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Housekeeping/Laundry Supervisor

Magnolia Healthcare Magnolia ,AR
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description: PURPOSE OF YOUR JOB POSITION The primary purpose of your job position is to perform the day-to-day activities of the Housekeeping and Laundry Department in accordance with current Federal, State and local standards, guidelines and regulation governing our facility, and as may be directed by the Administrator, to assure that our facility is maintained in a clean, safe, and comfortable manner. DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY As director of Housekeeping and Laundry, you are delegated the administrative authority, responsibility, and accountablility necessary for carrying out your assigned duties. JOB FUNCTIONS Every effort has been made to keep your job description as complete as possible. However, it in no way states or implies that they aer the only duties you will be required to perform. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is a logical assignment to the position. MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS Plan, develop, organize, implement, evaluate, and direct the Housekeeping and Laundry Departments, its programs and activities. Coordinate housekeeping and laundry services and activities with other related departments (i.e. Dietary, Nursing, etc.) Maintain an ongoing Quality Assurance Program for the Housekeeping and Laundry Departments. Assist the housekeeping and laundry staff in the development and use of departmental policies, procedures, equipment, supplies, etc. Perform administrative duties such as completing necessary forms, reports, evaluations, studies, etc. Keep abreast of economic conditions/situations and recommend to the Administrator adjustments in housekeeping and laundry services that assure the continued ability to provide a clean, safe and comfortable environment. Make written oral reports/recommendations to the Administrator as necessary/required, concerning the operation of the Housekeeping and Laundry Department. Submit accident/incident reports to the Administrative office. Assume administrative authority, responsibility and accountability of directing the Housekeeping and Laundry Departments. Inspect storage rooms, utility/janitorial closets, linen closets, etc. for upkeep and supply control. Review and develop a plan of correction for housekeeping and laundry deficiencies noted during survey inspections and provide a written copy of such to the Administrator. COMMITTEE FUNCTIONS Serve on various committees of the facility, (i.e. Infection Control, Safety, etc.) and provide written/oral reports of the housekeeping and laundry services and activities as required by the Committee's guideline or direction. Implement recommendations from established committees. meet with housekeeping and laundry personnel, on a regularly schedule basis concerning the operation of the housekeeping and laundry departments.Attend department head meetings, etc., as scheduled or as may be called. Schedule and announce departmental meeting times, dates, places, etc. PERSONNEL FUNCTIONS Assist in the recruitment and selection of housekeeping and laundry personnel. Assure that appropriate identification documents are presented prior to employment and that such records are maintained in the employee's personnel record. Determine departmental staffing requirements necessary to meet the housekeeping department's needs, and assign a sufficient number of housekeeping and laundry personnel for each tour of duty. Recommend to the Administrator the number and level of housekeeping and laundry personnel to be employed. Schedule department work hours (including vacation and holiday schedules), personnel work assignments, cleaning schedule, etc. to expedite work. Delegate administrative authority, responsibility, and accountability to other housekeeping and laundry personnel as deemed necessary to perform their assigned duties. Counsel/discipline housekeeping and laundry personnel as requested or as necessary. Terminate housekeeping and laundry personnel when necessary. Review and check competence of housekeeping and laundry personnel and make necessary adjustments/corrections as required or that may become necessary. maintain an excellent work relationship with other department supervisors and coordinate housekeeping and laundry services to assure that care and services can be performed without interruption. SAFETY AND SANITATION Supervise safety, fire protection, and prevention programs by inspecting work areas and equipment at least weekly. Assure that housekeeping and laundry personnel follow established safety regulations in the use of equipment and supplies at all times. Assure taht the facility is maintained in a clean and safe manner for resident comfort and convenience by assuring that necessary equipment and supplies are maintained and operable to perform such duties and services. Assure that a stock level of housekeeping and laundry supplies, disinfectants, equipment, etc. is maintained to provide a clean, safe and comfortable environment. Develop, maintain, and implement infection control and universal precautions policies and procedures to assure that a sanitary environment is maintained at all time and that aseptic and isolation techniques are followed by all housekeeping and laundry personnel. Assure that all housekeeping and Laundry employees follow Universal Precautions. EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLY FUNCTIONS Recommend to the Administrator the equipment and supply needs of the departments. Place orders for equipment and supplies as necessary or as my be required. BUDGET AND PLANNING FUNCTIONS Assist in planning the housekeeping and laundry department's budget. maintain current written records of department expenditures and submit to the Administrator upon request as necessary. RESIDENTS' RIGHTS Maintain confidentiality of all resident information. Assure that the residents' personal and property rights are followed by housekeeping and laundry personnel at all times. Review housekeeping and laundry complaints and grievances and make oral/written reports o the Administrator. WORKING CONDITIONS Works in well-lighted and ventilated office areas, as well as throughout the housekeeping and laundry service areas. Sits, stand, bends, lifts and moves intermittently during working hours. is subject to frequent interruptions. Is involved with residents, personnel, visitors, government agencies/personnel, etc. under all conditions and circumstances. Is subject to hostile and emotionally upset residents, family members, personnel and visitors. Communicates with housekeeping and laundry personnel and other department supervisors. Is willing to work beyond normal working hours, on weekends and in other positions temporarily, when necessary. Attends and participates in continuing educational programs designed to keep you abreast of changes in your profession. is subject to fall, burns from equipment, odors, etc. throughout the work day. Is subject to exposure to infectious waste, diseases, conditions, etc. maintains a liaison with other department supervisors to adequately place for housekeeping and laundry services/activities. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Must possess, as a minimum,a High School Diploma. EXPERIENCE Must have, as a minimum three years experience in a supervisory capacity in a hospital or other related medical facility. Training in environment control practices procedures. SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS Must be able to write the English language in a legible and understanding manner. Must possess the ability to make independent decisions when circumstance warrant such action. Must possess the ability to deal tactfully with personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel, and the general public. Must be a minimum of twenty-one years of age. Must be knowledgeable of housekeeping and laundry practices and procedures, as well as laws, regulations and guidelines governing housekeeping and laundry functions in the long-term care facility. Must possess the leadership and supervisory ability and willingness to work harmoniously with professional and non-professional personnel. Must possess the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs, goals, objectives and procedure, etc., of the housekeeping and laundry departments. Must maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment, etc., and maintain the appearance of housekeeping and laundry areas. Must perform regular inspection of resident rooms/units for sanitation, order, safety and proper performance of assigned duties. Must have patience, tact, a cheerful disposition and enthusiasm, as well as the willingness to handle difficult residents. Must possess the ability to seek out new methods and principles and be willing to incorporate them into existing housekeeping and laundry practices. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Must be able to move intermittently throughout the work day.Must be able to speak the English language in an understandable manner. Must be able to cope with mental and emotional stress of the position. Must be able to see and hear, or use prosthetics that will enable these senses to function adequately to assure that the requirements of this position can be fully met. Must function independently, have flexibility, personal integrity, and the ability to work effectively with residents, personnel, and support agencies. Must be in good general health and demonstrate emotional stability. Must be able to relate to and work the the ill, disables, elderly, emotionally upset, and at time hostile peoples within the facility. may be required to lift, push, pull and move equipment, supplies, etc. in excess of fifty pounds throughout the work day.

Magnolia Healthcare


Magnolia, AR
71753 USA