Housekeeping Aide II - Lifespan

Providence, RI

Posted: 06/25/2020 Industry: Maintenance/Custodial Job Number: 1602

Job Description

Skills for Rhode Island’ s Future is recruiting candidates for Lifespan.  Please read more about Skills for Rhode Island’ s Future at the end of this job description. 


JOB TITLE: Housekeeping Aide II

LOCATION: Positions are available at all Lifespan hospital locations in RI

Hours: 1st, 2nd, 3rd shifts available 


Key Responsibilities:

- Must have classroom and on the job training of floor carpet upholstery waste disposal operation room and chemical handling procedures and learn proper operation and cleaning of E.S.D equipment.

- Shampoos carpets, upholstery and refinishes floors following E.S.D. procedures, using manual and motorized devices.

- Dusts high vents, lights, pipes, lockers, ceilings and washes window glass throughout the hospital complex using ladders or other safety devices.

- Cleans miscellaneous items such as wastebaskets, television sets, fans, rubber mats, etc.

- Washes disinfects all sinks, toilets, floors, urinals, bedpan racks, bathtubs, showers in hospital lavatories.   Services and refills all soap and paper dispensers.

- Washes walls either manually or using mechanical devices.

- Prepares all burn and Radiation (I-131) rooms by laying protective covering.

- Cleans dust, washes and disinfects, from top to bottom, all beds, mattresses, sleeping carts throughout the hospital complex.

- Picks up and disposes of rubbish and soiled linen from patient floors and deposits down chute, transports to laundry or places in rubbish truck as appropriate.

- Removes rubbish from rubbish chute room, transports heavy rubbish via trash carts for disposal of waste, boxes waste when required, boxes chemo waste, makes chemical pick-up when needed.  Washes rubbish chute rooms top to bottom with a pressure sprayer.   Washes rubbish trucks using the truck washer or manually with a water hose.  Performs minor services to trucks such as replace screws and grease wheels. Operates bailer equipment for bailing boxes and transporting recycle totes to trailer.

- Washes or spot cleans walls and polishes woodwork, all furniture, brass fittings and stainless steel elevator doors, kick plates, etc.

- Removes and transports animal waste and soiled linens to rubbish truck.

- Transports mattresses, office and patient room furniture, including beds, cribs, folding tables, etc. as necessary.  May assist nursing personnel in moving beds and patient furniture for various reasons.

- Cleans dirt, snow and salt from sidewalks and entrances to all buildings on the hospital complex using manual or powered equipment tools.  Cleans entrance mats, applies salt to entrances as needed and assists Facilities Management grounds crew during inclement weather.

- Changes cubicle curtains and draperies.  Removes and washes window blinds and makes repairs to same.

- Cleans, from top to bottom, all construction areas after renovations are completed.

- Required to carry and use a beeper or a two-way radio upon request.

- Assists supply clerks in supply room or equipment room.  Services batteries on all battery operated devices.  Makes conference room set-ups for meetings, parties, etc.  Performs the duties of supply clerks during their absence.

- Takes laundry linen inventory by physically counting pieces of linen and documenting results on appropriate forms.

- May perform Housekeeping Aide I and Laundry Aide II duties as required.

- Performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor or group leader.

Successful candidates will have:

- Has the ability to operate control and clean motorized and manual equipment that is required to perform E.S.D. tasks

- Has the ability to perform all duties in a safe and professional manner and in accordance with established Environmental Department and Fleet Risk Control policies and procedures

- Has the physical ability to lift, carry, or push equipment such as floor buffers, wet vacuums, wall-washing machines, automatic floor-washing machines, carpet cleaning equipment, rubbish carts  and linen carts, transport patients, office furniture, climb ladders, and shovel snow

- At least one to three months on the job training plus formal and on-going classroom training

- Must have a good driving record; meet and maintain the appropriate and valid driver' s licenses in order to operate motor vehicles as required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety regulations in accordance with the Lifespan Fleet Risk Control Policy

- Ability to follow instruction and observe safety precautions.

- Ability to prepare solutions according to procedure, assembles other necessary cleaning equipment such as mops, dusters, vacuum cleaners, mop buckets and ringers.

- Ability to read, write, understand and speak English, as well as ability to count numbers

- Ability to follow instruction and observe safety precautions.

For more information and a full job description, please visit Skills for Rhode Island’ s Future website at  Applicants interested in this position will be screened by Skills for Rhode Island’ s Future and Lifespan will make the final hiring decisions. 

Our mission is focused on supporting unemployed and underemployed job seekers. Our goal is to get you back to work.  Skills for Rhode Island’ s Future’ s team will guide  and provide you with support  throughout the hiring process.
Skills for Rhode Island’ s Future has agreements with employers to recruit talent like you, making us a resource to get the unemployed and underemployed job seeker back to work.

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