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Housekeeping Supervisor

Company: Vanguard Healthcare Services
Location: Vicksburg
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

a JOB SUMMARY: The primary purpose of the Housekeeping Supervisor position is to direct the day-to-day activities of the Housekeeping Department. JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Administrative Functions * Assume the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability of supervising the housekeeping department. * Supervise the day-to-day housekeeping activities of assigned personnel. * Plan, develop, organize, implement and evaluate housekeeping standards for the facility. * Review current procedures and develop and implement new procedures for performing daily housekeeping tasks as necessary. * Standardize the methods in which work is accomplished. * Schedule work assignments and prepare cleaning schedules. Revise as necessary. * Coordinate daily housekeeping services with nursing services when performing routine cleaning assignments in resident living and/or recreational areas. * Ensure that work/cleaning schedules are followed as closely as possible. * Inspect storage rooms, utility/janitorial closets, etc. for upkeep and supply control. * Review and develop a plan of correction for housekeeping deficiencies noted during survey inspections and submit to the Administrator for approval. * Submit accident/incident reports to the Administrator within 24 hours of the occurrence. * Assure that established infection control procedures are maintained. * Coordinate routine/terminal isolation procedures with nursing services. * Submit necessary forms, reports, evaluations, studies, etc. the Administrator as requested. * Keep abreast of economic conditions/situations and recommend to the Administrator adjustments in housekeeping services that assure the continued ability to provide a clean, safe, and comfortable facility environment. Committee Functions * Serve on various committees of the facility and provide written/oral reports of the housekeeping services as requested. * Evaluate and implement recommendations from established committees. * Assist the Infection Control Committee in identifying, evaluating, and classifying routine and job related functions to ensure that housekeeping tasks involving potential exposure to blood/body fluids are properly identified and recorded. * Meet with housekeeping personnel on a regular basis and solicit advice from inter-department supervisors concerning the operation of the housekeeping department; assist in identifying and correcting problem areas and/or the improvement of services. * Attend department head meetings as called. Personnel Functions * Determine department staffing needs to meet facility requirements. * Recommend to the Administrator the number and level of housekeeping personnel to be employed. * Assist in the recruitment, interviewing and selection of housekeeping personnel. * Assign a sufficient number of housekeeping staff for each shift. * Monitor absenteeism to ensure facility needs and being met and facility policies and procedures are being followed. * Review and check competence of housekeeping personnel and make necessary adjustments as required. * Counsel/discipline housekeeping personnel as necessary. * Review complaints/grievances made by housekeeping personnel and provide reports to Administrator as needed. * Make daily rounds to assure that housekeeping staff are performing assigned duties and that facility procedures are being followed. * Conduct staff performance evaluations and deliver records of the evaluations to the personnel office. * Maintain a productive working relationship with other department supervisors and coordinate housekeeping services to assure that care and services can be performed without interruption. * Create and maintain an atmosphere of warmth, personal interest and positive emphasis, as well as a calm environment throughout the facility. Safety and Sanitation Functions * Ensure that al housekeeping personnel follow established safety regulations in the use of equipment and supplies * Supervise safety and fire protection and prevention programs by inspecting work areas and equipment at least weekly * Ensure that all personnel wear and/or use safety equipment and supplies when lifting or moving heavy objects * Ensure that the facility is maintained in a clean and safe manner for resident comfort and convenience by assuring that necessary equipment and supplies are maintained and operable to perform necessary duties and services * Ensure that current MSDSs are used by the housekeeping department and are on file and easily accessible * Ensure that containers of hazardous chemicals in the department are properly labeled and stored. Report any problems to the Administrator immediately * Develop, implement and maintain infection control and universal precautions policies and procedures * Ensure that all personnel performing tasks that involve potential exposure to blood, body fluids, or hazardous chemicals participate in appropriate inservice training prior to performing such tasks * Assist the Maintenance Supervisor in developing and maintaining waste disposal policies and procedures * Ensure that established policies governing the use/disposal of personal protective equipment and disposal of infectious wastes are followed * Report occupational exposures to blood, body fluids, infectious materials, and hazardous chemicals according to facility policies and procedures Equipment and Supply Functions * Recommend equipment and supply needs of the department to the Administrator * Ensure that cleaning supplies for disinfection and decontamination are EPA approved * Monitor housekeeping procedures to ensure that supplies are used in an efficient manner to avoid waste * Ensure that a stock level of housekeeping supplies, disinfectants, equipment, etc. is maintained * Place orders for equipment and supplies as necessary * Ensure that equipment contaminated with blood or other infectious waste is properly labeled/tagged before being sent for repair or decontamination Budget and Planning Functions * Prepare the Housekeeping Department budget and submit to the Administrator for approval * Maintain current written records of department expenditures and assure that adequate financial records and cost reports are submitted to the Administrator as necessary Resident Rights Responsibilities * Maintain confidentiality of resident information * Knock before entering a resident's room * Ensure that the resident's personal property rights are maintained by assigned personnel * Instruct department personnel to inform residents when moving personal possessions Working Conditions * Works throughout the facility (i.e., resident rooms, therapy rooms, dietary, etc.) * Moves intermittently during work hours. * Is subject to frequent interruptions. * Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, under all conditions and circumstances. * Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, personnel and visitors. * Communicates with housekeeping personnel and other department personnel. * Works beyond normal working hours and in other positions temporarily, when necessary. * Is subject to callback during emergency conditions. * May be required to perform daily housekeeping tasks. * Attends and participates in continuing educational programs. * Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc. including TB and the AIDS and Hepatitis B viruses. * Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors, etc., throughout the workday, as well as to reactions from dust, plastics, synthetics, disinfectants, tobacco smoke, and other potential contaminants. * May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous chemicals. * Maintains a liaison with other department supervisors to adequately plan for housekeeping services/activities. Staff Development Functions * Develop and participate in the planning, scheduling and conducting of inservice training classes related to housekeeping activities, policies and procedures. * Assist in the orientation and training of new associates with regard to housekeeping services. * Demonstrate new products, cleaning techniques, equipment, etc. as required. * Ensure that all housekeeping personnel attend and participate in annual OSHA and CDC inservice training. JOB REQUIREMENTS: Education * Must possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Experience * Must have a minimum of six (6) months of experience as a supervisor in a hospital, long-term care facility or other related health care facility. Specific Requirements * Must be able to read, write, speak and understand the English language. * Must display professionalism both in appearance and attitude. * Must possess the ability to solve problems and make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action. * Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agency personnel and the general public. * Must be knowledgeable of sound housekeeping practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations, and guidelines that pertain to long-term care. * Must possess the ability and the willingness to work harmoniously with and to coach and supervise other personnel. * Must be able to plan, organize, develop, implement and interpret the programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures that are necessary for providing quality care. * Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult personnel. * Must be willing to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing housekeeping practices. * Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace. Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, religion, veteran's status, national origin, disability, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Vanguard Healthcare Services, Jackson , Housekeeping Supervisor, Hospitality & Tourism , Vicksburg, Mississippi

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