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Mount Auburn Hospital Heavy Aid in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Job Responsibilities: 1. Follows work schedule and performs all daily and weekly job tasks in assigned work area to meet department standards of cleanliness. a. Understands and follows department procedures at all times. b. Follows instructions and responds to work assignments from the manager and lead person all of the time. c. Manages work time in an efficient manner and completes schedule by the end of the shift. d. Operates various types of heavy equipment to meet job demands. 2. Removes trash from assigned work areas at the beginning and end of shift. 3. Empties and replaces needle boxes following hazardous waste procedures. Needle boxes are always emptied when they are 3/4 full. 4. Provides carpet care and vacuums all carpets following the schedule. a. Provides spot removal from carpets and upholstery as needed. b. Bonnet-cleans carpeted areas as needed. c. Informs manager of carpets that require scheduled project carpet extraction. 5. Maintains tiled floors by dry mopping, damp mopping, and rinsing them, including edges and corners, moving furniture and items as needed. a. Provides floor maintenance by spray buffing or burnishing tiled floors. b. Maintains desired appearance of floors; may strip and refinish floors as needed. c. Informs manager of floors that may require scheduled project stripping work done. 6. Inspects work area and performs necessary cleaning tasks independently. 7. Takes the initiative to make sufficient time for low and high dusting of assigned areas. Keeps vents dust free. 8. Polishes stainless steel, brass, and other smooth surfaces according to work schedule. 9. Assists with the cleaning of patient rooms, rest rooms, bathrooms, common areas, etc., as needed. 10. Provides assistance to the light aide moving equipment and furniture in and out of patient rooms and common areas as needed. 11. Inspects all window, cubicle, and shower curtains; changes and re-hangs curtains and drapes in assigned areas, as needed. Recommends cleaning to manager. 12. Maintains equipment and keeps all equipment clean and safe. Notifies supervisor of any equipment problems or unsafe working conditions. 13. Plans supply and equipment needs and takes appropriate items at the beginning of each shift. Maintains adequate par level of supplies in housekeeping closet and keeps the closet clean and neat. 14. Attends hospital/department inservices and meetings as required. Job Requirements: 1.Cleaning experience in a hospital or industrial setting, with experience in sanitation principles and techniques preferred. Experience in operating various types of heavy housekeeping equipment. 2. Ability to read and write in order to understand directions and warnings on cleaning supplies and various postings, and to complete logs. 3. Interpersonal skills to be pleasant and courteous and to interact with patients, visitors, and all levels of hospital staff. 4. Ability to pay close attention to detail for a majority of the workday.