FISHERMEN’S COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
TITLE: HOUSEKEEPER - OR
To ensure a clean and aseptic area within the operating suite for the safety, health, and morale of patients, and employees by performing various housekeeping and other duties.
A. Responsible to the Director of Surgical Services.
B. Supervises no other employees.
C. Inter-relationships with ancillary departments is essential.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
1. Polices office, lounge areas, PACU, and ante room each morning to maintain a high standard of cleanliness.
1:1 Dusts and damp mops all areas assigned to remove all visible soils.
1:2 Damp wipes all furnishings to remove all dusts, visible soils and stains.
1:3 Empties trash and damp wipes the trash container, properly replacing liner.
1:4 Removes dirty laundry to holding area and replaces clear plastic liners.
2. Maintains all restrooms in a sanitary condition at all times in a timely and productive manner.
2:1 Cleans restroom according to department policy and procedure to remove all visible soils and stains.
2:2 Cleans and polishes all mirrors and stainless steel work.
2:3 Replenishes all dispensable items such as paper towels, tissues, etc.
2:4 Pulls all trash and damp wipes trash container inside and out.
2:5 Utilizes approved disinfectants in cleaning fixtures including pipes and faucets.
2:6 Wipes fixtures, including pipes and faucets, using a damp cloth to ensure cleanliness.
2:7 Assures that toilets are clean on both sides of the seat, beneath rim, and around hinges.
2:8 Damp wipes the cover of the light fixture over the sink, paper towel dispensers and other wall mounted fixtures.
3. Assures each surgery suite is thoroughly cleaned and disinfected immediately after each case.
3:1 Cleans each OR suite in a timely manner.
3:2 Cleans each OR suite to the standard set by the department.
3:3 Removes trash, linens, and hazardous waste to contamination area.
3:4 Moves unneeded equipment to back hall to be properly stored after OR suite is clean.
3:5 Checks, cleans, and disinfects as needed, ceilings and walls.
3:6 Disinfects and cleans all horizontal surfaces including OR lights above table.
3:7 Disinfects and cleans vertical surfaces as needed and after last case of each day.
3:8 Disinfects and cleans OR table, including cushions, platforms, base and underside
3:9 Disinfects and cleans floor by damp mopping.
3:10 Makes table properly by applying bottom sheet, drawn sheet and towels assuring that table is neat and free of wrinkles and in proper position.
3:11 Replaces suction containers and tubing as needed.
3:12 Replaces trash, linen and hazardous waste liners.
3:13 Cleans scrub room and sinks as needed.
3:14 Terminally cleans OR suites removing equipment and cleaning the ceiling, lights, walls, cabinets, and floors as directed.
4. Cleans back hall, Central Service, and other sub-sterile areas to standard set by department.
4:1 Dusts and damp mops all areas to remove all visible soils.
4:2 Disinfects and cleans all counters, sinks and other surfaces.
4:2 Empties trash and damp wipes the trash container, properly replacing liner.
4:3 Removes dirty laundry and hazardous wastes to holding area and replaces liners.
4:4 Maintains X-ray gowns, keeps clean and neatly hung.
5. Orders and maintains assigned supplies.
5:1 Responsible for sorting and shelving scrubs, jackets and lab coats.
5:2 Stocks linen cart and blanket warmer.
5:3 Restocks supplies in scrub rooms i.e. brushes, paper towels, mask, etc.
5:4 Keeps on hand a supply of liners and hazardous waste containers.
5:5 Maintains cleaning supplies, i.e. disinfectant, cleansers, stripper, and wax.
5.6 Labels, dates, and maintains sharps containers.
6. Completes monthly cleaning requirements as set by department.
6:1 Requests floors be waxed in office, lounge areas, ante room, PACU, and central
6:2 Cleans heat/air vents and returns.
6:3 Cleans equipment, equipment wheels before returning them to OR.
7. Follows departmental procedures.
7:1 Uses Universal Precautions when working in sub-sterile or sterile areas.
7:2 Maintains awareness of safety hazards.
7:3 Assists with patient positioning, holding of extremities, gathering of equipment,
as directed by nursing staff.
7:4 Protects the dignity, privacy, and safety of each patient.
7:5 Takes specimen to Pathology, Lab, or Respiratory.
7:6 Notifies Director or scheduling clerk when leaving department.
7:7 Follows OR dress code when leaving department, wearing a lab coat over scrub.
7:8 Demonstrates a willingness to work with team members.
7:9 Returns equipment to the proper place.
8. Adheres to hospital policies.
8:1 Attends 100\% hospital required inservices or make up sessions.
8:2 Attends 50\% of OR staff meetings
8:3 Follow established quidelines for vacation and holiday request.
8:4 Notifies Director or Nursing Supervisor when unable to report to work as
scheduled within appropriate time frame.
8:5 Completes annual review as required.
9. Adheres to and follows the principles of Fishermen’s Community Hospital’s quality customer relations program.
9:1 Promotes quality guest relations by identifying both internal and external customers; acknowledging customers promptly; and, using expressions that express respect, understanding, and enhance self esteem.
9:2 Creates a positive impression through effective use of telephone skills such as answering the phone by the third ring, identification of self and department listening attentively, personalizing the conversation and verifying information.
9:3 Creates a supportive climate for customers by allowing customers to express themselves, addressing their concerns as being real and encouraging two-way communication.
9:4 Promotes therapeutic interaction with customers by identifying behaviors resulting from dissatisfaction, then, allowing customers to respond openly, showing empathy and discussing options.
9.5 Maintains patient privacy and confidentially by utilizing HIPPA standards.
9.6 Use of cell phones in the OR suite is inappropriate.
High school education or equivalent preferred.
Previous hospital or commercial housekeeping experience is preferred. On the job training will be conducted after employment.
General Office Skills
Equipment, Machines, & Tools Used:
Hand and power tools
May use power tools
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Using the percentage range as listed:
0 \% Never, 1-33 \% Occasional, 34-66 \% Frequent, 67-100 \% Continuous
A. Standing/Walking: Continuous. Worker is on his/her feet the majority of the day to perform the essential functions of the job.
B. Bending/Stooping (knees extended, standing with kneed flexed while standing/sitting): Frequent. Bending/stooping is required in most job activities, i.e. washing furniture, sweeping trash into a dust pan, emptying trash, cleaning showers and tubs, etc.
C. Lifting/Handling: Occasional. Worker may be required to lift up to 30 pounds when emptying mop buckets.
D. Carrying: Frequent. Workers are responsible for performing a push/pull motion when maneuvering cleaning cart, beds and furniture. This physical demand is also required when mopping.
F. Balancing: Occasional. Workers may be required to use ladders to reach high places to clean/disinfect.
G. Twisting/Turning: Occasional. Workers may be required to perform twisting/turning motions when moving carts and mopping.
H. Crouching/Stooping: Frequent. Workers may be required to crouch/stoop when cleaning/disinfecting.
I. Kneeling: Occasional. Kneeling is occasionally required in some job activities such as disinfecting/cleaning underneath equipment, beds, and bathroom fixtures and plumbing.
1. Greater than shoulder height: Occasional. Worker must be able to reach high places to clean/disinfect.
2. Equal to shoulder height: Frequent. Worker must be able to reach areas shoulder height to clean/disinfect.
3. Less than shoulder height: Frequent. Worker must be able to reach areas less than shoulder height to clean/disinfect.
K. Handling/Manual Dexterity: Continuous. Handling is required to grasp when mopping and sweeping.
1. Speaking: Continuous. Must be able to verbally communicate with co-workers, patients and visitors.
2. Hearing with or without correction: Continuous. Must be able to hear with or without correction within normal range.
3. Seeing with or without correction: Continuous. Must be able to see with or without correction within normal range.
Exposed to infection from disease-bearing specimens
May be exposed to infections and contagious diseases
Exposed to hazards of handling diseased organs and tissues
Regularly exposed to the risk of blood borne diseases
Exposed to hazardous anesthetic agents, body fluid and waste
Exposed to hazards from electrical/mechanical/power equipment
Occasionally exposed to radiation hazards
May be exposed to biohazardous, radioactive substances
Exposed to odorous chemicals and specimens
Exposed to housekeeping/cleaning agent/chemicals
May be exposed to toxic chemicals
Occasional exposure to unpleasant patient or unit elements
Exposed to unpleasant elements (accidents, injuries and illness)
Exposed to hot or noisy equipment
Exposed to heat, wetness, odors in kitchen and/or patient areas
Temperature Changes: variations, in temperature from hot to cold
Wet: frequent contact with water or other liquid
Humid: conditions with high moisture content to cause bodily reactions
Noise: sufficient noise to cause distraction or possible hearing loss
Atmospheric Conditions: conditions that affect the skin or respiratory
May be exposed to extremes of heat and cold in all weather conditions
Works in precarious or high locations (ladders, scaffolding, etc)
Contact with patients under a wide variety of circumstances
Subject to varying and unpredictable situations
Subject to long irregular hours
Occasionally subjected to irregular hours
Occasional pressure due to multiple calls and inquiries
Mile Marker 48.7
3301 Overseas Highway
Marathon, Florida 33050
Fax: (305) 743-3962
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