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Housekeeping Tech (#1046)

Salary Range:$11.76 to $17.79
Exempt/Non-Exempt:Non-Exempt
Benefits:Ineligible
Employment Type:Casual
Department:Housekeeping
Available To:Public
Description:KVH is now seeking a casual housekeeper to provide coverage for vacations, leaves, and back-up staffing. This casual position does not guarantee any specific number of hours per week and days and shifts may be varied.

The Housekeeping Technician provides custodial service to KVH by maintaining the hospital’s facilities in a clean, healthful and sanitary condition; including all work areas/surfaces, but not limited to: rest rooms, walls, floors, equipment, etc. The Technician also provides the linen support needs for both patients and staff. The Technician is aware of the potential exposure to internal and external hazardous materials, infectious diseases, including but not limited to: blood and blood borne pathogens, infectious/communicable diseases, potential physical injury well caring for patients. Maintains a safe, clean and organized work environment.
Duties:• Performs general cleaning of health care areas, non-patient care areas, clinical settings, and other areas as deemed necessary.
• Cleans at various levels as defined by department policy and practice, such as: light cleaning, terminal cleaning, surgery suite cleaning, and Family Medicine clinic cleaning. ( is the responsibility of housekeeping)
• Cleans all surfaces, such as, but not limited to: rest rooms, walls, hard and soft surface floors, furniture, and patient equipment such as: beds, bed side stands, IV polls, etc.
• Performs floor care, such as: dust mopping, wet mopping, vacuuming, shampooing, scrubbing and buffing.
• Provides linen distribution/handling, such as: preparing for transportation, stocking, folding, etc.
• Disposes of garbage and bio waste material, including recycling the housekeeping department cardboard.
• Reports to management and removes any safety hazards.
• Participates in safety and equipment training.
• Participate annually in Fire, Safety, Hazardous Materials, MSDS, and other trainings as directed.
• Effectively communicate with fellow employees, directors/managers, and physicians, etc.
• Performs other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:Education:
• High school diploma or GED required.

Experience:
• Pervious custodial/janitorial experience preferred.

Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:
• Safely operate and care for cleaning equipment and tools.
• Complete the assigned daily routine, as set by manager.
• Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with regular supervision.
• Work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.
• Well organized with attention to detail.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, innovation and ability to communicate effectively both written and orally in English.


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