The Housekeeping Supervisor assists in supervising the day-to-day activities of the Housekeeping Department in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards, guidelines and regulations governing our facility, and as may be directed by the Administrator, to assure that our facility is maintained in a clean, safe, and comfortable manner.
Assume the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability of supervising the housekeeping department.
Supervise the day-to-day housekeeping functions of assigned personnel.
Assist the Administrator in setting housekeeping standards.
Assist the director in scheduling work assignments, preparing cleaning schedules, etc. Revise as necessary.
Coordinate daily housekeeping services with nursing service when performing routine cleaning assignments in resident living and/or recreational areas.
Submit accident/incident reports to the director on the shift in which they occurred.
Perform administrative requirements (i.e., completing necessary forms, reports, etc.) and submit to the director as necessary.
Implement recommendations from the Infection Control, Safety, and QA Committees, etc., as directed/necessary.
Attend department and staff meetings as directed or called.
Assist in the orientation and training of housekeeping department personnel.
Assign personnel to specific tasks in accordance with daily work assignments.
Make sure that fire protection and prevention programs are maintained by department personnel in accordance with our fire safety policies and procedures.
Make sure that housekeeping personnel follows established safety precautions when performing tasks and when using equipment and supplies.
Make sure that all personnel wear and/or use safety equipment and supplies (e.g., back brace, mechanical lifts, etc.) when lifting or moving heavy objects.
Make sure that assigned work areas are maintained in a clean, safe, comfortable, and attractive manner.
Make sure that appropriate MSDSs for chemicals being used by housekeeping personnel are on file and easily accessible.
Make sure that containers of hazardous chemicals in the department are properly labeled and stored. Report problem areas to the Safety Officer.
Make sure that all housekeeping personnel follows established policies governing the use of labels and MSDSs.
Report all hazardous conditions or equipment to the director.
Make sure that established infection control and universal precautions practices are maintained when performing housekeeping procedures.
Make sure that all personnel performing tasks that involve potential exposure to blood, body fluids, or hazardous chemicals participate in appropriate in-service training programs prior to performing such tasks.
Report occupational exposure incidents to the director.
Recommend equipment and supply needs to the director.
Make sure that an adequate supply of housekeeping supplies is maintained in utility/janitorial closets to perform daily tasks.
Monitor housekeeping procedures to make sure that supplies are used in an efficient manner to avoid waste.
Make sure that equipment is cleaned and properly stored at the end of the shift.
Make sure that the residents’ personal and property rights are maintained by assigned personnel.
Instruct department personnel to inform residents when moving personal possessions.
Assist in demonstrating new products, cleaning techniques, etc., as directed.
May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during emergency situations.
Regency Integrated Health Services is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled