Housekeeping Discharge Specialist

at University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas, United States

Job Description

Position Title
Housekeeping Discharge Specialist

Bell Hospital

COVID-19 and flu vaccines are required for all health system employees..

Position Summary / Career Interest:The Housekeeping Discharge Specialist position is responsible for performing discharge cleaning and terminal cleaning of patient rooms or OR rooms for the entirety of their shift. The hours of the position are outside the traditional 1st, 2nd and 3rd shift and may vary depending on changes in pt volumes. Rooms cleaned must meet quality standards of both turn around time and quality inspections, including the use of ATP monitoring. Due to the nature of discharges and OR volumes, both tasks require a high degree of flexibility and accountability, as the routines can vary greatly throughout the shift.

Must be able to perform the professional, clinical and or technical competencies of the assigned unit or department.
Must be available to work a variety of non traditional shifts based on the changing trends of when discharges or terminal cleaning needs occur. For example, shift start times will range from 10:00AM to 5:30PM. The shifts could be either full time or part time and will include rotating weekends
Demonstrates the ability to work at a fast pace, unsupervised in potentially stressful and urgent situations.
Performs discharge cleaning using standard cleaning procedures and chemicals meeting department quality standards and time standards to aid in overall patient flow. ATP testing of a variety of high touch areas and other surfaces will be used to monitor compliance with quality standards. Compliance with time standards will be monitored using dispatch software.
Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the discharge cleaning procedures utilized in all patient care areas. Examples of areas to clean include, but are not limited to the following: patient rooms, isolation rooms, ICU, Burn Unit, Bone Marrow Unit, Pediatrics, PICU, Labor and Delivery, Mother Baby and all Surgical Procedure areas.
Follows all hospital and department Infection Prevention and Control, Human Resources, and Safety policies and procedures. Reports all infection prevention and control and safety incidents to supervisor. Assist with completion of incident report.
May be trained to complete the following if required in work area: Move equipment and/or furniture. Wash walls, ceilings, doors, floors, windows, vents, lights, trashcans, trash dumpsters, equipment, and furniture as directed. Replaces curtains, blinds, draperies, and shower curtains as assigned.
Keeps housekeeping cart and closet clean, safe and orderly. Collects equipment and/or supplies for daily use. Re-stocks housekeeping cart and closet daily to ensure correct and adequate supply of chemicals and cleaning supplies. Uses cleaning chemicals safely and efficiently according to established procedures.
Operates and maintains housekeeping equipment safely and efficiently in accordance with established procedures. Cleans equipment before returning it to storage area. Reports equipment in need of repair to supervisor. Reports safety hazards.
May be required to carry a pager or radio for communication purposes. Responds to pages, radio, and telephone communications promptly and professionally.
Shows consideration when interacting with co-workers and customers.
Demonstrates ability to follow directions and provide dependable service.
Participates in team meetings, in-service training and special programs. Accepts constructive correction as a means for growth and development.
Other duties as assigned.


A minimum one year housekeeping experience required.
Must be able to operate hand held communication devices for communication with dispatch.
Ability to perform operations with units such as cup, pint, quart and ounce; inch, foot and yard

High School Diploma

Time Type:Full time

Job Requisition ID:R-22304

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Job Posting: 12470512

Posted On: Mar 27, 2023

Updated On: Apr 07, 2023

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