Skip Navigation
Our Future Begins With You
Our Future Begins With You
header image doctor

Housekeeper II 40hrs 1st Shift 7am-3:30pm

Job ID 149397 Date posted 07/25/2018

Under supervision of the department supervisor and/or lead person, the Service Associate helps maintain a healthy and safe environment throughout the facility by performing a variety of cleaning and related functions in both patient care and non-patient care areas. These duties may be regularly scheduled, or may be required on an emergency basis.

Responsibilities

Essential Duties & Responsibilities including but not limited to:

1) Performs project work as assigned, including (but not limited to): the operation of heavy equipment to perform floor stripping and carpet care; precaution room cleaning, and furniture moving.
2) Performs complete floor-to-ceiling cleaning of operating rooms and procedure rooms according to established cleaning guidelines on a scheduled or as needed basis.
3) Maintains department cleaning equipment and makes minor repairs when appropriate, or notifies the supervisor that additional maintenance/service is required. Tags broken equipment to indicate that it is out of order.
4) Cleans rooms of discharged patients as a priority when assigned to help ensure the timely turnover of hospital beds. Prepares room for admission, paying particular attention to cleaning IV poles and blood pressure cuffs, verifying that the room telephone is in working order, and ensuring that the suction canister and oxygen flow meters are in place, and the glove box is stocked.
5) Performs scheduled daily cleaning of patient rooms when assigned: Empties and relines waste receptacles, paying particular attention to the safe and proper handling of hazardous waste; makes beds when unoccupied; checks bed functioning and notifies maintenance when repairs are needed; high dusts; dry and wet mops; disinfects floors; damp wipes and spot cleans surfaces with disinfectants; cleans and disinfects bathroom commodes and other fixtures; cleans IV poles; and performs self-inspections.
6) Uses a pager and telephone to receive and record the successful completion of cleaning assignments in a Bed Tracking System. Communicates with the Environmental Services Supervisor when problems arise that prevent the timely completion of cleaning assignments.
7) Interacts with patients and visitors in a welcoming and supportive manner and provides assistance when necessary.
8) Works collaboratively with nursing staff and other colleagues as a member of the patient care team.
9) Cleans patient care and non-patient care areas of the facility as needed and directed by the supervisor or lead person.
10) Responds promptly to requests from appropriate personnel for emergency cleaning services.
11) Maintains the housekeeping cart and cleaning supplies in accordance with departmental and safety guidelines.
12) As directed, trains new colleagues on cleaning techniques including safe and appropriate use of tools and cleaning agents.
Incorporates Lahey Clinic Guiding Principles, Mission Statement and Goals into daily activities.
13) Complies with all Lahey Clinic Policies.
14) Complies with behavioral expectations of the department and Lahey Clinic.
15) Maintains courteous and effective interactions with colleagues and patients.
16) Demonstrates an understanding of the job description, performance expectations, and competency assessment.
17) Demonstrates a commitment toward meeting and exceeding the needs of our customers and consistently adheres to Customer Service standards.
18) Participates in departmental and/or interdepartmental quality improvement activities.
19) Participates in and successfully completes Mandatory Education.
20) Performs all other duties as needed or directed to meet the needs of the department.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Not required

Licensure, Certification, Registration: Not required

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities: English language skills that allow for: effective patient service; coordination with other members of the patient care team; and two-way communciation regarding cleaning assignments, training on established precedures, policies and organizational standards, and the safe use of cleaning agents and equipment.

Experience: Prior professional cleaning experience preferred

Shift

DAYS, 8 hour shifts with every other weekend.

About Lahey Health

At Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, as one of the world's premier health care organizations, we provide superior health care leading to the best possible outcome for every patient. We exceed our patients' high expectations for service each day. We also help advance medicine through research and the education of tomorrow's health care leaders

We care for our patients with compassion and openness, unsurpassed expertise, a drive for continuous learning improvement, and with respect, caring, teamwork, excellence and commitment to doing our personal best.

Join our team and our mission of excellence by applying today!

How To Apply

Please apply directly online at http://www.laheyhealth.org/engage-with-us/careers. Use the Job ID number to quickly locate the appropriate job listing. Once you have located the desired job, click on the checkbox in the 'Select' column, and then click the 'Apply Now' button, located at the bottom of the screen. Please note you are only able to select 5 jobs at a time.

Lahey Colleagues please apply directly through Colleague Connection using your Login and Password.