Housekeeping Aide - Gettysburg Hospital - FT (Day)

Gettysburg, PA | Service and Trades | Tracking Code: D250204-981

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General Summary:
Under the direct supervision of the Supervisor-Housekeeping, performs a variety of general cleaning tasks to maintain patient rooms, offices, hallways and other assigned areas.


Duties and Responsibilities:
1 Performs a variety of general cleaning tasks to maintain offices, hallways, and other assigned areas.
2 Cleans and disinfects all fixtures, floors, mirrors, windows, doors, and walls of bathrooms.
3 Dusts furniture, woodwork, equipment and dust mops floors. Polishes and cleans fixtures in utility rooms and bathrooms.
4 Wet mops rooms, halls, stairways and public areas.
5 Cleans fixtures, tops of windows, door frames and high areas using a ladder.
6 Gathers and disposes of trash and waste materials.
7 Removes waste and soiled linens from work area and places in specified bags or containers.
8 Assists in hanging drapes and dividers and takes them down for cleaning.
9 IF ASSIGNED TO A PATIENT CARE UNIT: Performs terminal cleaning procedures of patient rooms and prepares room for new occupant; follows isolation procedures in isolation rooms.
10 IF ASSIGNED TO A PATIENT CARE UNIT: Receives direct supervision from professional nursing staff and Supervisor-Housekeeping.
11 IF ASSIGNED TO A PATIENT CARE UNIT: Responds to call lights, if in immediate area.
12 IF ASSIGNED TO A PATIENT CARE UNIT: Maintains orderliness and cleanliness of work areas and/or patient rooms.
13 IF ASSIGNED TO A PATIENT CARE UNIT: Ensures patient rooms are stocked with appropriate items prior to patient's admission.
14 IF ASSIGNED TO A PATIENT CARE UNIT: Communicates with patients and families to promote their comfort. Notifies the nurse or other available care team member as needed to meet a patient's request.


Department Description:

The Housekeeping Department at Gettysburg Hospital services 76 licensed beds in various areas of the hospital such as medical/surgical units, intensive care, labor & delivery, emergency services, and operating rooms. We also provide cleanliness support to administrative offices, waiting areas, and other facilities. Our team works collaboratively to maintain a clean environment for patients, visitors and employees of WellSpan Health.
 
 

Quality of Life

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization is comprised of a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,200 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, six respected hospitals, more than 15,000 employees, and 140 patient care locations. WellSpan is a charitable, mission-driven organization, committed to exceptional care for all, lifelong wellness and healthy communities. We are committed to transforming the health of the communities we serve and to educating the next generation of clinicians, staff and leaders.

Quality of Life
Quality of Life

Established in 1800, Adams County includes the borough of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Home to more than 100,000 residents, the town is a mecca for Civil War history buffs and visitors who come to tour the Gettysburg National Battlefield, Gettysburg National Military Park and see the annual Civil War reenactment.

Also located here is Gettysburg College, which has a strong academic reputation in liberal arts. The county is steeped in heritage, and offers a peaceful, country atmosphere, yet is a convenient drive to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, MD and Harrisburg, PA. The area's diversity attracts a lively local music scene, and his home to numerous restaurants and wineries, fresh-produce markets, a ski resort and more. Adams County residents can find local employment in healthcare, tourism, agriculture and manufacturing. (Patient population: 102,000)

Equal Opportunity Employment

WellSpan Health is an equal opportunity employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color or any other protected class. WellSpan Health does, however, have a tobacco-free/nicotine-free hiring policy.

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