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White Plains Hospital Building Services Aide (Housekeeping) in WHITE PLAINS, New York

Position Summary

Provides a clean and safe environment for patients, visitors and staff through the performance of various tasks. Assigned responsibilities may vary from day to day dependent on department and hospital needs. The hospital reserves the right to revise this job description based on the needs of the department and/or hospital.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities Includes the Following:

  • Understands and adheres to the WPH Performance Standards, Policies and Behaviors

  • Receives daily assignment and reports to assigned area.

  • Selects appropriate cleaning materials and supplies, loads service cart or prepares equipment and cleaning solution.

  • Follows prescribed health guidelines in accomplishing assigned responsibilities.

  • Cleans equipment at the end of shift to maintain it in good operating condition, notifies the supervisor of any repairs needed.

  • Reports mechanical failure or negative conditions as observed in any building area to a supervisor and /or use of reporting mechanisms in place.

  • Participates in any emergency procedures, performing assigned tasks.

  • Performs periodic irregular duties as requested and/or assigned.

  • Demonstrates sound judgment in carrying out different tasks of assigned responsibilities.

  • Demonstrates sound of judgment when determining priorities of daily tasks.

  • Completes assigned tasks within appropriate time period.

  • Operates autoclave, when/if assigned, in the prescribed manner to properly treat medical waste.

  • Interface with boiler mechanic(s) to ensure observation of all safety regulations when/if assigned operate the autoclave.

  • Maintains and cares for hospitals grounds, rakes leaves, picks up refuse for disposal, and spreads salt and participates in the removal of snow as required when/if assigned.

  • Performs all aspects of cleaning spill related to patient, visitors and staff. This includes but not limited to all liquids, food stuff, bodily fluids and fecal material.

  • Empties linen hampers and disposes of soiled linen in specialty areas as require by section need. Empties all soiled linen generated as result of patient discharge cleaning procedures.

  • Performs all other related duties as assigned.

Education & Experience Requirements

High School Diploma or GED required

Ability to fallow oral and/or written instructions

No formal experience required; on the job training is provided

1 year of experience working directly with customers strongly preferred

Core Competencies

Ability to cooperate with a wide range of hospital personnel; must be able to communicate with employees, patients, visitors and staff.

Ability to adapt to different situations and assignments

Must be able to complete assigned responsibility with limited/no supervision

Physical/Mental Demands/Requirements & Work Environment

  • Ability to walk or stand for prolonged periods. Position requires bending, stooping, reaching up, and lifting up to 50 pounds.

  • Must have the ability to perform moderately heavy work, involving pushing, pulling, or lifting with considerable walking and standing. Manual and finger dexterity is needed in performing assorted tasks such as floor maintenance, cleaning and moving furniture.

  • Must have the ability to perform routine repetitive tasks. Must also possess ability to follow written and oral instructions. The incumbent must also have the ability to complete assigned responsibility with limited supervision.

  • May be exposed to chemicals necessary to perform required tasks. Any hazardous chemicals the employee may be exposed to are listed in the hospital’s SDS (Safety Data Sheet) data base and may be accessed through the hospital’s Intranet site (Employee Tools/SDS Access). A copy of the SDS data base can also be found at the hospital switchboard, saved on a disc.

Primary Population Served

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Neonatal (birth – 28 days)

Patients with exceptional communication needs

Infant (29 days – less than 1 year)

Patients with developmental delays

Pediatric (1 – 12 years)

Patients at end of life

Adolescent (13 – 17 years)

Patients under isolation precautions

Adult (18 – 64 years)

Patients with cultural needs

Geriatric (> 65 years)

All populations

Bariatric Patients with weight related comorbidities

× Non-patient care population

The responsibilities and tasks outlined in this job description are not exhaustive and may change as determined by the needs of White Plains Hospital.