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Housekkeeper / 10 am - 6:30 pm

Company: Peak Behavioral Health
Location: Santa Teresa
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

Housekkeeper / 10 am - 6:30 pm - Peak Behavioral Health - Santa Teresa, New Mexico
Job Summary: The Housekeeper maintains assigned areas in a clean, safe, sanitary and orderly manner. Advises Director, Environmental Services on environmental services equipment needs and repairs. Ensures that infectious waste and confidential disposal contractors perform as scheduled. Assists Director, Environmental Services with environmental services work scheduling and special projects.
Job Duties: Education / Licensure:
This position requires a graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent experience. Previous healthcare environmental services experience is desired.
Skills:
1) Organizing and prioritizing workloads to meet deadlines; 2) skilled telephone etiquette and paging procedures; 3) knowledge of basic environmental services duties; 4) knowledge in universal precautions; 5) effective oral and written communication.
Additional Requirements:
Timely renew and maintain cardiopulmonary resuscitation for the healthcare professional certification, annual professional skills verification and "Handle with Care" (psychiatric crisis management) certification. AGES and POPULATIONS SERVED
PEAK provides access and services to all persons meeting admission and continuing stay criteria without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, national origin, military status, veteran status, medical status, handicap or mental/physical disability. Our patient population reflects the fullest diversity of the community in which we serve. All staff are to conduct themselves with respect and consideration for others, and to appropriately intervene in situations below this standard.
Child (age 1 - 12 years): [ x ] YES [ ] NO Verified 00/00/00
Adolescent (age 13 - 17 years): [ x ] YES [ ] NO Verified 00/00/00
Adult (age 18 - 64 years): [ x ] YES [ ] NO Verified 00/00/00
Geriatric (age 65 years +): [ x ] YES [ ] NO Verified 00/00/00 ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES In accordance with hospital policies, washes beds and mattresses and remakes bed after dismissal of patients. Maintains utility and storage rooms in clean and orderly condition. Attentive to infection control standards, transports soiled linen to storage area and distributes laundered articles and items. Sweeps, scrubs, waxes and polishes floors. Work is performed with careful attention to slips/fall risks during and after cleaning floors. Cleans rugs, carpets, upholstered furniture and draperies. Dusts furniture and equipment. Washes walls, ceilings, woodwork, windows, door panels and sills. Empties wastebaskets, transports trash and waste to disposal area. Practices standard/universal precautions and environmental safety guidelines, including instructions upon MSDS for materials encountered during task completion. Complies with established measures for infection control, OSHA regulations and Safety/Risk Management plans, policies and procedures. Coordinates confidential document and infectious waste disposal with contractors. Assists with maintaining hospital Material Safety Data Sheet binders. Assists Director, Environmental Services with conducting environmental/performance improvement rounds. Customer Service
Champions the AIDET approach to customer service (Acknowledge, Introduce, Duration, Explanation and Thank-You). Models a steady practice of AIDET throughout the customer experience. In-person and telephone communication is consistently attentive, responsive and reflects "helpfulness". Professional awareness and boundaries are observed. Telephones are answered by the third ring whenever possible along with a professional greeting. Dedicated extensions/mobile phones with voice mail have a personalized greeting and messages retrieved/responded to in a timely manner. Critical customer encounters are met with advanced skills and timely resolution. Understands how to escalate concerns when beyond the department's scope. _Note: PEAK reserves the right to adjust the above duties and make assignments to specific areas appropriate to this position and in support of the facility's operational requirements._ DEMANDS / WORK ENVIRONMENT _Environment: _ Located in an indoor climate controlled environment with constant exposure to patients with a psychiatric diagnosis along with medical complications. Water and cleaning equipment introduces risk for slips/falls. Use of trained safety precautions and proper slip resistant footwear can greatly diminish these risks. Patient acuity will at times increase environmental stressors and sound volume. _Sight: _ Vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. _Hearing: _ Must be able to hear and respond to others in person, by telephone, alarms and to medical equipment/devices. _OSHA Category 1:_ Task occasionally may involve exposure to blood, body fluids, tissue and other potentially infectious materials. The use of universal precautions, personal protective equipment, regular hand washing, and following manufacturing guidelines can greatly reduce exposure risk. _Physical: _ This position requires regular sitting, stooping, standing, walking and lifting/reaching/carrying materials up to 35 lbs. Psychiatric emergencies require the use of safe physical techniques to lift and/or move patients in excess of 100lbs. Employees are urged to use slip resistant footwear in wet are damp areas and follow lifting guidelines. Why Peak Behavioral Health?
* Challenging and rewarding work
* Career development opportunities
* Supportive and responsive leadership Peak Behavioral Health offers a comprehensive benefit plan and a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Qualified candidates should apply by submitting a resume. Peak Behavioral Health is an EOE.
Veterans and military spouses are highly encouraged to apply. Summit BHC is dedicated to serving Veterans with specialized programming at our treatment centers across the country. We recognize and value the unique strengths of the military community in supporting our mission to serve those who have served. Job Type: Full-time

Keywords: Peak Behavioral Health, El Paso , Housekkeeper / 10 am - 6:30 pm, Other , Santa Teresa, Texas

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