The Housekeeper is responsible to make a compelling difference in the lives of our residents through providing excellence and innovation in aging services. The Housekeeper must provide a clean, sanitary comfortable, orderly and satisfying surroundings for the residents, employees, and public. The housekeeper promotes sanitary conditions which prevent the spread of infection and odors. S/he may be required to perform tasks, which involve exposure to visible blood contamination or reasonably anticipated blood contamination. The housekeeper must follow the required procedures for handling, cleaning, disposing, or moving of objects/materials and/or the clean-up of blood, infectious materials, or body fluids containing blood in accordance with the OSHA Blood-borne Pathogen Standard and Wesley Enhanced Living Company’s Exposure Control Plan for Blood-born Pathogens.
- Operates various cleaning equipment including but not limited to vacuums, mops, brooms and dust pans.
- Responsible for the upkeep of the equipment that will be used. This includes but is not limited to rinsing out any type of floor cleaner/extractor at the end of shift and replacing vacuum cleaner bags as needed.
- Reports any equipment/mechanical problems to manager/supervisor.
- Restocks housekeeping cart at the end of shift for next day’s shift.
- Maintains facility in a sanitary and infection-free condition through washing, cleaning and replacement of equipment and furnishings.
- Requires working in damp, dusty and dirty areas.
- Will clean up human waste and other body fluids as required and in accordance with the OSHA Blood-borne Pathogen policies and procedures for handling and disposal.
- Responsible for disposal of trash, waste, and other disposable materials.
- Will comply with all State and Federal regulations such as OSHA, EPA, when handling various cleaning solvents and chemicals.
- Damp dust furniture, light fixtures, window sills, etc.
- Empty trash containers daily.
- Wet mop floors in all residents’ rooms and bathrooms. Damp mop all corridor floors, lobby, dining areas, and others daily. Clean mirrors, tubs, and showers.
- Cleaning of Resident and Public bathrooms daily. Restock all bathroom products.
- Check all vacant rooms daily to keep fresh.
- Report any needed repairs immediately to supervisor (such as leaky faucets or toilets, loose tile, broken window panes, missing nuts or screws, beds needing repair, etc.).
- Check entire area for spills, leaks and water periodically, especially in residents’ bathrooms.
- Follow procedures on proper use of germicidal solutions to clean, as learned in WEL housekeeper's training program.
- Use safety precautions and Personal Protective Equipment as needed in all housekeeping services.
- Maintain cleaning schedule prepared by Housekeeping Supervisor
- Notify supervisor of any issues or concerns regarding employment, job requirements, safety issues, resident concerns, etc.
- Housekeepers are Essential Personnel and as such may be required to work in the event of severe weather events as outlined in the Employee hand book.
In compliance with applicable law and regulation, WEL is required to obtain certain investigative background inquires for all applicants from the Pennsylvania State Police. Please see Prohibitive Offenses List below.
Please click here to view the list...
If an applicant has not been a resident of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for 2 years, in addition to the Pennsylvania State Police Criminal History Record Check, the applicant will also need to obtain an FBI Criminal History Record Check.
Setting the Standards
The Honor System