Purpose of the Housekeeper Position
The primary purpose of the Housekeeper position is to perform
the day-to-day activities of the Housekeeping Department
in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards,
guidelines and regulations governing our
community, and as may be directed by the Administrator/DOO,
and/or the Environmental Services Director, to
assure that our community is maintained in a clean, safe, and
Delegation of Authority
As a Housekeeper, you are delegated the administrative
authority, responsibility, and accountability necessary for
carrying out your assigned duties.
Every effort has been made to identify the essential function of
this position. However, it in no way states or
implies that these are the only duties you will be required to
perform. You may perform other duties as assigned
by your supervisor. The omission of specific statements of
duties does not exclude them from the position if the
work is similar, related, or is an essential function of the
ABOUT RADIANT SENIOR LIVING
We will be recognized as an innovative provider of quality
lifestyle choices for seniors.
Our Mission is to create and sustain comfortable, caring
environments for those who depend on us.
We are committed to fulfilling our mission by conducting
ourselves according to our core values.
- HONESTY we are truthful in all our relationships
- INTEGRITY we are consistent in our responses
- RELIABILITY we do what we promise
- EXCELLENCE we perform each task to the highest standards
- RESPECT we treat everyone as we wish to be treated
- COMPASSION we are considerate in our decisions and actions
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Must be a high school graduate or equivalent.
At least one year's work experience preferred. Will provide
training in housekeeping.
Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English
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,
Must maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment, etc., and
maintain the appearance of housekeeping areas, must perform
inspections of resident rooms/units for sanitation, order,
safety and proper performance of assigned duties.
Must be willing to work harmoniously with other personnel as
well as be willing to handle residents based on whatever maturity
which they are currently functioning.
Must possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles
and be willing to incorporate them into existing housekeeping
Must be able to follow written and oral instructions concerning
the mixing of cleaning compounds, liquids, disinfecting solutions,
Must be able to relate information concerning a resident's
Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other
individuals in the workplace.
Physical and Sensory Requirements
(With or Without the Aid of Mechanical Devices)
Must be able to move intermittently throughout the workday.
Must be able to speak and write the English language in an
Must be able to cope with the mental and emotional stress of the
Must possess sight/hearing senses or use prosthetics that will
enable these senses to function adequately so that the requirements
position can be fully met.
Must function independently and have flexibility, personal
integrity, and the ability to work effectively with the residents,
Must meet the general health requirements set forth by the
policies of this community.
Must be able to relate to and work with ill, disabled, elderly,
emotionally upset, and, at times, hostile people within the
May be necessary to assist in the evacuation of residents during
Works in all areas of the community.
Moves intermittently during working hours.
Is subject to frequent interruptions and may need to reschedule
Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government
agencies/personnel, etc., under all conditions and
Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family
members, personnel, and visitors.
Communicates with housekeeping personnel and other department
Works beyond normal working hours and on weekends and holidays
when necessary, as well as in other positions as needed.
Is subject to call back during emergency conditions (e.g.,
severe weather, evacuation, post-disaster, etc.).
May be required to work on shifts other than the one for which
Attends and participates in continuing educational programs.
Is subject to injury from falls, burns from equipment, odors,
etc., throughout the workday, as well as reactions from dust,
and other air contaminants.
Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases,
conditions, etc., including TB and the AIDS and Hepatitis B
May be subject to the handling of and exposure to hazardous