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Advantage Living Center Samaritan Laundry Aide in Detroit, Michigan

Overview

The Laundry/Aide provides laundry services to provide a safe, sanitary, comfortable and homelike environment for residents, staff and the public. Laundry services provided are maintained in accordance with facility policies and procedures and consistent with state and federal laws and regulations to maintain an environment that enhances the quality of life for residents.

Qualifications

  • High School diploma or its equivalent required.

  • Experience working in a healthcare environment in Environmental Services preferred.

  • Friendly attitude and excellent communication skills required.

  • Must be able to express self adequately in written and oral communication and to communicate effectively in an interdisciplinary care setting with residents, families, and staff members.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

Advantage Living Centers expects their employees to promote an atmosphere of teamwork, exemplify the values of CARING (Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Integrity, Nimbleness and Generosity and uphold the pursuit of creating a person-centered culture for Residents and Team Members. To perform this job successfully, an individual must also be able to perform each key function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the key functions.

  • Carries out all duties in accord with the facility mission and philosophy.

  • Demonstrates knowledge of and respect for the rights, dignity and individuality of each resident in all interactions.

  • Appreciates the importance of maintaining confidentiality of resident and facility information.

  • Demonstrates honesty and integrity in all times in the care and use of resident and facility property. Able to understand and to follow written and verbal direction. Able to effectively communicate with the staff members and residents through verbal and/or written means.

  • Knowledge of emergency disaster procedures of facility. Able to locate nearest exit, to understand and respond to written or oral instruction in case of an emergency.

  • Sufficient mobility and strength to move freely through the building, to assure resident safety at all times and to assist, transfer or otherwise move residents of facility out of danger in case of emergency

  • Demonstrates ability to prioritize tasks/responsibilities and complete duties/projects with allotted time.

  • Able to respond productively and to handle additional tasks/projects as assigned.

  • Able to carry out the essential functions of this job (with or without reasonable accommodation) without posting specific, current risk of substantial harm to health and safety of self and others.

  • Respects resident’s privacy and preferences about room arrangement, personal items. Knocks before entering resident rooms and bathrooms.

  • Cleans linens to department procedures and cleaning schedule

  • Takes appropriate actions to secure housekeeping supplies out of reach of residents at all times.

  • Disposes of trash and waste, including bio-hazardous waste and other materials that require special handling, only in accordance with facility policies and procedures.

  • Post signs indicating safety hazard any time housekeeping activities pose environmental hazards to staff, residents, visitors or others in the facility.

  • Uses personal protective equipment when at risk of exposure to blood or other potentially hazardous body fluids an all other times indicated by facility policies and procedures.

  • Complies with all safety instructions and procedures when using chemical substances. Refers to labels and Material Safety Data Sheets for instructions. Keeps all chemicals and cleaning supplies in their original containers. Asks supervisor for assistance if unsure of proper handling techniques.

  • Monitors and reports all evidence of rodents or pests to supervisor.

  • Communicates with Director of Housekeeping & Laundry with preparation for stat inspections. Attends survey training and interacts with state surveyors as instructed by immediate supervisor.

  • Reports injury to self or others to supervisor immediately.

  • Attends in-service education programs as assigned. Applies information to job tasks.

  • Monitors workplace for safety and fire hazards and corrects or reports potential problems. Reports housekeeping and maintenance problems including equipment breakdown, to Director of Environmental Services promptly.

  • Participate in fire and disaster drills. In the event of an emergency, carries out assigned duties to assure resident safety.

  • All other housekeeping duties as assigned.

Resident Rights: Promotes and protects resident’s rights; supports the resident in the exercise of his or her rights. assists residents to make informed decisions; treats residents with dignity and respect; protects resident’s personal belongings; reports suspected abuse neglect, exploitation or misappropriation of property; avoids the need for physical restraints in accordance with current professional standards; supports independent expression, choice and decision-making consistent with applicable law and regulation.

Leadership: Demonstrates willingness to try new tasks; generates new ideas for change; evaluates and recognizes priorities; challenges others to learn; keeps current and integrates new information; communicates and models organization values; fosters high performance.

Process Improvement: Applies process improvement methods and techniques and identifies processes for improvement in daily work.

Environment of Care and Safety: Assures resident environment is safe and takes necessary steps to intervene if an unsafe situation is identified; demonstrates understanding of fire and emergency procedures; participates in fire and disaster drills; demonstrates understanding of safety and security procedures; applies safety and security precautions; demonstrates understanding of hazardous materials plan; demonstrates proper use of equipment.

Information Management: Enters or records data timely and accurately, protects confidentiality of sensitive information; protects data against loss or destruction; logs onto the system using own password; logs off the system when leaving the work station; reports suspected violation of security/confidentiality issues; reviews data and identifies trends.

Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates active listening techniques; gains support through effective relationships; treats others with dignity and respect; seeks feedback; sets clear standards for performance; evaluates job performance and provides effective feedback; establishes systems to measure effectiveness, efficiency, and service; creates and maintains reporting mechanisms.

Continuing Education: Attends in-service and education programs; attends continuing education required for maintenance of professional certification or licensure.

Physical Demands: The physical demands descried here represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands and fingers. Handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or listen. Occasional overnight travel may be required for attendance oat Regional Meetings, training, etc. Light to moderate travel to other sites may be required. Occasional physical effort with medium to heavy objects. Transferring patients weighing between 10 to 65 pounds is frequently required. Specific vision abilities required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to blood or other body fluids, fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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