Northwood Healthcare Center

Job Order #: 20751482

Lowell, MA 01854

Full Time

40 hours per week

POSTED 4/23/2024

EXPIRES 7/22/2024

Job Description

As a member of our housekeeping team, you perform 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 and/or the Director of Housekeeping, to assure that our facility is maintained in a clean, safe, and comfortable manner.

Education and Experience: No experience necessary, on-the-job training provided. A minimum of one (1) year experience in housekeeping in a nursing home or other related medical facility preferred, but not required.

Duties and Responsibilities:
-    Ensure residents? rooms are neat, clean and free from odor.
-    Wet mops floors daily.
-    Shampoo and extract carpets as per schedule.
-    Attend to spills immediately.
-    Empty trash liners and clean containers.
-    Clean bed and rails with disinfectant.
-    Clean all countertops, windowsills, bedside tables, furniture and over the bed.
-    Strip, seal and refinish floors as per schedule.
-    Clean floor edges and corners to prevent build-up.
-    Clean windows and mirrors.
-    Clean personal items, pictures, decorations, flowers, etc.
-    Demonstrate correct safety techniques.
-    Contribute to effective communication and pleasant working conditions.
-    Complies with privacy practices and protects residents? health information.

Specific Requirements:
-    The ability to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.
-    Must possess the ability to make independent decisions, to follow instructions, and to accept
     constructive criticism.
-    Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors,
     government agencies/personnel and the general public.
-    Must maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment, etc., and maintain the appearance of
     housekeeping areas, must perform regular inspections of resident rooms/units for sanitation,
     order and safety.
-    Must be willing to work harmoniously with other personnel as well as be willing to handle
     residents based on whatever maturity level at which they are currently functioning.
-    Must possess the ability to seek out and accept new methods and principles and be willing to
     incorporate them into existing housekeeping practices.
-    Must be able to follow written and oral instructions concerning the mixture of cleaning
     compounds, liquids, cleaning instructions, etc.
-    Must be able to communicate information effectively to appropriate personnel regarding
     emergency situations.

About Athena Health Care Systems:
Northwood is managed by Athena Health Care Systems. Athena Health Care Systems, headquartered in Connecticut, has been a pioneer in delivering exceptional healthcare services since its establishment in 1984. Operating nursing homes across Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, Athena stands out as one of the premier and highly regarded providers of skilled nursing centers in Southern New England. Through our commitment to improving both the lives of our residents and the quality of our environments, we have transformed our managed facilities into thriving communities where residents enjoy an enhanced quality of life, and employees find a fulfilling and supportive work environment.

Become a vital part of our team committed to delivering exceptional care to the residents we serve.

Athena's Benefits:
-    Competitive and Weekly Pay
-    Holiday Pay for Hourly and Salaried Employees
-    Overtime Pay for Hourly Employees
-    Career Advancement Opportunities
-    Exclusive Employer Discount Program

Benefits Available for Eligible Team Members:
-    Employer Paid Life Insurance
-    401(k) with Employer Match
-    Vacation and Personal Time
-    Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
-    Health insurance among the lowest employee contributions in the state (Employee
     Contributions as low as $12.00 for singles & $39.00 for families)

How To Apply

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