Relief Housekeeping Assistant - (0.001 FTE, Rotating)
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United Health Workers
0.001 FTE, 8 Hour Rotating Shift
Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford is the heart and soul of Stanford Children’s Health. Nationally ranked and internationally recognized, our 311-bed hospital is devoted entirely to pediatrics and obstetrics. Our six centers of excellence provide comprehensive services and deep expertise in key obstetric and pediatric areas: brain & behavior, cancer, heart, pregnancy & newborn, pulmonary and transplant. We also provide an additional, wide range of services for babies, kids and pregnant moms.
Under the direct supervision of a Housekeeping Supervisor, provides for the cleanliness, sanitation of surfaces, handling and disposal of solid and biohazardous waste in assigned areas, follows standard precautions and all other infection policies, safety practices and cleaning procedures, and performs various duties as assigned. May be a crew leader for one or two Housekeeping Assistants and may give input to the supervisor on a new employee’s performance.
Assists the Supervisor in securing the assigned area, reports minor repairs of rooms, furnishing and equipment.
Cleans non-patient areas (offices, laboratories and classrooms). On a daily basis dust-mops floors, removes trash, totally cleans restrooms and dusts uncongested desks or bookshelves. Damp mops floors and/or vacuums carpeting twice a week or as needed.
Cleans patient, clinic, and satellite areas. Cleans floors with mops, vacuums, buffers and germicide solution; removes spots and spillage. Cleans furniture with approved germicidal solution and polish. Cleans walls by removing dust, including high dusting, spot washing and washing entire wall as assigned. May dust screens and clean televisions.
Cleans rest rooms. Cleans toilet bowls, sinks, showers and shower walls; spot-washes walls and partitions, polishes chrome fixtures, mirrors, and utensil rack; cleans floor, changes cubical curtains. Handles regular and biohazardous waste removal. Replenishes restroom supplies, paper towels, and soap.
Enters restricted areas (e.g. pharmacy, clean supply rooms) only when directed by management and accompanied by authorized staff.
Learns and practices aseptic cleaning techniques and isolation cleaning procedures.
Maintains equipment properly and safely; uses supplies and materials as directed. Stores items correctly.
May be a crew leader for one or two Housekeeping Assistants and may give input to the supervisor on a new employee’s performance.
May dump all regular soiled linens down linen chute; may remove regular and biohazardous waste; (may deliver all of the above to the dock area). Removes compacted boxes for scheduled trash pick-up.
Observes and practices standard precautions and hospital established safety regulations and procedures.
Operates a commercial type vacuum cleaner and attachments for floors, walls, furniture, and for high dusting, may include use of a floor polishing buffer.
Performs other related duties in patient area including: total cleaning of auxiliary areas as assigned, including Diet kitchens, treatment rooms, chart rooms, soiled linen rooms, and other special rooms; total cleaning of isolation or contaminated areas; total cleaning of discharge and transfer patient rooms. Also assists with emergency clean ups. Performs related duties on special requests, such as: removal of window coverings and cubical curtains.
Recognizes and eliminates potential hazards associated with adults and children.
Reports needed minor repairs of rooms (laboratories, offices, rest rooms, furnishing and equipment, etc.). Maintains equipment, supplies and materials by frequent cleaning, proper storage.
Submits orders for replacement of materials and supplies to the Housekeeping Supervisor.
While functioning as part of the working team, inspects the assigned areas to determine if the crew is at their work area and performing adequately.
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.
Education: Must be able to successfully complete in-service orientation and continuing education training programs
Experience: None required
License/Certification: None required
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to establish and maintain respectful relationships with a diverse population.
Ability to prioritize work assignments and use time efficiently.
Ability to speak, read, write, and understand English effectively at a level appropriate for the job.
Ability to work effectively as a team player.
Equal Opportunity Employer