Housekeeper-Assisted Living Facility-Per Diem, days & evenings, weekends & holidays

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Location: Beverly, MA
Job ID: 161176-1A
Date Posted: Sep 17, 2020
Category: Service and Trades

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Job Description

Welcome To

Welcome to Lahey Health Continuing Care, part of Beth Israel Lahey Health. Our team provides ongoing care to individuals through our assisted living and skilled nursing facilities. Our teams of nurses, aides, food service, and environmental service employees work to create an environment that supports the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual needs of our residents and patients, along with their families.

 

About the Job

Position Summary:  Responsible for cleaning residents’ apartments and residence common areas including vacuuming, sweeping, dusting, polishing, mopping, disinfecting, etc.  Responsible for collecting and washing soiled laundry, linens and garments. Presses or irons as needed. Folds, sorts and distributes clean laundry. Also will perform routine maintenance and repair of residence, maintaining physical appearance of the grounds and building as well as ensuring that the building is physically sound and safe.  Works with outside contractors as needed.

Responsibilities

Essential Job Functions

The employee must be able to perform these essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation by The Herrick House without posing a direct threat to himself, herself, or others.

 

Weekly Housekeeping Responsibilities – Resident Apartments

  1. Cleans floors including vacuuming, sweeping, damp and/or wet mopping each assigned apartment

  2. Cleans, washes, polishes and sanitizes bathrooms and fixtures

  3. Cleans kitchenette area including cabinets, countertop, sink, refrigerator, microwave, etc.

  4. Cleans and polishes furniture, fixtures, ledges, heating and cooling unit, mirrors, walls, etc.

  5. Discards waste/trash into proper containers and re-lines trash receptacles on a daily basis and discards into residence dumpster

  6. Collect and replace towels twice a week ensuring proper folding and placement of towels are maintained

 

Housekeeping Responsibilities - Common Areas

  1. Cleans floors including vacuuming, sweeping, damp and/or wet mopping, disinfecting and carpet spot cleaning

  2. Cleans or maintains, washes, polishes and sanitizes bathrooms and fixtures

  3. Cleans and polishes furniture, fixtures, ledges, heating and cooling unit, mirrors, walls, etc. including administrative offices

  4. Cleans windows as necessary

 

Laundry Responsibilities

 

  1. Collects, sorts and washes soiled house laundry and linen

  2. Sorts, tags, washes, dries, folds and irons resident personal laundry 

  3. Separates all items that require special stain removal and treatment including house and resident laundry/linens

  4. Folds, sorts and distributes clean house laundry and linens

  5. Irons house laundry and linens

  6. Removes threadbare, stained, or frayed linens from daily circulation

  7. Maintains resident laundry areas in a clean and organized manner

  8. Performs daily cleaning assignment of house laundry area and equipment

  9. Replaces washing chemicals as neededSpecial Projects/Miscellaneous

  10. Performs special projects as assigned

  11. Performs preventative maintenance on all housekeeping equipment

  12. Equipment to Operate to Perform Essential Job Functions:

    1. Vacuum Cleaner

    2. Carpet Steam Cleaner

    3. Mop

    4. Broom

    5. Laundry Cart

    • Washing Machine

    • Dryer

    • Iron

    • Assorted work tools

    • Wet Vacuum 

    • Pressure Washer

    • Industrial size vacuum and/or floor buffer

    • Assorted work tools

    • Grounds/landscaping equipment

  13. Performs grounds/landscaping duties as assigned

  14. Performs light maintenance duties as assigned

  15. Responds to resident requests in a timely manner

  16. Maintains infection control standards of practice

  17. In collaboration with the Director of Facilities Management , performs a monthly inventory of housekeeping and laundry supplies

  18. Performs similar and other related duties as required