds wet, flat sheets, pillow cases and draw sheets through the iron-mangle. Daily delivers and restocks fresh laundry to departments as stated in Environmental Services policy and procedure book. For commercial or physician practice's linen, same process as used above and bundled in saran wrap. Places same in client's clean linen bags and placed in clean linen room for pick up by appropriate office with client name written legibly on saran with black marker. Processes minimum of 40 pounds of laundry per person per hour per day. Checks and replenishes chemicals daily to avoid running out. When new drum is installed, date and initial container. Use of proper protective equipment when handling chemicals is mandatory. Cleans dryers at the beginning of each shift and cleans water drain each Tuesday both by 8:00 am. Clean, dust and polish all machines by 3:00 pm on Thursday. V PROFESSIONALISM Demonstrates responsibility and accountability for own professional decision making and professional growth. Participates and contributes to departmental meetings and activities. POPULATION SPECIFIC CRITERIA No Rating Demonstrates the ability to assess and interact with customers of all ages, recognizing language and learning barriers, and technology challenges. Able to state his/her duties during a code pink drill. VII CORE VALUES 50% Patient Centered:is passionate about patient care, creating positive impressions on a consistent basis and exceeding our patients' expectations. Exhibits courtesy and sensitivity to the needs of patients and their families, responds with a sense of urgency to patient problems, anticipates patient requirements, responds proactively and places the patient's safety above all else. Teamwork:works collaboratively with physicians and other staff and assists whenever possible. He/she openly shares information, provides feedback and participates in appropriate decision making as part of a team of healthcare professionals. Hospital and departmental objectives are placed ahead of individual agendas Respect for Others:actively listens to others, takes other opinions into account, and communicates openly and honestly. He/she demonstrates respect for others by being timely with communications, completion of tasks, and meeting attendance. The employee is respectful of all physicians, colleagues, patients, visitors, and other stakeholders Accountability:takes responsibility for his/her actions, abides by the hospital's guiding philosophies and policies, and follows through on commitments and physician orders. He/she provides complete and accurate information to the Physician and/or other members of the work team. takes personal pride and ownership in the quality of care and services provided to all internal and external customers Integrity:is truthful, trustworthy, and principled. He/she demonstrates character, conviction, and honest and ethical behavior in all interactions with others. The employee's word can be trusted. Behavior is consistent with these AVH Core Values KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS -- Previous janitorial or housekeeping experience preferred. KNOWLEDGE AND SKILL REQUIREMENTS -- Ability to concentrate and show attention to detail -- Relatively high degree of analytical abilities -- Strong interpersonal skills required -- Ability to work independently LANGUAGE SKILLS -- Ability to read and communicate effectively in English WORKING CONDITIONS -- Normal patient care environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust and temperature -- May be exposed to communicable diseases through normal or careless performance of responsibilities -- May be exposed to mechanical dangers associated with mechanical devices -- May be exposed to stressful situations DESCRIPTION OF PHYSICAL DEMANDS PHYSICAL DEMANDS On-the-job time is spent in the following physical activities. - Percent of Time- Stand: 90% Walk: 10% Sit: 10% Talk or hear: 99% Use hands to finger, handle or feel: 100% Push or pull: 10% Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl: 25% Reach with hands and arms: 25% Taste or smell: 00% This job requires that weight be lifted or force be exerted. - Yes/ No - Up to 10 pounds: yes Up to 25 pounds: yes Up to 50 pounds: no Up to 100 pounds: no More than 100 pounds: no This job has vision requirements as follows: - Yes/No - Clear close vision: yes Clear distance vision: yes Depth perception: yes Three-dimensional vision; ability to judge distances and spatial relationships: yes Ability to adjust eye to bring an object into sharp focus: yes Specific demands not listed: WORK ENVIRONMENT Job requires exposure to the following environmental conditions: -Yes/No - Wet, humid conditions (non-weather): no Work near moving mechanical parts: yes Fumes or airborne particles: no Toxic or caustic chemicals: no Outdoor weather conditions: no Extreme cold (non-weather): no Extreme heat (non-weather): no Risk of electrical shock: yes Work with explosives: no Risk of radiation: no Vibration: no Hearing ability required for work environment is: - Yes/No - Ability to hear alarms on equipment: yes Ability to hear patient call: yes Ability to hear instructions clearly: yes - Hi/Med/Lo - The typical noise level for the work environment is: med Repetitive Motion Actions - Percent of Time - Repetitive use of foot control: 00% Repetitive use of hands: 100% Grasping - simple/light: 80% Grasping - firm/heavy: 15% Fine dexterity: 99%

Keywords: Aspen Valley Hospital, Aspen , Environmental Services Aide (Housekeeper) - As needed (PRN), Hospitality & Tourism , Aspen, Colorado

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