Satellite Heath Facility – Hamilton Health Sciences

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Job Position: Environmental Housekeeper – Patient Rooms

  • Application Deadline: 31st August 2021
  • Employment Type: Part Time and Full Time Availability
  • Location(s): Hamilton
  • Salary: Salary to be determined based on experience
  • Resume submission email address:

Required Qualifications:

Previous housekeeping/custodian experience is an asset.
Good command of English language, both verbal and written.
Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
Able to work independently and as part of a team.
WHMIS and First-Aid Certifications an asset but not required.
Physical ability to perform all aspects of the job. Lift approximately up to 20 pounds.
This satellite health facility will accommodate patients who no longer require hospital care, but who need healthcare support until they transition to another location in the community.

Key Responsibilities:

Cleaning and maintaining areas as assigned by Manager/Supervisor.
Collect and dispose of trash following approved waste procedures of garbage and biomedical waste.
Dust and damp mops floors following approved procedures.
High dust and also wipe furniture. Report any spots/stains.
Move equipment and furniture for proper cleaning and place furniture back in correct placement.
Clean assigned areas with the use of assigned tools, supplies and equipment.
Sanitize all surfaces with the focus on disinfection and cleaning.
Wash walls, windows, furniture, baseboards and other items to maintain a clean, safe environment for patients, visitors and staff.
Cleaning of isolation rooms following isolation cleaning procedures
Soiled and clean linen handling.
May be required to clean meeting and conference rooms, ensuring compliance to room set-up requirements.
Changing cubicle curtains, as required.
Vacuuming of carpets
Glass and interior window cleaning removing finger prints
May be required to use some small auto-scrubbers, burnishing equipment wearing the appropriate PPE.
Check all main areas, lobbies, stairwells, elevators/escalators and mezzanines and clean as required.
Maintain confidentiality of all resident and personnel information.
Maintain a safe environment at all times (e.g. use of wet floor signs).
Perform duties according to health and safety guidelines.
Report all injuries and hazards to the supervisor immediately.
Responding to emergency cleanups as required.
Restock single unit dispensers containing soap, towels, toilet tissue
In some washrooms, replace disposable sharps container, as required.
Check and replenishment of hand sanitizer in approved areas
Strip, wash and make beds; collect and fold linen.
Perform pre-use inspection on any and all equipment prior to use. Reports any noticeable maintenance problems or safety hazards to Housekeeping Supervisor
Transport garbage from drop points to garbage bins or compactor; operate the compactor and be responsible for cleaning the compactor on regular basis.

*Transport biomedical waste from designated drop points ensuring the waste is in the appropriate container, appropriate bar codes and regulatory labelling is on biomedical container.

Additional Details:

Must have flexible availability including weekdays and weekends

This position requires you to work in a patient environment

Shifts 7:00am-3:00pm and 3:00pm-11:00pm and 11am-7pm

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time

About Our Company:

Hamilton Health Sciences and St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton Satellite Health Facility (SHF) is located at 150 King St. E. in downtown Hamilton.

The SHF is for patients who no longer require hospital care, but who need healthcare support until they can safely transition to another location in the community.

It is an extension of both hospitals, and staffed by an interprofessional team of healthcare providers and primary care physicians. As always, our goal is to provide quality care for patients in a safe setting, while supporting the needs of our community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

The SHF helps our hospitals:

Support patients who are waiting for care in the community;
Reserve hospital space for those with urgent medical needs;
Continue to reintroduce clinical services impacted by the pandemic;
Maintain capacity to care for COVID-19 patients should there be a surge in cases.