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Director of Environmental Services

Company: Whitney Rehabilitation Care Center
Location: Hamden
Posted on: January 16, 2023

Job Description:

Whitney Rehabilitation Care Center - POSITION SUMMARY: -The primary purpose of your job position is to direct the day-to-day activities of the Housekeeping and Laundry Departments in accordance with current federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations governing our facility and as may be directed by the Administrator or Owner to assure that our facility is maintained in a clean, safe and comfortable manner.QUALIFICATIONS:High School DiplomaAbility to read, write, and understand directions in the English language. Must be able to perform physical activities, i.e. climbing, sitting, stooping, lifting wet and dry, pushing, walking, standing, and reaching.MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:1. - - - Ensure that work/cleaning schedules are followed as closely as practical.2. - - - Report all accidents/incidents to your supervisor no matter how minor they may be. (NOTE: Such occurrences must be reported on the shift in which they occur.)3. - - - Coordinate daily housekeeping services with nursing services when performing routine cleaning assignments in resident living and/or recreational areas.4. - - - Follow established fire safety policies and procedures.5. - - - Follow established safety precautions when performing tasks and when using equipment and supplies.6. - - - Ensure that assigned work areas are maintained in a clean, safe, comfortable, and attractive manner.7. - - - Keep work/assignment areas free of hazardous objects such as protruding mop/broom handles, unnecessary equipment, supplies, etc.8. - - - Follow proper techniques when mixing chemicals, disinfectants, and solutions used for cleaning. Refer to manufacturer's instructions when necessary.9. - - - Follow established policies governing the use of labels and MSDSs.10 Report all hazardous conditions or equipment to your supervisor.11. Ensure that established infection control and universal precautions practices are maintained when performing housekeeping procedures.12. Participate in appropriate in-service training program prior to performing tasks that involve potential exposure to blood, body fluids, or hazardous chemicals.13. - - - Report missing or improperly labeled containers of hazardous chemicals to your supervision.14. - - - Use appropriate personal protective equipment and supplies when handling infectious materials and/or hazardous wastes or chemicals.15. - - - Follow established hand washing procedures.16. - - - Dispose of refuse daily in accordance with our established sanitation procedures.17. - - - Follow established policies governing the use/disposal of personal protective equipment and disposal of infectious wastes.18. - - - Coordinate routine/terminal isolation procedures with nursing service.19. - - - Other(s) that may become necessary/appropriate to assure that our facility is maintained in a clean, safe, and comfortable manner.20. - - - Perform day-to-day housekeeping functions as assigned.2i. Perform specific tasks in accordance with daily work assignments.22. - - - Clean/polish furnishings, fixtures, ledges, room heating/cooling units, etc., in resident rooms, recreational areas, etc., daily as instructed.23. - - - Clean, wash, sanitize, and/or polish bathroom fixtures. Ensure that water marks are removed from fixtures.24. Clean windows/mirrors in resident rooms, recreational areas, bathrooms, and entrance/exit ways.25. Clean floors, to include sweeping, dusting, damp/wet mopping, stripping, waxing, buffing, disinfecting, etc. (NOTE: Ensure that appropriate caution/safety signs are properly set up prior to performing such duties.)26 Clean carpets, to include vacuuming, shampooing, deodorizing, and disinfecting.27. - - - Clean walls and ceilings by washing, wiping, dusting, spot cleaning, disinfecting, deodorizing, etc.28. - - - Remove dirt, dust, grease, film, etc., from surfaces using proper cleaning/disinfecting solutions.29. - - - Clean hallways, stairways, and elevators.30. - - - Discard waste/trash into proper containers and reline trash receptacle with plastic liner.31. - - - Clean vacant rooms as assigned.32. - - - Ensure that work/assignment areas are clean and that equipment, tools, supplies, etc., are properly stored at all times, as well as before leaving such areas for breaks, meal times, and end of the work day.33. - - - Perform isolation cleaning procedures in accordance with established infection control procedures.34. - - - Discard infectious wastes into appropriate containers.\35. - - - Maintain the confidentiality of resident information.36. - - - Knock before entering a resident's room.37. - - - Honor the residents' personal and property rights.38. - - - Inform resident when it is necessary to move his/her personal possessions during cleaning procedures.EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLY FUNCTIONS:1. - - - Ensure that an adequate supply of housekeeping supplies to perform daily tasks is maintained in utility/janitorial closets.2. - - - Keep supervisor informed of supply needs.3. - - - Report burned out light bulbs, exit lights, overhead lights, fluorescent lights, room call lights, etc., to your supervisor as soon as practical.4. - - - Assist others in lifting heavy equipment, supplies, etc., as directed or requested.5. - - - Clean work/supply carts, equipment, etc., as necessary or directed.6. - - - Ensure that equipment is cleaned and properly stored at the end of the shift.Working ConditionsWorks in all areas of the facility.Moves intermittently during working hours.Is subject to frequent interruptions and may need to reschedule cleaning activities.Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions and circumstances.Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, personnel, and visitors.Communicates with housekeeping personnel and other department personnel.Works beyond normal working hours and on weekends and holidays, when necessary, aS well as in other positions as needed.Is subject to call-back during emergency conditions (e.g., severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.).May be required to work on shifts other than the one for which hired. Must be able to move intermittently throughout the work day.Must be able to speak and write the English language in an understandable manner. Must function independently and have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with the residents, personnel.Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly, emotionally upset, and, at times, hostile people within the facility.May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations. Attends and participates in continuing educational programs.

Keywords: Whitney Rehabilitation Care Center, Hamden , Director of Environmental Services, Executive , Hamden, Connecticut

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