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Housekeeper/Laundry Aide

  • Job ID: 176657377
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: 7:00am-3:30pm
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: UPMC Avalon Springs
  • Department: Housekeeping
  • Location: 745 Greenville Road, Mercer PA 16137
  • Union Position: Yes
  • Salary Range: $0 / hour

Description

Join the team that’s providing the highest quality of care to seniors in our communities. With state-of-the-art safety protocols and the support of an academic medical center, UPMC Senior Communities has demonstrated a continued commitment to keeping both our residents and our employees safe and healthy, especially throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Make a true impact at our senior living facilities, where you’ll have the confidence that your care is clinically backed by a best-in-class health care system and the rewarding knowledge that you are changing lives every day.

 

Performs the daily functions of the housekeeping department in accordance with current federal, state and local standards, guidelines, and regulations governing the facility and facility procedures to assure that the facility is maintained in a clean, safe, and comfortable manner. Retrieves, delivers, sorts, weighs, washes, dries, irons, folds, stacks and returns resident and facility laundry. Maintains cleanliness of equipment and laundry work area.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for maintaining facility linen in good repair and stain free. Maintains laundry standards at all times.
  • Maintains all rooms and corridors in a clean, safe and orderly condition. Assures that all rooms are properly ventilated to prevent condensation, mold growth and noxious odors. Maintains all floors are clean and free from spillage; and uses non-skid wax on all waxed floors.
  • Performs terminal cleaning procedures, as instructed, when residents are discharged and/or transferred. Assists others in lifting heavy equipment, supplies, etc. as directed or requested.
  • Reports any suspected or known resident abuse to Director of Nursing or Administrator immediately.
  • Maintains residents personal clothes in good repair and clean, if so desired. Assures clothes are properly identified.
  • Assures that work/cleaning schedules are followed. Attends departmental and staff meetings and all mandatory in-services. Assures work/assignment areas free of hazardous objects, such as protruding mop/broom handles, unnecessary equipment, supplies, etc.
  • Handles, stores, processes, and transports all linens in a manner that will prevent the spread of infections.
  • Cleans and makes sanitary all bathrooms, residents? rooms, public areas, offices and service areas. Cleans walls, ceilings, doors, windows and screens on a rotating schedule.
  • Wears gloves as necessary when handling dirty linens. Washes hands after contact with any soiled linen. Washes contaminated linens separately if necessary.
  • Follows established policies and procedures of the housekeeping department.
  • Maintains the facility by assuring its contents are free from dust, dirt, debris and noxious odors. Maintains all cleaning supplies and toxic materials in labeled containers under safe and sanitary conditions, out of the reach of residents and visitors.
  • Provides adequate amounts of clean linen for good resident care.
  • Washes garments and linens in a washing machine and adjusts valves to proper temperature using soap or other solutions at appropriate times. Weighs laundry for compliance with machine standards.
  • Keeps laundry department in a clean, safe and sanitary manner at all times. Performs daily, weekly, and monthly preventative maintenance checks on laundry equipment. Cleans and replaces washing machine filters after each load. Reports any malfunctioning of equipment immediately.
  • Requisitions supplies and equipment through department head.
  • Prevents the development and transmission of infections, by following the infection control policies and procedures.
  • Maintains sanitary conditions by keeping all clean and soiled linen covered while transporting through hallways.
  • Transfers washed clothes from washer to dryer and to baskets for distribution. Hangs finished garments on hangers, or folds and stacks garments. Distributes clothes to residents rooms.
  • Collects all trash and refuse from patient/resident areas daily and stores in a manner to make it inaccessible to insects and rodents.
  • Reports burned-out light bulbs, exit lights, overhead lights, fluorescent lights, room-call lights, etc., immediately.
  • Anticipates and acts to maintain a safe work environment. Incorporates safety/risk management standards into daily work practices.
  • Provides a clean and sanitary environment for the well being of the residents, visitors and staff. Assures that all resident rooms and furnishings are visibly as well as antiseptically clean.
  • Follows established safety precautions when performing tasks and using equipment and supplies. Reports all hazardous conditions or equipment immediately.
  • Responsible for washing, folding and distributing clean linen.
  • Reports any suspected or known resident abuse to Director of Nursing or Administrator immediately.
  • Maintains good housekeeping and sanitation standards at all times.

 

Qualifications

High School graduate or equivalent preferred

Previous housekeeping/laundry experience preferred

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34
  • OAPSA

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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