HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Housekeeping Technician Lead - Days in Austin, Texas

POSITION SUMMARY:

Cleans and services facility. Performs a variety of environmental services duties to maintain the hospital in a neat, orderly, and sanitary condition. Participates in providing patient specific care standards as directed, and follows service excellence standards to ensure high levels of patient satisfaction.

ESSENTIAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

· Assists manager with training, inspecting, equipment maintenance, and supply inventory/restocking. · Must cover an area when staffing is short. · Must be able to use basic floor care equipment. · Must properly clean floor care equipment. · Responsible for stripping/waxing of hard floors. · Responsible for burnishing, scrubbing, spot carpet, extract carpet, and upholster cleaning. · Responsible for removing trash, linen, bio hazardous waste, and chemo waste appropriately. · Responsible for the movement of beds as needed. · Responsible for the setting up requesting meetings and events. · Responsible for signing in and out of the time sheets. · Responsible for clocking in and out appropriately. · Responsible for obtaining a working pager/phone at the beginning of the shift. · Responsible for returning pages in a timely manner. · Responsible for cleaning occupied patient rooms. · Responsible for cleaning discharged patient rooms. · Responsible for cleaning isolation rooms. · Must have good interpersonal relationships and customer service skills in adherence with AIDET and ICARE behavioral standards. · Proper cart set-up to avoid cross contamination. · Organizes cart in preparation of job assignment by stocking properly with all necessary supplies. · Uses cleaning material, supplies, and prepared solutions according to procedure. · Reports all damaged equipment to manager. · Purpose of disinfecting. · Meaning of standard precautions. · Practices proper hand-washing procedures. · Uses appropriate personal protective equipment. · Understands isolation and signage. · Frequently changes gloves. · Handles biohazard waste appropriately. · Disposes of sharps appropriately. · Collects and transports trash throughout the facility. · Demonstrates understanding of “clean linen” and where it is kept. · Appropriately handles soiled linen and torn linen. · Responds appropriately to linen shortages. · Properly reports accidents before end of shift. · Protects patient confidentiality. · Wears proper protection when entering isolation rooms. · Responds to code red or other emergency codes per policy. · Follows SDS and “Right to Know” standards. · Proper use of wet floor signs. · Uses dilution station to mix chemicals properly. · Uses only properly labeled bottles. · Demonstrates understanding of the hazards of mixing chemical. · Understands various use of chemicals related to the housekeeping job. · Must be able to demonstrate basic computer skills. · Must be able to demonstrate effective communication skills. · Employee’s conduct must reflect the Company’s values and a commitment to the Code of Conduct ethics and compliance program. · Employee reflects SDH Service Excellence standards in every interaction. · Other duties as assigned.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Must be able to demonstrate understanding of national safety initiatives by strict compliance to all safety protocols and procedures required by both HCA and North Austin Medical Center.

Preferred: Ability to communicate in English, both written and orally

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:


Required: Minimum of one year previous housekeeping experience

Preferred: High School Diploma or GED

Title: Housekeeping Technician Lead - Days

Location: Texas-Austin-North Austin Medical Center

Requisition ID: 08224-48648