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Housekeeper

Covenant Health

Covenant Health

Administration
Knoxville, TN, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Job Title
HOUSEKEEPER II
ID
4029004
Facility
Parkwest Medical Center
Department Name
ENVIRONMENTAL SVCS

Overview

Housekeeper, Environmental Services

PRN/OCC, Hours vary, Night Shift

Parkwest Overview:

Parkwest is West Knoxville’s premier medical facility and a top-performing heart hospital. In addition to providing the area’s leading cardiac services, Parkwest has been nationally recognized for award-winning care throughout our facility. Annually Parkwest is recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of Tennessee's “Top 10” hospitals.

Enivironmental Services:

Our team provides cleaning of occupied patient rooms, discharged rooms, all departments and halls of the facility. Our employees are positive and always looking for ways to provide excellent service for our patients and visitors. Our most successful employees are dependable and hardworking people who care for their fellow workers and put our patients first. Being self-motivated and dedicated is also imperative to being successful. Our department includes: Housekeeper 1 (general cleaners), Housekeeper 2 (general cleaners & floors and project work), Lead Workers (Supervise, general cleaners and floors and project work), and Shift Leaders (supervise, general cleaners & floors and project work). We provide training to each employee to be successful and retraining as needed to ensure excellent service. We use feedback from employees on areas for improvement, and ways to provide the best possible service. Our full-time employees work eight hour days and are scheduled on an every-other-weekend rotation, working ten of the fourteen day pay period.

Position Summary:

Cleans and sanitizes rooms and furnishing following established policies, procedures, and schedules to maintain high standards of cleanliness and sanitation throughout the hospital and related buildings. Also responsible for stocking supplies in restrooms, appropriate hospital and related building rooms.

Recruiter: Brittany Partello || bpartell@CovHlth.com || (865) 374-5363

Responsibilities

  • Performs cleaning functions in assigned areas following established schedules and using prescribed methods.
  • Assists in cleaning of emergency spills observed or upon request.
  • Performs daily check of assigned equipment for cleanliness and proper repair.
  • Observes and reports the need for repairs to equipment, furnishings, buildings and fixtures.
  • Removes waste and soiled linens from work area. Places in specified containers or bags. Collects trash from utility rooms and other trash collection points and transports to compactor area. Cleans trash cans and reline with plastic bags upon request. Demonstrates proper handling of biohazardous wastes
  • Monitors levels of supplies and equipment. Notifies supervisor of need for additional supplies.
  • Performs personal inspection of all tasks performed/areas assigned.
  • Follows policies, procedures, and safety standards. Completes required education assignments annually. Works toward achieving goals and objectives, and participates in quality improvement initiatives as requested.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Education:

None specified; will accept any combination of formal education and/or prior work experience sufficient to demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skill and ability needed to perform the essential tasks of the job, typically such as would be equivalent to a high school diploma or GED. Preference may be given to individuals possessing a HS diploma or GED.

Minimum Experience:

None

Licensure Requirement:

None

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