Supervisor, Environmental Services (Saint Joseph London)

Catholic Health Initiatives London, KY

Manage the operations of the housekeeping function on a specific shift and/or a specific area of the hospital to insure a clean, safe and germ free environment. Displays a positive image of Saint Joseph Hospital by demonstrating courteous and professional behavior towards patients, physicians, visitors, volunteers and other employees.


1. The Housekeeping Supervisor is responsible to the Director of Environmental Services and supervises Housekeeper I's and II's.

2. Maintains daily contact with co-workers and managers. May have contact with repair people, vendors, senior hospital executives, physicians/medical staff, and patients/families. Requires a normal, responsive relationship indicating sensitivity to other people.

3. Must maintain as confidential information gained in the process of doing one's own work.

4. Must demonstrate the ability to cooperate with others.

5. Follows infection control practices and safety practices in all activities.

6. Activities include: managing shift changes, performing inspections, training employees, completing and issuing performance appraisals, scheduling, monitoring and controlling use of supplies and equipment, filling out necessary forms and paperwork, enforcing policy and procedure compliance, ensuring excellent customer relations.

7. Duties also include: performing duties of a housekeeper (cleaning floors; damp dusting furniture and fixtures; making and cleaning patient beds; cleaning, emptying ash urns and waste receptacles; washing windows, walls, ceilings, vents and lights; changing light bulbs; performing non-routine floor care duties (buffing, shampooing, etc.);inspecting, replacing curtains, cubicles; checking, stocking soap, paper supplies; hauling out trash, moving furniture.

8. Safe Handling/Disposal/Packaging for Transport of Pharmaceutical Waste/Hazardous Materials/BioHazardous Regulated Medical Waste. 1.) Completes the Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA) and Hazardous Waste education during new employee orientation and annually. 2.) is knowledgeable of the process for identifying the proper waste stream and uses the appropriate container to dispose of waste. 3.) Responds to a release of hazardous chemicals or hazardous pharmaceuticals (P-listed waste) utilizing the facility hazardous waste contingency plan. 4.) Knowledgeable regarding the process to contact the emergency response coordinator for hazardous waste/pharmaceutical release/spill cleanup.

9. Other duties as assigned.


Required Education

Bachelor's Degree and minimum of 1 year experience in the discipline OR 3 years' experience in the discipline OR Master's Degree and no experience

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

2 years housekeeping experience required.