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Housekeeper-Lakeland Hospice House-(Full time/days)PAID TIME OFF AND BENEFITS!

Chapters Health System Lakeland, FL
  • Posted: August 08, 2019
  • Full-Time

As a compassionate non-profit organization since 1983, Chapters Health System is committed to enhancing the lives of those affected by advancing age or illness. Through our comprehensive system of healthcare choices, we deliver expert care and heartfelt support to guide the community during the aging and end-of-life journey. From hospice and palliative care for adults and children suffering with life-limiting illnesses to in-home and community-based services for frail but independent seniors, Chapters Health offers a wide range of support services along life's ever-changing landscape.


Day-to-day responsibility for ensuring the house is clean and sanitary. The Housekeeper properly cleans and sanitizes patients' rooms, common areas, bathrooms, offices, and all other spaces, as assigned.



    • A high school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.) is preferred
    • Prior related experience in hospital, hospice house, nursing home, and/or general cleaning experience
    • Must possess technical proficiencies in housekeeping functions
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Working knowledge of housekeeping industry standards and regulations
    • Skill in the use of and care for housekeeping equipment including, but not limited to, vacuum, dusters, chemical pumps, etc.
    • Must be able to read, write, and speak the English language conversationally
    • Valid driver's license and automobile insurance per Company policy
    • Ability to keep simple records and to follow simple step-by-step instructions
  • Ability working with detergents and other cleaning chemicals used for custodial work without adverse reactions


  • Ability to constantly lift, pull, carry, and/or push objects weighing up to 55 pounds
  • Ability to stand, kneel, walk, climb, crouch or bend for long periods of time
  • For secondary dietary role: skill in the use of and care for dietary equipment including, but not limited to, convection oven, steam kettle, large mixer, robot coupe, blenders, dish machine, etc.Responsibilities of all employees:
  • Represent the Company professionally at all times through care delivered and/or services provided to all clients.
  • Comply with all State, federal and local government regulations, maintaining a strong position against fraud and abuse.
  • Comply with Company policies, procedures and standard practices.
  • Observe the Company's health, safety and security practices.
  • Maintain the confidentiality of patients, families, colleagues and other sensitive situations within the Company.
  • Use resources in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • Promote the Company through participation in community and professional organizations.
  • Participate proactively in improving performance at the organizational, departmental and individual levels.
  • Improve own professional knowledge and skill level.
  • Advance electronic media skills.
  • Support Company research and educational activities.
  • Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally.
  • Participate in Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement activities as appropriate for the position.
  • Competencies:
  • Satisfactorily complete competency requirements for this position
  • Job Responsibilities:
  • Remove Trash and/or cardboard to exterior of building.
  • Share expertise with co-workers both formally and informally.
  • Carry out detailed instructions for several tasks. Guidance and instruction is always available to the employee and prior permission is required before changing the methods or steps used in the job's work.
  • Perform assigned housekeeping care to various types of surfaces, floors, equipment, wall surfaces, wall hangings, linens and towels, beds and all components thereof, laminate wood, hardwood, TV stands and tables, radios, plastic and metal carts, etc.
  • Complete cleaning of each patient's room/bathroom daily.
  • Complete intense cleaning of each patient's room when no longer occupied by a patient and prior to a new patient being admitted to that room.
  • Determine needed supplies and equipment, and relate that need to immediate Supervisor.
  • Sweep, mop, strip, dust, and refinish floors.
  • Carpet cleaning to include vacuuming, shampooing, and extraction.
  • Wood floor cleaning to include spray buffing and oiling as directed.
  • Move furniture and small equipment to clear work area.
  • Account for equipment and materials assigned.
  • Assist in training new employees for housekeeping department.
  • Responsible for thoroughly cleaning all equipment used after each use.
  • Report any injuries, both personal and witnessed, immediately to the Supervisor.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. 
  • Secondary duties when assigned to Dietary role of warming/plating meals with daily cleaning of dishes and equipment in the kitchen:
  • Perform assigned dietary cleaning duties to various types of surfaces, floors, equipment to include, stainless steel and tables, plastic and metal carts, and all kitchen equipment.
  • Prepare meals by warming, plating and garnishing.
  • Turn off all equipment and document accordingly at the end of each night.
  • Responsible for cleaning all equipment used thoroughly after each use.


Chapters Health System


Lakeland, FL

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