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UPMC, Mercer PA

**Description** Located in Mercer PA, Avalon Springs is a modern nursing facility located on a beautiful 40 acre campus. Every day its staff is dedicated to provide residents with the greatest quality of life by caring for the residents with compassion, dignity, and respect. If you are looking to jump start your career within a skilled nursing and rehab facility apply to Avalon Springs today! This is a Full Time position with Day Light Hours. 7A-330P. **Purpose:** Performs the daily functions of the housekeeping department in accordance with current federal, state and local standards, guidelines, and regulations governing the facility and facility procedures to assure that the facility is maintained in a clean, safe, and comfortable manner **Responsibilities:** + Anticipates and acts to maintain a safe work environment. Incorporates safety/risk management standards into daily work practices. + Assists others in lifting heavy equipment, supplies, etc. as directed or requested. + Assures that all resident rooms and furnishings are visibly as well as antiseptically clean. + Assures that work/cleaning schedules are followed. + Assures work/assignment areas free of hazardous objects, such as protruding mop/broom handles, unnecessary equipment, supplies, etc. + Attends departmental and staff meetings and all mandatory inservices. + Cleans and makes sanitary all bathrooms, residents rooms, public areas, offices and service areas. + Cleans walls, ceilings, doors, windows and screens on a rotating schedule. + Collects all trash and refuse from patient/resident areas daily and stores in a manner to make it inaccessible to insects and rodents. + Follows established fire safety policies and procedures. + Follows established policies and procedures of the housekeeping department. + Follows established safety precautions when performing tasks and using equipment and supplies. Reports all hazardous conditions or equipment immediately. + Maintains all cleaning supplies and toxic materials in labeled containers under safe and sanitary conditions, out of the reach of residents and visitors. + Maintains all floors are clean and free from spillage; and uses non-skid wax on all waxed floors. + Maintains all rooms and corridors in a clean, safe and orderly condition. Assures that all rooms are properly ventilated to prevent condensation, mold growth and noxious odors. + Maintains carts and cleaning equipment in a clean working condition. Reports any malfunctions immediately. + Maintains good housekeeping and sanitation standards at all times. + Maintains the facility by assuring its contents are free from dust, dirt, debris and noxious odors. + Performs terminal cleaning procedures, as instructed, when residents are discharged and/or transferred. + Prevents the development and transmission of infections, by following the infection control policies and procedures. + Provides a clean and sanitary environment for the well being of the residents, visitors and staff. + Reports all incidents/accidents immediately. + Reports any suspected or known resident abuse to Director of Nursing or Administrator immediately. + Reports burned-out light bulbs, exit lights, overhead lights, fluorescent lights, room-call lights, etc., immediately. **Qualifications** High School graduate or equivalent preferred.Previous housekeeping experience preferred. **Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:** **UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities** REQNUMBER: 772279
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