JOB SUMMARY: Directs and administers the housekeeping program to maintain the hospital environment in a sanitary, attractive, and orderly condition. This is a working supervisor position responsible for scheduling housekeepers. Ninety percent of this position requires performing normal housekeeping duties.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Frequent exposure to communicable diseases, hazardous materials, and other conditions common to a health care environment.
TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Requires full range of body motion in handling and lifting housekeeping supplies and laundry, along with bending, stooping, and stretching in the distribution of linen. Manual and finger dexterity along with eye-hand coordination are needed in facility housecleaning. Requires lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds. Requires the ability to distinguish letters and symbols with ordering of supplies and inventories. Requires vision and hearing to normal range in the communication with staff and with facility inspections. Requires working under stressful conditions and irregular hours in providing for the hospital environment. Requires the use of office equipment such as calculators, telephones, and copiers. Requires exposure to communicable diseases and bodily fluids, as well as sharps.