Housekeeping Aide I

Gettysburg, PA | Service and Trades | Tracking Code: 63258

Full Time

Monday - Friday

Evening Shift

Every other weekend and rotating holidays

 

 

Highlights about employment as a Housekeeping Aide with WellSpan

Open communication and team support

Career advancement within the organization

 

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.

 

Qualifications

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Minimum Experience:
    • Up to 1 month
  • Minimum Education:
    • Ability to read, write, understand and speak English at a level which enables the individual to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job
  • Physical Demands:
    • Moderate physical effort (lift/carry 11 to 25 lbs)
    • Prolonged, extensive, or considerable standing/walking
    • Lifts supplies/equipment
    • Considerable reaching, stooping, bending, kneeling, crouching
    • Working Conditions May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases
    • Exposed to housekeeping/cleaning agents/chemicals
    • Works in precarious or high locations (ladders, scaffolding etc)
    • May be exposed to/occasionally exposed to patient elements
    • May be exposed to the risk of bloodborne diseases
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Why WellSpan Health?

WellSpan Health is an integrated health system that serves the communities of central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland. The organization comprises a multispecialty medical group of more than 1,600 physicians and advanced practice providers, a regional behavioral health organization, a home care organization, eight respected hospitals, more than 20,000 employees and 200 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.

Employment Benefits

  • Sign-on incentives for new employees (click here for details)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Life and accidental death insurance
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement savings plan
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • PTO bridging
  • Short-term disability
  • Educational assistance
  • Forgivable loan
  • Flexible spending
  • Credit union
  • Employee recreational activities
  • Childcare
  • Complimentary medicine discounts

Diversity & Inclusion

Welcome. Respect. Value.

Wellspan Health believes that diversity includes all the human characteristics that make each of us similar as well as different. We strive to make every person feel welcomed, respected, and valued while creating a safe and inclusive environment where we all have the individual freedom to express our uniqueness in a respectful manner.

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.

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)