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Housekeeping Assistant II-EVS Discharge Team, Part-time, Rotating

Northwestern Medicine
City: 
Chicago
State: 
Illinois
Employment type: 
Part Time
Remote Position: 
No
Required degree level: 
Other

Hours: Part-time, 24 hours per week
Shift: Rotating/Rotating Weekends

Working under general supervision of an Environmental Services supervisor, performs a variety of cleaning and associated functions inside the hospital and performs related duties as assigned. Vacuums carpeted surfaces and damp mops hard surface floors. Cleans window sills, empties ash trays and waste baskets. Arranges furniture in patient's rooms, baths, offices, waiting and other public areas as assigned. Cleans bath tubs, sinks, mirrors, toilets and replaces supplies as required. Strips unit upon discharge. Terminally clean patient room and prepares room for admission. This includes the use of a Tent card and toilet seat strip. Cleans blood and body fluids. While generally assigned to a specific area, may be dispatched to other areas as needed. Performs related duties as assigned. Refinish floors, applying appropriate surface coatings. Operates electrical and battery operated machines for scrubbing, shampooing and burnishing. Moves furniture as directed and assists in freight moving. Washes walls, blinds, lights and similar surface areas and hang cubicles and drapes. Maintains and cleans equipment. Upon completion, return equipment to assigned location (i.e. equipment storeroom or janitor's closets). Keep janitor's closet and storage area neat and orderly. Performs all heavy duty mopping and cleaning. Performs general and heavy cleaning duties in offices, patient rooms, clean and soiled utility rooms, laboratories, public areas and stairways, elevators such as washing floors, walls, furniture, beds, etc., with the appropriate hospital approved chemicals. Use ladders and scaffolds as necessary. Cleans washes, polishes and scrubs floors using electric scrubbing machine, wet vacuums and/or buffer. Applies floor finish as directed. Empties trash chutes and cleans waste containers. Advises supervisor of unsanitary, unsafe or otherwise unsatisfactory conditions, and defective or damaged fixtures, furniture or equipment. Collected trash and debris in rooms, halls and stairways. Removes and compacts general waste and recycling materials. Upon completion of compacting, returns the blade to an in position properly disposed of Bio-Hazard waste. Moves all heavy furniture and equipment. Cleans rolling stock, furniture, hospital equipment and related items. Strips, refinishes and/or shampoos all types of floor surfaces and coverings. Transports hospital property from area to area or building to building. Properly utilize the Bed Tracking Program. Log into the Computer at the start of the shift. Upon commencement of the cleaning process, move the "dirty bed", "clean next", or a "stat bed" and move it to the "In Progress" category. Once completed, move the bed into the "Bed Ready" category. Log out at the end of the shift. Return all keys and pagers. Overall knowledge of equipment and cleaning solutions is necessary as well as rigid adherence to established housekeeping standards, requires neatness of dress and grooming plus friendly, cooperative attitude toward others. AA/EOE.

Required:
• High School Diploma or GED equivalent is required
• Sufficient to understand oral instructions
• Sufficient experience is required to gain overall knowledge of cleaning equipment, methods and solutions.

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