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Housekeeping & Laundry Aide: Hybrid/Cross-Training Included - Full Time

Company: Elderwood at Amherst
Location: Tonawanda
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Job Description:

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Elderwood at Amherst is seeking a reliable and respectful Housekeeping & Laundry Aide (hybrid role) to assist our 92-bed Skilled Nursing facility centrally located in Amherst, NY (at the corder of Bailey Avenue & Eggert Road). This position cross-trains for both Laundry and Housekeeping duties. 

 

Shift Options:

  • Days: 6a-2p
  • Evenings: 2p-10p

Position Overview:

  • Our facilities' pleasant decor and amenities create home-like comfort for all who live in them.  Housekeeping/Laundry Aide members keep individuals' rooms and gathering areas clean, tidy and attractive.
  • Housekeeping/Laundry Aide team members assist with ensuring the health and well-being of our residents by providing laundry support. This position is responsible for caring for facility linens and personal clothing of residents in a variety of ways including collecting, laundering, folding and returning the fresh, clean linens/clothing to the designated locations.

Elderwood at Amherst provides:

  • Part Time & Full Time Options
  • Weekly Pay Schedule
  • Multiple free uniforms
  • Opportunity to be cross-trained 
  • Access to Tuition Assistance Programs 
  • Robust Employee Referral Program (up to $1000!)
Responsibilities:
  • Maintain cleanliness of general areas and assigned rooms of residents
  • Help move personal belongings of residents and clean and disinfect floor, furniture, bed and bathroom according to accepted procedures when a resident is discharged or transferred to another room.

  • Follow safety rules, and where applicable, maintain vigilance concerning fire regulations and hazards as stated in procedures.

  • Practice infection control principles in cleaning methods and personal hygiene.

  • Keep cleaning compounds and hazardous substances stored properly for the protection of residents and staff.

  • Collect and dispose of trash and other refuse in such a manner that prevents the transmission of disease and does not create a nuisance or fire hazard, nor a breeding place for insects and rodents.

  • Sort soiled linen or clothes into appropriate categories according to type, soiling, fabric and color.
  • Label residents clothing and retain records of personal possesions of each resident.
  • Assist in locating missing articles of clothing.
  • Load washing machines, selects wash cycle, adds soaps, detergents, and bleaches.
  • Transfer washed linen or clothes into dryers and start machine.
  • Sort dry linen, and fold and prepare for delivery to designated areas within the facility.
  • Prepare for delivery, and distribute personal garments of residents.
  • Remove lint and dust from machines, and keep laundry area clean on a daily basis.
  • Practice good infection control measures in the processing of laundry items and in personal habits.
  • Handle responsibility for keeping compounds and hazardous substances properly stored.
  • Assist with studies of new products or laundry methods when necessary.
  • Arrives to work on time, regularly, and work as scheduled; responsible for own transportation.
  • Observes and practices confidentiality of resident information and privacy when performing job duties.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor, management staff or Administrator.
Qualifications:
  • Minimum 18 yrs. age required, HS diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Position related experience preferred but not required.
  • Interest in housekeeping skills and procedures necessary.
  • Ability to perform assigned tasks to a high degree of excellence, and cleanliness required.
  • Respect for residents' privacy and rights for respect and dignity necessary.

 

Elderwood expects all current and new employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. If hired, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination. Employees may request a medical exemption from vaccination.

EOE Statement: WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. Applicants and employees are considered for positions and are evaluated without regard to mental or physical disability, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, genetic information, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status or any other protected Federal, State/Province or Local status unrelated to the performance of the work involved.

Keywords: Elderwood at Amherst, Tonawanda , Housekeeping & Laundry Aide: Hybrid/Cross-Training Included - Full Time, Other , Tonawanda, New York

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